Cooking for The Light House Foundation – Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Bake

Today when we cooked Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Bake the kitchen skills we used were knife skills and team work.

All of the meal was labelled with the ingredients and any allergen warnings ready to be donated.

We made this meal for The Light House Foundation and would like to wish that who ever gets this meal at home enjoying the warmth and flavour of the pasta bake.

Our early Autumn harvest inspires Asian flavours in the Kitchen.

Our early Autumn harvest from the Bialik Garden was the inspiration for our Asian-themed Menu this week. As you can see in the photos above, our Harvest Table looked very impressive with an abundance of beautiful, fresh produce all harvested by the students from our Garden!

The Pak Choy was used in an Asian Greens Stir-Fry with Ginger and Soy and also in a delicious Vegetarian Fried Rice. Our zucchini were also used in the Fried Rice and in Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls. A fresh Garden Salad with Citrus Vinegarette accompanied our mains with deliciously, crispy Roti. It is always so lovely to see the class come together after all their hard work to share & enjoy their dishes.

All recipes are available on our ‘Recipes’ link so please feel free to download a copy.

Science Week in the Kitchen!

During Science Week, the Year 4 & 5 students explored the Science of Taste in the Kitchen. We discussed the 5 main tastes and how the taste of foods relates to their chemical make-up, but also depends on how they are combined and the effect of temperature whilst cooking.

Each group then cooked a recipe based on each of these 5 tastes:

Greek Stuffed Vegetables (Sweet)

Beetroot Borani – Persian Beetroot dip (Sour)

Rosemary Focaccia (Salty)

Vegetarian Samosa (Bitter)

Braised Pumpkin & Silverbeet in Miso (Umani)

These recipes showcased a wide range of tastes & flavours from around the world – Greece, Iran, Italy, India & Japan. When it came to sampling our dishes it was a healthy and exciting eating experience for all and it was so great to see so many students trying new flavour combinations for the very first time!

Grade 5’s sharing garden experiences with Grade 1’s

IMG_0464Here at Bialik, informal ways of engaging students from younger year levels is vital for both groups. For the older kids it deepens their understanding about the garden as they instruct the younger kids to get involved, answer questions and see things in new ways. For the younger kids it is an opportunity to learn from older more experienced students and new relationships based on admiration and respect are built upon. Well done Grade 5 for sharing your garden.