Well I certainly didn’t plan to end the school year early and with an injury.  But that’s what happened. Somehow I managed to pinch the nerve in my neck and sprain my shoulder muscle, and the pain was unbearable. I managed to take one class, thankfully there were lots of volunteers to help me out.  Room 8 made Broad Bean Pesto Pasta with the broad beans coming from our very own garden, this was a clear favourite for the year, its such an easy one for the kids to do at home and broad beans so easy to grow and making your own pesto is so much cheaper than buying it.  We also made Bread and Butter Pudding ,with the leftover bread from the food and wine festival so kindly donated to GTT. I didn’t realise how many children love bread and butter pudding, and once again super easy to get the kids making at home. 

There was plenty of harvesting been done in the garden  with lots of veggies to come in the new year, the other classes got to pick the strawberries and there was cherry tomatoes and lettuce to be enjoyed.

So that was Garden to Table for 2017 my friends, Thank you for all your support, Thank you to all the volunteers, without you the class wouldn’t be able to go ahead.  See you next year, enjoy the summer holidays.



1 Cup Broad Beans                                  3/4 Cup Olive oil

1 Cup Basil Leaves                                   Salt to taste

3 Garlic Cloves                                         Pasta

3/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese


2 Saucepans                                   Small Bowl

Colander                                        Food Processor                                        


Measuring Cup X2


Cook the broad beans in boiling salted water for 3 minutes

Grate the parmesan

Drain and set aside to cool

Place the basil leaves, broad beans, garlic and 1/2 cup of the grated parmesan in the bowl part of the food processor

Process till it resembles a paste

Drizzle the olive oil in while the motor is running

Put the pesto into a small bowl

Bring the second saucepan of salted water to the boil

Put the pasta in

Cook the pasta according to the packet directions

Drain and drizzle with olive oil 

Serve pasta topped with pesto or toss the pesto through the pasta and serve.


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