How do you get a child (or a grown up for that matter) to eat eggplant? That was this past fortnight’s Kitchen Garden challenge. An abundance of the peculiar vegetable had us delving for the recipe book and page 90 had the answer, Eggplant Moussaka. Slices of eggplant are fried in olive oil then topped with mince and cheese and cooked until golden. This dish was such a hit that many children came back for seconds and thirds. It is always such a joy to see serving dishes empty and tummies full. My favourite comment of the fortnight comes from Master 7 who said, “Mrs Ward I HATE eggplant…but that was DELICIOUS!”
Busy hands made short work of the weeds in the pathways and groups planted pea, beetroot, lettuce, tomato and strawflower seeds. The adopt-a-garden beds are looking delightful thanks to our little green thumbs.
Our worm farm continues to flourish with big balls of wriggly worms eating their way through all the scraps that we have been feeding them. The worm juice they make will be a wonderful tonic for our vegetables in the coming months.
Kitchen Garden is pleased to announce that we will, once again, be holding The Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea.
DATE: Thursday 13 June.
Time: 8.45am – 10.15am.
Where: The Junior undercover area.
Come along for a cuppa and a chat and help us raise funds for cancer research.
Yours in cooking and gardening,
Mandy Ward, Kitchen Garden Coordinator