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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 able to find a ginger beer strong enough for me at the store, so it must fall to me to make my own. Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe Fresh ginger root (I used a whole palm, about ...

Goldenrod and Ginger Wine – One Gallon Recipe

Goldenrod plants in full bloom I'm a fan of weeds and wine, as you well may know. I'm particularly a fan of foraging wild weeds and invasive plants for herbal remedies, brews, and medicines. Goldenrod is a lovely and yet often misunderstood plant. Many people blame their autumnal allergies on the showy, yellow ...

Recipe: One Gallon of Spiced Chai Wine

When there's a chill in the air, I love to soothe myself with a warm cup of tea. I often choose to indulge in a strong, black tea like Earl Grey or Irish Breakfast, but there's something special about spiced Chai. Not only is it creamy and rich, but the spices that lend themselves to the complex flavor are warming and ...

Image by Dominik Martin: Ginger Tea from "How to Make Ginger Tea" at pixiespocket.com

How to make Ginger Tea

There are few teas that I make as often as I make Ginger Tea.  From the moment I put the cup to my lips and sip, the spicy glow radiates through my body and infuses me with a sense of well being and warmth. It is a simple comfort, like a lap blanket, a cuddly cat, and a book on a blustery day. I've often ...

Wild Fermented Dandelion Ginger Wine

It is a beautiful spring, but I'm singing the blues. I'm down to my last bottle of dandelion wine from last year, and now I have to make more! It will be months before I can drink more of this delicious, nutritious nectar! Oh, well. I'll make the most out of it and get a new batch going. There's no sense in ...

Pickling Spice Blend

Recipe Box: Pickling Spice Blend

Spice blends...from your grocery store shelves to a bulk herb market, there's a nearly endless variation of piquant, pungent, salty, savory, or sweet blends out there to choose from. If you do a lot of pickling, you might already have a favorite spice blend on hand. But have you ever considered mixing your own ...

Lacto fermented Cranberry Apple Butternut Relish Pixie's Pocket

Lacto-fermented Cranberry Apple Butternut Relish

Cranberries are delicious - their tart, sometimes bitter flavor can enhance most any meal, and they blend so well with both cinnamon and something sweet. I have a tradition of making a cranberry cordial every year, but this autumn I decided to try something a little different. Following my current trend of ...

Delicious H2PRO Smoothie!

H2PRO Probiotics + Vitamins: Recipe, Review and Giveaway!

Giveaway is over! Pin this image to share the news about this giveaway! H2PRO is awesome! As I've talked about before, I've had chronic candida issues for a good while, and I keep it under control by minimizing my sugar intake, eating live foods and taking probiotics. One issue that I've had with probiotic ...

elderberries

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Elderberry Mead

Elderberries are delicious! So is Elderberry Mead.  Even more than just being tasty, elderberries are useful and quite a potent medicine. I make jars full of elderberry tincture and cordial all throughout the year to stock up for fall and winter coughs, colds and flu. I'm currently on the hunt in my neck of the ...

Recipe Box: Spicy Cocoa Honey

Cocoa Honey (and Vanilla Beans!) Image by Modern Scribe Photography Infused honey is delicious. Some of you long-time readers know that I used to make and sell various herb-infused honeys both online and at local markets. I miss making huge batches of infused honey, some days.  But honestly, most of the time I ...

Recipe Box: Strawberry Oatmeal Pancakes

On the continuing theme of using fresh strawberries, I am delighted to share my new version of my Big Fluffy Pancakes recipe with the addition of fresh fruit, oatmeal and a bit of complementary spice! Butter and maple syrup are of course wonderful on these strawberry oatmeal pancakes, but if you really want to wow ...

Recipe Box: Ginger Citrus Syrup

Sometimes, I get squirrely. It usually hits me on the third day straight home from work, and even sooner if I'm left home alone with no one to talk to but the cat. My particular brand of squirreliness means that I'll be in the middle of doing something and be seized with an immediate desire to put things in jars ...

Moontime Tea

The moon is rising huge and silver in the sky this evening - full and bright! We are pushed and pulled along by the moon, just like the ocean - we are seventy percent water, are we not? The whole of humanity in the fullness of its gender spectrum respond to this primal pull. As someone with an active uterus, the ...

fire vinegar

Recipe Box: Fire Vinegar (Fire Cider)

The weather in western North Carolina can be a tease. We had our first freeze in October, but since then the temperatures have been leaping up into the 70's and then back down into the 20's at night. The plants, trees, and birds are so confused, and so is my sinus! People who I know are quite healthy and active are ...

August Wildflower Mead – A Success and Recipe of sorts

Queen Anne's Lace by Modern Scribe Photography In August 2012, I took it upon myself to wander around the yard and gather some lovely flowers together to make a gallon of wildflower mead - affectionately referred to around my home as "yard-clippin booze." One handful each of: Primrose flowers Queen ...

Mulled wine is good medicine - a recipe from pixiespocket.com

Mulled Wine is good medicine

Grumble. Mumble.  I have a fever...a mild one, mind you, and I should be in bed.  But I promise I'll do that in a minute. First I have to tell you about what I am drinking right now. Cordials, elixirs and brews I am drinking some mulled wine. Mulled wine is not just meant to be delicious, hot alcohol for ...

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