October 30, 2020
In episode 49 of Pot Lunch with Lo, I'm showing you how to make cannabis-infused salted caramel for a delicious fall snack: caramel dipped apple slices.
For this recipe, I used the cannabutter that I made in episode number 46: Pot Pantry Prep.
To make the butter, decarboxylate your cannabis in an oven that has been preheated to 240 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes. Then add your flower, and butter to a mason jar. Add the mason jar to a large pot of cold water, and bring that up to a boil for 1.5-2 hours. If you need to add more water to your pot, make sure to add hot water (hot from your tap is fine).
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October 23, 2020
This week on Pot Lunch I'm going to show you how to make a cannabis-infused harvest punch that is sure to make your friends and family beg you for more. This is an easy to make recipe and would be delightful dropped off in mason jars for a social distant Thanksgiving.
For this recipe, you will need to know how to make an alcohol-based cannabis tincture. I prefer the alcohol mash method. Start by decarboxylating your flower in an oven that has been preheated to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake your flower on a baking sheet for 45 minutes. Optionally, you can cover the flower and baking sheet with some tin foil. Place your decarbed flower into a mason jar, cover with Everclear, and then mash it for 3 minutes with the handle end of a spoon. Strain out the flower from the alcohol then return the flower to the jar, cover with some more alcohol and then repeat the process for 3 more minutes. Recommended but also optional: cook the alcohol down in a small saucepot over low heat. c
You can also watch this method in the Pot Pantry Prep video.
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October 16, 2020
Hey there buds!
This week on Pot Lunch, I'm showing you how to easily infuse a simple berry smoothie with 1 tablespoon of cannabis-infused coconut oil. This is one of my favorite quick breakfasts. It's a pretty easy one, you just need a blender.
As an additional note, if you don't have a very strong blender or are just using an immersion blender, omit the ice and replace it with more milk or some water and you should be good to go.
October 14, 2020
I love taking edibles. But what I don’t always love is the time it takes to make infusions. Let’s face it, it’s kind of a project. While I’ve found that it’s a mostly hands off process, it is time consuming. That’s why I like to make multiple infusions at once.
In this episode of Pot Lunch with Lo, I’m going to show you how I make a moth (or more) of infused ingredients in just one afternoon. all in all, this process takes about 3 hours with plenty of time to chill and smoke.
For this round, I made 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of liquid coconut oil, and about ⅓ of a cup of tincture.
Tools you will need
Pretty easy, right? You can watch the full method on my YouTube channel or embedded in this page down below.
October 9, 2020
I’ve been pretty lucky in that my family has gifted me a lot of cookware over the years. When my grandmother was still alive there wasn’t a Christmas or birthday that she didn’t give me something to fill my kitchen with. At the time I was barely an adult and would often look at what she’d given me thinking, “Wtf am I going to do with a roasting pan? You’re the one who makes the turkey, Grammy.” Of course, she knew she wouldn’t always make the turkey, and here I am a decade and a half later, still roasting in that same pan.
However, not all of my favorite pieces have come as gifts or hand me downs. Many pieces I’ve bought over the years on my own and on a small budget. Today I’m going to share with you some tips on how to find the best deals on quality pieces.
There are a lot of things I wouldn’t buy second hand. Underwear, hairbrushes, and back massagers come to mind specifically (I shudder to think about the person who buys any of those things second hand, if that’s you, please email me your cash app). Cookware is not on that list.
Thrift stores are a treasure trove of quality cookware. Especially cast iron skillets and griddles. Not sure why these are always well-stocked but they are.
And not only is the thrift store a great place to shop for secondhand kitchenware, but it’s also so affordable. You obviously don’t get the guarantee that what you need will be available, but it’s always worth taking a look there first.
The local cookware shop in my city, Sparrowhawk Cookware, always has amazing sidewalk sales and deals. Sometimes there is some overstock they need to get rid of; sometimes they were just able to secure a great price on otherwise high ticket items (like earlier this summer when they were able to get special deals on Le Creuset pieces).
Follow those local shops on social media and pay attention to when they might have sales. You may find a deal of a lifetime on an heirloom-quality piece of cookware.
This is kind of my special secret but there are a few online restaurant suppliers that have great prices on cookware. On some of the less expensive items you can expect pieces that are a bit more utilitarian than stylish, but they do the job and it’s affordable enough that you don’t necessarily care if they get messed up, dinged, or broken. This is a great place to look if you’ve recently moved on your own and need to replace or build your cookware collection from scratch. I’ve used Webstaurant before but there are others out there. Just be sure to look out for the materials and keep in mind that aluminum is lightweight and also a little on the flimsy side. But it works.
My favorite discount stores are Kohls and Overstock. Overstock is a great first place to check especially if you’re looking for kitchen appliances. I purchased a Kitchenaid Professional Series standing mixer a few years ago for less than the price of the not professional one. It was still a splurge but it was like half the regular price. I use it all the time and it was worth every penny.
Discount stores are all over a great place to shop for deals. Kohl’s has an awesome selection of smaller kitchen tools like whisks, spatulas, and knives. In my opinion, they tend to be of high quality and lower in price, just the way I like it.
Homegoods, Christmas Tree Shop, and TJ Maxx are also great options to browse, but I also think you’re more likely to find lower quality items at all three of those stores, versus Kohl’s or Overstock.
Some items, you’ll be able to tell just by looking at or holding it. But to be sure you’re instincts are up to snuff, I recommend going to a high-end store and just checking stuff out. Pick items up and inspect them. Make notes about the materials of the whisks; the weight; the size. Check how the handles are attached to the pots.
With some of the lower quality items, you’ll notice that the pieces are smaller and more flimsy. Or that handles are looser or feel less sturdy.
It’s best to just go looking for the expensive stuff in a store where you can get your hands on it so you can compare. You don’t really need to spend the kind of money they’re asking for if you can shop for kindly used second-hand or clearance items.
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