November 2021

Old Friends

2021-11-13T18:01:07+00:00November 5th, 2021|

I recently experienced the loss of a dear friend. We were pals for over 50 years and in spite of frequently living somewhere hard to get to, she was always there for me and always on my mind. It’s so easy to forget all the ways we are connected to each other, but when you lose someone you’ve basically grown up with the loss takes time to recover from. I miss my Toni every day, so in her honor, I came up with these little balls of goodness. My girl didn’t enjoy cannabis too much, but she’ll understand that we do. Make a batch of these and thank my old friend Toni Case.

TONI’S TRUFFLES

This recipe is one I adapted from a Brazilian confection from the ‘40s to honor my great friend Toni Case. It’s very simple and quite delicious, plus…cannabis! If your hands get gooey when you roll the little balls, coat ‘em with cooking spray. So good! To make around 2 dozen candies, you’ll need:

1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

½ C. unsweetened cocoa powder

3 Tb. infused cannabis butter or solid coconut oil

1 Tb. cinnamon

1 tsp. salt

1 C. dried strawberries/raspberries/chopped dried sour cherries

Sprinkles or colored sugar

Liberally oil a 9 in. square baking dish. Get everything except the sprinkles in a medium saucepan and cook, on low to medium low, for about 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently. Remember to keep the temp low so you don’t burn off any of the goodness. You want this really thick; your spatula will leave an obvious trail when you drag it across the bottom. Spread this out in the prepared baking pan and chill for at least an hour. When it’s chilled, scoop out about 1 Tb. of the mixture and roll in a cute little ball, then place in those teeny muffin cups. You can sprinkle the sparkles over or roll in the pretty stuff – up to you. If you use the 3 Tb. of cannabis butter, you’ll have approx. 150 mg. total; if you use hash butter, you’re looking at enjoying around 400-600 mg. Plan accordingly and have fun! Do keep these in the fridge and away from the littles.

September 2021

Emerging

2021-11-13T17:46:45+00:00September 30th, 2021|

My darlings! It feels like it’s been forever but finally we can start to see the light. Thanks to the incredible strength and fortitude of so very many wonderful humans, here in the US we’re starting to see the end of this horrible pandemic. I know we’re all hoping for healing and normalcy, and even tho I know we’ll have a ‘new’ normal, the possibility of being able to hug and be with other people makes me giddy with joy. Giddy! So instead of a lot of words, I want to share this recipe with you. My son Aaron found one like this, and neither one of us thought it could possibly be good. So I got to work and played around, and turns out these brownies are SO good – light, fudgy, delicious. Enjoy some and be excited about coming out of the darkness. I’m sending you all love and light and hope. Mary

                      GREEN GLUTEN FREE GARBANZO BROWNIES

Beans in baking? Yes! These brownies are wonderful anytime, but especially when you have gluten intolerant humans around. These can also be completely vegan with the use of egg substitute, so get in there and make some. For approx. 12 big brownies you’ll need:

1 14 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

2 eggs (or egg sub equivalent for our vegan pals)

½ C. cocoa powder

2/3 C. sugar

3 Tb. infused olive oil (supplies approx. 150 total mg. of cannabinoids so be aware, use some uninfused of you want)

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. sea salt

2 tsp. cinnamon

½ C. toasted chopped walnuts (pecans or almonds are also good)

¼ C. dark chocolate chips – optional, but will give you a fudgier brownie

¼ C. white chocolate chips – I sprinkle these on top, but up to you where they go

Maldon sea salt for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 350, and prepare a 9×9 baking pan, lining with parchment and spraying with pan spray. Get all of the ingredients except the nuts and chips into a blender or food processor. Whiz this till it’s completely smooth, add the chocolate chips and nuts, then scrape into your pan, scattering the white chips on top if you want. Start testing for doneness at 25 minutes; you want no goo on your tester, so anywhere from 25 – 30 minutes works. As they come out of the oven sprinkle the Maldon sea salt over the top. Let cool for at least ½ hour, then cut up and devour!

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How are you Doing??

2021-11-13T17:42:52+00:00September 13th, 2021|

Darlings, now that we’re into Fall I need to check in. I truly hope this finds you well and happy and most of all, healthy. So many of us have been affected in one way or another by the Covid pandemic, and I’m hoping you and yours are in good shape. It’s been stunning to me how many people don’t understand the basic concept of disease, but then again there are always people who don’t understand or trust science. I even had a (christian conservative) friend tell me recently she was “sick of the word science”. So what do we do when a portion of the populace is determined to ignore facts and overwhelm the hospitals? Like many of us, I’ve learned the hard way that often belief can supersede facts; when someone has a strongly held emotional belief ain’t nothing you can do about it. So for me the best thing has been staying as happy as possible. And you know that means lots of walking, lots of salad (and chocolate!) and coming up with new cannabis recipes. I’m not saying just stay high until the pandemic’s over, but at the same time I’ve been able to stay sane and elevated with our friend cannabis. So darlings, whether you enjoy some relaxing CBD preparations before bed, if you use infused sugar in your coffee at work, or if you blaze the minute you get home – I say no worries. Mother Earth has given us cannabis for a reason, and I think surviving a worldwide pandemic with the gift of her medicine is the way to go. So -onward!

August 2021

August!

2021-11-13T17:49:43+00:00August 2nd, 2021|

My darlings, welcome to August. The month of glorious fruit, too much sun, and a lot of eating outside. I’m including a couple of recipes for your August – or anytime – enjoyment. These are great as you can tailor the amount you use to your needs, and no one has to be concerned about over doing it. I want you to have healthy fun and enjoyable medication, and these will do it!

                                 GREEN THAI PEANUT SAUCE

This is a fine sauce to have on hand; it can take sautéed vegetables and a little protein and rice to a whole new place. For about 2 cups, you’ll need:

½ C. natural peanut butter

2 whole jalapenos, seeded and chopped (leave in some seeds if you like it hot)

1 thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

2-3 large cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

1 Tb. sugar

2 Tb. infused peanut oil (try 1 Tb infused oil and 1 Tb. plain for smaller dosage)

4 Tb. Thai fish sauce (nam pla)

6 Tb. fresh lime juice

Toss all of the above in a blender and blend till smooth. Store it in the fridge and use on almost everything; I love it with chicken skewers or rice noodle salad – yum!

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                                            GREEN KETCHUP

Ketchup is such a ubiquitous condiment, why not enjoy it medicated? This is delicious and a fine way to get your medicine. For approx. 1 cup, you’ll need:

1 Tb. infused oil, or 6 droppers Green Revolution Avocado Oil Tincture 1:20

1 small can (6 oz.) tomato paste

2 Tb. apple cider vinegar

½ C. water

1Tb. brown sugar

1 tsp. each salt, garlic powder, onion powder

½ tsp anchovy paste (optional)

½ tsp. Chipotle powder (also optional, gives a more BBQ flavor)

Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium saucepan and bring to a low boil. Immediately turn it down to the lowest simmer. Cover the pan and cook anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, just remember to keep the heat loooooooow. When it’s thickened allow to cool then store in the fridge – your hotdogs will say thanks!!

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April 2021

We Made It – Thanks Cannabis!

2021-11-13T17:54:03+00:00April 5th, 2021|

At the extreme risk of being trite, congratulations to all of us for making it thru 2020! I know a large number of us didn’t make it, and I am sad for all of the loss. Not only the loss of life, but the loss of income, the loss of structure, and the (hopefully temporary) loss of the waistline. It’s been a rough time and many of us are still having it tough. This is where I say……cannabis! There’s a reason that cannabis dispensaries were designated an essential business during the pandemic. Unlike with alcohol or opiates, our bodies are primed to accept cannabis because of the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system, or ECS, provides balance in the body and brain of humans as well as animals. The ECS affects every part of us, and when cannabis is introduced, homeostasis can begin. For people suffering from inflammation, pain, PTSD, anxiety, and a host of other diseases, cannabis has been shown to be extremely beneficial. For those of us trying to recover from last year, it’s been a lifesaver. I’m telling you about the ECS because in this new year, this hopefully better, more humane year, you’re going to want to be aware, awake, pain free and ready. We’ve got a lot to do! Beside the incredible health benefits of cannabis, let’s not forget that it makes you feel GREAT; happy, maybe horny, creative, goofy…..the list goes on. If you’re reading this you’re probably already a fan of pot, but if not, and if you want some relief from whatever ails you, please give cannabis a try. I was on 5 serious prescriptions and a cane – not sexy – and now with cannabis I’m free of all that. Like many of us I smoked some pot in high school and college, but I never knew about the medical benefits. Trust me when I say cannabis in 2021 will make this your best year ever. Get yourself to a dispensary, get some delicious ganja, and enjoy 2021! With love…. Mary

Huge Change

2021-11-13T17:52:29+00:00April 3rd, 2021|

Recently I had to go to the emergency room for some internal weirdness. All is well now and things are ok, but when I got home (after 7 hours of looking at cute docs and me in my sexy hospital gown) I had a big damn realization. I need to be very aware of my internal workings because of scar tissue from past surgeries, etc. The (totally hot) doc asked me if I needed anything for pain and I said no. During the course of my stay he asked me probably four times if I needed anything for pain and I kept saying no. THIS IS A MIRACLE! I didn’t even realize I had done that till I got home and then I went….. damn. Historically I’ve been all about the pills, to the point of thinking about them and wanting them all damn day. I used to have a 3 drug rule when partying! Now thanks to cannabis I’m almost always pain free, I don’t need nasty pharmaceuticals, and I never look in people’s medicine cabinets anymore. Yes, I’ve done that – never took anything, but I can totally see how the pill thing can get out of control. With cannabis, I’m productive and happy and waaaay more chill. So now that things are opening up, now that we can start to think about seeing each other again, I just have to say THANK YOU to cannabis. No more pills, no more weirdness, just happy healthy healing. WAHOO!

July 2020

July 2020, or WTF?

2020-07-17T19:00:41+00:00July 17th, 2020|

Hi friends! I hope this finds you all healthy and managing your way thru this incredibly tough time. Who would have thought we’d still be dealing with a pandemic in July? We can only hope that people wake up and understand the need for masks and social distance. Of course the pandemic makes things much harder for everyone; for me finding someone to be my boyfriend has been near impossible. However, all of the inconvenience is worth it to NOT DIE. So, for something to make you feel good even when shit is super weird, I want to give you the comfort of Sausage Gravy.

JOSHS’ SAUSAGE GRAVY

I came up with this after realizing my pal Josh just can’t do dairy or gluten anymore. This gives you all the umami goodness of cream using an infused bacon and chicken fat combo instead.  To serve four, you’ll need:

1 Lb. sweet or hot Italian sausage (if links, remove from casings and crumble)

1 small sweet onion, chopped

1 large clove garlic, minced

6-8 Cremini or white mushrooms, chopped (optional but good)

3 Tb. infused savory fat (directions below)

1 1/2 C. unflavored plant milk (soy or coconut work great)

1 tsp. cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tb. cold water (you might need more cornstarch depending on how thick you like it)

Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, thyme – to taste, depending on your sausage

In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the sausage till it’s crumbly and mostly browned, then remove it to a paper towel lined plate. In the fat remaining in the pan sauté the onion, garlic, and mushrooms (if using) till the onion is translucent. Then with a slotted spoon add the onion, garlic and mushrooms to the plate with the sausage, and wipe out the pan. Put the pan back on a medium burner and add the infused fat and then the plant milk. When the mix bubbles add the cornstarch, turn it down to medium, stir, and let this thicken. If it seems too thick add more milk, a tablespoon at a time. When it’s thick like you like it add the sausage/vegetable mix. Stir this, taste, and add the salt, peppers, and thyme. Give it a few more minutes on low so everything marries, then serve over grits, cornbread, or your fave absorbent carbohydrate. If you use a Full plant infusion and my recipe for infused fat, this will yield around 40 mg per serving. NOT for beginners!

INFUSED SAVORY FAT: Use my normal fat infusion recipe of 1 oz. decarbed (or activated) cannabis to 1 lb. fat, in this case ¾ Lb. bacon fat and ¼. Lb. chicken fat. Great for savory dishes, and if you need it less strong, just cut back on your cannabis; stronger, add more. Have fun and enjoy some damn fine biscuits and gravy! www.maryjwhite.com

I truly hope this will give you a little comfort and joy. If you’d like more recipes or ways to use cannabis, check out my YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs872XpxInDBSY9ETksQjHQ?view_as=subscriber.    Thank you all for being you; stay safe and stay sane with cannabis. All the X’s and O’s         MJW

May 2020

ONLINE CLASSES ARE HERE!

2020-05-09T18:33:13+00:00May 9th, 2020|

My humans! my online Cooking with Cannabis class is finally here. With the help of Trey Reckling and the Academy of Cannabis Science, we’ve put together a very comprehensive and may I say fun class about Cooking with Cannabis and fat extractions.  Turns out all the words I use in class are a bit difficult to get in order. I was really sweating it there for a few days, as this isn’t just us cooking and playing in my kitchen. With luck this class, along with the rest in the series, will eventually appear all over the world. Since I tend to be a bit casual, this was a true exercise in slowing down to do research. Trey, as well as being super smart, was super patient in helping me figure it out. I haven’t been in school in almost 50 freakin’ years, so learning about the modules was a challenge. I def had to stretch my brain and it was worth it. Point is: If you can’t get to my house in West Seattle, you can now take my Cooking with Cannabis Fat Extractions class online. If you came to a class a few years ago this will be a good refresher, especially since there’s so much more great info available now. I’ve gained so much just in putting all this information together – turns out cannabis is endlessly fascinating and almost every day we learn new stuff. So please, if you want to know how to make fat extractions, if you want to refresh your knowledge, or if you just like to learn cool stuff,  check out my class at www.academyofcannabisscience.com. And of course giant thanks to Trey Reckling – you rock sir!

April 2020

ONLINE CLASSES

2020-04-29T22:04:23+00:00April 29th, 2020|

Yup, new stuff soon! I want to make sure you all know I’m not just sitting around getting high and coming up with  recipes. I’m working with Trey Reckling of the Academy of Cannabis Science to get my cooking classes online. We’re starting with the Fat Infusions class – the original Cooking with Cannabis – and then I’m hoping to expand with Tinctures and Topicals. This will be a class you take online, with a ton of accompanying videos and links and all kinds of cool educational stuff. Trey is the man behind the Cannabis Courses at Seattle Colleges as well as at UNLV. When this whole pandemic started I knew right away I had to figure out a way to reach you, so in actuality the pandemic got me going. I’ve been a bit concerned about putting my classes on line as so much of what I do is hands on; luckily I know Trey and when I reached out the timing was right. Since not everyone can get over here to my house in West Seattle, we included quite a few videos so you can see how things work. You’ll learn all kinds of cool history and science, and at the end you’ll make butter….. it’s going to be really fun. So again, stay tuned, because hopefully in about 2 weeks we’ll be coming to a computer near you. I’m very much looking forward to expanding and meeting new people and teaching the world about the wonder that is cannabis. YAY!!

Time to bake!

2020-04-22T10:09:07+00:00April 22nd, 2020|

Here we are in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, and one positive thing to come from it is people are cooking, so YAY! I’m going to share a lot of my recipes with you during this time because, why not. So here’s my latest, and believe me when I say these are freakin’ delicious. It’s smart to share these immediately or you too could be blissfully drooling in front of Netflix, which is what I did after too much “testing”. Depending on your cannabis and how you decarb these can be strong, so plan accordingly. Have fun darlings  – more soon!    with love MJW

GREEN TAHINI BLONDIES

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