Herbalism & Herbal Recipes
Homebrewing: Mead, Wine, and More
Welcome to Pixie's Pocket! I am Amber Shehan, and I am a hobbit-like, tipsy fae creature who resides in Western North Carolina - herbalist, author, educator, brewer of wines and meads, and a lazy gardener.
Browse by Category:
Ah, it is late June, and the Mimosa trees are blooming! These pink, fluffy trees are cartoonish but beautiful, looking like “truffula tuft” trees from Dr. Seuss books!
Mint infused sugar is a delicious ingredient for baked goods and all kinds of recipes. It’s a great way to use up an abundant mint harvest!
When you get started with making fermented foods, it is easy to be intimidated. If you weren’t raised with cultured foods in your diet, it is natural to be afraid of making something that might be dangerous to eat.
In this guest post, Zara Lewis shares a delicious recipe for a fruity Pavlova that is gluten and dairy free!
Try this fantastic jam inspired by a Mojito: Strawberry, Mango, Mint, and Rum!
I’m too lazy to hull berries, and why bother when I can have a jar of this sweet, fruity, astringent goodness to enjoy later?
Soapwort is a versatile plant that is easy to grow, harvest, and use around the home. It will clean skin, lace, quilts, hair, bodies, even household cleaning can be done with a strong enough brew. It is also known as Saponaria Officinalis, Wild Sweet William, Sweet Betty, or Bouncing Betty. I don’t know who Betty is, but she sounds like fun!
Motherwort and lemon balm are sisters in the Mint family, and together they make a brew that is soothing to the savage beast. If you are up late and unable to sleep due to stress and anxiety, pouring a glass of this brew can do the trick!