Category: Recipe Box

Recipes for food, herbal remedies, booze & brews from the Pixie’s kitchen! Use the search box in the sidebar to find something specific, or scroll through and see what has been posted recently. You can hover over “Recipes” in the menu bar above to see a drop-down of specific categories.

How to use Garlic Mullein Ear Oil for Earaches

How to use Garlic Mullein Ear Oil for Earaches

For some reason, ear infections seem to be a common childhood complaint. If you begin to recognize the symptoms of an ear infection very early, you can head it off with this remedy and avoid regular antibiotics as are often prescribed by doctors. Olive oil infused with garlic and mullein flowers is is a traditional ...

Recipe: Gluten-Free Tahini Cookies

Recipe: Gluten-Free Tahini Cookies

This is a guest post from Ben at The Online Grill, who says he is a lazy cook. I can totally appreciate that sentiment! Cheers, Ben! I have a confession: I’m a honey addict. I have great memories of growing up with my mum’s beehives ever present in the garden. Twice a year she’d strip them of their yield and ...

Cherry Cordial: Dark, Sweet, and Delicious!

Cherry Cordial: Dark, Sweet, and Delicious!

  When cherries went on sale this year, I grabbed as many as I could and set to work. Eric and I are already looking at planting a few cherry trees and apple trees around the property, so this blog should be full of cherry-inspired recipes as the years go by, I hope! I sorted through the bags of cherries ...

Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Ginger is such a wonderful spice, and one of my favorites. It's a great healer, and its heat is just so enjoyable! I've never been able to find a ginger beer strong enough for me at the store, so it must fall to me to make my own. Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe Fresh ginger root (I used a whole palm, about ...

Pear Butter Recipe – Small batch from windfall fruit

Pear Butter Recipe – Small batch from windfall fruit

I have a dear friend who lives but 10 minutes away, and she has a delicious problem - she has three old, stately pear trees that just put out far too much fruit for her to handle!  Good friend that I am, I am happy to relieve her of her difficult burden. Last fall, when I picked pears, I was dutiful and busy ...

Pear Vinegar Recipe – made with fruit scraps

Pear Vinegar Recipe – made with fruit scraps

So, this time last year, I came into an abundance of pears and made a delightful pear cordial. During the cordial-making process, I ended up with a big bowl full of pear cores, stem bits, and bruised chunks that I deemed unfit for inclusion in the cordial. Instead of dumping these into the compost, these became ...

Cherry Wine – One Gallon Recipe

Cherry Wine – One Gallon Recipe

The day I have been waiting for finally came...my local grocery store had bags of beautiful, sweet red cherries on sale! Normally $6.98/lb or so, the bags of beautiful scarlet globes were reduced by half for a limited time. I grabbed two bags, which gave me just around 4-5 pounds of cherries to play with. Once I ...

Behind the scenes: a tour of Miso Master

Behind the scenes: a tour of Miso Master

There are few foods that are as nourishing to me as Miso. I used to be a meat and 'taters kind of girl, with little to no green, raw, or fermented foods in my diet. When a friend invited us to try sushi for the first time, Eric and I were dubious and didn't expect to find anything we'd enjoy on the menu. I didn't ...

The Perfect Miso Soup Recipe

The Perfect Miso Soup Recipe

Miso is delicious, nutritious, and very nourishing. In a pinch, I'll make do with a dried powder packet to make a cup on the go, but nothing compares to a bowl of real miso made from scratch. Perfect Miso Soup 2 cups dashi (any broth will do, but dashi is the best) 1/4 block of tofu (silken or firm) ...

Garlic Infused Honey

Garlic Infused Honey

Everyone knows garlic as the ubiquitous kitchen seasoning that it is, but there are fewer people who realize that they can use this versatile bulb medicinally! One way to combine those two purposes is to make Garlic Infused Honey. Why in the world would you want to infuse honey with garlic? At first the combination ...

Making Cordials

Making Cordials

Thanks for watching the very first livestream video from Pixie's Pocket! You can skip ahead to the five minute mark for the cordial making portion to begin. Don't have time to watch the whole thing? Here's the short version: Ingredient + Sugar + Booze + Time = Delicious! fill jar with fruit if ...

Make your own Herbal Smoking Blends

Make your own Herbal Smoking Blends

When I was a child at bedtime at my grandparents' house, I'd fall asleep watching whiffs of my Grandad's vanilla pipe tobacco drifting down the hallway like blue ribbons. I smoked cigarettes in high school when I was depressed and poetic and suicidal and dramatic and wanted everyone to know it. I smoked cloves while ...

Pear Cordial: DIY Delicious Booze!

Pear Cordial: DIY Delicious Booze!

Earlier this fall, a dear friend of mine became a homeowner. Her new bit o'earth is a lovely place - it boasts an old flower garden, a bountiful floor of lemon balm, and three big old pear trees! As she was in the middle of renovations and moving in, most of the pears were going to waste and to wasps as they fell ...

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