Christmas Extra Jolly Fudge

A quick Thank You to all my readers!  I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!  I hope everyone is blessed with the opportunity to spend time with the ones they love.  I also hope you get time to bake!  Here is a fudge recipe that will keep you Jolly all night.

Santa’s Secret Jolly Fudge
Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1/4 cup cannabutter, softened, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Directions

  • Line a 9-in. square pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, sour cream and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a rapid boil; cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage), about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in white chocolate and marshmallow creme until melted. Fold in peppermint candy and extract. Pour into prepared pan. Chill until firm.
  • Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 pounds.

 And To All A Good Night!

Making It A Happy Thanksgiving: How To Cook A Cannabis Thanksgiving Dinner

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there.  I hope that everyone is able to be with their family during this holiday season.  I also hope that those that are suffering from a number of different illness also find peace and some relief.  Below you will find a video on how to make cannabutter.  Once you have made that you can turn any recipe into a cannabis infused dish!  Please share these recipes and bring joy to others ~ Cherry Girl

Cannabutter (can be used in any recipe)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M90mAWrI_58
http://www.420magazine.com/forums/420-kitchen/37701-cannabutter-7-easy-steps.html

CannaCandied Yams

Yields about 8 servings.

Ingredients:

* ¼ cup canabutter
* ½ cup light brown sugar
* ¼ cup chopped pecans
* 1 large (40-ounce) cans large yams or sweet potatoes, drained
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* Mini marshmallows for topping

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
2. In a saucepan, melt pot butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and pecans, simmering for a few minutes
3. In a large bowl, mash yams with a potato masher until you reach desired consistency.
4. Add sugar/pecan mixture, cinnamon and nutmeg, and mix thoroughly.
5. Transfer yam mixture to a metal pie pan and cover with marshmallows.
6. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 325 degrees F.
7. Remove from the oven and place under the broiler until the marshmallows are lightly browned.

Greenbud Green Bean Casserole

Cooking time 30 mins, Serves 10 – 12

Ingredients:

• 2 cans Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
• 1 cup milk (fat free or 2%)
• One onion finely diced
• 2 tablespoons of Cannabutter
• ¼ teaspoon of salt
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 8 cups cooked cut green beans
• 1 cup of French Fried Onions

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a large skillet sauté the chopped onion in a little cannabutter over medium heat for a few minutes until cooked.
3. Stir in the canned mushroom soup, milk, salt and pepper, green beans and 1 table spoon of cannabutter and mix well until its all warmed through.
4. Using the left over cannabutter grease the casserole dish.
5. Transfer to the casserole dish, sprinkle with French Fried Onions and bake for 15 mins or until hot and bubbling.

 Cannabis Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

* 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
* 2 cups canned pumpkin, mashed
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 eggs, slightly beaten
* 1 cup half-and-half
* 1/3 cup marijuana butter, melted
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp ground ginger
* 1/4 tsp nutmeg
* 1 (9-inch) unbaked pastry shell
* Whipped cannabis cream, for topping

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer. Add the pumpkin and beat until combined.
3. Add the sugar and salt, and beat until combined.
4. Add the eggs, half-and-half, and melted cannabis butter, and beat until combined.
5. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger, and beat until combined.
6. Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the center is set.
7. Allow pie to cool to room temperature and top each slice with a generous amount of cannabis whipped cream before serving.

Mary Jane’s Turkey

1 medium-sized (12- to 15-pound) turkey

*1/2 cup marijuana butter

¼ cup chicken broth

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

1 teaspoon sweet basil

1 teaspoon thyme leaves

1/2 teaspoon sage

Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat and blend in remaining ingredients. Stuff turkey or season with salt and pepper, if desired. Make a small incision in skin of turkey, force a finger through the slit and break the contact between the skin and the meat. Using a meat injector, squirt half the butter mixture under the skin. Cook the turkey according to your favorite method, basting with the remaining butter mixture every half hour until done.

Ganja Gravy

Ingredients:

* Turkey, chicken or vegetable stock
* 6 Tbsp cannabutter
* 2 large onions, sliced thin
* 2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
* 2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
* 1/3 cup flour
* 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
* Salt and pepper to taste
* ½ cup balsamic vinegar

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, melt canabutter over medium-high heat
2. Add sliced onions and sauté 10 minutes
3. Add rosemary and sage and sauté for 10 minutes
4. Add flour and whisk for 1 minute
5. Gradually whisk in stock and boil until gravy thickens, stirring frequently
6. In the pan that you baked the turkey in, pour the juices from pan into a large cup or bowl and spoon off fat. Add juices to the gravy.
7. Add vinegar to roasting pan. Bring vinegar to simmer over medium heat, scraping up browned bits. Pour mixture into heavy small saucepan.
8. Boil for about 3 minutes and add to gravy.
9. Season with salt and pepper.
10. Optional: If you are not cooking the turkey or are using the juices for a non-medicinal gravy, simply add the vinegar to the gravy and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Medical Marijuana Strain and Effects Chart

Strain Type Medical Effects Medical Condition
Strong Indica Pain relief,  relief from insomnia, calming, appetite,  anti-anxiety Cancer, Aids, high anxiety, panic attacks, pain, fibromyalgia
Indica Relaxing, moderate pain relief, soothes anxiety symptoms Mild anxiety, stomach ailments, insomnia, appetite
Indica Dominant Some pain relief, mildly awake, moderate anti-anxiety Mild pain, slight insomnia, anxiety
Sativa Dominant Mildly uplifting, moderately relaxing, migraine relief Some depression, stomach ailments, MS symptoms, appetite
Sativa Awake, busy, mind clearing, happy, upbeat Mild depression, stomach ailments, mild MS, appetite
Strong Sativa Uplifting, motivating, brainy, euphoric,  anti-depressant Chronic migraines, depression, multiple sclerosis
CBD is a known active ingredient in marijuana.  It is known to have pain relief effects without the psychoactive properties of THC.  Meaning that you can get the pain relief you’re looking for without the high feeling.

Cooking with Cannabis

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Most people have heard of pot brownies.  They are often talked about in movies, songs and TV.  Cooking with cannabis today extends beyond brownies although you can still make a mean batch!  There are hundreds of recipes and techniques for cooking with cannabis.  Whether you have a sweet tooth or are hungry for dinner you will be sure to find a recipe.

Using edibles as a way to ingest medical marijuana is a healthy alternative to smoking.  Many find that their medical condition or personal preference works better with eating cannabis.  Today there are many options when looking to cook edibles.  You can use different parts of the plant and in different ways depending on the use.

Popular ways are making butter, infused oils, honey, hash oil, and infused alcohol.  With a quick Google search you can find hundred of ways to cook with cannabis.  Butter or cannabutter is a very popular method because of the versatility.   It allows you to use it in your favorite recipes as you normally would.  Letting you enjoy each bite while you medicate.

Some can find it daunting when first cooking with cannabis but you will soon learn that it will become second nature.  Who knows you could have a secret talent for it.  Get in the kitchen and find out!

Cannabutter  

The basic ratio is ~20 grams of butter per every gram of cannabis. The awesome bonus of cannabutter is you can use schwag, stems and shake (leaves) you’d normally discard for this recipe.

  1. Grind up your cannabis until it is very, very fine – far finer than if your were going to smoke it. You want to turn it into a fine powder, and an electric or manual coffee grider could work. Your best bet would be a cannabis grinder.
  2. Heat the water over a low to medium heat in a pan or double boiler. Add butter. Once the butter has completely melted, add the cannabis powder, stir well and turn heat down to low.
  3. Stir constantly and be sure the butter does not burn!
  4. Cook on low heat. The marijuana cookbook recommends cooking over a low heat for two to three hours. Do not overcook the THC will degrade and your butter will be bitter.  Be sure to stir periodically and keep an eye on it!
  5. When your mixture has cooked sufficiently, carefully strain the mixture with cheese cloth into a container appropriate for cooling and storage. Seal up the container and put in the refrigerator.
  6. As the mixture cools, a layer of butter will begin to solidify above the water. Remove the butter, throw out the water, and your butter is ready to use!
  7. Now you can use your thc butter in any baking recipe that requires butter.

Did you know you can Flavor your cannabutter?

Cannabutter can be enhanced with sweets, fruits, spices, savory, herbs and exotic flavors. Sweet cannabutter ingredients include brown sugar, stevia, chocolate or cocoa, crushed candy, and minced candied fruit. Fruity cannabutter ingredients are lemons, oranges, apple and coconut. Spicy marijuana butter additives come from whole hot peppers, hot sauce, Chinese 5 spice, or Jamaican jerk spice. The savory marijuana butter favorite flavor is garlic, making a very versatile condiment. Herb cannabutter best flavors with oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary. Exotic marijuana butter loves lemon grass. Simply experiment to find your favorite intensities. The fun part is many other cannabutter flavors to discover.

Cannabrownies

Ingredients

  1. 1/4 cup THC butter with 1/4 cup regular butter
  2. 1 cup chocolate chips
  3. 1 cup sugar2 eggs
  4. 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. Melt THC butter, regular butter and chocolate chips in a large sauce pan or double boiler over low heat.
  3. When melted, remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients in order listed, mixing well.
  4. Pour into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool, cut into squares and enjoy!

Things to remember when eating Cannabis:

It usually takes longer for relief when eating cannabis compared to other methods of intake. It may also take longer for you to learn what dose is appropriate for you when eating and the side effects of using cannabis may be stronger = than those felt by smoking. You cannot overdose on cannabis, however side effects can be intense and overwhelming. Use caution when trying edible products especially if you did not make them. Try small doses at first and give yourself a few days to figure out the correct titration.