care for wild birds in winter

Care for Wild Birds in Winter: Tips, Tricks, and DIY Recipes

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DIY Skin Care: Smearing Honey on your Face

Nettles – a feast on the forest floor

Stinging nettles are common around the world, throughout Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and western North America, and because of their many uses, has been introduced...
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My Favorite No-Knead Bread

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Waste Not, Want Not: Herb Twig Bundles for Witchcraft

Herbalism & Herbal Recipes

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Pixie’s Pocket Spotlight: Sister Health Honey

Moon Goddess of Mystery Psychedelic Tarot Art by Emily Balivet

Yoni Steaming: An act of self love

fire vinegar

Make your own Fire Vinegar (aka Fire Cider)

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Nettles – a feast on the forest floor

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Freezing Chickweed for Later

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Make your own Herbal Smoking Blends

Homebrewing: Mead, Wine, and More

elderberries, perfect for making elderberry mead!

Elderberry Mead: Make Your Own One Gallon Batch!

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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

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.

My Books

Foraging & Gardening

care for wild birds in winter

Care for Wild Birds in Winter: Tips, Tricks, and DIY Recipes

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Mid-April Gardening Update

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Growing Potatoes in Containers: The Harvest

Recipe Box

Lacto-Fermented Garlic Recipe

Fermenting garlic cloves is easy and fun, plus it is a great way to use up extra garlic without it going to waste!

Dandelion Flower Infusion and Syrup

Dandelions are wonderful medicine and a delight to drink. Make an infusion from dandelion flowers and give it a try, or turn it into a tasty simple syrup for herby cocktails and desserts.

My Favorite No-Knead Bread

I love baking bread, but I’m often short on time and energy. Luckily, you can make tasty no-knead bread in a dutch oven with a little planning and a minimal amount of work!

Apple Daikon Radish Sauerkraut Recipe

I used to despise sauerkraut, but finally trying a crunchy, home-fermented version changed my palate forever.

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.

Herbed Dilly Beans [Recipe]

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!

Lemon Cucumber Brined Pickles Recipe

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you lemon cucumbers, make delicious pickles!

Wild Fermented Dandelion Wine

It is a beautiful spring, but I’m singing the blues. I’m down to my last bottle of dandelion wine from last year, and now I have to make more! It will be months before I can drink more of this delicious nectar.

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.

Wild Greens Pesto

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!

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