Kitchen Garden

What’s happening in the Kitchen Garden?

Healthy choices for school children

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome back existing GCC families and introduce our wonderful Kitchen Garden program to our new families. As part of the P-2 curriculum at GCC, classes participate in fortnightly Kitchen Garden (KG) lessons. Our KG program provides hands on experience for the students to grow and maintain the
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Kitchen Garden – curry in a hurry

Our sunflower seedlings are growing well and some were big enough for students to take home and plant into their home gardens. If your child/children grows their sunflower seedling into a magnificently large specimen we would love a photo! Lots of harvested onions, eggplant and potatoes and a drizzly, rainy day called for a warming
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Kitchen Garden News

Classes had a great time getting dirty and digging for buried ‘treasure’. The treasure was in fact potatoes….lots and lots of potatoes; red ones, white ones, big ones and small. Such a bumper crop from only one garden bed! We also harvested a large crop of onions and leeks which will be used in the
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Strawberry muffins recipe

This fortnight our master chefs made delicious wholesome strawberry muffins recipe using our juicy strawberries from the garden. These muffins are super easy to make and are a healthy addition to the lunchbox. We harvested lots of fresh beetroot which we turned into beetroot spaghetti. We used a special spiral slicer (also available from K-mart)
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How do you get kids to eat cabbage?

How do you get kids to eat cabbage? You make the delicious cabbage rolls that our junior chefs created this fortnight. Fresh cabbage from the garden was steamed then the leaves were filled and rolled with a tasty chicken, rice and herb stuffing and then smothered in tomato passata…..yum! The recipe is from the “Cooking
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Home made crackers in Kitchen Garden

We have had another fun filled fortnight in Kitchen Garden. Here are this fortnight’s recipes with photos at the bottom of this article.  HOMEMADE CRACKERS Ingredients 2 cups of plain flour 1 cup of warm water 4 tbs olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tsp castor sugar 1 tablespoon dried herbs (we used dill) extra
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Kitchen Garden News

This fortnight our master chefs made a warming vegetable soup using fresh cabbage and pak choy from the garden. The juices were mopped up with homemade cauliflower and rosemary damper with ingredients also grown in the garden. The children have planted seeds of cauliflower, beans, capsicum and honeydew melon into old egg cartons. When the
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Kitchen Garden News 9 June 2017

Congratulations to our Year 2G class for winning the Grand Champion ribbon and trophy for their goat’s milk ricotta in the cheese section at the Maleny Show. The judges were bowled over when they discovered that the Champion Cheese was made by such young competitors! 2G also won 1st place for their Olive and Orange
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Kitchen Garden News 12 May 2017

Term 2 is always a busy one for Kitchen Garden; we have Open Day and the Maleny show to prepare for. Classes have been giving the garden a once over with fresh mulch, lots of weeding and planting of new seedlings into the beds so everything looks ship-shape for Open Day on May 20. Planning
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