Herbalism & Herbal Recipes
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Welcome to Pixie's Pocket! I am Amber Shehan, and I am a hobbit-like, tipsy fae creature who resides in Western North Carolina - herbalist, author, educator, brewer of wines and meads, and a lazy gardener.
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Soapwort is a versatile plant that is easy to grow, harvest, and use around the home. It can clean skin, lace, quilts, hair, bodies, even household cleaning can be done with a strong enough brew.
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.
Abundant chickweed is no pest! The useful herb is best harvested in early spring and frozen to use later.
Cranberries are so ubiquitous to fall feasts, why not try something new? Give your next dinner table a bit of zip with a salty, sour, sweet fermented cranberry relish!
Make a sweet, sour, boozy drink with lemon and fresh elderflowers. It’s easy and delicious on its own or in summer cocktails!
There are many guides that explain how to use ear oil, but I noticed that none of them included one of the most important parts: encouraging nurturing touch and creating a soothing environment.
Make yourself a bottle of Love Potion Number 9 with this aphrodisiac cordial made with Damiana, honey, and other invigorating herbs!
Fermenting garlic cloves is easy and fun, plus it is a great way to use up extra garlic without it going to waste!
Dandelions are wonderful medicine and a delight to drink. Make an infusion from dandelion flowers and give it a try, or turn it into a tasty simple syrup for herby cocktails and desserts.