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!

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]

You can make a traditional Hot Toddy with only a few ingredients: whiskey, honey, water, and lemon. It is simple, but it's good to have...

I’ll be teaching at the Good Medicine Confluence 2019!

I'm finally heading west to play with the fae folk and plant people! It is official - I'm teaching a few classes at the 10th...

The sun peeks through the clouds, so once more into the fray…

This morning I woke up and stared at the ceiling in the glow of the dawning light, feeling a peace settling into the jangly spaces...

Things I Love – Finding Balance

Between the book-writing and the baby, I feel blessed with abundance but that is concurrent with a lack of sleep and time in which to...

Artisan Spotlight: N’Delamiko Bey of Keffigal Waistbeads

This artisan spotlight focuses on N'Delamiko Bey, the creatrix behind Keffigal Waistbeads (as well as a few other ventures, this lady is busy!). When we...

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

The summer solstice brought many things alive in the garden, plants I'd been waiting to see bloom to know that summer was truly upon us...

My happy place (the birth story)

It happened, y'all! We did it! The wee pixie has been born, she is wonderful, awake and alert, and growing stronger day by day! Alia...

An Intentional Summer: A free Ecourse from Homespun Seasonal Living

Kathie from Homespun Seasonal Living is offering a free class that is starting soon - An Intentional Summer. This 8-week e-course is designed to offer...

Garlic Mustard Pesto Recipe – guilt-free foraging

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is on the loose! This late spring and early summertime plant is easy to pull out by the roots, and you...

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...