Recipe Box

Make your own Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Ginger is such a wonderful spice, and one of my favorites. It's a great healer, and its heat is just so enjoyable! I've never been...

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...

Cherry Wine – One Gallon Recipe

The day I have been waiting for finally came...my local grocery store had bags of beautiful, sweet red cherries on sale! Normally $6.98/lb or so,...

Creating cordials – preserving memories as well as the harvest

A few times every year, on the equinox and solstice, at Beltane and at Samhain, I gather with my like-minded friends and family and raise...

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...

Miso Mushroom Noodle Soup: Recipe and Miso Master Miso Giveaway!

The flu and cold season has been running rampant through our area lately. Many of our dear friends have been sniffling and coughing, and despite our...

Behind the scenes: a tour of Miso Master

There are few foods that are as nourishing to me as Miso. I used to be a meat and 'taters kind of girl, with little...

The Perfect Miso Soup Recipe

  Miso is delicious, nutritious, and very nourishing. In a pinch, I can make do with a dried powder packet to make a cup on...

Garlic Infused Honey

So, why in the world would you want to infuse honey with garlic? At first, the combination sounds odd when you contrast the pungent odor...

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...

Make your own Herbal Smoking Blends

When I was a child at bedtime at my grandparents' house, I'd fall asleep watching whiffs of my Grandad's vanilla pipe tobacco drifting down the hallway...

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...

Lacto-Fermented Garlic Recipe

If you ever find yourself with a spare clove or two of garlic, consider trying a super-simple method of preserving it by fermenting it in a...

Kudzu Flower & Muscadine Wine

I went foraging in downtown Asheville, right smack dab in the middle of the city. Normally, urban foraging isn't my favorite way to gather edible...