Cooking and Gardening at Manorfield
Our Gardener in Residence, Holly, has been working with different year groups to sow seeds and plant raspberries and rhubarb. The garden already starts looking incredible and it seems like we should be expecting rhubarb crumble, strawberry smoothie and lots more this summer ;)
Our Chef in Residence, Jolien, recently started making some quick and easy to make snacks that are actually not too bad for you and that could be stored in a tin or in the fridge.
Almond Biscuits These are my favorites at the moment as they are simply divine and easy to make! They are also gluten free and packed with proteins as they are just made with ground almonds. The best place where to get the ground almonds from is from a Turkish or Middle Eastern supermarket usually. Baking them, really be on the conservative side with the temperature and time though! It's best to keep checking them after the first 6 minutes as they are quite delicate and burn easily! If you want to, and you have them at home, you can roll the edges of the biscuits in sesame seeds, it gives it a really nice touch.
Chocolate Date Balls A great snack to keep in the fridge and take with you to work, boost your energy for a run or just as a treat! They are easy to make, but make sure you use the right dates. I usually get Persian dates from a corner shop as they are delicious, soft, and cheap as well! A nice touch is adding a little bit of sesame oil to the mixture too! If you wanted to add a nice crunch to it, replace half of the almonds by toasted buckwheat, you can usually find these at whole food stores or organic shops, heaven! Once you've made the balls, you can actually roll them in desiccated coconut, but also in any kind of seed that you'd fancy.
For the full recipes please take a look at our parents section.
'Most people drink about 2 liters of water a day, but consume 3000 liters a day if the water that goes into producing their food is taken into account' (The Economist 2008).