Check out our herb towers. Finally ready (its taken a while) – complete with herbs from our own garden, cuttings of dill and a few extras.
Herbs included are: pandan; chillis; basil; dill; coriander; rosemary and laksa
The towers will be on display in the G5 expo
“So if we are Incredible EDIBLE, perhaps we ought to cook more with our own produce?” was the question Roye raised at our last reflection session. The challenge was on, and Roye and Christian set to work finding recipes that used stuff we grew in the garden. They found two recipes: for Pandan Pancakes and Vegetarian Laksa.
Last week we booked the food tech labs and arrived at the lab, clutching ingredients from the supermarket and fresh produce from our own garden: laksa leaves, pandan leaves, chillies, and limes.
It quickly emerged that we did not have all the ingredients we needed (due to a mis communicaiton around the shopping list) and so despite a valiant attempt to retrieve eggs from the boarding house by Henry, we sadly decided to ditch the Pandan plan (the dodgy looking pandan juice and sugar water went down the drain).
Instead we focused on the Laksa. Many valuable lessons were learned in this session:
- Noodles actually taste nice no matter what you do to them
- Read the recipe carefully – 3 cm of ginger is not the same as 3 sticks of ginger
- Too many cooks really do spoil the broth, but its a lot more fun when all the cooks are cooking together
- Preparation before you start to cook makes all the difference
- The Incredible Edible Wednesday group really know how to work as a team
I wont pretend that it was the best Laksa we had ever had, but it was one of our best sessions ever and I was proud of the team and how much fun we were able to have even when things did not go to plan!
Well done to Roye and Christian for planning a session that really bonded us as a group!
More good progress occurred this week. As mentioned in the last blog post we were asked to have a stall in the Grade 5 Expo and the progress has been great as we have finished all our research. However, the people in the group don’t feel confident enough to make the infographic so we are all hoping that someone (maybe an infographic professional) could step in and save the day.
A group has managed to book the food tech room for next weeks as the group will be making some delicious Pandan Pancakes and some vegetarian laksa. So stay alert for the next blog post for possibly some mouth drooling pictures (depends on if we succeed).
On the same week on Monday, the Monday group provided some small square paper pots which have been aligned in a tray and have seeds in them. We’ve learnt from our mistakes, don’t plant the seeds to deep or we will end up with nothing. As well as that, a group of daring participants went to produce some compost. And they were ambushed by heavy rain, but that didn’t stop them, they finished the job and came back with what could possibly be a gallon of water.
An eventful Wednesday for the group this week. As per request, the Incredible Edible service will have a stall at this year’s Grade 5 Expo. We have a 3 person squad working on the research and a beautiful infographic that will be on display on the day.
We also had a group putting in the herb pot towers into action and the turnout was very successful. We put many different plants into it and it looks very promising and dare I say that it could be a great step for the Incredible Edible service.
In our last Wednesday session for Incredible Edibles we celebrated by harvesting our pineapple and eating it together. It was absolutely delicious and tasted all the sweeter for having been grown by us!
We also had a reflection session in which we each answered the following questions:
- What has been your highlight in Incredible Edibles so far?
- What have you learned?
- What should be a focus for our work next term?
You can see our group reflections in the Reflection video