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Wagtails' Winter Stew

Wagtails' Winter Stew

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A hearty winter-warming dish, this avine stew is just the trick for those scraps of veg that might otherwise be thrown away. The addition of nutritious mealworms are just the trick to entice the likes of blue tits, pied wagtails and robins.
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  • 2 tbsp lard
  • 1 tbsp cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp dried fruit, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp bird seed, mixed seeds or sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp cooked scraps of vegetables such as carrots, sprouts, cabbage or parsnips, chopped
  • 4 tbsp mealworms


Step 1

Melt the lard in a small pan over a low heat.

Step 2

Place the cornmeal, dried fruit and seeds into a bowl and add the melted lard. Mix well and place in the fridge for 30 mins.

Step 3

Once firm, remove from the fridge, divide into 4 and roll the mix into small walnut size balls.

Step 4

Layer a small dish with the cooked vegetables and mealworms and top with the ‘dumpling’ balls.

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Makes 1 Chilling time: 30 mins

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