Farsley Farfield Food and Cooking Blog

Learning to cook healthy and seasonal food

Easy Chicken Fajitas

January 14, 2020 at 5:40 pm

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KS2 children are making easy chicken fajitas in their cooking lessons this half term (Jan-Feb).

The children will learn where the food they are cooking has come from, how to safely handle raw meat and to always wash their hands properly after handling the meat. Pupils who do not eat meat will substitute the chicken with Quorn fillets. The children will be improving their knife skills, slicing and preparing the vegetables and chicken.

Click here to see the recipe and instructions. Click here to see some of the techniques used.

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Spanakopita

November 21, 2019 at 7:28 am

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This half term, KS2 children are making the traditional Greek dish spanakopita. This consists of spinach and feta cheese, seasoned and wrapped in filo pastry then baked until crispy.

Dicing vegetables and using frying pans and ovens safely are skills that will be used and practised.

Click here to see the recipe

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Leek and Potato Soup (half term 1 2019-20)

September 11, 2019 at 8:09 am

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For the first half term of 2019-20, children in KS2 will be making a delicious leek and potato soup.

Children will learn important knife skills such as slicing, peeling and dicing and will also learn about where the food they are cooking has come from.

Click here to see a copy of the recipe and click here to see some of the techniques used by children this half term.

Samples of the soup will be added to our food stalls on a Tuesday and Wednesday for parents to buy and try.

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Shepherd’s Pie

March 9, 2018 at 9:43 am

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This half term, KS2 children will be making a delicious shepherd’s pie. 

Skills the children will use include: chopping, dicing, peeling, mashing and sautéing.  Children will learn the difference between boiling and simmering, how to handle and store meat, ensuring no cross contamination with other foods, and which coloured chopping board to use with different foods (red/meat, blue/fish, white/veg).

Look out for samples on the Food for Fuel stall each week on a Tuesday and Wednesday outside the junior building.

Click here to see the recipe

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Aloo Gobi

January 9, 2018 at 10:57 am

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Children in years 3 and 4 can look forward to making Aloo Gobi in January and February.  Aloo Gobi is a delicious vegetarian dish made with potato, cauliflower, tomato and spices. Children will learning about different spices and experiment with them.

We look forward to tasting the results.

Click here to see the recipe

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Vegetable samosas

January 9, 2018 at 10:55 am

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Children in year 5 & 6 will be making vegetable samosas in January and February.  Skills being used for this include sauteing, peeling and dicing.

Click here to see the recipe

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