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.

Enjoy! Drop me a line if you have any questions.

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Making Cordials
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Thanks for watching the very first livestream video from Pixie's Pocket! You can skip ahead to the five minute mark for the cordial making portion to begin. Don't have time to watch the whole thing?... Read More

Herbal Smoking Blends
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When I was a child at bedtime at my grandparents’ house, I’d fall asleep watching whiffs of my Grandad’s vanilla pipe tobacco drifting down the hallway like blue ribbons. I smoked cigarettes in high school when... Read More

Pear Cordial: DIY Delicious Booze!
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Earlier this fall, a dear friend of mine became a homeowner. Her new bit o’earth is a lovely place – it boasts an old flower garden, a bountiful floor of lemon balm, and three big... Read More

Lacto-Fermented Garlic Recipe
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If you ever find yourself with a spare clove or two of garlic, consider trying a super-simple method of preserving it by fermenting it in a salt brine! Lacto-fermented garlic is awesome. The fermentation process makes... Read More


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