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fat hen

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(Plants) a common plant, Chenopodium album, with small green flowers and whitish scales on the stem and leaves: family Chenopodiaceae (chenopods). Also called (US): pigweed or lamb's-quarters
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Noun1.fat hen - European plant naturalized in North Americafat hen - European plant naturalized in North America; often collected from the wild as a potherb
wild spinach - leafy greens collected from the wild and used as a substitute for spinach
goosefoot - any of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium having small greenish flowers
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How about Red Orache, a member of the Atriplex family and a relative of the weed we call Fat Hen? The young leaves are said to be attractive when served in salad but older leaves tend to be a bit tough and are therefore better steamed.
Tomnah'a Market Garden from Perthshire will have summer vegetables and Stirling's Fat Hen Farm produce salad mixes.
Keep attacking annual weeds, such as chickweed, groundsel and fat hen, and perennial ones, including couch grass and bindweed.
He saw himself dancing, jabbing, bobbing, weaving, circling the immobile hulk that was fat Hen Westphall, toying with him, then moving in for the kill whenever the notion struck.
FILLET OF HAKE (serves 4) INGREDIENTS For the hake: 4 fillets of hake 12 leaves of foraged goosetongue 12 leaves of foraged sandwort 12 leaves of foraged fat hen 12 leaves of foraged sea purslane 100g foraged samphire Taste of the sea emulsion (below) Baby comber potatoes For the Taste Of The Sea Emulsion: 63g carrots, peeled and finely sliced 63g onions, finely sliced 38g fennel, finely sliced 25g shallots, finely sliced 2.5g garlic, finely sliced 12.5g vermouth 50g white wine 150g mussels 113g cockles 875g water METHOD 1.
There is a list of introductory adverbs to use in your criticisms, starting with Meanwhile/Additionally/ During, and culminating in However/Even though/Nevertheless, all recallable via MAD COW, FAT HEN. Point/Evidence/Explain is, of course, PEE.
Areas outside the sanctuaries were characterized mostly by vegetation that was thought to provide a rich source of seeds for pintails, such as alkali bulrush, fat hen Atriplex prostrata and brass buttons.
Caroline Davey, owner of Fat Hen Wild Food Foraging and Cooking School, explains hedgerows, railway banks and seashores teem with edible leaves, flowers and herbs - the only difficulty is identifying them.
She takes them all out and is nesting on them, rather like a big fat hen. If I come downstairs one day and find Foghorn Leghorn and a few other chicks scratching about, I may go into business.