Herbalism & Herbal Recipes
Homebrewing: Mead, Wine, and More
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.
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An essay on the connection between baking bread and mental health – originally published on Medium in May 2020.
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.
Elderberries are an excellent food and medicine when cooked or fermented. It makes a delicious and beautifully colored mead or wine, too!
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.
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?
It’s awful to be sick. While it isn’t a good idea to booze it up while you have the sniffles, a bit of mulled wine is sometimes the perfect medicine.
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!