#LunchWithLo Episode 20: Common Questions About Making Edibles

September 27, 2019

I can't believe we made it episode 20! Thank you for supporting my edible journey. 

This episode does not feature a…

September 27, 2019

I can't believe we made it episode 20! Thank you for supporting my edible journey. 

This episode does not feature a recipe. I do apologize. If I had realized that this was going to be number 20 when I planned them, I might have done something a little more fun. This episode does, however, feature answers to some of the questions about edibles I hear over and over again. Like:

  • What is decarbing?
  • How do I calculate the dose of my edibles?
  • How do I make my edibles taste less like cannabis?
  • And, how can I feel better after taking too many edibles?

It's just a fun little sesh as I think out loud and do math in my head. I would like to reiterate, however, that I am not an expert, I have not been trained by a professional, everything I do and say is based on research I've done in my own time. I am mostly self-taught. 

August 23, 2019

This week I'm showing off a really cool hack I read about years ago that will allow you to infuse butter without using a strainer or cheesecloth. This is a great hack if you don't have all the tools and equipment to strain out your flower from your butter. This method will work with any fat that solidifies when cool (think coconut oil, animal fat, shortening, etc). 

I was really surprised at how well this hack worked. Since water and oil do not mix, as the butter and water cools, it separates. This I expected. What I didn't expect was how well it would filter out the cannabis flower from the butter making it easy to separate. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 grams of ground cannabis
  • 1/2 cup water

Tools: 

  • Small pot
  • Measuring cup
  • Wide mouth container to chill and store butter

Method:

  1. First, decarboxylate your cannabis in an oven that has been preheated to 240 degrees fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes (or until all the cannabis is a toasted brown color .
  2. Add water and butter in a small pot. Once butter has melted fully, add in decarboxylated cannabis and simmer for 3 hours. 
  3. Pour the butter/water/flower mixture into a wide mouth container and chill in fridge.
  4. Once butter has fully chilled, remove from container. Discard water or freeze and use for soup starter. Slice off the layer of flower. Dry any remaining water with a clean towel or paper towel. Store butter in airtight container. 

July 10, 2019

It's DAB'S DAY!!! Hooray! 

If you're unfamiliar, it's a "holiday" similar to 4/20 except today we honor all things concentrates. Because if you flipped today's date (7/10) on its head, it would read OIL. I don't really dab unless someone brings a rig over to my apartment but I do always have a little wax to stick in my Kiln (a small ceramic chambered e-cig attachment made for waxy, oily concentrates). 

This giveaway is actually several weeks in the making as I had recorded and prepared all of the content only to lose the SD card two days before I was set to go live. Talk about a gut punch. 

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Contest closes at 11:59 PM Sunday, July 14th, 2019. Winner will be announced next week via email newsletter first, then on my Instagram Stories. 

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July 9, 2019

I don’t want to sound too braggy but I’ve not had a bad edible experience yet. I’ve always been a little apprehensive towards substances in general and have always erred on the cautious side when it comes to cannabis edibles. However, I’ve seen a handful of friends have a bad time with either edibles or smoking to know what you need to do in the event of a bad trip.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that it’s not permanent, it won’t last, and you just have to keep calm.

Take a few deep breaths

Breathe in and out slowly and deeply and remind yourself that this is going to pass. It might feel a little scary and overwhelming right now, but it will pass.

Drink some water

I always find ice water the most refreshing when I’m feeling a little bit too messed up, but whatever feels good to you. Ask a friend for help if you’re feeling like you can’t do it on your own. No judgements, it happens.

Get comfortable

Whatever you need to do to feel comfortable, do it. Laydown on the floor if that’s what feels good. You might be feeling dizzy or light headed so it’s a good idea to just be still.

Be prepared for puke

I’m not saying you’re definitely going to throw up, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Put a new bag in your trash and bring the bin near your comfortable spot.

Sleep it off

Really the best move here is to lay down and go to sleep. By the time you wake up the spins and paranoia will have passed and you can get on with your day. Albeit probably a little bit groggy than you started.

June 25, 2019

I think it’s very important to take time off. You need to recharge and relax. It’s just as important as getting things done. We are not machines, but even if we were… machines break down from overuse, too. However, as easy as it is to sit down and give yourself a time out, it’s equally as hard to get back on track. Especially if you let that break drag on a little longer than you intended. Or the energy to complete regular day to day activities just isn’t there yet.

Sometimes what we need, and what we intend, don’t always line up.

If you’re here, maybe you’re having trouble picking up where you left off. That’s perfectly fine and wonderful. First, I want to commend you for taking the break you needed. Good job! Second, let’s get you back into the swing of things.

Start with just one of the things you’ve been neglecting

Generally when I am off my “good” routine, I’m way, way off. I’m not exercising my mind nor body, nor eating in a balanced manner, nor following through with my skincare routine, especially at night. One derailed good habit snowballs into another until suddenly I’ve eaten takeout every single night in a week and I can’t quite place why I’m both tired and not sleeping. Oh right. When it feels completely overwhelming to get back into your old beautiful routine, just pick one good habit to reintroduce into your life. Whatever one you want. I always pick eating better because I really like cooking. It does bring me joy to make a good meal and that endorphin rush helps seal in the habit of eating well at home.

Create a simple reward system

Make a small goal, set at time frame, and then pick a little reward. Maybe you know you should eat a good breakfast every day but that means waking up 15 minutes earlier and it’s been hard to commit. Make a promise to yourself that if you can wake up 15 minutes early every day you work this week, then on your next monday (whatever day Monday is for your schedule), you’ll stop for a coffee and bagel at your favorite shop on the way to work. Then make it two weeks. Then a month.

Sleep with your blinds/curtains open

Let the sun wake you up for a change. It might feel really great to be gradually woken up in that way instead of shaken out of bed by the screech of your smartphone. Plus it’ll totally switch up your normal morning routine.

Change your old routine altogether

Maybe you are in a rut with your routine because your routine sucked. What’s a better time to experiment with your schedule than when the old one stops working? Pick a different way to start your day each day of the week. Maybe one day you wake up and go straight for the kitchen for breakfast. The next you start it with some yoga before a shower and breakfast, and on another you start right in the shower. The day(s) is(are) yours! There’s no reason you have to do anything in any particular order as long as you get where you need to on time.

Stop being so hard on yourself

Most importantly, even if you slack off for the next ten years, there are worse things you can do. Give yourself a break. You’re probably doing better than you think you are and you deserve some credit. You’re still alive. You’re still here. And you matter regardless of how well you stick to your desired routine. Falling into a slump and skipping the gym or not vacuuming as much as you think you need to isn’t the end of the world. And to be honest, no one, besides you, is really paying that much attention to whether or not you’re following through on whatever schedule or promises you made to yourself. It’s ok to change the due date on a personal goal. It’s ok to make it easier to accomplish. You can always try again.

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