Broccoli, Potato and Silverbeet Soup

Broccoli, Potato and Silverbeet Soup
Broccoli, Potato and Silverbeet Soup made by my year 1 and 2s
I recently posted about using broccoli from our school garden in recipes with my students. I promised that I would post the recipes as the kids absolutely loved them so here if the first one for you – Broccoli, Potato and Silverbeet Soup. Continue reading

Chang's Noodle Salad

Changs Noodle Salad
Pak choy growing in the school vegie patch
One of my fellow gardening teacher colleagues put me on to this recipe for cooking with kids. It is a variation of the classic Chang’s Noodle Salad using pak choy or bok choy. It is a very popular salad dish that children love making. It is simple to prepare, uses produce that can easily be grown in the garden, is cheap and to top it all off – it is delicious! Continue reading

Silverbeet and rosemary pasta

A great recipe for the kids using produce from their garden.
Last week I had my students fill out a feedback form that asked them about their favourite activities they have done this term. Not surprisingly cooking rated very highly so as a way to celebrate the end of term I decided to undertake another cooking day with them all. We still have a large amount of silverbeet growing in the garden and the rosemary bush has taken on a life of its own so I thought we would utilise these great ingredients whilst we waited for our newer vegie plants to grow.
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Delicious blueberry muffins

An easy blueberry muffin recipe the kids can help make
Blueberry muffins that kids can help make
If you are a follower of this blog you will know that our family is quite fond of blueberries. On the weekend Little Miss B and I baked a lovely batch of blueberry muffins with the fruit we recently picked and froze. I came across this recipe a couple of years ago through a friend. It is so simple to make and produces such wonderful muffins I thought I would share it with you. It is also easy to substitute the blueberries for other types of fruit too e.g. bananas, dates, apples and pears – so why not give it a go with the kids today!
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Spanakopita with silverbeet

Silverbeet is a good alternative to spinach for spanakopita
I recently asked the students that I work with what they would like to achieve in their kitchen garden program this year. Many of them were very eager to learn how to cook and some asked specifically to learn how to cook spanakopita.  As the school garden already had a large plot of silverbeet I thought we’d try our hand at making this traditional greek recipe with what we had on hand rather than using spinach. We also used leeks that we had growing as opposed to onions.
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Home Made lemonade

Now is a great time to make lemonade
With all this hot weather we are having at the moment, it can be difficult to think of gardening activities to do with the kids that aren’t going to leave them (and you) all hot and bothered. There is one activity you can do though that is not only fun but will help keep everyone cool at the same time – make lemonade!
Here is a yummy recipe for old-fashioned lemonade:
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