Canning & Preserving

Pear Butter Recipe – Small batch from windfall fruit

  I have a dear friend who lives but 10 minutes away, and she has a delicious problem - she has three old, stately pear...

Pear Vinegar Recipe – made with fruit scraps

Last year I came into an abundance of pears from a dear friend with a few grand trees at the edge of her yard. Among...

Misozuke: Miso Fermented Vegetables (Recipe and Giveaway!)

  I have a dear friend who has been an inspiration to me and to my culinary and herbal pursuits for many years now. When...

Garlic Infused Honey

Everyone knows garlic as the ubiquitous kitchen seasoning that it is, but there are fewer people who realize that they can use this versatile bulb medicinally! One way to...

Making Cordials

Thanks for watching the very first livestream video from Pixie's Pocket! You can skip ahead to the five minute mark for the cordial making portion...

Pear Cordial: DIY Delicious Booze!

Earlier this fall, a dear friend of mine became a homeowner. Her new bit o'earth is a lovely place - it boasts an old flower...

How to Harvest and Freeze Aloe Vera Gel

Here is an article I wrote for Learning Herbs, called "How to Harvest and Freeze Aloe Vera Gel". A few weeks ago, I repotted my...

Fermented Foods Workshop

A few weeks ago, I was the facilitator for a fermented foods workshop at a private festival in beautiful Eastern Tennessee! The Harvest Celebration focused...

Lemon Cucumber Brined Pickles Recipe

Have you ever grown or used lemon cucumbers? These lovely yellow globes were new to me until I visited a friend whose garden was more...

Putting down roots, dusting out the corners.

What makes a home your own? pulling weeds and planting your own flowers around the yard sucking up cobwebs and dust, sweeping out old dead...

Freezing Chickweed for Later

Late winter and early spring is the most glorious season for Chickweed! The freezing temperatures don't seem to deter this hardy weed. Her bright green clumps...

Damson Plum & Muscadine Butter

There's a lovely little spot downtown that I quite enjoy walking past as I head into work. It's an office in an old converted Victorian...

How to make Mint Infused Sugar

So, you've made a mint extract. You've made mint tea and stored enough dried mint to last you through a few winters. Maybe you've made...

Recipe Box: Honeysuckle Infused Sugar

May is rolling out and June is rolling in - wild roses and irises are blooming their last and the berries are starting to form green on...

Lemon Infused Honey

Man, oh, man...is this honey good! We go through jars of this recipe more quickly than the other infused honey and syrups that we keep around the house....