News from the Kitchen

Last fortnight saw the first full rotation of kitchen sessions.

The kids are very enthusiastic about the sessions, and those who have done classes last year, are very capable chefs. Their knife skills are really impressive. The menu seemed to work well. We had a tomato focus, making Bruschetta, a garden salad, ham, tomato and spinach frittata, and rhubarb and apple muffins. We used many different herbs from the garden, as well as lots of tomatoes, lettuce and rhubarb. Thanks to our parent volunteers, Kate, Nicole, Clare, Brodwyn, Rachel, Sharon and Kim, and our Community volunteer, Sheila Rice, who made the sessions possible. We still need one more volunteer for the 5/6 class and the 3/4 class, which are both on this Thursday if you are able to help out, or maybe you can offer your services as an emergency helper.

Big thanks to Fred and the team at Kallista Biodynamic Market for supplying us with many vegetables. Your generousity is wonderful.

If you have any excess produce at home (lemons, apples etc), please bring it in to school. We will definitely find a use for it.

Kitchen Competition:

Home Economics Victoria are running a competition where students are required to create a healthy recipe using fruit and vegetables that can be used as a topping, sauce or filling to be served with pancakes. Children who are in kitchen sessions will have a chance to make their creations in kitchen classes, and thereby submit their entry in the competition. For years 3-6 entry forms will be handed out in class. For budding chefs in Years Prep – 2, entry forms may be collected from the office, and entries can be made at home. The recipe and a photo of the creation need to be submitted with the entry form.  If you have many queries about the competition please see me.

Happy cooking …. Simone Hall

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