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How to use Garlic Mullein Ear Oil for Earaches

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Herbs to Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

Recipe Box: Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies with Maple Drizzle

Sometimes you just need a bit of warm, sweet comfort food. These cookies are perfect for when the wind is cold and howling outside your...
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Herbal Uses for Chamomile

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Cultivating the Wild: Gardening with Kids

Herbalism & Herbal Recipes

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Make your own Fire Vinegar (aka Fire Cider)

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How do I learn about herbs?

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Nettles – a feast on the forest floor

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What is an Electuary?

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Damiana: my favorite love potion ingredient

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Lavender Infused Honey Recipe

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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Mid-April Gardening Update

Linden Salad

Linden Leaf Salad: Foraging, Identification, and Use

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Taste of home: create your own foraged spice blend

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.

Herbs to Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

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.

Recipe: Gluten-Free Tahini Cookies

This is a guest post from Ben at The Online Grill, in which he shares an awesome sweet treat that’s gluten free and full of delicious honey and tahini.

Recipe Box: Spiced Cranberry Cordial

Tart cranberries are excellent for more than just Thanksgiving dinner. These sweet treats make an excellent liqueur.

Cayenne Infused Honey at “Keeping Backyard Bees”

I’m now contributing articles to Keeping Backyard Bees, a sister site to Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine. They are collecting articles and information about tending honey bees and supporting healthy habitats for pollinators! My first post is on infusing delicious honey with equally delicious cayenne pepper for a spicy and sweet treat. Do you…

Lavender Infused Honey Recipe

Lavender Infused Honey is delicious, but it is not just for eating. It’s also great to have on hand for a first aid and beauty regimen as well!

Soapwort Recipes: Green Cleaning from your Garden!

Soapwort is a versatile plant that is easy to grow, harvest, and use around the home. It can clean skin, lace, quilts, hair, bodies, even household cleaning can be done with a strong enough brew.

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.

Freezing Chickweed for Later

Abundant chickweed is no pest! The useful herb is best harvested in early spring and frozen to use later.

Lacto-fermented Cranberry Apple Butternut Relish

Cranberries are so ubiquitous to fall feasts, why not try something new? Give your next dinner table a bit of zip with a salty, sour, sweet fermented cranberry relish!

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