How to make cannabis-infused cotton candy

August 21, 2020

I was lucky growing up that my hometown was in between a small but busy city (Boston) and lots of farmland and country…

August 21, 2020

I was lucky growing up that my hometown was in between a small but busy city (Boston) and lots of farmland and country living (the rest of the state of NH). That meant in the fall, we got to go to those seasonal fairs full of garbage food and lots of livestock (and probably even more bad opinions and ignorance but that's a story for another day). 

One of my favorite treats was of course cotton candy. I surely got my fill of over the summer anyway, since I grew up spitting distance from probably one of the last local amusement parks that are not owned by Six Flags (I know this is hyperbolic but it feels pretty true). But nothing beats eating some cotton candy and fried dough, while your nostrils are assaulted by the smell of manure and pig pens. 

Ok, lots of stuff probably beats that, but when I was a kid, it felt fun and magical. As long as I didn't have to smell the manure for too long. 

I digress, the real reason we're gathered here at this blog post is to get the recipe for this cannabis-infused cotton candy (or should it be CANNDY?). 

This one is a pretty simple recipe because it really relies on the equipment more than anything else. First of all, you're going to need a cotton candy machine, like this one from Lowe's (disclosure, this is an affiliate link). You're also going to need some flavored flossing sugar (also an affiliate link), although technically that's optional. 

The other main ingredient here is obviously the cannasugar. I'm not going to republish the cannasugar instructions, instead, I'm going to redirect you to episode 14 of Lunch With Lo. I also go over the method for making cannabis-infused sugar in this episode (watch down below). 

So to be fair, this is less of a recipe than a tutorial on how to use the cotton candy machine. 

To mix up my flavored sugar, I used 1 tablespoon of cannabis-infused sugar, and 1 tablespoon of flavored flossing sugar. For this episode, I mixed up two flavors, totaling 4 tablespoons of sugar, but the final cotton candy that you'll see at the end of the video was made with 2 tablespoons total. 1 tablespoon of the cannsugar and grape mix, and 1 tablespoon of cannasugar and orange. 

Once you've mixed your cannasugar and flavored flossing sugar, you'll just follow the instructions for your cotton candy machine. Mine can only take 1 tablespoon of sugar at a time. 

You can watch this episode below or watch the premiere with me at 3:30 PM MT on Friday, August 21, 2020. See you then!

August 14, 2020

I don't know about you, but I'm a PSP (Pretty Sweaty Person). And these hot sunny days of summer mean I need to keep as many cool treats on hand to keep myself comfortable. Sometimes that's some delicious coconut milk ice cream, sometimes it's the fruit I've kept in the fridge for this very purpose, and sometimes it's coming up with a random ass recipe in the middle of the week because you've got a bag of rose petals on hand. 

This week, I'm showing you that last one. 

If you need to get familiar with making cannabis-infused sugar, I'm going to direct you to episode 14 of Lunch With Lo. I do go over it in the video, but that is where you'll find the full method. 

This recipe also uses rose water. I made my own with 3/4 cup of dried rose petals and 4 1/2 cups of water simmered together on my stovetop until the rose petals looked diluted and pale. It took about 20 minutes. It's very easy to make, but you can also get it at plenty of stores. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cannasugar
  • 4 cups rose water
  • 1/2 tsp lemon flavoring
  • alternative: if you don't have lemon flavoring, replace 1 cup of rose water with 1 cup of unsweetened lemonade

Tools

  • measuring cup
  • ice cream maker (or two plastic bags, lots of ice and salt)

Method

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together until the sugar dissolves (this can be done by heating the rose water in a microwave for a minute, or over the stovetop).
  2. Turn on ice cream maker and pour in the mixture. Allow to tumble for 15 minutes. 
  3. Store in an airtight container in your freezer.

August 5, 2020

It's been a while since I've posted a new Lunch w/ Lo and I hope you haven't been too annoyed about that. To be honest, the state of the world has taken a bit of a toll on me and I just need a couple of weeks to gather myself. 

I imagine that's true for most people who can think and breathe. 

This week, I'm bringing you a super easy recipe that's sure to impress at a small socially distant summer gathering (I mean it guys, six feet, and wear your masks). 

For this recipe, you'll need to get refamiliar with infusing honey. I used 3.5 grams of flower and 1 gram of kief for the honey. 

Ingredients for Honey

  • 1 cup of Honey
  • Cannabis

Tools needed

  • baking sheet
  • small pot
  • cheesecloth
  • mesh strainer
  • airtight container

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Roughly break up your cannabis flower and spread on a baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes. 
  2. Add honey and cannabis to a small saucepot and bring to a low simmer for 1 hour to 1.5 hours. 
  3. Strain cannabis from honey and store in an airtight jar. 

Easy peasy! If you want to remove a step from making the whipped feta, you can also add your chili flakes and apple cider vinegar in the last 10 minutes of simmering your honey and cannabis. 

Now here's the method for making the whipped feta

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces sheep or goat's milk feta cheese (the kind in the brine)
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 4 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp chili pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Tools

  • small sauce pot
  • food processor or blender
  • measuring spoons
  • serving bowl

Method

  1. Pour honey into a saucepot and bring to a low simmer. Add chili flakes and apple cider vinegar and stir. Simmer for 10 minutes. Optional: strain out the chili flakes. 
  2. In a food processor, add all the cheese and yogurt. Blend until smooth. 
  3. Serve in a bowl with honey drizzled on top of the whipped feta with crackers, pita bread, or sliced fruit like apples or pears. 

This recipe was adapted from My Kitchen Little

July 6, 2020

In episode 41 of Lunch With Lo, I whipped up two versions of this delicious dessert from The Adventure Bite: Lavender Honey Posset

I'm not going to reprint the recipe from the Adventure Bite because I more or less followed it word for word for both the cream and the coconut milk versions, with the exception of using coconut milk in place of the heavy cream, and adding 1 packet of flavored gelatin. I also halved the recipe so that I wasn't stuck with 16 ramekins full of posset. 

I am going to share the recipe for infusing each kind of milk.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint of heavy cream OR 1 can of coconut milk (14-16 ounces)
  • 3.5 grams of cannabis flower
  • 1 gram of kief

Tools

  • Sheet pan 
  • Double boiler (or a sauce pot and a metal bowl)
  • Mesh strainer
  • Cheesecloth
  • Candy Thermometer
  • Airtight container for storage

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Roughly break up cannabis flower and mix with kief. Place on a sheet pan. Covering it is optional. Bake for 40 minutes. 
  2. Allow cannabis to cool and come to room temperature. 
  3. Set up a double boiler and add milk. Stir in cannabis. Allow to simmer for at least one hour, but you can allow to simmer for as long as you'd like. Take care to add more water to the pot as needed. 
  4. Strain plant material from the milk through a cheesecloth-lined mesh strainer. 
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

April 24, 2020

With everything that's been going on, I saw that a lot of my fellow smokers were having a hard time finding isopropyl alcohol for cleaning their glass. Or if they could find it, they were holding on to for more pertinent needs than cleaning their glass (or maybe they donated to someone more in need). Regardless, I thought it was a good time to try out some new methods for cleaning my glass for when my own stash of rubbing alcohol runs out. 

I took to Instagram to ask my followers what their favorite way to clean without alcohol is. And then I asked on Twitter. And the responses I got were primarily "hot water". Or some variation of hot or boiling water and shaking and salt. 

So I decided to use my own knowledge about cleaning and figured I could arrange a bit of an experiment with a few different ingredients that most of us have in our kitchens.

I timed it perfectly too because between my husband and myself, there were plenty of pipes and pieces that needed a bit of a cleaning. 

One of the pieces I put straight into the dishwasher. It was a smaller piece, a bowl for a bong. This worked ok but missed a big spot on the inside of the bowl. I would not recommend this method if you don't have a basket/utensil caddy for your dishwasher. 

The second, most low maintenance method was simmering a bowl in a pot of hot water. This worked ok but it wasn't as effective as I expected. I placed the pipe in the water cold, then brought it all up to temperature together. You DO NOT want to add a cold pipe to boiling water (or a hot pipe to cold water). Gradual temperature change is the name of this game. 

The remaining three sets of pipes I used either: hot water and vinegar; hot water, vinegar, and dish soap; or just hot water and dish soap. 

I squirted dish soap directly down the mouthpiece and into the bowl for both sets that used dish soap. I boiled some water in my tea kettle, waited to hear the boiling stop inside of the kettle, then slowly poured it over the pipe with just dish soap, in a large plastic container.

For the two sets with half hot water and half vinegar, I used a large measuring cup to measure 2 cups of vinegar. I added 2 cups of hot water from my tea kettle then slowly poured that over the pipes in a plastic container. 

All soaked for 15 minutes, and there was one clear winner when it came time to rinse: dish soap and hot water. 

I was honestly expecting the one with dish soap and vinegar to work the best. That the dish soap and hot water won was a complete shock. I believe that it has a lot to do with the temperature of the liquid when it went over the pipe in the container. The hot water lost a lot of heat when it went into the measuring cup with room temperature vinegar. 

Check out the video below to see the results and tell me your favorite ways to clean glass with or without alcohol. 

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