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Goat Cheese Stuffed Bell Peppers

If you’re my friend, you’ve tried these goat cheese stuffed peppers. A simple appetizer hack, I can’t recall when I first threw these delicious and colorful party snacks together. But I can’t be the only one, as I see bags of baby bell peppers stocked at every grocery store in town. In Humboldt County, Cypress […]


Spring Greens Salad

Spring is a bit of a culinary tease. The sun may be shining, but we’re still weeks away from putting plants in the ground and cruising the farmer’s market in a sundress. By April, we all want to move on from the hearty comfort food of winter, but the only produce in abundance is cabbage […]

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The Pink Herb

Makes Two Cocktails Ingredients: 4 ounces grapefruit juice 4 ounces Lillet 2 ounces gin 1 dropper Humboldt Apothecary’s Calm Tincture Edible flower blossoms* (optional) With the sunshine pouring into my kitchen lately, I suspect it’s going to be a short winter. As someone who respects science and logic, I fear that climate change is largely […]

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Irish Soda Bread

A bread with humble, working class roots, Irish Soda Bread is a great recipe for novice bakers. Though you end up with a beautiful sweet and savory loaf, the recipe doesn’t require any leavening (i.e. yeast) or kneading. Just simply combine ingredients, stir, shape and bake! A warm slice of soda bread smeared with green […]

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Body High Pole Dance

Photograph by Jessica Breault “As you learn to hold yourself in certain ways, you access your internal power,” explains Natalie Abeja, a business owner, dance teacher and mom. Abeja and her business partner, Naomi Leitu, are the proud owners of Body High Pole Dance in Arcata, California. A micro-sized studio, the main room is painted hot […]

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Micro-Dose Sweetly with Lemon Tartlets

Makes Two Dozen Tartlets A sweet and elegant dish, these tartlets aren’t potent enough for green flavors to come through. You’ll just taste tart lemony sweetness on top of a gluten-free coconut crust! Though making lemon curd your first time can be challenging, it’s sooo worth it. Just stir constantly while it’s cooking to be […]

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Amélie’s Orgasmic Crème Brulee

Most ladies agree that there’s nothing more romantic than a home-cooked meal when she doesn’t have to lift a finger. Cruising to your girl’s on Valentine’s Day, don’t forget your dab rig for a fiery finale to dinner. After putting her on a pedestal, keep her there all night with this orgasmic crème brulee. A […]


The Bittersweet Valentine

… to Fortify Your Heart There’s hardly a soul old enough to mix a drink who hasn’t had their heart broken. When you’re in it, you are IN IT. The misery of being human can be painfully sharp when love fades. In the best of scenarios, a supportive network and the blessing of time will […]


Canna-Coco Milk

Ingredients: 64 ounces coconut milk (not low-fat or light!) ½ gram kief   Instructions: Set a large double boiler on the lowest setting possible. Add coconut milk and kief. Gently stir with a whisk to incorporate. Let this mixture heat on the lowest setting for one hour, keeping a close eye out for scalding (if […]

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Herb + Spice Pecans

Other than being too potent (micro-dosing is essentially a matter of personal preference and experience), the main complaint about edibles is that they are always on the sweet side. I hear that. This is troublesome, particularly when we consider cannabis-infused cuisine as a form of nutritional healing. While I’m certainly not one to shy away […]

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