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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

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 ...

make mead like a viking review on pixiespocket.com

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 ...

Emily Han (photo credit Laure Joliet) making delicious drinks for her book "Wild Drinks and Cocktails" - see the review on pixiespocket.com

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 ...

Maple by katie webster - as seen on pixiespocket.com

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 ...

Artisan Drinks reviewed by pixiespocket.com

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 ...

Book Review: The New American Herbal by Stephen Orr

A lavishly illustrated modern herbal When I got my hands on a copy of The New American Herbal by Stephen Orr, I was pretty excited. There's been a sharp increase in shared cultural herbal knowledge through the internet and increased globalization in recent decades that has expanded the world of herbs ...

Book Review: The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther

Fermented Lemons on the cover of Nourished Kitchen One of the most recent books that's found its way to my doorstep was the lovely The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther. I totally did a little happy dance when it arrived, too!  I've been following The Nourished Kitchen site for a few years now ...

Book Review: Make Some Beer by Erica Shea and Stephen Valand

Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg Let me start off by saying this: I live in Asheville, North Carolina. It has been voted Beer City USA for a few years, and there are, at the moment of posting, 13 craft breweries listed by the Asheville Ale Trail in and around this small ...

Giveaway: Homestead Cooking with Carol (now in print!)

Click to buy in ebook or print. Do you remember when I received an ebook copy of “Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make-ahead Meals” by Carol J. Alexander and wrote a review? I really did enjoy that book.   Even though I don't consider myself a newbie at food preparation and ...

Homespun Seasonal Living 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 ...

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 ...

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