Yesterday i filled all of our bird feeder and made up some vegetarian suet/style cakes. i searched online for a 'vegetarian bird suet' recipe. i found a bunch here and then put together my own using suggestions from a couple of the recipes.
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup cornmeal or cracked corn
1 cup bird seed/sunflower hearts/oiled sunflower seeds
1 cup whole wheat flour
* When using cornmeal and whole Wheat flour make sure it is NOT self rising, and does NOT contain baking soda.
Optional ingredients: chopped raisins, dried blueberries or cranberries.
Heat 1/2 cup vegetable shortening and peanut butter in a saucepan until melted. Add other ingredients and stir well until mixed.
Line an 8x8 pan with tin foil, and grease with shortening. Pour your seed mix into pan, and place in freezer till set.
During this season of giving, we like to give back to the birds and wildlife. Birds provide us with simple enjoyment, natural pest control and they help to disperse seeds. Providing them with food during the harsh days of winter is just one way for us to thank them.