Amber Shehan is the head pixie in charge at Visit to learn about herbalism, foraging, brewing, and more!

Hello! I'm Amber.

Welcome to the Pixie's Pocket!

Here, you'll find articles about foraging foods and brewing meads, recipes for fermented foods and delicious things made with too much butter, and the occasional account of my gardening mishaps.

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Trini Pepper Sauce
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I love my luck! A few months ago, I saw a chance to get a free sample of a new hot sauce made in North Carolina for folks to try and review. I jumped on the chance, but... Read More

Things I Love: September work
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September is full of work! A photo posted by Amber Shehan (@amberpixiespocket) on Aug 31, 2016 at 9:36am PDT I have been harvesting, drying, canning, freezing, and otherwise making good things with the final fruits... Read More

Kudzu Flower & Muscadine Wine
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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 weeds and fruit because of the traffic and residual pollution,... Read More

Things I Love: August! Sweet August!
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  Oh, August...your warm and stormy days are so dear to me. The berries and tomatoes are bursting off of the vines, the warm weather plants are making their final push before harvest, and SOON... Read More

Lemon Cucumber Brined Pickles Recipe
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Have you ever grown or used lemon cucumbers? These lovely yellow globes are new to me! (Get heirloom seeds from Richter’s Herbs) Upon paying her a visit, I was recently gifted a bag full of lemon... Read More


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