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Foraging and Creating Violet Herbal Remedies

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How to Host a Seed Swap

Cherry Cordial: Dark, Sweet, and Delicious!

When cherries went on sale this year, I grabbed as many as possible and set to work on making all sorts of goodies! Eric and...
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How to Host a Seed Swap


Sowing Seeds & Growing Community

Herbalism & Herbal Recipes

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Pixie’s Pocket Spotlight: Sister Health Honey

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Toddler-safe Teething Tea

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Let’s Talk About: Ginger Herbal Remedies


Herbal Relief for Bartholin Cysts


Let’s Talk About: Peppermint

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Make your own Fire Vinegar (aka Fire Cider)

Homebrewing: Mead, Wine, and More

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Vanilla Bean Chamomile Mead – One Gallon Recipe


Blackberry Mead: A One-Gallon Recipe


Honeysuckle Wine: One Gallon Recipe

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Wild Fermented Dandelion Wine Recipe


Recipe Box: Strawberry Pineapple Wine – 1 Gallon

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Elderberry Mead: Make Your Own One Gallon Batch!


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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Aqua Farm Giveaway – Grow Food All Year Long!

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Kudzu Flower & Muscadine Wine

Linden Salad

Linden Leaf Salad: Foraging, Identification, and Use

Recipe Box

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.

Making Suet – a recipe for your feathered friends!

Make suet for the birds using rendered fats and all sorts of other goodies. A good winter project!

Sacred Brewing: Persephone Mead

Of Persephone, Kore, Prosperine – the Greek goddess of Spring, and of the mead brewed for her. Here’s to going inward, to facing the underworld, and to returning decked in flowers and wiser for the journey.

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.

Bone Broth: Thoughts and Techniques

In this guest post, we get a compelling argument for bone broth as a nutrient-rich food, even if it isn’t the miracle cure it is touted to be!

Let’s Talk About: Ginger Herbal Remedies

A love note to Ginger – warming, healing, delicious. It can help your stomach, sinuses, and even blood flow.

The Perfect Miso Soup Recipe

Miso is delicious, nutritious, and very nourishing. In a pinch, I can make do with a dried powder packet to make a cup on the go, but nothing compares to a bowl of real miso made from scratch.

Waste Not, Want Not: Freezing Scraps for Stock

Save your veggie scraps and make a soup stock – frugal and flavorful!

My Favorite No-Knead Bread Recipe

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!

Make your own Fire Vinegar (aka Fire Cider)

Fire Cider (or fire vinegar) is an herb and veggie-infused vinegar. The spicy tonic is rich in vitamins and nutrients, and really easy to make!

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