Herbalism & Herbal Recipes
Homebrewing: Mead, Wine, and More
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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Lavender is praised as a cleanser, for its calming influence, and as a perfume. Learn about harvesting and using lavender in your home.
Turn fresh, ripe pears into a liqueur with the magic of sugar, booze, and time. It’s just that easy!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.