June 2010 Cooking with Kim

Written by Kim Twolan, Mother Earth Co-op ♥ Serving San
Diego patients since 2005

This month’s article is dedicated in honor of Jack Herer (June 18, 1939 – April 15, 2010), one of the original and most respected American cannabis and hemp activists and authors.  Jack wrote “Grass” and also “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”, a book which is well known throughout the world and especially in the hemp and cannabis movements seeking to decriminalize cannabis and to promote growing hemp.  Jack strongly believed, as many of us do, that the cannabis plant should be decriminalized since it has been demonstrated repeatedly to be harmless and is a renewable source of food, fuel, cloth, and medicine.  Cannabis is a miraculous wonder that can be grown essentially anywhere in the world.  Jack verbalized his feelings and often spoke about the American government hiding the truth about this amazing plant.

Trusting that everyone has recovered from the THC Expose and has their summer gardens ready, we have a few new healing recipes for you this month with, of course, our medicinal twist!

Some of the following recipes are taken from Mother Earth Co-op’s “Special Medicinal Recipes – A Medical Cannabis Cookbook.”  Kim Twolan © 2008 Cookbook available at finer co-ops and collectives, physicians’ offices, and online at
www.motherearthcoop.com/products

EMPEROR JACK’S INDULGENCE
(Beverages)

4 scoops chocolate ice cream
1 medium banana
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup ice cubes
2 tbsp cannabis (very finely ground)
2 tbsp almond butter
1 large egg
1 tbsp protein powder
1/2 cup strawberries (fresh)
1 tsp hemp seeds
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup mangoes (fresh, chopped)

Place all ingredients in a blender, mix until well combined and smooth. Makes 2 healing servings.

Note: Named in honor of Jack Herer who left us too early and will be remembered with honor.  This is a great shake for the patient who can’t eat. Everyone loves chocolate milkshakes. Add the banana for potassium, and the egg and protein powder for energy. Helps control nausea and lessens pain.

BLUE QUEEN CROSTINI
(Appetizers)

12 slices French bread
1 medium pear (cored, sliced thin)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup bleu cheese (crumbled)
1/2 tsp kief *
1/3 cup pecans (chopped)

Cut each slice of bread in half diagonally to form triangles. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 420° F (215° C) degrees, for 4 to 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Blend kief * and mayonnaise well. Spread mayonnaise kief blend on the bread and top with pear, bleu cheese and pecans. Broil 5 inches (13 cm) from heat, for 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese begins to melt. Makes 24 therapeutic servings.

Note: This is an exotic, therapeutic treat that helps with relief from nausea, anxiety and pain.

CANTALOUPE HAZE SOUP
(Soups)

3 cups cantaloupe (seedless cubed)
1/4 tsp cumin
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp kief *
3/4 cup sparkling apple cider
1/8 tsp curry powder

Purée cantaloupe with lemon juice, in a blender until smooth, for about 2 minutes. Transfer purée to a bowl, stir in; cider, cumin, kief *(see recipe) and curry. Season with salt and additional lemon juice to taste. Serve at room temperature. Makes 4 healing servings.

Note: This is a great hot weather soup and great for the soul! A dash of curry
powder transforms this cool fruit soup into a savory first course. Garnish with
a dash of paprika, curry powder and lemon slices

CASSOULET QUEBECOISE
(Pork)

1 1/2 lbs white beans (soaked)
1/2 lb sausage
1 lb pork rind or back bacon
6 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 1/2 lbs thick bacon
2 medium carrots (sliced)
1 large onion (chopped)
1 tbsp thyme (fresh chopped)
3 medium cloves
1 (32-oz.) can tomatoes (diced)
4 medium ham hocks
1/3 cup cannabis (finely chopped)
1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 tsp black pepper

Soak beans in water overnight, then rinse generously. Cover bottom of a large casserole with the pork rind and place beans on top. Add bacon, onions pricked with cloves, garlic, carrots. Season with salt & pepper, add ham hocks, cover mixture with water. Cover with lid and simmer for 2 hours. Meanwhile, fry pork and beef, add sausage. Add thyme, tomatoes. Add 2 fl oz water, cover and let simmer for 1 hour. Right before beans are cooked take out pork rind, cut into small cubes then put them back with beans, mix together. Add meats with all cooking juices and other ingredients. Gently mix and simmer for another 20 minutes. This must be served very hot but can be re-heated. Serves 8 to 10 healthy portions.

Note: Cassoulet is the most famous dish from southwest France and popularized in Quebec.  This month, June 24th, is the Saint Jean Baptist day for the patron saint of Quebec. Cassoulet loosely translated is “white bean pot stew”. Contrary to what some people think, cassoulet is healthy and relatively light, 700 to 800 cal for one serving. However, cassoulet is a winter dish and considered a complete meal. Serve with salad and light dessert.

MOTHER’S LITTLE OATMEAL HELPERS
(Cookies)

1/2 cup cannabutter * (softened)
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 large egg
2 tbsp hempseeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 apple (cored, chopped)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)

Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C) degrees. In a large bowl, cream together cannabutter, honey, egg and vanilla until smooth. Combine whole wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon and stir into creamed mixture. Mix in oats, seeds, apple, nuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto non-stick cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Note: Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

CURE FOR COUGH
(Remedies)

1 1/2 tsp thyme (dried)
1 tsp mint (fresh)
1 cup water
4 drops cannabis tincture

Pour boiling water over thyme and mint. Let steep for about 3 minutes, stir in cannabis tincture. Serve hot and drink. Gargle with the tea for the relief of sore throats.

Note: Thyme is a wonderful germ killer and great for sore throats and coughs. Thyme is a natural expectorant and antiseptic.

* “KIEF” is an age old way of extracting trichomes from plant material. Kief is the product derived from the kiefing process. Kiefing is a method in which you rub dry trim, buds and small leaves with crystals on them over a silk screen. The THC glands will form a powder that comes through the screen ready to use in cooking or for smoking. It is usually a pale green to light brown color depending on the strain of the cannabis. Kief powder that is pressed together is called hash.

Note: Kief boxes are sold at some smoke shops and are easier to work with than the silk screens. In a kief box, the screen is above the collection drawer which allows the THC glands to pass through the screen into the collection drawer. This makes it easy and compact for the average user to collect the kief and use for smoking or cooking.

Wishing you a hempy journey to a healthier you!
Peace & Love
Kim

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