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Herbed Dilly Beans [Recipe]

Strawberry and Lemon Balm Mead from Amber Shehan on Pixiespocket.com

Strawberry & Lemon Balm Mead – One Gallon Recipe

Earl Grey Pear Butter [Small Batch Recipe]

Every year, I'm lucky enough to glean a grocery bag or two of pears from a friend's old trees and so pear recipes have become...
Rose and Peony Infused Honey Recipe

Rose and Peony Flower Infused Honey

Persephone Mead - sacred brewing with Amber Shehan Pixiespocket.com

Sacred Brewing: Persephone Mead

Herbalism & Herbal Recipes

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Nettles – a feast on the forest floor

fire vinegar

Make your own Fire Vinegar (aka Fire Cider)

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Headache Tea Blend – a helper against migraine pain

LET’S TALK ABOUT VIOLET HERBAL REMEDIES by pixie's pocket - learn about foraging and using this delightful, edible spring "weed"

Foraging and Creating Violet Herbal Remedies

LET’S TALK ABOUT: GINGER HERBAL REMEDIES - from Pixie's Pocket

Let’s Talk About: Ginger Herbal Remedies

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Dandelion and Violets: A Joyful Herbal Infusion

Homebrewing: Mead, Wine, and More

ginger wine - one gallon batch

Make your own Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

mint wine

One Gallon of Mint Wine {Recipe}

Strawberry and Lemon Balm Mead from Amber Shehan on Pixiespocket.com

Strawberry & Lemon Balm Mead – One Gallon Recipe

vanilla bean chamomile mead by pixiespocket.com

Vanilla Bean Chamomile Mead – One Gallon Recipe

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle Wine: One Gallon Recipe

dandelion (mead)

Wild Fermented Dandelion Wine

About

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.

My Books

Foraging & Gardening

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Planning the Garden – 2014

Chickweed

Chickweed as an Herbal Ally

EARTH IN HER SELF-CLEANING CYCLE - pixiespocket.com

Earth in her Self-cleaning Cycle

Recipe Box

Make your own Fire Vinegar (aka Fire Cider)

Fire Cider (or fire vinegar) is an herb and veggie-infused vinegar. The spicy tonic is rich in vitamins and nutrients, and really easy to make!

Recipe Box: Four Thieves Vinegar

Here is a Four Thieves recipe made without essential oils. This one is used for cleaning physical spaces and energies and is not for internal consumption!

Let’s Talk About: How to use Lavender

Lavender is praised as a cleanser, for its calming influence, and as a perfume. Learn about harvesting and using lavender in your home.

Pear Cordial: DIY Delicious Booze!

Turn fresh, ripe pears into a liqueur with the magic of sugar, booze, and time. It’s just that easy!

Pear Vinegar Recipe – made with fruit scraps

Next time you make something with apples or pears, save your peels and cores to make your own batch of homemade vinegar out of fruit scraps!

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! The good friend that I am, I am happy to relieve her of her difficult burden.

Herbs to Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections are awful to deal with. You can use a supportive tea like this to help defeat the UTI before it gets going.

Goldenrod and Ginger Wine – One Gallon Recipe

The bright citrus flavor of goldenrod blends beautifully with spicy ginger to make a dry wine that’s well worth the effort to pick the flowers. Cheers!

Let’s Talk About: Goldenrod Recipes and Remedies

Goldenrod is everywhere – waving at me from above the blue and purple chicory, teasing me, dancing behind the brown grasses drying in the autumn sun.

Herbed Dilly Beans [Recipe]

Dilly beans are a great way to preserve green beans. Add these spicy, crunchy beans to cheese boards, minced into a relish, or snacked on right out of the jar!

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