Articles by 'Shannon'


Shannon Mulligan-Mayernik is an herbalist and plant medicine maker based in Northern New Jersey. Co-Owner of Mayernik Kitchen, Beekeeper & Educator of all things local and homemade. Graduate apprentice of herbalist Robin Rose Bennett and recent graduate of the Chestnut School of Herbs. Shannon graduated from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition in 2015 and became a Master Food Preserver in 2019. Currently, Shannon is participating in a year long clinical program for herbal medicine in Bronx, New York.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Why is it that, no matter how much sleep I get, I continue to wake with puffy bags under my eyes?  Though there are days when I feel downright exhausted, on most occasions, I feel great, well-rested, and ready to start my day.  I just wish I... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

As much as I love the cooler weather with warm sweaters and a good pair of boots, I also love me some flip flops. One of the first tell-tale signs of the spring and summer months is the baring of feet; however, after being cramped into socks and shoes... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Events

Despite rising controversy and an increased amount of negative opinions, April 22 remains one of my favorite days of the year. No, it’s not Christmas.  No, I won’t be getting any birthday presents.  But, you do know how much I... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Did you know that I’ve had gray hair since high school?  No, really.  Since high school.  I guess genetics were in some kind of mood with me when I was born because I got the short end of the hair stick.  Though I’ve... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

As the air temperatures increase, we often tend to allow our clothing layers to decrease.  If you’re like me, this can be an awfully trying time for you.  Not because it’s bikini season and I need to get myself back into shape,... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Long walks through the woods foraging, long day's at a photo shoot or long days in the kitchen cooking always leave my feet sooo tired. I try to be barefoot as much as often, as I like to be grounded but boy oh boy does it leave my feet sore and... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Food Profile

We all know that good things come to those who wait; however, last year, we waited...and waited...and waited for some delicious sweet peas, but they were pretty hard to come by.  March 15 is regarded as the unofficial start to “pea... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

WOW - I can't believe it's already April. Time is flying and I am so excited that warmer weather is just around the corner. This weekend we had a setback on weather, dropping into the 20's, but luckily we did not lose anything out in the Mayernik... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

As you know, we Mayerniks preach organic as often as possible.  This goes from what we eat, to how we cook, to our skin care regime, and even how we try to self-medicate (at least, as often as possible).  As I was sneezing uncontrollably one... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

We are excited to announce one of our favorite additions to March’s Out of the Woods Apothecary Box: the Ginger Tincture.  As you may have read in our blog dedicated to all things ginger, this potent spice offers not only a wealth of flavor... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

Woo hoo!  It’s about that time of year again: the days get longer, the weather gets warmer, and Matt becomes a garden drill sergeant.  Though most people recognize the Spring Equinox as the first day of spring, March 20 is so much more... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

I had been using Vick’s Vapo Rub for as long as I can remember.  Some of my fondest childhood memories - though they involve being sick - were of my mom rubbing the soothing cream on my chest in the hopes of some easy breathing at bedtime.... read more.