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Strawberry Jam Pavlovas

Time needed: 2 hours hands on, 4 hours inactive Makes: 24 Pavlovas (gluten free) These mini Pavlovas are lovely, unexpected, and just a little edgy. Ethereal, light, vanilla meringues made with aquafaba (chickpea water!) come together like magic (and without the slightest hint of “beaniness”). For the jam in these Pavlovas, we went straight to […]

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Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta

Wonderfully simple and elegant, this appetizer pairs well with friends and a glass of rosé. Make the best of late season strawberries and Humboldt County’s world-famous goat cheese. Leftover bruschetta is lovely on top of mixed greens.   Ingredients: 1 rustic baguette, sliced 4 ounces Humboldt Fog or a soft goat cheese 1 cup diced […]


Happy Daze Lemon Tart

Relatives filled my house last month, arriving with armloads of coffee, granola and a heavy sack of Meyer lemons that were grown east of San Francisco. The overflowing bag of golden fruit immediately had me imagining this classic tart. Meyer lemons are a treat for the home cook, packing at least three times the flavor […]


Caramelized Fennel + Bacon Pizza

This pizza is packed with flavor without leaning on heavy cheese or tomato sauce. A modest dose of canna-olive oil is incorporated into the fennel sauce for a medicinal infusion. Save your fennel fronds to garnish your plate, or if you love their fresh flavor, lightly chop fronds and top pizza before serving. Ingredients: Caramelized […]

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by Regan Crisp   Part of releasing cannabis’ old-school stigmas is accepting the myriad ways it can make you feel. Sure, if you load up your bong with some high THC indica, you might fall into a TV trance, couch-locked by marijuana’s sleepy side. But cannabis can be energizing, too, and increasingly users are realizing […]


Molecular Gastronomy Meets Cannabis

The opulent Chef, Michael Magallanes, brings new meaning to elevated dining. By Laura Matise He pulls from his years of experience in professional kitchens — most notably the Michelin-starred restaurants, Aziza and Mourad — where he worked alongside internationally renowned, and critically acclaimed, Chef Mourad Lahlou.   It was in these kitchens that Magallanes met […]

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Foodwise Kitchen

Humboldt County native, Rachele McCluskey, is abundant in life’s most precious resource – good health. With bright azure-colored eyes and glowing skin, McCluskey is a walking advertisement for the plant-based diet she endorses at her growing business, Foodwise Kitchen.   This August, McCluskey is celebrating one year since opening Foodwise in downtown Arcata, Humboldt’s bohemian […]

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Humboldt Summer Soup

Ingredients: 1 ½ tablespoons canna-coconut oil 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, diced 2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes, ground* 2-3 medium heirloom tomatoes, chopped  1 teaspoon Himalayan salt 1 bundle fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (divided) 2 small summer squash, sliced  2 small zucchini, sliced Himalayan salt & black pepper to taste    Directions: […]


Raw Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Cacao-Canna Sauce

  What You’ll Need: 10” spring form pan Food processor or blender Crust:  1 cup almonds  1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened ½ cup raw cacao powder  12 Medjool Dates, pitted Pinch Himalayan salt  In a food processor pulse together the almonds, cacao powder and shredded coconut. One by one, add pitted dates and salt. Process […]

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