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Holiday program menu for 7-12 year olds

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MENU
7 to 12 year olds

Introduction
Knife Licences
Good morning chooks!

MORNING TEA
Beetroot leaf, feta & sweet potato frittate*
Strawberry & mint muffins
Yotam’s hummus* with pita bread*
Herbal tea

Garden walk
Harvesting

LUNCH
Rocket linguine with broad beans, marjoram and garlic
Pizza with red onion, bocconcini and garden herbs*
Our spring salad with strawberries and flowers

Seedlings & seeds
Composting
Sustainability
Watch & Grow take home project
Goodnight chooks!

(the recipes for dishes marked with * have been featured on this site in a previous post, so please click on their links to access them)

The Our Kitchen Garden older students spent the whole day with us, from 9.30am until 3.30pm, and helped in every task. These are just some of the things we did during our day together:

  • Earned our knife licences by displaying our ‘bear paw’ & ‘spider crab’ hand positions and understanding how to behave around knives, and also how to carry, hold and clean them;
  • Followed recipes from beginning to end and understood all the procedures;
  • Made pizza and pasta dough from scratch;
  • Tended to the chooks;
  • Explored our five senses with the garden walk-around and herb identification;
  • Pounded the mortar & pestle, whizzed the stand mixer, sliced the mezzaluna, wheeled the pizza cutter;
  • Sautéed, boiled, fried, baked, stirred, tossed, spooned, grated, melted, brushed, rolled, proved, weighed, measured, chopped, sliced, diced, beat, whisked, juiced, folded, and more;
  • Cleared as we went, we washed up, we dried up, we set the cutlery, the glasses, the water jugs… and we ate! And then we cleared the tables and swept up;
  • Reinforced our belief to live sustainable lives: that is to try and remember to re-use, recycle or renew when possible;
  • Learnt about compost ‘lasagne’;
  • Understood the importance of seasonal and local produce;
  • And worked fabulously as a team, displaying focus and willingness to help!

And we all got the jobs done together & had a brilliant day!
Thanks a million to Ligia, Sharon & Dylan for all your invaluable help xx

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Our delicious holiday program!

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The holidays have been and gone and now it’s back to school for us all this week… I’m lucky to have had the pleasure of the company of some fabulous kids last week though, in our school holiday program in the Cottage at Bondi! We had full sessions on all the days and goodness me we made some great food!

All the children were great helpers, keen to accomplish all the tasks and procedures needed to get our dishes done – and even helped set the tables, stack the dishwashers, do the washing up and wipe the tables up as well as making morning tea AND lunch … an excellent job all ’round!

And we spent a little time in the garden, identifying and drawing the aromatic herbs that we harvested for our lunch… and potting some seedlings to take home for our watch and grow ‘Start A Veggie Patch’ project…

So here follows – over the next few days – the menus and recipes for the different sessions! Be inspired by these clever kids!

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