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!

Let’s Talk About: Local Honey!

Every now and then, folks ask if I ever sell plain, local honey in my shop. Unfortunately, I won't feel quite right doing this until...

Let’s Talk About: Smearing Honey on your Face

We all know that I love honey for accenting foods and drinks, brewing mead, as well as just on its own by the spoonful.  But...

Kara, the Awesome!

Isn't she adorable? *squoosh* I am one lucky lady! I received a package in the mail from a dear friend who...

Getting in gear

Things here in the mountains of Carolina are white and serene. The blowing, quiet snow is giving way to the sun, and the wind is...

October marches in…

Cold and windy, dark and ominous, October is marching in, leaving muddy tracks on my carpet to mix with the windblown leaves. I've been away...

Learning about Native Appalachian Plants and Herbs

Amber by Modern Scribe Photography Howdy, everyone...I hope Spring's been keeping you as joyfully busy as it's been keeping me! Between...

Let’s Talk About: Peppermint

If you want something quick and easy to grow that will spread like wildfire and provide you with a bounty of uses, might I suggest...

Busy Bees Use Flower Petals For Nest Wallpaper : NPR

Have you ever seen such a lovely thing? The Osmia (Ozbekosima) avoseta bee uses flower petals for nest building! These bee homes are simply gorgeous! I wish...

Let’s Talk About: Ginger Herbal Remedies

Gingerbread, gingersnaps, pickled ginger, candied ginger, powdered ginger, fresh sliced ginger, ginger ale, ginger gum... I just can't get enough of ginger!  He is one...

Mid-April Gardening Update

Well, it's been a beautiful couple of days here in Western North Carolina. The sun has been warm, and the breeze cool - the perfect...

I Love Spring!! An April To-Do List

April is here, and the Pisgah Forest is verdant and buzzing with life. The grass is growing, the earth is warming, and the mockingbirds and...

Earth in her Self-cleaning Cycle

The moon is waxing, closer now to full... There are daffodils swaying on the hillside, and lilies of some sort poking their green lances up...

Catfish, this ones’ for you.

Catfish & Catfish Jr. Paul Russell Canon, aka Catfish, was a really awesome guy. I should know - he is my...

Pixie’s Pocket Spotlight: Cocoa Honey

2017 update: I have not made this honey to sell in a long time, but if you want some, I suggest you visit the Asheville...

Appalachian Spring: Plant Identification 1 (Solved)

Alright, so I am currently habitating in and about Enka-Candler, NC on the edges of the Pisgah Forest. It's a beautiful place, and I am...