Giggle Butter

Giggle Butter

Roller derby gets rough. That’s part of its charm, right? But when Ilana “Sugar” Laytart tore her MCL, a ligament in the knee, she needed relief. She couldn’t sleep, felt like she wasn’t healing well. Her husband suggested she try medical cannabis. She began using topicals and edibles, and was amazed at the experience. “I had never been happier,” Sugar said. After a lot of injuries in the rink, “I felt like I was getting…

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Craft Elixirs

Craft Elixirs

WASHINGTON STATE What do you get when you cross Chicago’s sophisticated post-speakeasy vintage cocktail culture with Seattle’s embrace of experimental gastronomy and recreational cannabis? A wonderous line of syrups and elixirs fit for both craft cocktails and pancakes. You get Craft Elixirs, a small startup in the charming Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. Jamie Hoffman came to THC-based elixirs through a twisting path. After graduating in 1995 from Northwestern University with a major in Communications and…

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Incredible Edibles

Incredible Edibles

When her local dispensary couldn’t provide proper dietary edibles, Mariah Crumrine decided to step in and bake them herself. “I make lots of different edible treats for patients with all kinds of different dietary needs,” she said.  “I’m lactose intolerant and my local dispensaries don’t have edibles for patients with different dietary needs, so I started making them myself,” she explained. “I can make dairy free, gluten free, and vegan edibles. I always use my…

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Mad River Farms

Mad River Farms

  A local caregiver stood in front of Mad River Farm’s table at the Humboldt Artisans Craft and Music Festival looking at their jams. “Would you like to taste something?” Robin Bartlett, owner of Mad River Farm, asked. “No I’m very familiar with your product,” the caregiver said. “I have a client that will only take her medication if it is with your jam.” This is one of Bartlett’s fondest Mad River Farm memories and…

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The Happy Butchers

The Happy Butchers

The Happy Butchers Benjamin Fordham | Amy Kumler SARAH GODLIN & BRIDGET WINKLER just want you, and the food you eat, to be happy. That’s why they started The Happy Butchers, the mobile butchering service that will come to your home or farm and slaughter, clean, and process your animals.    “A lot of people are detached from their food,” says Godlin. “There’s a disconnect.”    Godlin and Winkler are on a mission to insure that…

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The Reggae Food Truck

The Reggae Food Truck

The Reggae Food Truck Simmer Down Caribbean Cafe Story & Photos by Bob Doran   Simmer Down Caribbean Cafe is not your usual food truck. For starters, it’s mostly vegetarian, and the menu is Jamaican — what’s known as ital style. They have burgers and fries, but not the all-American kind, this is JA-stylie.    It was two, maybe three years ago when I had a conversation with Simmer Down chef/proprietor Patrick “Red Rasta” Gaskins…

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SPACE GEM CANDY

SPACE GEM CANDY

SPACE GEM CANDY Emily Hobelmann In just under two years, a local Humboldt businesswoman named Wendy has launched a successful branding and marketing campaign for Space Gem Candy, a medicinal cannabis product line that includes organic fruit strips made with fresh fruit, coconut oil and medicinal THC/CBD; hard candies including gems and lollipops; and sour and sweet “SpaceDrop Gummies” made with pectin instead of gelatin. “All of my products are vegetarian and made with love,”…

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Because Coffee

Because Coffee

Because Coffee Article by Josh Schiebelhut | Images by Victoria Voss   Take a step inside the corner shop across the street from the Ritz and caddy-corner from the Discovery Museum, on the corner of F and 3rd street. As the door opens, allow your eyes to drink in the setting before you. It feels as if Wes Anderson wrote the children’s book “Goodnight Moon” in a British study, and you can’t help but find yourself…

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Emerald Travels

Emerald Travels

Sticky Rice Pudding with Mangoes Sean Jansen Travel Columnist Europe and the United States are the two areas of the world that probably produce the most sweets in comparison to the rest of the globe. Or so that is what most think, and for the most part they are right. But what about elsewhere on this planet? South America, for example, has a European influence along with its own sugary delights, making for something unique….

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