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Bread Mania

Earl Grey Pear Butter recipe from Pixiespocket.com

Earl Grey Pear Butter [Small Batch Recipe]

The 2020 Cottagecore Gift Guide is here!

There are a ton of gift guides out there for this strange holiday season, but this one is made with a certain recipient in mind....
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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

Herbalism & Herbal Recipes

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Chickweed as an Herbal Ally

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How do I learn about herbs?

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Herbs to Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

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Lavender Infused Honey Recipe

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The Magic of Mimosa: Cordial and Tincture Recipes

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Foraging for Rose Hips in Winter

Homebrewing: Mead, Wine, and More

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Make your own Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

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Goldenrod and Ginger Wine – One Gallon Recipe

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One Gallon of Mint Wine {Recipe}

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

Strawberry & Lemon Balm Mead – One Gallon Recipe

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Vanilla Bean Chamomile Mead – One Gallon Recipe

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Honeysuckle Wine: One Gallon Recipe

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.

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Foraging & Gardening

Make compost for your garden, it's easier than you think! Making compost for your garden will make sure that you have everything you need for healthy crops. You’ll need a mixture of 50/50 materials rich in nitrogen and carbon. Learn more about the basics of composting in this Pixie's Pocket guest post by Craig Holland.

How to Make Cold Compost for Your Garden

Bees are worth more than honey alone - they are important pollinators! - pixiespocket.com

Bees: More Than Honey

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Size Doesn’t Matter: Ways To Make Your Small Garden Super Impressive

Recipe Box

Bread Mania

An essay on the connection between baking bread and mental health – originally published on Medium in May 2020.

Earl Grey Cordial Recipe

Earl Grey Cordial is easy to make, a delight to sip, and a definite crowd pleaser. Make your own to enjoy or to give as gifts.

Elderberry Mead: Make Your Own One Gallon Batch!

Elderberries are an excellent food and medicine when cooked or fermented. It makes a delicious and beautifully colored mead or wine, too!

Make your own Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Ginger makes a lovely wine, warming to the heart and soul in the depths of the cold seasons! It also helps settle the tummy, so makes an excellent after-dinner tipple.

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps [and Honey Cream Cheese Dip]

I know, I know, bacon is so played out. But if you save your bacon grease like we do, you can turn it into salty, smoky, spiced gingersnaps that will knock your socks off!

Recipe Box: Herbal Cough Syrup (Infusion)

Here’s a simple technique for making a cough syrup with lung-friendly herbs and honey. What herbs do you like to use for lung health?

Mulled Wine is good medicine

It’s awful to be sick. While it isn’t a good idea to booze it up while you have the sniffles, a bit of mulled wine is sometimes the perfect medicine.

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.

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