Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

A mildly sweet afternoon tea incorporating a serve of vegetables. Ingredients Serves 18 Cake Canola oil spray 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 500g carrots, grated 30g desiccated coconut 30g pecans OR walnuts, chopped 80g sultanas 2 eggs ½ cup […]

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Keep Cup Sustainability at Forestville ELS

child drinking hot chocolate smiling

Written by Jola Sung, Centre Director.  Did you know, coffee cups are not recyclable?  At Forestville Early Learning Centre, we are passionate about teaching children ways to care for their world and enhance the quality of their future. Keep Cup Sustainability  From this passion, we are driving different sustainability projects, including promoting KeepCups! It is […]

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Salmon and Sweet Potato Patties

salmon and sweet potato

 A simple but nutritious family favourite, these patties are quick and easy to make but pack a flavour punch. Ingredients Serves 4 1 medium sweet potato (approximately 300g) 400g tin salmon, drained 1 red onion, finely diced 2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped 2 tbsp capers 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 egg (beaten) 1/3 […]

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Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017

By Kylie Pearce, Centre Manager at Deakin Early Education Centre  NAIDOC Week commences this year from Sunday 2nd July 2017 to Sunday 9th July 2017.  Celebrations are held across Australia each July, during the first full week, to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not […]

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Pea, Mint and Ricotta Soup

An easy way to get in extra vegetables. Ingredients Serves 4 2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, diced 2 zucchinis, chopped into small cubes 500g frozen peas 1L salt-reduced vegetable stock ¼ tsp white pepper ½ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped 125g fresh ricotta Method Heat oil in a large […]

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5 Essentials of Kindergarten

“Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.” – Nelson Mandela In order to set our children up for a bright future, it is vital to give them a strong foundation from the very start. We do this by enabling them to completely immerse themselves in the world in which they live. To explore, […]

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Loose Parts Play: 5 Ways to Incorporate It in Your Home

By Amanda Llyod Loose Parts Play is an interesting concept that came about in the 1970’s. It had a significant influence on early childhood educators as well as those who designed play spaces for children. According to architect Simon Nicholson, including “loose parts” in our child’s environment empowers and stimulates creativity. What is Loose Parts, […]

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Savoury Breakfast Muffins

A simple breakfast dish that can be made in advance. Perfect for hiding lots of vegetables. Ingredients Makes 12 large muffins Spray oil 500g sweet potato, grated 4 spring onions, chopped finely 1 large chilli (optional), chopped finely 6 large eggs 5 tbsp cottage cheese 100g grated parmesan cheese 250g self-raising flour (1 2/3 cups) […]

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