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Tom’s wildlife blog – November 2013

A rather mild November has brought with it the usual autumn species. Fieldfares and redwings are often seen in their perpetual search for food, while starlings are beginning to form large flocks at dusk. Our local male kestrel hovering expertly … Continue reading

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Week beginning 2nd December 2013

  400g parsnips 400g carrots 1 crown prince squash 2 leeks 200g kale half a savoy cabbage 100g purple sprouting broccoli OR 2 small florence fennel

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Week beginning 25th November 2013

  2 leeks 500g parsnips half a large cabbage 400g carrots 1 orange squash 150g chard 100g sprouting broccoli OR small florence fennel

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Week beginning 18th November 2013

  1 squash 100g spinach 400g parsnips 6 carrots Half a big cabbage OR a whole smaller one 1 leek 2 brussels sprout tops (use as you would a cabbage)

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Week beginning 11th November 2013

Medium butternut squash (or half a big one) 2 beetroot 1 small florence fennel 1 chinese cabbage 100g spinach 250g chard 2 leeks

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Week beginning 4th November 2013

  1 medium butternut squash (or half a big one) 2 leeks 1 chinese cabbage 2 beetroot 300g chard 90g spinach 1 small florence fennel

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Tom’s wildlife blog – October

It was the mildest October I can remember, and the swallows were around into the second half of the month, while the redwings – our winter residents from Scandinavia – had already arrived. The haunting flight call of migrating redwings … Continue reading

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Week beginning 28th October 2013

  2 beetroot 2 leeks 2 chinese cabbage 1 butternut squash 400g chard 100g spinach 1 florence fennel OR 100g purple sprouting brocolli

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Week beginning 21st October 2013

500g carrots 200g tomatoes 350g green tomatoes 100g spinach 1 lettuce 2 leeks 1 sweet potato 1 spaghetti squash OR 2 peppers OR 200g runner beans OR 3 beetroots 1 pumpkin (for Halloween – but if you’re hollowing it out … Continue reading

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Week beginning 14th October 2013

  500g Carrots 500g Tomatoes 300g Chard 100g Spinach 1 Courgette OR 100g sprouting brocolli 2 Small lettuces 2 peppers OR half a butternut squash OR 1 spaghetti squash

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