Category: Book Reviews
Book Review: Claire Goes Foraging

Book Review: Claire Goes Foraging

Independent authors and artists who are creating and publishing their own works are awesome! I've got a special book and author to share with you today! Click to buy your copy on Amazon (Margaret's preferred venue) Margaret Aycock is a talented artist who is also an avid forager. She works to share her ...

Book Review: Bitter by Jennifer McLagan

Book Review: Bitter by Jennifer McLagan

Let's play a game. Imagine that you've just tasted something bitter. Close your eyes, take a breath, and recall the flavor of a freshly peeled raw almond, an Imperial IPA, a drop of wormwood tincture, asafoetida, an un-sugared grapefruit. Maybe you were like me and you learned a lesson when you snuck a chunk of ...

Things I Love: Herbal Zines and Honest Communication

Things I Love: Herbal Zines and Honest Communication

Herbal Zines! I love it! UGH. Has February been dragging you down as much as it has me? I've been accomplishing many things and slogging through but lordy, has it been an uphill battle to keep motivated! What do you do to keep yourself inspired and moving during your energetic lows? In other news, I ...

Make Mead Like a Viking {A Review}

Make Mead Like a Viking {A Review}

Guess what? It turns out that I Make Mead Like a Viking.  Specifically, an Appalachian Yeti Viking! I was lucky enough to cross paths with Jereme Zimmerman online a few months before his book was to be released. After doing a bit of chatting back and forth and then reading his articles on Earthineer, I had ...

Wild Drinks and Cocktails by Emily Han  [Review & Giveaway!]

Wild Drinks and Cocktails by Emily Han [Review & Giveaway!]

Emily Han making delicious drinks for "Wild Drinks and Cocktails" (image credit Laure Joliet)   My regular readers already know that we keep things pretty simple around here. Thereis  a basic equation: Herbs+Foraging+Booze = One Happy Pixie!   So I am pleased as punch (pun totally ...

Things I Love: Maple Goodness

Things I Love: Maple Goodness

Look what I got in the mail! I was lucky enough to win a giveaway for a copy of "Maple: 100 sweet and savory recipes featuring pure maple syrup" by Katie Webster from the awesome "Yankee Kitchen ninja" blog. This book is more than just a collection of recipes. There's resources provided where you can learn ...

Book Review: Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith

Book Review: Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith

Grab a copy for yourself! I know that they say "don't judge a book by its cover," but as soon as I saw the cover of Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith, I knew I wanted to read it. I mean, just look at it!  Luckily for us all, this book offers much more than just a pretty face. My regular readers know ...

Quench: Handcrafted Beverages to Satisfy Every Taste & Occasion

Quench: Handcrafted Beverages to Satisfy Every Taste & Occasion

Quench by Ashley English, featuring two recipes from Amber of Pixiespocket.com! Hey, y'all! I'm in a book! Please pardon my enthusiasm...this is the very first time that a few of my recipes have ever been included in a book, and what a book this is! Ashley English, of Small Measure fame, is about to have her ...

Book Review: Homespun Seasonal Living: 12 Week Workbook

Book Review: Homespun Seasonal Living: 12 Week Workbook

by Kathie N. Lapcevic Do you feel disconnected from the world outside of your door? The parts with grass, trees, breezes, dirt, and well, life? The Homespun Seasonal Living Workbook was created to reconnect you to the patterns of Seasonal Living. Katie gives you 12 short, weekly lessons designed to help you get in ...

Pixie’s Pocket featured in Essential Herbal Magazine

Pixie’s Pocket featured in Essential Herbal Magazine

Grab a subscription today! I am thrilled to have an article in the Essential Herbal Magazine.  In this March/April 2014 issue, you can see my article on Four Thieves Vinegar, and all of the ways to use it on yourself and around the house!  Some of the other articles to look forward to in this issue include ...

Book Review: Homestead Cooking with Carol

Book Review: Homestead Cooking with Carol

Click to buy! Lucky little pixie that I am, I was a winner in a giveaway on EverythingHomeWithCarol.com in early 2013. As my prize, I was given a free copy of the ebook, "Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make-ahead Meals" by Carol J. Alexander. Now, I might not have my dream homestead yet, nor do I have ...

Book To Buy: 21st Century Herbalists by Jesse Wolf Hardin

Book To Buy: 21st Century Herbalists by Jesse Wolf Hardin

21st Century Herbalists by Jesse Wolf Hardin "Read the stories of "rock star" herbalists in this eclectic collection of interviews. Jesse Wolf Hardin presents intimate conversations with 21 of the most intriguing herbalists and foragers of the 21st Century. Properly subtitled "Rock-Stars, Radicals & Root ...

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