Food spectacular at the Family Feast

DD jolly farmers of Tufnell Park get ready for dinner.

Do you think salad’s on the menu?

Family Feast on Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day in just about every way. Abundant crops, glorious sunshine – perfect for washing muddy spuds in tubs of cold water – and many hands available to share the work: all great ingredients for camaraderie.

Thank you, everyone who came along.  And thank you, particularly, to the parents and staff who first designed a four-country menu around the veggies that the children had grown, and then set us all to work on the day. (Of course, they themselves worked hardest of all.) It was so much fun, and the meal was absolutely delicious.

Perhaps best of all, this cross-cultural gardening and cooking project – an HSA Learning Treat, made possible by grants from Thames Water Community Fund and Santander Community Fund – has helped inspire ongoing gardening and cooking at the school as part of the curriculum next year.

In advance of the full gallery – these things take time! – here are a few images that capture the times we had.  Thank you, Fiona Cushley, for the pictures.

Further news from this blog is that the author has officially changed: we’re incredibly grateful to Rachel, mother of Francesca, for stepping up as blog-master so that Leonie can retire after three years at the keyboard.  In fact, Rachel’s been writing the HSA posts since Easter as part of a seamless handover, and will take sole charge from now on.  Please help her out by sending in your photos… we always, ALWAYS need them.