Kitchen Garden Program
Aspendale Garden’s curriculum ensures our students acquire skills that will serve them now and for years to come. This year Years 2, 3 4 & 5 students will participate in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen and Garden Program. Our kitchen and qualified garden specialists 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 palate 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.
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. Students assist in feeding and caring for our birds.
2023 Term 4 Recipes from the Kitchen
Apple Cake (Year 2) Baked Thai Spring Rolls Broccoli Pinwheels Cheesy Carrot Toasties (Year 2) Cinnamon Rhubarb Cake Coconut Cookies Coleslaw Creamy Broccoli Rice (Year 2) Lettuce & Carrot Salad Maple Roasted Daikon & Carrot Raspberry Jam Coconut Slice Thai Salad with Sweet Chilli Dressing Thai Stir Fried Soy Sauce Noodles Tomato Bok Choy Rice
2023 Term 3 Recipes from the Kitchen
Apple & Rhubarb Tarts Apple Salad Beetroot Raita Broccoli Cheese Pastry Carrot, Lemon & Herb Pasta Cauliflower & Dhal Curry Cumin Rice Cucumber & Daikon Salad French Onion Soup Green Salad Indian Honey Cake Lemon White Chocolate Cookies Lettuce & Carrot Salad
2023 Term 2 Recipes from the Kitchen
ANZAC Biscuits Apple & Bean Salad Basic Pasta Dough-Bow Tie Basic Pasta Dough-Fettucine
Basic Pasta Dough-Spaghetti Bow Tie Vegetable Soup Carrot, Apple & Celery Salad Creamy Corn Dip with Toasts Creamy Pumpkin Fettucine Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Green Beans & Basil Pasta Sauce Herb & Garlic Bread Orange & Rhubarb Cake Rhubarb Crumble Cake Spaghetti with Green Beans & Basil Spiced Chocolate Cake Sweet Potato & Corn Salad Vegetables for the Soup
2023 Term 1 Recipes from the Kitchen
Apricot & Ricotta Tarts Apricot Cake Baked Zucchini Fries Basil Pesto Pinwheels Corn Risotto Corn & Carrot Salad Cucumber, Carrot & Bean Salad Cucumber, Peas & Basil Couscous Herb & Cheese Scones Lettuce, Cucumber & Cranberry Salad Zucchini & Parmesan Pasta Zucchini Choc Chip Cake