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Get Fancy for Quiche Lorraine Day

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We are now in mid-May, facing the end of 2019’s spring while on the brink of summer—meaning that now is the perfect time to enjoy cool morning weather while it lasts. And of course, nothing quite screams fancy breakfast” like a quiche. Monday, May 20 is National Quiche Lorraine Day. The popular French dish is said to have been invented in Germany many centuries ago but didn’t really take off here in the U.S. until the late-1950s. The beauty of this breakfast pie lies in its simplicity, with a unique arrangement of cheese and bacon inside a flaky pie crust. Throw some sativa into the mix and you’re bound to have an amazing morning. Bon Appétit!

Cannabis-Infused Quiche Lorraine

Ingredients

1 package refrigerated pie crust

One package bacon

2 cups swiss cheese, shredded

4 eggs

1 cup cannabis-infused whipping cream

1 cup half and half

1 tablespoon flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  1.      Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2.      Place pie crust into a pie pan, crimping the edges around its circumference.
  3.      Using a fork, use the fork to place holes into the bottom of the pie numerous times. Afterwards, put pie crust into oven for about 5 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  4.      Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add in whipping cream, half and half, flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  5.      Cut bacon into small bite-size pieces. Fry in a pan until crispy. Let cool on a plate with a paper towel to allow grease to drain.
  6.      Add cheese and cooked bacon into the pie crust, spreading evenly. Top it off with egg mixture.
  7.      Bake for 1 hour until brown on top and cooked throughout.

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Endlessly Thankful

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Photos by Bruce Wolf

Aside from 420, Thanksgiving is the best non-denominational holiday out there. If you spend the day sans-kids, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your cannabis-infused starters, dosed gently for a mellow and relaxing time. Infusing the starters allows you to enjoy the meal without hesitation, from apps to dessert, delightfully under the influence of this magical herb. We have found that a little bit of cannabis goes that extra mile to keep stress low and spirits high. The cannabis strain that we used this year was Bliss Berry. We have found that this strain adds a brightness to each recipe, and to our mood, which is a total win-win.

 

Spinach and Canna Kale Dip

Serves 12

 

Ingredients:

1 cup softened cream cheese

2 tablespoons cannabis-infused butter

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2/3 cup sour cream

1 1/4 cups parmesan cheese (set 1/4 cup aside for topping before baking), grated

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Pinch of ground nutmeg

2 tablespoons pickled jalapeños, chopped

3/4 cup (canned) artichokes, chopped

1 cup cleaned and dried fresh kale, chopped

1 cup of drained/chopped & thawed frozen spinach

1/4 cup plain bread crumbs

1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Let cream cheese come to room temperature in bowl and set aside.

In sauté pan melt unsalted butter and canna-infused butter over low heat. Low heat is key to ensure minimal cook-off of THC.

  1. Once butter mixture is melted add the chopped garlic and cook over low heat for two minutes. Turn off heat and allow mixture to cool.
  2. Add to the bowl of softened cream cheese the mayo, sour cream, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, pinch of ground nutmeg, chopped jalapeños and artichokes. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Add kale and spinach to cheese mixture and blend to combine.
  4. Last, add the butter and garlic mixture and blend to combine for three minutes. This step is the most important to ensure even distribution of THC throughout the recipe.
  5. Pour dip into oven safe dish and top with breadcrumbs and remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.

Bacon Wrapped Dank Dates

Serves 16

 

Ingredients:

32 pitted dates

4 tablespoons goat cheese

2 tablespoons cannabis-infused butter

16 bacon slices, cut in half

 

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the dates on your work surface and with a small knife, make a slit in each and spread open.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese with the butter until well mixed.
  4. Divide the mixture and press into each date, closing them up after filling.
  5. Wrap the bacon around each stuffed date.
  6. Place the dates bacon-seam down on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake until the bacon is cooked and crisp, about 10 minutes.

 

 

Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Serves 12

 

Ingredients:

12 thick slices crusty olive bread, toasted on both sides

3 whole garlic cloves, peeled

2 tablespoons cannabis-infused olive oil

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cups cherry tomatoes

1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut in strips

1 garlic clove, minced

Coarse salt and pepper

 

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the bread on your work surface. Rub one side of the bread with the garlic cloves. Drizzle or brush the bread with the cannabis-infused olive oil.
  3. On a baking sheet toss the olive oil with the tomatoes, pepper and garlic. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the tomatoes have lost their shape and the pepper has started to turn golden brown.

4. Divide the tomato mixture between the bread slices and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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The Importance of Being Basic

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No matter how you like your food cooked—whether it’s baked, fried, sautéed, grilled or simmered—the addition of butter or oil to a dish has a way of turning an otherwise bland and dry meal into a rich and pleasurable experience. This month for CULTURE’s annual Edibles Issue, we’re paying homage to the basics of cannabis cooking by providing two very simple and easy-to-remember cannabis infused recipes. After all, just about every recipe you can whip up, whether it’s homemade lasagna or chocolate chip cookies, calls for one of these fundamental ingredients. Once you master the basics of crafting traditional cannabis-infused butter and oil, you’ll find that every dish can be elevated to another level!

For the sake of dosage and consistency, be sure to use lab-tested, quality cannabis in order to know how many milligrams of THC your butter and oil contain. From there, you can divide the total milligrams of THC by how many servings you are making—and you’re on your way to mindful cannabis infusion.

 

Cannabis-Infused Butter

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter

1 ounce decarboxylated* and dried cannabis flower, ground

4 cups water

 

Instructions:

  1. Bring water and butter to boil in a small pot; lower heat to simmer. Simmer gently for about 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Mash and stir frequently to extract all THC from the plant material. After cooking, use cheesecloth to strain the butter/water mixture.
  3. Pour about two cups clean boiling water over the leaves in the strainer to extract every last drop of butter. Squeeze plant material well to remove as much liquid as possible.
  4. Chill the butter/water mixture in the refrigerator until the butter has solidified (one to two hours). Separate butter from water and keep butter in the refrigerator (or freezer for longer storage) until needed.

 

Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil

Ingredients:

1 cup cooking oil

1 1/4 ounce decarboxylated* and dried cannabis flower, ground

 

Instructions:

  1. Place cannabis in a slow cooker and add oil. If necessary, add a little extra oil in order to at least cover the cannabis.
  2. Cook on low for six to eight hours, stirring often. Strain through cheesecloth to remove plant material. For further purity, strain through a coffee filter.

 

*Decarboxylating the Cannabis

Before you get started, you need to decarboxylate your cannabis. This will ensure the THCA is converted into THC, which will make your edibles more potent. Decarboxylation happens in three easy steps.

 

  1. Set your oven to 220 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place ground or broken up cannabis on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake the cannabis for about 25 minutes, until all moisture is gone.

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Celebrate Apple Season with Infused Recipes

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For many regions in the U.S., summertime lasts far beyond its allotted June through August timeframe. Even if the temperature is still warm (or in some places, scorching hot), there’s no reason you can’t try to bring yourself into the fall mindset. Hike in the woods and smell that quintessential scent of nature, organize your hoodie collection in your closet, and most importantly, start thinking about seasonal recipes. September represents a lot of things, but if nothing else, its is the celebratory month of apples. Cider, pie and so many more recipes are finally at your fingertips with the abundant harvest of apples at your nearby orchard!

 

Apple Pizza

This twist on a traditional apple pie will have you craving it every day.

 

Ingredients

9-inch puff pastry (thawed beforehand)

1/4 cup sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 Gala apples, diced

 

Topping

1/2 cup flour

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup cannabis-infused salted butter (room temperature)

Melted Caramel

 

Instructions

  1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2.     Place pre-made pastry onto a pizza stone or pan.
  3.     Combine dry ingredients (sugar, salt, flour and cinnamon) in a bowl.
  4.     Cover pastry with diced apples.
  5.     Make topping by combining flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter in a bowl until well combined. Sprinkle over pie.
  6.     Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle caramel sauce on top. Serve immediately.

 

Apple Roses

If you want to really jump into the theme of the season, and you have a lot of time on your hands, you’ll love these delicate little apple rose treats.

 

Ingredients

4 apples of choice (sliced into 1/8 of an inch)

3 tablespoon spoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons apricot preserves

1 tablespoon white sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 sheet puff pastry (thawed)

1/4 cup cannabis-infused olive oil

 

Instructions

  1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2.     Place thin apple slices into a bowl, and toss with butter, lemon juice and salt.
  3.     Spread apples onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until soft. Let cool.
  4.     In a separate bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5.     Use butter to grease a muffin pan. Cut puff pastry into strips. Smooth on apricot preserves, and sprinkle sugar mixture on top.
  6.     Take apple slices and place them onto the puff pastry, skin side up (the shape should resemble a rainbow). Overlap apples as you go. Leave one inch of dough empty on the bottom.
  7.     Once apples are placed, fold the dough upwards. Use infused olive oil to brush onto the dough facing upwards. Roll the dough and apples from one side to the other to form a rose muffin.
  8.     Bake for about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

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