Sunday, 26 March 2017

A quick and easy side dish to accompany your pasta dish by Shivay

How to make coleslaw!

Today at cooking, my partner and I made Macaroni and Cheese, Lasike made the macaroni and cheese and I made the coleslaw.


  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Cheese


  1. Image result for coleslawShred a large piece of cabbage using a green chopping board and put it in a small stainless steel bowl
  2. Peel and grate a carrot and put that in the bowl
  3. Grate a half cube cheese and add that to the bowl
  4. Put a little bit of salad dressing and stir it for 1 minute
  5. Enjoy!

This takes 3 minutes to make

Macaroni Delight! by Glen and Cameron

Today in Technicraft, my partner Cameron and I created macaroni cheese and this is how you make them!

2 Tbsp butter
1 onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp Edmond's standard flour
½ tsp dry mustard
2 cups milk, heated salt and pepper
2 cups grated tasty cheese
2 cups macaroni elbows, cooked
2 Tbsp dry breadcrumbs

  • Preheat the oven to 190˚C.
  • Melt the butter into a saucepan, add the onion and cook gently for about 10 minutes or until the onion is translucent.
  • Stir the flour in and cook.
  • Then add the mustard.
  • Remove from the heat and add the hot milk gradually, stirring.
  • Return to the heat and cook, still stirring, until the sauce boils and thickens.
  • Remove from the heat, season with salt and pepper and add half the grated cheese, and the macaroni.
  • Combine well and put into an ovenproof dish.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs into the remaining grated cheese and sprinkle over the top.
  • Cook for 20 minutes or until golden.
Image result for macaroni cheese

A tasty mid day meal bought to you by Ace

Pasta Bolognese

  • Large and Small Frying Pan
  • Measuring Cups
  • 2 Measuring sets of spoon
  • Large and Small Bowls
  • 2 Plates
  • Pot stand
  • Chopping Board
  • Grater
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Knife
  • Spoon and Fork
  • Peeler

Ingredients Whole Pasta:
  • Pasta
  • 500 g Minced Meat
  • Seasoning (Salt and Pepper)
  • 2 Tablespoon of oil
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 400g can tomatoes in juice
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 4 cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 250 g diamonds spaghetti cooked

Ingredients Salad:
  • Caesar Dressing
  • Lettuce
  • Grated Cheese
  • Grated Carrot

The Meat Sauce
  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan.
  2. Stir in meat keep doing it until it’s brown
  3. Add tomato sauce/paste and then push tomatoes and juice into the frying pan.
  4. Stir in basil, oregano and water then bring to the boil. Reduce heat.
  5. Cook uncovered for 35 minutes or until the mixture has turned into a thick consistency.
  6. Season the meat with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve over hot pasta. Garnish it with parmesan cheese.

  1. Pour 4 cups of warm water onto a small bowl.
  2. Place the small bowl onto the element and bring quickly into a boil.
  3. Add pasta when water starts to boil then lower the heat by half.
  4. Cook the pasta until it doubles in size and softens.
  5. Place the meat on top of the pasta when ready


  1. Cut lettuce into small pieces and place into small bowl.
  2. Peel the carrot with a peeler then grate it until it divides into small little pieces
  3. Grate a cube of cheese and pour it onto the salad.
  4. Pour Caesar Dressing onto your delicious salad.

Chemical Reactions by Tristan


Chemical Reaction of Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetic Acid!

Today at Science, we learnt about the effects of the chemical reaction when we mixed sodium bicarbonate (baking powder) with acetic acid (vinegar). We followed various steps to successfully accomplish our experiment.

First we started of by filling a bottle with 150 ml of acetic acid with the help of our trusty pink funnel. Using the funnel we filled our small balloon with sodium bicarbonate.

Image result for chemical reaction of vinegar and baking sodaAs we finished pouring, we grabbed the neck of the balloon and stretched it on the mouth of the bottle. We were cautious not to tip the balloon because we thought it might trigger the chemical reaction, making a mess. Before we tipped it, we would have to travel to the grass just in case anything went wrong with the experiment.

As we tipped it, the tiny balloon started to fill up with CO₂ (carbon dioxide) coming from the solution of our base (sodium bicarbonate) and acid (acetic acid). Therefore the balloon started to expand like polyester.

Overall, Week 8 of Science was a very remarkable and spectacular day because I personally love doing scientific experiments!

Another fantastic Meal at technicraft - Siu


Today we made spaghetti bolognese and this is our recipe:
Image result for spaghetti bologneseIngredients:
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 500g lean minced beef
  • 400g can tomatoes or chopped tomatoes
  • 300ml hot beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup or puree
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and ground black pepper
  1. First heat a saucepan over a medium heat with tablespoon of oil and add onion if you want and garlic. Then cook it for about 2-3 minutes. Then add beef mince and season it with salt and pepper.
  2. Secondly cook the beef until browned all over then stir in the tomato puree, add tinned tomatoes. Bring to a boil then let simmer for around 30 minutes, and add a splash of water if it is looking a bit dry.
  3. Then bring another saucepan (Large) with water and add pasta (or spaghetti), stir the pasta from sticking to the sides and the bottom of the saucepan for about 7-10 minutes.
  4. If you're wondering how to check the pasta is cooked? If the center is still a little hard then a bit of minutes.
  5. When you finish your cooking, chop the basil and stir through the bolognese sauce. Divide the spaghetti and the bolognese, add bolognese on top of the spaghetti.


Reading about a Fish Drive by Vaughan

Some facts about fish drive!

I am learning how to persuade people to make a change! By using direct language to inform but also make readers make a change

Be careful - science test by Xyril


Be careful it might pop!

Technicraft: Experimenting with Acetic Acid and Bicarbonate of soda.

Materials - first test:
  • Ziplock bag
  • 20 mls of Acetic Acid (malt vinegar)
  • 5 mls of Bicarbonate of Soda (baking soda)

  1. Open the ziplock bag ready for testing.
  2. Place your index and middle finger on the right side of the bag between the blue and yellow lines.
  3. Put the Bicarbonate of Soda in one corner and twist above where it was poured.
  4. Tilt it to the other side and pour the Acetic Acid on the other side.
  5. Close the bag and release the Bicarbonate of Soda.
  6. Shake the bag quickly.
  7. Listen closely to the bag, what do you hear.
  8. Place it on your cheek, what is the temperature.
  9. Leave it for a few minutes and come back, what is the residue.
  10. Observe and record what happened.

Results and Evaluation
The combination of the acetic acid and bicarbonate of soda caused a chemical reaction. The soda bubbled up and the bag filled up carbon dioxide, the test is a success!