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Winter in the Kitchen Garden

Winter Chai Many wonderful moments were had this term. The most vivid – a gigantic visitor who took a fondness for Mrs McClure’s hat. Didymuria violescens, the violet-winged stick insect (or phasma). Wow, what a beauty! Native to Australia, these huge insects are peaceful vegetarians, this species preferring to nosh on eucalyptus leaves. The children and

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Kitchen Garden – Autumn Flow

The cooler Autumn weather is finally here and we are loving our time together in the Kitchen Garden. Our harmonious space is springing to life again after the formidable heat of our South-East Queensland summer. The self-seeding delights of coriander, calendula, lettuce, corn, basil, and celery have volunteered themselves this season for which we are

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Kitchen Garden: A bug hotel!

Welcome to our last Kitchen-Garden newsletter for 2022! Bug hotel In order to provide shelter and safety for beneficial bugs to ‘set up home’, breed, pollinate, rest, and eat other pests, the children are constructing a bug hotel. In small teams, they are foraging for natural and recycled materials to design and arrange within the

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The end of winter is upon us

Our Kitchen Garden lessons are always designed with ‘purpose’ in mind.  Your children are bringing so much enthusiasm, excitement, and a natural curiosity for what’s happening here in our Kitchen Garden. My hope is to inspire them to grow their own foods, by teaching them simple skills that are easy to understand and easy to

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‘Plants have hands?’

The cool weather is upon us. A few windy polar blasts haven’t kept us from enjoying our time together in the Kitchen Garden. My name is Nicole Young. I have been blessed with the opportunity to coordinate our Kitchen-Garden program for our Prep, YEar 1 and 2 students. Growing food is a passion for me,

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Kitchen Garden: Welcome to winter

The blessed rains have ceased, just in time for us to welcome our Preps, Year 1 and 2 students into the Kitchen Garden.  Praise God! We are beginning winter here in Southern Queensland, which is merely a blink and it’s over for our ‘cool-season’ crops. We planted some broccoli and cauliflower seedlings amongst the pollinator-attracting

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Kitchen Garden: Potato Pizza

Kitchen Garden has had another fun fortnight. We harvested our potatoes and made yummy potato pizzas. The children loved the harvesting and the eating of the pizza. We have had so many beautiful plump blueberries that everyone has had fun picking and eating. Our gardens have had most things taken out now and new soil

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Kale and Ricotta Scrolls

In our Garden, we have been growing kale, and although we may not all like kale, it is really good for you and there are so many ways to use it and disguise it in our food (for those who don’t enjoy it). Our little chefs made kale and ricotta scrolls with our beautiful fresh

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Kitchen Garden News

In our Garden, we have been growing kale, and although we may not all like kale, it is really good for you and there are so many ways to use it and disguise it in our food (for those who don’t enjoy it). Our little chef’s made kale and ricotta scrolls with our beautiful fresh

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Kitchen Garden: Pasta Salad

Well another term is over for Kitchen Garden and it has been full of fun and activities. We made Anzac biscuits, cooked for the Maleny Show and got a first and third, discovered interesting facts about bugs in the gardens and then hunted for them. (I think finding worms were the favourite things to find), and

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Kitchen Garden: Anzac Biscuits

Here we are Week 1 of a new term and we are all about bugs in our gardens this term. What a way to start with our once beautiful Asian greens beings eating over the holidays by naughty caterpillars   and grasshoppers.  The children had so much fun searching for bugs and digging up worms and then learning

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Kitchen Garden News

What a great start back to Kitchen Garden for 2021. We came back from the holidays to some beautiful big eggplants, sunflowers, corn, tomatoes, pineapple and honeydew melon. Our students have been busy harvesting them all and our wonderful chefs cooked an eggplant dip in the first week of Kitchen Garden. Then in Week 3

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Kitchen Garden News

Well it’s our last week in Kitchen Garden and to celebrate we made some ginger star cookies and all the children got to ice them. They had so much fun and so did we. We have had a wonderful year in the Kitchen Garden and we look forward to 2021 with you all. Have a

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Mini potato pizza bases

Kitchen Garden has been busy harvesting our potatoes and turning them into mini pizza bases. They are super easy to make. Cut potatoes into slices and par-cook the potatoes with skin on, then place the sliced cooked potatoes on a lined baking tray and top with homemade tomato sauce and grated cheese. Sprinkle with rosemary

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Kitchen Garden – zucchini dip

Over the last two weeks in the Kitchen Garden we have been harvesting our carrots and zucchinis. They have both grown beautifully. Our celery has done well and is nice and crunchy. We have been making a delicious zucchini dip with carrots, celery and homemade crackers. Most of the children loved it! The gardens are

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Kitchen Garden – fried rice

In Weeks 7 and 8, our Kitchen Garden chefs have been busy making fried rice with all our beautiful green vegetables from our garden. We have continued to talk about hygiene in the garden and it’s been fun doing some craft to remind us of how to keep our gardens healthy. Come and have a look

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Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins

Welcome back to Kitchen Garden. It has been so wonderful to see all our Prep, Year 1 and 2 classes back with their beautiful smiling faces. As a welcome back, we decided to use our beautiful oranges to make orange and poppyseed muffins. They were a great hit and I will put the recipes below for you to

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Kitchen Garden News

Kitchen Garden is very quiet at the moment without our beautiful Preps to Year 2 students. Mrs McClure and I have been busy keeping our garden weeded, planting our seedlings that have grown over the holidays, pruning our trees and harvesting our beautiful cucumbers and sweet potatoes. We have corn, tomatoes, lettuce, capsicum and more cucumbers

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Kitchen Garden learn about herbs

In Weeks 6 and 7 we continue to learn about herbs. The children are enjoying finding different herbs in the garden, smelling and tasting them. We have been busy planting beans, pumpkin, cucumber and kale and there is always a lot of weeding to be done. In the kitchen, our little chefs have been making delicious sage

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Kitchen Garden News

How lovely it was to see the sunshine this week in Kitchen Garden. This fortnight has seen us harvest a bumper crop of eggplants which lead to the next challenge…how do we get the children to eat them? Our answer was to make a delicious eggplant, capsicum and onion dip served with homemade herb pikelets,

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Kitchen Garden News 5.9.14

Spring has arrived and that means lots of work in KG. Classes have been kept busy harvesting the last of our brassicas; broccoli, cauliflower and cabbages. These have been removed from the beds to make room for our spring plantings of corn, cucumber, zucchini and squash. Master chefs made orange and poppy seed muffins which

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