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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Container Gardening: Winter Edition
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Why do I enjoy Container Gardening? We are fans of container gardening around the Pixie’s Pocket homestead. Saffron, lettuces, herbs, tomatoes – they all live nestled into pots, tins, and buckets. They clutter up the porch and... Read More

Dandelion Recipes (and infographic!)
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Dandelions. Dandelions are amazing!  My long time readers know that I often wax poetic about this despised “weed” – I sing songs to plants I find in my yard, stick flowers in my hair, and end... Read More

Things I Love: Maple Goodness
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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... Read More

Spiced Chai Wine
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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... Read More

Things I Love: The Dark of Night
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Have you ever considered how important darkness is? For centuries upon centuries, our lives revolved around the natural light provided by our sun and moon. We rose when the sun beamed it’s light onto our... Read More

Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinses
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My newest post on the Herbal Academy of New England site is live!  Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinses  Every season provides a new way to strain and damage your hair. The sand and salt water of... Read More


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