Featuring over 100 varieties of plants, vegetables and fruits, alongside a specially curated “food forest” to mimic the structure of a natural forest, The Grange’s eco-garden is not your typical school garden.
Students participate in managing this eco-garden alongside professional urban farmers for our on-going Garden-To-Table project, allowing their families to take home and enjoy fresh produce such as brinjal, okra, long beans, etc., from the harvests. This project is part of our effort to incorporate education on sustainability and support the Singapore government’s initiatives to encourage urban farming and healthy eating.
In this blog, we will share some of the recipes from members of our school community who have prepared them at home using the ingredients from the garden. As students from The Grange come from many different countries, their parents have created a wide variety of unique dishes to share. Read on and feast your eyes on an amazing delectable spread from them.
Ingredient from the garden: Eggplant Dish: Baba Ganoush Country: Lebanese + fusion
Ingredient from the garden: Eggplant Dish: Di San Xian (地三鲜) Description: A common dish in China made of eggplant, fried potato, carrots in pepper and garlic sauce.
Ingredient from the garden: Eggplant and Lemongrass Dish: Grilled Eggplant with Lemongrass vinegar soda Country: Japan
Ingredient from the garden: Eggplant Dish: Lebanese – Maqloube, English Description: Made with minced meat, onion rings tomato rings, fried eggplant rings layered over rice. The pot is turned upside-down on a big serving plate once it’s done to look like a cake. Country: Lebanon
Ingredient from the garden: Spinach Dish: Stir fried spinach with sauce Country: China
Ingredient from the garden: Okra Dish: Vegetable curry Country: Sri Lanka
Ingredient from the garden: Eggplant Dish: Eggplant and cheese croquette Country: Spain
Ingredient from the garden: Eggplant Dish: Japanese Curry Country: Japan
Ingredient from the garden: Corn Dish: Corn soup Country: Japan
Ingredient from the garden: Eggplant Dish: Miso soup Country: Japan
Ingredient from the garden: Eggplant Dish: Stir-fry Brinjal Curry Country: India
Ingredient from the garden: Eggplant Dish: Eggplant tempura Country: Japan
Ingredient from the garden: Eggplant and Okra Dish: Sambhar Description: Sambhar is a hot, sour gravy made with eggplant and okra. The gravy is made with Yellow split Pigeon peas. Country: South Indian
We hope you’ve enjoyed this wonderful compilation of recipes from our families! If you do try out any dishes, please do tag us on our social media or send us an email at email@example.com. Future plans are also in the pipeline to the school’s 1.5-acre backfield to add on to our ‘Green Granger’ initiatives, so stay tuned for more exciting developments.