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Mason jar cocktail kits + gift tags – free printables!

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Awaken your sense of wonder

Sometimes I embrace my love of glitter and shiny things. On good days, I am enthusiastic, extroverted, and open to experiencing new things! Bad days,...
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Adorable DIY Marker Mugs + Free Stencils

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What do you do with too much mint?

Herbalism & Herbal Recipes

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Foraging for Rose Hips in Winter

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The Magic of Mimosa: Cordial and Tincture Recipes

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Headache Tea Blend – a helper against migraine pain

Image by Dominik Martin: Ginger Tea from "How to Make Ginger Tea" at pixiespocket.com

How to make Ginger Tea

LET’S TALK ABOUT: HERBAL RELIEF FOR BARTHOLIN CYSTS from PixiesPocket.com

Herbal Relief for Bartholin Cysts

LET’S TALK ABOUT: GINGER HERBAL REMEDIES - from Pixie's Pocket

Let’s Talk About: Ginger Herbal Remedies

Homebrewing: Mead, Wine, and More

chai wine recipe on pixiespocket.com

Easy, One Gallon batch of Spiced Chai Wine

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Make your own Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

RECIPE BOX: ONE GALLON OF BLACKBERRY MEAD - pixiespocket.com

Blackberry Mead: A One-Gallon Recipe

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Recipe Box: One Gallon of Elderberry Mead

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Kudzu Flower & Muscadine Wine

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Goldenrod and Ginger Wine – 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

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DIY Holiday Decor for the Garden

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Container Gardening: Winter Edition

Make compost for your garden, it's easier than you think! Making compost for your garden will make sure that you have everything you need for healthy crops. You’ll need a mixture of 50/50 materials rich in nitrogen and carbon. Learn more about the basics of composting in this Pixie's Pocket guest post by Craig Holland.

How to Make Cold Compost for Your Garden

Recipe Box

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.

Motherwort and Lemon Balm Brew: One Gallon Recipe

Motherwort and lemon balm are sisters in the Mint family, and together they make a brew that is soothing to the savage beast. If you are up late and unable to sleep due to stress and anxiety, pouring a glass of this brew can do the trick!

Easy, One Gallon batch of Spiced Chai Wine

When there’s a chill in the air, I soothe myself with a warm cup of tea. I often indulge in strong, black tea like Earl Grey or Irish Breakfast, but there’s something special about spiced Chai. Not only is it creamy and rich, but the spices that lend themselves to the complex flavor are warming and healing.

Make your own Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

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.

Lemon Infused Honey

Sharp, sour lemon blends perfectly with sweet wildflower honey. Versatile enough to be both a syrup for sore throats and a perfect cocktail mixer.

Mulled Wine is good medicine

Grumble. Mumble.  I have a fever…a mild one, mind you, and I should be in bed.  But I promise I’ll do that in a minute. First I have to tell you about what I am drinking right now. I am drinking some mulled wine. Mulled wine is not just meant to be delicious, hot alcohol for…

Lemon Cucumber Brined Pickles Recipe

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

Hedgerow Jelly: a recipe from the wild places

The berries on the brambles, the sweet-smelling flowers, the medicinal leaves and herbs of bushes, grass, and briar – the hedgerow weeds and wildflowers have many delights to offer.

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!

Blackberry Mead: A One-Gallon Recipe

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!

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