Kitchen Garden Program
Aspendale Garden’s curriculum ensures our students acquire skills that will serve them now and for years to come. Years 3 and 4 students participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen and Garden Program. Our chef and a qualified garden specialist provide an outstanding cooking and gardening program and our students love it!
The students spend time in the garden planting, maintaining and harvesting the fruits of their labour, and spend time in the kitchen cooking cuisines from countries around the world whilst gaining insight into different cultures. Table etiquette, developing their pallet and honing their dining conversational skills are also part of this brilliant program.
Menus are based on the seasonal vegetables grown in our organic garden. Students from all year levels enjoy, and are encouraged to help or just spend time in our huge vegetable garden during lunch time. Feeding and caring for the chooks is a favourite for many of the students.
Our garden has recently been enhanced by the addition of a breeding aviary for endangered Australian birds which is a huge hit with the students.
2022 Term 1 Recipes from the Kitchen
ANZAC Biscuits Apple & Corn Salad Apple Cheddar Dip with Tortilla Chips Apple and Lettuce Coleslaw Apple & Rhubarb Bars Apricot Peach Spice Cake Apricot Yogurt Cake Carrot & Capsicum Salad Cheesy Garlic & Herb Pizza Coconut Cookies Corn and Potato Chowder Corn Fritters
2021 Term 3 Recipes from the Kitchen
Apple & Fennel Salad Basic Pasta Dough - Bow Tie Bow Tie Vegetable Soup Carrot Yogurt Dip with Pita Chips Cheese & Herb Twists Cheese Twists Cherry Coconut Bars Chocolate, Apricot Spice Cake Lemon & Spinach Rice Pumpkin & Bok Choy Quiche Pumpkin & Pineapple Cake Radish, Apple & Carrot Salad
2021 Term 2 Recipes from the Kitchen
Basic Pasta Dough - Bow Tie Bow Tie Vegetable Soup Cheese Twists Cherry Coconut Bars Cherry Coconut Cake Mustard, Herb & Garlic Crostini Pumpkin, Macaroni & Cheese Radish, Apple & Celery Salad Vegetables & Rice Slice Vegetables for the Soup
2021 Term 1 Recipes from the Kitchen