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Herbal Uses for Chamomile

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Soapwort Recipes: Green Cleaning from your Garden!

Herbal Relief for Bartholin Cysts

It is easy to get upset when something is wrong with our most tender, personal bits. Imagine the panic when you wake up and discover...
loose chamomile

Herbal Uses for Chamomile

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Cultivating the Wild: Gardening with Kids

Herbalism & Herbal Recipes

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Dandelion and Violets: A Joyful Herbal Infusion

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Foraging and Creating Violet Herbal Remedies

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How to use Garlic Mullein Ear Oil for Earaches

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Let’s Talk About: How to use Lavender

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Make your own Herbal Smoking Blends

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Let’s Talk About: Catnip Herbal Remedies

Homebrewing: Mead, Wine, and More

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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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What’s Coming Up in my Garden?

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Planning the Garden – 2014

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Raised Beds and Making Do in the Garden

Recipe Box

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!

Elderflower & Lemon Cordial Recipe (The Boozy American Kind!)

Make a sweet, sour, boozy drink with lemon and fresh elderflowers. It’s easy and delicious on its own or in summer cocktails!

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.

DIY Damiana Love Potion

Make yourself a bottle of Love Potion Number 9 with this aphrodisiac cordial made with Damiana, honey, and other invigorating herbs!

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.

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!

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