Amber Shehan

Hi! I'm Amber Pixie, and this is my site. Enjoy the recipes, information, posts, and please feel free to message me if you have questions!

Strawberry & Lemon Balm Mead – One Gallon Recipe

Nothing quite announces "Summer is here!" like white gallon buckets and baskets of strawberries that pop up at farm markets and roadside stands in early...

Rose and Peony Flower Infused Honey

Today is a perfect May day. I woke up and made coffee, opened the front door, and walked onto the front porch only to be...

Sacred Brewing: Persephone Mead

It is spring. Normally, this time of year gooses me and makes me squeal, propelling me out of my stiff winter depression and lurching me...

Gentle, Nourishing Tea Blend (Pregnancy-Safe)

Despite my naive expectations for what I thought my pregnancy experience would be like - excited, healthy smoothies, drinking tea, eating nutritious food - I...

Moscow Mule Mocktail: sunshine in a copper mug

What is a Moscow Mule? Simply put, a classic Moscow Mule is a cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime served over ice in...

Awaken your sense of wonder

Sometimes I embrace my love of glitter and shiny things. On good days, I am enthusiastic, extroverted, and open to experiencing new things! Bad days,...

Mason jar cocktail kits + gift tags – free printables!

If you're like me, you have a lot of mason jars. I mean, a LOT of jars hidden in every cabinet, jars stuffed under shelves,...

October wakes with a golden fog

It's been a bit of time since I've been around, friends! I have hardly posted anything in a year that wasn't written by someone else....

Adorable DIY Marker Mugs + Free Stencils

Everyone loves a cute mug with a cool design or a sassy quote. Whether for your home or as a fun gift, mugs are enjoyed...

What do you do with too much mint?

When beginner herbalists ask me what herb they should start off trying to grow, I suggest good, old peppermint. Mint is easy to grow. It...

Five herbal tea blends you can make + DIY Tea Bags

Once you start to build your apothecary of herbs, you can start experimenting with mixing them together to make tea blends. Don't be scared to...

Blotto Botany: A book after my own *hic* heart…

To be honest, I am behind on many things in my life right now - this blog, a few bills, my gardening plans, bottling brews,...

Taste of home: create your own foraged spice blend

What does your home taste like? What is the terroir of your territory? The plants, herbs, trees, and fruits that you grow can yield a...

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps [and Honey Cream Cheese Dip]

Thanksgiving is synonymous with turkey and mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and (shudder) green bean casserole, but in my household, it always means the annual appearance...

Herbal Hot Toddy [with Mint-Infused Bourbon]

A traditional Hot Toddy only takes a few ingredients: whiskey, honey, water, and lemon. It is simple, but it's good to have a simple recipe...