May 2022

Emerging

2022-05-02T22:37:10+00:00May 2nd, 2022|

Happy May my wonderful humans! Don’t know about you, but it’s taken me a while to get into spring this year. Partly of course because the weather  here in Washington has been way colder than usual, and it’s just now starting to get warm. But with all the flowers and gorgeous bright green leaves everywhere, I’m starting to feel like hibernation is over and the greening can commence. The other day I picked up my cannabis clones for this year, and I let them know it’s going to take a minute to get used to the bracing temps, but they seem ready to go. Honestly, I’m so grateful and glad that I can grown my own medicine; it’s one of the most empowering things I know, to be able to take excellent care of your self with a plant. Granted, every state with recreational cannabis has different rules, and Washington is notoriously picky, but I’m still happy that I can grow my medicine with no concerns about legality. In this state one does need a medical card to grow, but for me it’s totally worth it. Plus there’s a cosmic/spiritual thing that happens when you’re growing cannabis; those of you who’ve had that experience will know what I mean. To celebrate the plant, the recipe below is great for Mother’s Day, but it’s also fine whenever you want something delightful for dessert. If you don’t want it medicated just leave out the tincture, it’s still delicious.

                                    GREEN P’NUT BUTTER MOUSSE

This is what happens when you have some heavy cream around, you smoke an energizing Sativa hybrid, and get the urge for something sweet. You can leave out the THC tincture, but trust me, it’s worth it! For 4 servings, you’ll need:

1 C. cold heavy cream (get the highest butter fat content you can – 40% is ideal)

3 Tb. THC tincture

¼ C. crunchy peanut butter; please buy the good stuff, not the stuff with sugar!

¼ C. white chocolate chips – chopped

¼ C. lightly salted shelled peanuts – chopped

½ tsp. cornstarch

1 tsp. vanilla

3Tb. powdered sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon, large pinch salt – both optional but good

For the best result, make sure your mixing bowl and beaters are really well chilled. Pour the cream into your cold mixing bowl and start to mix on low. With the beaters going, add the tincture, cornstarch, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon and salt, if using. When the mixture is about halfway to whipped, add the peanut butter and about half of the chips and peanuts. Whip this till firm but still pillowy; be careful not to let it break or approach the butter stage. Get this into 4 cute glasses or dessert bowls and sprinkle the rest of the peanuts and chocolate chips over. Garnish with mint and feel like the dessert expert!

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April 2022

Cannabis Treats for April!

2022-04-03T21:49:19+00:00April 3rd, 2022|

Hi my darlings, happy, happy spring! This is my favorite time of year, what with all the good smells and new plants and general renewal. With the state of our world right now, I feel like this is the time to gather your humans and critters close and share some good stuff. Do give these crunchy little crackers a try; they’re fun to make, taste good, and oh yeah – if you use the full amount of infused butter, you’ll have about 25 mg. of full spectrum goodness. Enjoy one or two of these with a beverage and maybe some thinly sliced ham…..you’ll realize everything will eventually be ok!

                                        GREEN CHEESE CRACKERS

These little crackers are a great way to get your medicine, especially if you’re getting tired of medicated brownies and cookies. To make about 3 dozen, you’ll need:

2 C. flour

Pinch of salt

2 tsp. red pepper flakes (play with this –you might want more or less, or use curry powder or whatever spice you like)

1 Lb. sharp cheddar, grated and at room temp

1 C. melted cannabis butter (you can do ½ cannabutter and ½ reg butter to adjust the strength)

2 C. crispy rice cereal

Preheat your oven to 325. In a big bowl, combine the flour, salt, and spices. Dump in the cheese and mix till it’s all coated with the flour. Pour in the melted butter and stir till the mixture is crumbly and moist. Add the cereal and knead till everything is all combined.  Form the dough into small balls, arrange on an ungreased baking sheet and flatten with a fork. This is where you can make ‘em big or small – it’s up to you. Bake thin crackers 30 minutes and thick ones about 40. They’re great with a glass of wine or dipped in chutney…..and if you use cannabutter you’ll probably only need to eat one!

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March 2022

Something Delicious for Almost Spring

2022-03-02T16:52:43+00:00March 2nd, 2022|

Darlings, happy almost Spring! Here in Seattle we’ve been experiencing lots of rain, varying temps, and some teasing from Ma Nature. So with winter about to leave, I thought some rich sesame goodies would be just the thing. Enjoy these with some hot tea, and smile as you watch the rain.

                                        GREEN TAHINI BLONDIES

I adapted this Blondie recipe from one in the Seattle Times, and with a few tweaks and some infused oil, these are delicious and effective! To make approx. 2 dozen Blondies, you’ll need:

½ C. infused olive oil (or any other infused neutral oil that you like)

1 ¼. C. flour

¾ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. sea salt

½ tsp. ground pepper (trust me on this)

1 tsp. ground cardamom (you can leave this out but I find it really helps disguise the pot flavor)

2 Tb. white sesame seeds, toasted

2 Tb. black sesame seeds, toasted

1 ¼ C. gently packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla (please use real vanilla – it matters)

1/2 C. tahini paste

Preheat your oven to 350. Butter or oil an 8×8 square baking pan, then line with parchment with the sides overhanging and butter/oil the parchment as well. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cardamom, salt, pepper, and sesame seeds. In another medium bowl, whisk together the infused oil, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Then blend the dry ingredients with the wet until they’re just incorporated, then add the tahini and mix. This will make a stiff dough that you’ll need to pat into your pan, smoothing the top. Bake till golden on the top; 30 minutes gives you a lovely chewy center. Wait till these are completely cool, then lift out by the parchment and cut into 24 squares. Depending on your pot and the decarb, you’ll be enjoying approx. 30-50 mg. of cannabinoids per blondie. YUM!!! www.maryjwhite.com

 

February 2022

Mushroom Love!

2022-02-02T19:14:02+00:00February 2nd, 2022|

February; it’s kind of a strange month as we’re in the throes of winter and we REALLY want spring. Thankfully we can consume lots of chocolate because of Valentines Day, and that helps. You know what else can help? Warm, delicious, sexy, buttery, Duxelle. Try this recipe, either medicated or not, and you’ll be feeling cozy and good.

                                                                GREEN DUXELLE

Duxelle is a French word for a delicious versatile combo of finely diced mushrooms, butter, herbs, shallots, and love. I’ve found this delicious paste-like stuff very handy to have around; top crostini, mix with pasta, fill an omelet, use on roast chicken…. When you have some of this in the fridge, you’re automatically a little fancier. To make approx. 2 cups of duxelle, you’ll need:

1 Lb. mushrooms; cremini, button, or a mix of ones you like

2 Tb. butter (use 4 Tb. if not using infused butter) divided

2 Tb. infused butter (mix this in at the end so you don’t waste cannabinoids)

½ C. finely diced shallot or onion

1 tsp. dry thyme   OR

2 Tb. finely minced fresh thyme or parsley

¼ C. dry white wine, Vermouth, or brandy

Salt and pepper to taste

Finely chop your mushrooms or whiz in a food processor till fine. Scrape the ‘shrooms into a clean kitchen towel, then wring out over the sink – this will guarantee nice dry ‘shrooms. Melt 2 Tb. of the butter in a large pan, then add the ‘shrooms, the shallot or onion, the herbs, and seasonings. Cook and stir for around 5-7 minutes, till the mushrooms release their liquid and start to brown. Add the rest of the butter, swirl it around, then add the wine or Vermouth. Cook till the alcohol has evaporated, about another 2 minutes; if using infused butter be careful here as you don’t want it to cook too long. Adjust the seasonings then let the mixture cool and store in the fridge or freezer – so handy to have around!   www.maryjwhite.com

 

 

 

January 2022

Find the Joy

2022-01-02T21:47:47+00:00January 2nd, 2022|

My darling fellow humans…..I don’t think it matters what your belief system is or what your politics are, 2021 was rough. I am encouraged though by so many people who just keep going in the face of disease, and weird weather, and basically a huge world wide shift. I tell my kids frequently not to get stuck in the scary but to embrace the positive. And in reality I think there’s more good than bad in the world, and we need to find and encourage it. So ……whatever you need to do to find your joy, do that. For me it’s a bunch of things; family, teaching, reading, walking, sexy time, the cat, making up recipes, and of course, enjoying our friend cannabis. The point I’m trying to make is that yeah, shit is messed up all over, but there’s also a huge amount of good. The other day I had the great pleasure of teaching a young guy from Austria about cannabis and it was wonderful. Just to talk to someone from another country, who by the way spoke English better than I, was an eye opener and I definitely recommend it. He gave me me so much hope; at 23 he was aware, intelligent, well traveled, kind, and committed to improving the world. So I want to urge you all to try not to let the news bring you down – there’s more good than bad in the world, so find the joy!!

December 2021

THANK YOU!!

2021-12-09T18:43:29+00:00December 9th, 2021|

Hello my darlings, I hope this finds you well and happy. I wrote ‘well and happy’ and realized that many of us haven’t been; the state of the world is confusing and bizarre at best, and many of us have been having a hard time. For me the challenge has been living alone and starting to get too used to it. You know, just me and the cat and the TV and the books and the snacks….I can get verrrrry comfortable. But I know when I start avoiding the phone and getting too comfy in my big chair it’s time to reach out. I’ve also found that while cannabis truly helps, with pain and inflammation and my state of mind, I have to be aware that just sitting around being high isn’t always the best choice for me. So I’m attempting to stick to my personal daily schedule and not get medicated till all the work is done. Again, this year, I’ve been extremely grateful for cannabis, as even though I have to pay attention to how medicated I get, it’s still the best, most effective medicine around. The high doesn’t suck either, but I do believe being high is just a (fun, enjoyable) side effect. I’m very grateful to have been able to show lots of folks how to use cannabis this year, and I’m looking forward to expanding that soon with more online stuff. What I’m trying to say is thank you cannabis, and thank you all for being here, hanging in, and staying strong. Here’s to a better, beautiful, pandemic-free new year; I hope you enjoy the best cannabis and have a lovely 2022!!

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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