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: Cannabis Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Aioli

Emerald Entrées: Cannabis Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Aioli

Adapted from Chia, Quinoa, Kale, Oh My by Cassie Johnston. Skip the deep fryer and enjoy these medicated fries without the guilt as a rainy afternoon snack or addition to dinner. Sweet Potato Fries Ingredients: ◦  4 large sweet potatoes ◦  2 Tablespoons smoked paprika ◦  2 teaspoon garlic powder ◦  1 teaspoon cumin ◦  ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ◦  Pinch cayenne ◦  1 ½ teaspoon sea salt ◦  ½ teaspoon black pepper ◦  2 Tablespoons…

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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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Baked in Humboldt by Rachel Schmidt

Baked in Humboldt by Rachel Schmidt

“Some people really do rely on having that chocolate at the end of the day,” Schmidt says. “It’s no different than someone who has their beer, cocktail, doobie, whatever.” Gazing across an array of meticulously decorated medical candies produced by Rachel Schmidt, you’d never guess her first food job was in a butcher shop. Her knack for creative sugary confections is innate amid her diverse background and deep understanding of food. She just can’t help…

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Emerald Entrees: Harvest Flavors

Emerald Entrees: Harvest Flavors

“These ‘hemp’ plants of the pumpkin world are best for autumn decorating though they are fully edible and can be used for all the recipes you’ll find here.” It’s a funny thing, pumpkins: just like cannabis, they come in varieties good for making useful products and others that are sweet and delicious to consume. And, like hemp and the kind bud, they all cheerfully cross-pollinate too. The differences in types of cannabis are commonly understood…

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Oregon Coast Edibles

Oregon Coast Edibles

A Taste Through the Dispensaries of the Scenic Coast       My decade-long travels for fiber (see “Eco Printing Cannabis’s  Landscape” in August 2016’s edition) have brought me up and down the Oregon Coast. As a California resident, and 215 card-holder, I had trouble finding medication along the way. It is needless to say that when recreational cannabis became legal in Oregon, I was excited. This made traveling easier and more enjoyable. However, the…

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Happy Fourth, Emerald!

Happy Fourth, Emerald!

An anniversary is a good time to look back at highlights of the previous year. The delight of writing for the Emerald Magazine comes from applauding the creative and courageous people who continually take cannabis culture to new heights, including our intrepid publisher, Christina DeGiovanni. To celebrate the Emerald Magazine’s fourth anniversary, let’s look back at some of the cannabis events and companies we’ve profiled and catch up with some of the many wonderful companies…

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Cannabinated Spanakopita

Cannabinated Spanakopita

Fine cuisine in a romantic setting is a classic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You can create that special scene right at home. Decorate with brilliant Aegean blue and crisp white. Provide some mellow Bouzouki instrumental music. And take the time to treat your sweetie to a spectacular, homemade Greek dinner, cannabinated as much or as little as you want. A bit of San Francisco medical cannabis history first. The showpiece dish for this Greek…

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Pot-O-Coffee

Pot-O-Coffee

Robust Blends of Passion and Innovation Coffee and cannabis connoisseurs rejoice! Pot-O-Coffee, the appropriately named Southern California based coffee, tea and cocoa company, has brought new meaning to the term ‘wake and bake.’ The business is one of the first in the nation to deliver infused cannabis (THC) & hemp cannabidiol (CBD) beverage blends. The market is hungry for appetizing forms of cannabis cuisine. As more states legalize cannabis for medicinal or recreational purposes, the demand…

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CannApple Sauce

CannApple Sauce

Bee Happy, Bee High, Bee Well These aren’t just words of wisdom in cannabis culture, but the motto for CannAppleSauce, a business with a mission to soothe palates and pain. CannAppleSauce’s owner and Santa Cruz resident, Lizzi Westwood, is creating buzz in the industry with her high dosage honey and applesauce products. Her THC-infused recipes comply with all state and county laws, and are tested by Santa Cruz Labs, one of the first independent cannabis research…

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