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 Garden

June 29th....Already....Where has time gone? The month of June flew by! I can't believe we are celebrating Independence Day in just a few days. The garden is doing amazing! So much has grown and there are tons of flowers/fruit on the plants. We even... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

The Mayernik Garden is 100% underway. I can't believe how much has grown in just a few short weeks. We've had some wacky weather....real hot and dry and then super cold with a chance of frost. We are now just starting to get some rain which the plants... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

The garden is ALIVE! With today being the last day of April, I wanted to get out there and check out what was growing before we go away for a long weekend. The herb garden is really starting to come along, as well as some of the plants in the veggie... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Food Photography

During the cold, dark month of February, I signed up for a Narrative Food Photography Online Course with Gina Weathersby. O-M-G what a fantastic course it was. It was a three week course that taught us how to tell a story through food. What an amazing... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

What is a tincture you may ask? Before learning how to make a tincture, it is important to learn what a tincture is! Tinctures are herbal preparations that use something beyond water as a solvent. Using a solvent like alcohol, vinegar, or glycerin,... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Food Review

 Not too long ago, my hubby, best friend and I spent the day in New York City checking out all sorts of sweet shops. We did a whole tour around the East Village but I wanted to chat specifically about this one shop. It was a tiny little place,... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

April 6, 2015...cold weather seeds have been planted in the 2015 Mayernik Garden.  We had a very mild day, and all our seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library came in, so we wanted to get out there and start planting some cold weather... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

Well, it's that time of year. The garden is starting to wake up and boy, is it an exciting time for us. We had a really long winter; super cold and lots of snow in the Northeast, so the first signs of spring are always welcomed with open arms. The... read more.