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Hands-On Team Firepit Dinners!

We have thoroughly enjoyed our new firepit and the dinners we have cooked on it. We are learning how to control the temperature just right for grilling the corn on the cob, and we have tried our hand at quinoa, rice, potatoes, tofu (several times!), and peanut satay sauce! The salad is growing in the field, as are the green beans at the moment, so fresh, so yum.

So nice that so many parents and family members have been able to come and enjoy the quiet setting and yummy food with us, a great way to spend a mid-week evening!

Very thankful for this place.

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Yesterday year 9 MANUKURA boys finished their level 1 food technology achievement standard on processing vegan cheesecakes. As each one finished their paperwork they put on an apron and hat and joined the team for some valuable work experience – WHAT A GREAT TEAM! So impressed at their great work ethic and joyful willing contribution. A pleasure to have in this space – customers also impressed with your presence.

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Happy Cake MANUKURA girls!

MANUKURA Year 9 girls today started on their cakes achievement standard, triallING the new “happy cake” recipe – a polenta/orange juice base topped with a vegan custard and then topped with a jelly made from organic apple juice and agar agar, set with delicious freshly cut fruit. Of course everyone thoroughly enjoyed decorating with the fruit! Look forward to sampling tomorrow…
Ka pai everyone, a low-fat vegan dessert that is light and tasty and contains no refined sugars.

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Vegan Cheesecake, Lemon Berry Beet Slice and 13 boys!

Today the MANUKURA Year 9 boys worked in the Wholegrain Organics kitchen – starting on their CAKES achievement standard – vegan cheesecakes! Some practised on passionfruit cheesecake, others on strawberry cheesecake and some lemon-berry-beet slice. They all got highly engaged and made some great looking cakes. Will cut them tomorrow once they’re fully set and everyone can taste what they did. Ka pai.

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Food Safety and Jelly Tip Slice!

Today we started Unit Standard 167 – the food safety course with students from different high schools attending. After learning about the importance of personal hygiene, and how to really prevent food contamination, we put our knowledge into action in the kitchen and made a large tray of the very yummy jelly tip slice. Mmmmm all those organic raspberries, delish. And the topping, sticky, gooey, almond butter, virgin raw coconut oil, carob powder, rice syrup and coconut cream.

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