Cheap Glass, A thing of the Past: A New Age for Artisan Glass

Cheap Glass, A thing of the Past: A New Age for Artisan Glass

There’s a difference between artisan glass pipes and cheap China pipes from the gas station or smoke shop. Artisan glass work has been around for thousands of years. Some of the earliest recorded pieces of glass work date back to 3000 BC in Mesopotamia and early Egypt. The process of making anything from glass was an extremely difficult one during this time period. For this reason, many artisan pieces of glassworks were small and quite…

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VINUM, ET AL: FESTIVE FIZZIES

VINUM, ET AL: FESTIVE FIZZIES

Champagne, real Champagne from the Champagne region of France est très chère — it’s very expensive. In my experience, Champagne priced under $50 is money down the drain. New baby? Huge career promotion? Yeah, fork out the cash and buy the good stuff, otherwise don’t bother. The good news is that there are heaps of inexpensive and equally satisfying alternative sparkling beverages. November is a great time for consumers to stock up for holiday occasions…

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Emerald Entrees: Paleo Bites

Emerald Entrees: Paleo Bites

American expat writer and bohemian socialite Gertrude Stein is best remembered for her patronage of the arts, literary wit and fearless candor. Stein and her life partner, Alice B. Toklas, lived a colorful life in Paris for forty years, hosting a parade of impressive friends at their home, including Hemingway, Picasso and Fitzgerald. Though Stein was the bigger personality of the couple, Toklas made her mark in culinary history when she published “The Alice B….

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Emerald Entrées: Pumpkin Soup with Cannabis-Furikake Kale

Emerald Entrées: Pumpkin Soup with Cannabis-Furikake Kale

As storms move through California’s North Coast in November, Humboldt County residents welcome the start of soup season. An easy, fail-proof recipe, this pumpkin soup is as healthy as it is delicious. For an extra medicinal and flavor factor, top each bowl liberally with the cannabis Furikake-kale topping. Pumpkin Soup Adapted from MinimalistBaker.com Ingredients:  2 small-medium sugar pumpkins •  1 Tablespoon olive oil (+ extra for baking sheet) •  1 small white onion, diced •…

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NOVEMBER POT TALK – A Rosin Potpourri

NOVEMBER POT TALK – A Rosin Potpourri

Since the inception of Pot Talk back in May, 2015, I’ve primarily written about collectives with an established brand, people that want to get their names out there. But weed is still illegal, and some people choose to farm and distribute cannabis anonymously. For this edition of Pot Talk, I acquired four varieties of “rosin” from two such anonymous folks in the Southern Humboldt County community. Their aliases: “Don Benito” and “Marco Esquandolas.” Their extract…

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Hemp and Health in the Kitchen

Hemp and Health in the Kitchen

Welcome back! This month we are going to explore the health benefits of hemp seeds. As a huge advocate of hemp seeds, I use these little nuggets of joy for basically everything from smoothies, to pesto, to combining it with my raw cacao chocolate. First off, let’s start by explaining something…hemp seeds are of course produced from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. As you know, hemp is commonly confused with marijuana, as it belongs to…

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Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

Pot Talk with Emily Hobelmann

“The smell is super rich and earthy, and I think it has a distinct citrus note, a tartness, like lemon and rose geranium. The color is a medley of green and purple with the accents of dark, thick brown-orange hairs. And it’s as frosty as a snowman.” Little Hill Cultivators specializes in organic light deprivation and outdoor-grown cannabis. They’re based in Southern Trinity County, in Northern California, and they’re all about producing volume without compromising…

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The High Life

The High Life

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. -Mignon McLaughlin Hello, Emerald readers! Please tell me you’re as fed up with this heat wave as I am? I do not fancy being sweaty all the time unless, of course, it’s in the bedroom… Or the car… Or on the living floor, etc. but we’ll come back to that. This month I will not be participating in the “hemp” theme….

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Pot Talk: Sheshemani

Pot Talk: Sheshemani

“Yes, the untrimmed Sheshemani she shared with me is light and feathery, but not insubstantial. There are nice, pale greenish-brown, buds inside that outer, leafy layer.” Shashamane is a town in Ethiopia, just north of the equator in Eastern Africa. Sure, it’s a world away from the Emerald Magazine‘s Northern California home base in cannabis-central, but it should come as no surprise to anyone that people cultivate and consume cannabis there too. This month’s edition…

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Another Trip Around The Sun

Another Trip Around The Sun

Since 1828, Merriam-Webster has been giving definition to words. August is amongst us, marking the anniversary of the Emerald Magazine. This month is a fitting time for this special occasion. The word August according to Merriam-Webster has a short definition: having a formal and impressive quality, and a long definition: marked by majestic dignity or grandeur. August and the Emerald Magazine pair together like fine wine and flowers, providing an impressive quality to the cannabis…

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