Topic: Edibles

Savory soup is made for autumn

This simple-to-make soup for one is sure to warm you on chilly nights. If you have the time, roast the squash instead of boiling. It adds a wonderful level of complexity. The avocado garnish is terrific, and so are fried sage leaves, a dollop of crème fraiche, or a simple sprinkling of smoked paprika. A couple of my favorite markets sell butternut squash already peeled and cubed, which makes life simple. I have even seen the cubed squash in the frozen section. These would absolutely work — after all, this soup is just for you. It’s all about getting to

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Canna-Balls styled after Alice’s ‘brownies’

Did you know that the original marijuana brownies weren’t really brownies? They more closely resembled what we would now call energy balls. In a nutshell, the story goes like so: Alice B. Toklas, lifelong companion of Gertrude Stein and Paris salon fixture, was writing an autobiographical cookbook in the 1950s. The book included several guest recipes from her Bohemian buddies. One of her mischievous friends, Brion Gysin, submitted a recipe for something called “Hashish Fudge,” which comes with the warning that moderation is key and that these little treats might induce thoughts on “many simultaneous planes.” The recipe didn’t actually

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Drive-thru bud

Drive-through cannabis has some major advantages, especially in the age of COVID-19 — as you don’t have to risk a breach of distancing by going into a shop. It even feels safer than getting your cannabis delivered at home, where you still have to deal with someone coming to your home and exchanging payment and product. It’s similar to a drive-in bank and, in fact, the La Mota shop on Stewart Avenue in Medford used to be an Umpqua Bank branch. It has a drive-up window where La Mota budtenders can announce the daily special, inspect your ID, display product,

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A Simple Explanation Of Cannabis Decarboxylation And How To DIY

A simple explanation of cannabis decarboxylation and how to DIY

No matter your recipe, you’ll have to warm up the weed before cooking it into anything in order to activate the THC. Decarboxylating your cannabis is the first thing you must do if you’re planning to cook with it. Despite the complicated word, this process is simple and involves applying some kind of heat to the herb in order to convert the non-psychoactive compound THCA into the high-inducing THC most people want in their edibles. Luckily, decarboxylation is super easy to do and doesn’t require anything else other than basic tools you likely have in your kitchen. Here are three

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How To Consume The Remainder Of Your Vaporized Marijuana

How to consume the remainder of your vaporized cannabis

Vape pens don’t submit marijuana through a combustion process, meaning that the remainder of vaporized cannabis could be used for other things. Vape pens have some perks over smoking, with one of the biggest ones being that marijuana doesn’t go through a combustion process. Thanks to this, there’s no ash or smoke, which results in healthier lungs and longer life for your cannabis remains. While most of the THC in marijuana disappears when vaped, cannabinoids remain that can be reused in different and sometimes even potent ways. Here are some things you can do if you don’t feel like throwing

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Elevating the edible

Baked goods sold a decade ago at dispensaries in Oregon were clichés of contraband cookies. Consumers couldn’t mistake the key ingredient overwhelming those medical marijuana edibles, often homemade and packaged in plastic baggies. Convinced that cannabis consumers hungered for something better, Laurie Wolf — a classically trained chef, cookbook author and longtime recipe developer — knew she could satisfy the collective appetite. Retailers’ cannabis edibles, she says, “completely sucked” before culinary experts like her stepped onto the scene. “There are dreadful cookies out there,” says Wolf. “I hate edibles that taste like weed.” With a dozen books to her credit,

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How to make medible cannabis gummies at home

Aside from being cute and convenient, gummies are a flavorful, fun and effective way to medicate. If possible, make these candies in a silicon mold and they’ll pop right out after being chilled. It’s also helpful to taste the mixture before pouring it into the mold. If the weed taste is too strong, try adding some additional honey. Ganja Gummies Makes 24 servings THC per serving: 5 mg Ingredients 1 large package orange Jell-O 1-1/2 cups orange juice, divided 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup Cannabis Infused Cooking Oil, preferably coconut 4 packets gelatin Dash cornstarch Instructions Combine the Jell-O and

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Cannabis cooking: Creamy Carrot and Potato Soup

This easy-to-make soup is perfect for the fall, when nights get cooler and the rains begin. We Oregonians know how to chill out, and the addition of cannabis gets that done. The cumin and the caraway seeds flavor this creamy, soothing soup. Carrots and potatoes are such a great pair. Alternatively you can make the soup with sweet potatoes instead of the russets, which adds a lovely sweetness. That version deserves a dollop of sour cream. One Thanksgiving I served this soup in tall and thin 2-ounce glasses. Anticipating a hearty meal, this soup was a perfect appetite whetter. And

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Market Street Wellness offers cannabis cooking classes twice a month

Making cannabis butter — with CBD, THC or both — is not rocket science, but it’s also not a walk in the park. That became clear during one of the twice-a-month cooking classes offered at Market Street Wellness in Medford. There’s a fair amount of important information you want to master, starting with the need to decarboxylate your green matter. Now, don’t let that five-syllable word scare you off. It just means you have to heat it up to activate the useful cannabinoids for edibles. The process is the same whether you are using CBD or psychoactive THC or anything

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Madrone Cannabis Club: Modern-day pioneers

People who are starting cannabis farms and opening dispensaries now, in the early years of legal recreational cannabis, are actually pioneers whose stories will likely go down in Oregon history along with the brave wagon train trailblazers and early loggers, fruit growers and vintners. If you ask them, they’ll probably be glad to fill your ear with stories about cruel jail sentences and painful physical problems that were endured before society said, hey, this stuff ain’t hurtin’ anyone and might help. Not untypical are Lillian and Alex Whitnell, a married couple of 20-somethings who pioneered west from Illinois to create

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Summer 2020 TOC:

  • Cannabis Entrepreneurs: The women behind ‘Ladies of Paradise’
  • Terroir: Inside the science of tasty bud
  • Cannabis Cooking: Canna-balls styled after Alice’s ‘Brownies’
  • Retail: Home delivery gets a boost
  • Profile: River City Retail has a winning formula
  • Retail: Pandemic fuels pot-buying explosion
  • Religion: Cannabis for churchgoers
  • Growing: Hardy Seeds in Ashland shares why hemp loves company
  • COVID-19: Hemp farming – ‘It’s a lot safer than working at McDonalds’
  • Retail: Drive-thru bud at La Mota

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