Thursday, 18 April 2013

The Final Week of Term 1

For our final week we repeated last week’s menu of:


Pasta with a Vegetable Sauce

Curried Eggs

Pizza of the Imagination

Pumpkin and Spinach Salad

Salad of the Imagination


There were countless changes to staff, times, routines, etc. so it was really good to be doing a repeat menu. I think we should do this for the final week of every term.

The base of the pizza oven is now complete – building of the oven will take place in June.


All of the raised beds in the new garden have been planted with seeds or seedlings! Brocolli, Cauliflower, Garlic, Broad Beans, Coriander, Rocket, Parsley, Lettuce, Onions, Spring Onions, Cabbage, Kale and Snow Peas! We have also re-planted several of our existing beds, mainly with garlic, broad beans and coriander.


Cameron planting garlic

This is one of our new raised beds

Jobe carefully waters the seeds

Thomaz planted snow peas

Shannon planted rocket in one of the raised beds

We continue to be thrilled with the way that our students are embracing the program and eating such a wide range of foods. This week we saw Michael eating pasta, Jack B eating pasta sauce and raw pasta (while he was cooking it!) and pizza, and Daniel tucking in to pumpkin and spinach salad.

Michael really enjoyed the pasta

Jobe enjoyed the pasta raw!


Next term we start a new five week block consisting of:

·         Ravioli

·         Bread rolls

·         Salad

·         A vegetable dish

·         Soup


The menu for week 1 is:


Ravioli filled with Spinach and Ricotta and served with a Tomato Sauce

Salad of the Imagination

Wholemeal Rolls

Curried Carrot and Apple Soup

Potato Wedges


And here are some photos:
Thomas took great care with the pasta

Good teamwork being shown by Litiani and Ellen

Thomaz helped with lots of recipes this week! Here he is mixing the pumpkin and spinach salad

Jaime used the salad spinner to dry the leaves

Stevan chopped the pumpkin for the salad

Jackson and Lyn chopped tomatoes for pizza

Josh is an expert at curried eggs!

Meg and Sabrina make pasta

Stevan helped with the eggs as well as the pumpkin salad

Darcy shelled eggs

Brandon helped with the washing up

Jed and Kate sliced zucchini and green tomatoes for pizza


Thursday, 11 April 2013

A Collection of Photos



  I am going to keep the writing to a minimum this week and mainly add photos.
·      It was a good week – we repeated some favourite recipes
·      Curried Eggs -  are such a good item, lots    of student participation and always popular
·      Pasta with Vegetable Sauce -  a great way to be able to include whatever is harvested or donated – the sugarsnap pea sauce was really delicious!
·      Salad of the Imagination – again a good way to include whatever we have available
·      Pumpkin and Spinach Salad – one of our regular favorites and we have lots of home grown pumpkins at the moment
·       Pizza of the Imagination – and more opportunity to use what is available – we were give lots of capsicums this week so roasted them and used them on pizzas; we also had lots of our own tomatoes and basil to use.
·      We will be repeating these recipes next week.
·      Now for photos:

Tom looks really pleased with himself here!

Jaime did a great job preparing beds for the broad beans to be planted.

Dana and Cameron working really well together

Jo loves to make pizza!

More great effort from Jaime

Ryan does does such good work in the kitchen and the garden - here he is watering in our broad beans

Jordan used the garlic press to crush garlic and add it to the pizza

Jo and Wendy sliced tomatoes for the pizza

Rochelle planted garlic this week

Patrick sorted through the peas that we used in a delicious pea and mint pasta sauce

Josie was a great worker making pasta this week

It is always so pleasing to see the students and staff enjoying lunch together

Gabrielle and Jaime peeled eggs for our ever popular curried egg dish

One of Jo's regular jobs is to fill the water jugs with water, ice and lemon

Josie helped make the pea and mint pasta sauce as well as the pasta itself - what a great worker she is!

Jaime was a great help wiping down the tables

Cameron did a really good job mixing up the filling for the curried eggs

Ryan was really careful when he filled the egg cases with the curry filling

What a great chef!

Kaitlin operated the food processor

Chopping the chives for the curried eggs

Pumpkin and Rosemary Pizza a la Libby

Jessica and Kayla - what a great team! And look at Kayla using her switch

Kayla operated the food processor using her remote switch

Great teamwork here!

Jayden grated the cheese for the pizza

Kaitlin checks out the ingredients

Michael and Maggie working on the salad

Mel and Kaitlin squeezing lemons

Cameron harvested tomatoes and was very proud of himself!

Jason planted garlic

Aaron did a good job planting garlic

The base for the new pizza oven

Thomaz is an expert pizza maker!

Jobe and Aaron working with Tracey our Speech Therapist

Rosie and Jason adding oil to the beetroots before they are wrapped in foil and roasted

Jobe cut tomatoes for the pizza

Matthew and Gayle cut the pumpkin up for the Pumpkin and Spinach Salad

Jack and Maggie making pasta

Jason carefully carried jugs of water to the table