dandelion (mead)

Wild Fermented Dandelion Wine

Linden Salad

Linden Leaf Salad: Foraging, Identification, and Use

DIY Skin Care: Smearing Honey on your Face

Honey can serve as a wonderful product to add to your beautification rituals! I encourage you to use local honey from a natural beekeeper so...
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The 2020 Cottagecore Gift Guide is here!

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Bread Mania

Herbalism & Herbal Recipes

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The Birth of Mother Love Honey

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Let’s Talk About: How to use Lavender

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Ask a Pixie: Seasonal Allergies and Remedies

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How do I learn about herbs?

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Valerian Mint Cordial

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This will cure cancer! Herbal Miracle Cure!

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

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Appalachian Spring: Plant Identification 1 (Solved)

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Aqua Farm Giveaway – Grow Food All Year Long!

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Soapwort Recipes: Green Cleaning from your Garden!

Recipe Box

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!

Foraging and Creating Violet Herbal Remedies

One of the earliest Spring flowers to appear, violets are a balm for the winter-tired soul! They are edible, abundant, and also useful in many herbal preparations.

Let’s Talk About: Catnip Herbal Remedies

Most people think of cats first when catnip comes up in conversation, but did you know that you can enjoy it too? Just maybe not as much as a cat…

Bread Mania

An essay on the connection between baking bread and mental health – originally published on Medium in May 2020.

Earl Grey Cordial Recipe

Earl Grey Cordial is easy to make, a delight to sip, and a definite crowd pleaser. Make your own to enjoy or to give as gifts.

Elderberry Mead: Make Your Own One Gallon Batch!

Elderberries are an excellent food and medicine when cooked or fermented. It makes a delicious and beautifully colored mead or wine, too!

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.

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps [and Honey Cream Cheese Dip]

I know, I know, bacon is so played out. But if you save your bacon grease like we do, you can turn it into salty, smoky, spiced gingersnaps that will knock your socks off!

Recipe Box: Herbal Cough Syrup (Infusion)

Here’s a simple technique for making a cough syrup with lung-friendly herbs and honey. What herbs do you like to use for lung health?

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