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Gentle, Nourishing Tea Blend (Pregnancy-Safe)


Moscow Mule Mocktail: sunshine in a copper mug

Sacred Brewing: Persephone Mead

It is spring. Normally, this time of year gooses me and makes me squeal, propelling me out of my stiff winter depression and lurching me...
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Awaken your sense of wonder

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Mason jar cocktail kits + gift tags – free printables!

Herbalism & Herbal Recipes

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Gentle, Nourishing Tea Blend (Pregnancy-Safe)

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Valerian Mint Cordial


Let’s Talk About: Catnip Herbal Remedies

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The Magic of Mimosa: Cordial and Tincture Recipes

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Pixie’s Pocket Spotlight: Sister Health Honey


Let’s Talk About Tinctures, Elixirs, and Cordials

Homebrewing: Mead, Wine, and More

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Motherwort and Lemon Balm Brew: One Gallon Recipe

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Easy, One Gallon batch of Spiced Chai Wine

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Make your own Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe


Blackberry Mead: A One-Gallon Recipe


Recipe Box: One Gallon of Elderberry Mead

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Kudzu Flower & Muscadine Wine


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


Appalachian Spring: Plant Identification 1 (Solved)

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Care for the wild birds in winter: tips, tricks, and DIY recipes

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Kudzu Flower & Muscadine Wine

Recipe Box

Spicy Cocoa-Infused Honey Recipe

Infused honey can be a truly delicious treat! My long-time readers know that I used to vend herb-infused honeys both online and at local markets. Some days, I miss making huge batches of infused honey and visiting places where I could sell them, but I just couldn’t hack it. I have this blog, a full-time…

Cocoa Honey: A decadent treat

A rich treat made with honey and three different forms of chocolate -so simple, yet so delicious!

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…

Let’s Talk About Tinctures, Elixirs, and Cordials

I love herbs, and I also enjoy alcohol. My dedicated readers know for sure that I adore honey…so it shouldn’t surprise you that I generally do my best to combine those three ingredients in as many forms as possible.

Bone broth: Thoughts and Techniques

In this guest post, Liane gives a compelling argument for bone broth as a nutrient-rich food, even if it isn’t the miracle cure it is touted to be!

Let’s Talk About: Goldenrod Recipes and Remedies

He is everywhere. Waving at me from above the blue and purple chicory, teasing me, dancing behind the brown grasses drying in the autumn sun. Goldenrod, Solidago, Golden Dagger! Many people take one look at goldenrod and run in the other direction, sneezing and coughing, but goldenrod is NOT the source of your autumnal allergies. …

Moscow Mule Mocktail: sunshine in a copper mug

There’s something magic about drinks in copper glasses. The condensation of the ice droplets forming on the hammered surface of the golden mugs is nigh unto flirtatious on a hot, summer day.

Recipe Box: Ginger Citrus Syrup

Spicy, sweet, hot, and such a treat. Make this syrup in an afternoon and enjoy it for weeks to come!

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.

How to use Garlic Mullein Ear Oil for Earaches

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.

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