What is your idea of a perfect valentine's date? Is it nice dinner reservations at your favorite restaurant? A movie or a show? Or maybe a nice picnic out at the park or beach. I am even a big fan of staying home and making dinner. Nothing says romance like a home-cooked meal. Who does not love getting flowers and chocolates? What if we could combine it all into a home-cooked dessert of chocolate made with flowers? And by flowers, we mean marijuana. I think you see where I’m going with this right? This year, you should make some yummy edibles! Do not be afraid to try different things. It is so easy to cook with marijuana but it does have a particular odor. So make sure you are cooking where it is well ventilated or where the smells will not bother anyone. While we know it is legal (in some states), you should always be courteous. The easiest way I have been cooking with cannabis throughout the years is as follows: I usually make the cannabutter and I’ll use that butter to make pretty much anything. Cake, cookies, mashed potatoes, pasta, you name it. If the recipe calls for butter, then use the cannabutter in its place. There are products available such as the Magical Butter Machine that makes cannabutter really easy even for beginners. But if you are like me and want to do it the old fashioned way, that always works too.
1 cup of Butter
7-10 grams ground Cannabis
Cheesecloth and Funnel
You will need to decarboxylate the cannabis before anything. This is achieved by baking the ground up cannabis in the oven for 30 minutes at 245 degrees Fahrenheit. Shake the baking tray every 10 minutes.
Add 1 cup of water to 1 cup of butter
Put in pan and simmer at a low temp
Add the cannabis and simmer at 160 degrees for 2-3 hours. Stir occasionally and keep at a simmer, never let it come to a full boil. You do not want to let the heat destroy the THC.
When ready, strain the cannabutter with cheesecloth to get all the herbs and debris out of the butter. Set funnel on a jar and line the jar with the cheesecloth. Then refrigerate.
After making the cannabutter, the POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS! You can make anything you want to. Brownies, rice krispies, apple pie, even add a little bit of fun to your movie popcorn. When you wake and bake, your regular toast can take on a whole new vibe if you’re using cannabutter. Do not forget to stay safe while cooking. Be careful when using heat while cooking. And everyone's metabolism is different. Edibles hit differently. Please be careful while consuming. You can always eat more, but you can never eat less. So remember, if you are unsure how it will affect you, start out small and give it at least an hour to kick in before you declare it not strong enough. And please, do not move or operate heavy machinery while consuming edibles. Driving under the influence is never okay.
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