Rose and Peony Infused Honey Recipe

Rose and Peony Flower Infused Honey

Persephone Mead - sacred brewing with Amber Shehan

Sacred Brewing: Persephone Mead

Strawberry & Lemon Balm Mead – One Gallon Recipe

Nothing quite announces "Summer is here!" like white gallon buckets and baskets of strawberries that pop up at farm markets and roadside stands in early...
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Gentle, Nourishing Tea Blend (Pregnancy-Safe)


Moscow Mule Mocktail: sunshine in a copper mug

Herbalism & Herbal Recipes


Using Motherwort for Grief

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The Magic of Mimosa: Cordial and Tincture Recipes

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This will cure cancer! Herbal Miracle Cure!


Let’s Talk About: How to use Lavender


What is an Electuary?

Moon Goddess of Mystery Psychedelic Tarot Art by Emily Balivet

Yoni Steaming: An act of self love

Homebrewing: Mead, Wine, and More

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One Gallon of Mint Wine {Recipe}

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Strawberry & Lemon Balm Mead – One Gallon Recipe

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Vanilla Bean Chamomile Mead – One Gallon Recipe


Honeysuckle Wine: One Gallon Recipe

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Wild Fermented Dandelion Wine

Persephone Mead - sacred brewing with Amber Shehan

Sacred Brewing: Persephone Mead


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


My happy place (the birth story)


Learning about Native Appalachian Plants and Herbs

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Ooooh, a plant kaleidoscope!

Recipe Box

One Gallon of Mint Wine {Recipe}

Mint is a hearty plant and spreads like crazy once it is established. Once you’ve dried it for tea and made syrups, why not make a wine?

What is an Electuary?

Honey is great all on its own, but did you know that it is also a beneficial medicine? Add herbs to honey and make some magic today!

Misozuke: Miso Fermented Vegetables Recipe

Misozuke is simple to make and well worth it! Delicious veggies fermented in miso paste make for tasty treats.

How to Can Tomatoes

Make the most of tomato season by preserving your harvest and canning your tomatoes!

Three Recipes: Blackberry Bitters, Blackberry Cordial & Blackberry Simple Syrup

Summertime berries are ripe and the harvest is coming in! Make blackberry bitters, cordial, and syrup to preserve them for the rest of the year.

Herbal Hot Toddy [with Mint-Infused Bourbon]

Make your own mint-infused bourbon for a quick hot toddy or use it to make a mint julep with no prep work – just add ice!

Linden Leaf Salad: Foraging, Identification, and Use

Every part of the linden tree is edible, and in the early spring, the leaves are especially delicious salad greens.

Strawberry & Lemon Balm Mead – One Gallon Recipe

When strawberries are bursting forth and the lemon balm is bright green in the garden, make some brews! Sunshine and springtime in a bottle – this is a luscious pink mead that soothes the nerves and delights the senses!

Rose and Peony Flower Infused Honey

Did you know that lovely, aromatic peony flowers are also edible? You can use them in a variety of ways, but infused honey is my favorite. It’s so versatile and delightful!

Garlic Mustard Pesto Recipe – guilt-free foraging

Garlic Mustard is on the loose! This invasive plant spreads like wildfire and can suppress native plant growth. Luckily, it is also delicious and makes a great pesto!

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