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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Pesto is a perfect way to preserve the wild greens that grow in your yard and garden. Go beyond basil and forage some goodies to include in your next batch!
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you lemon cucumbers, make delicious pickles!
Summertime means berries, and berries mean jam, wine, and mead. There’s nothing like having a bottle of summer to warm you in the middle of the winter!
Ah, it is late June, and the Mimosa trees are blooming! These pink, fluffy trees are cartoonish but beautiful, looking like “truffula tuft” trees from Dr. Seuss books!
Mint infused sugar is a delicious ingredient for baked goods and all kinds of recipes. It’s a great way to use up an abundant mint harvest!
When you get started with making fermented foods, it is easy to be intimidated. If you weren’t raised with cultured foods in your diet, it is natural to be afraid of making something that might be dangerous to eat.
In this guest post, Zara Lewis shares a delicious recipe for a fruity Pavlova that is gluten and dairy free!
Try this fantastic jam inspired by a Mojito: Strawberry, Mango, Mint, and Rum!