Always nice to be featured in the pages of any town, city, or regional magazine of record speaking directly to the spirit of wherever their readers find themselves. Either physically, or when they hold the glossy cover and polished page layout of their chosen rag and are transported right to the bucolic regional jewel of Western Massachusetts, The Berkshires.
And what a rag the Spring 2022 issue of Berkshire Magazine is. Sure, there are the usual crop of features highlighting the best in local art, philanthropy, food and drink, cultural events, and Berkshires-at-a-glance content. But there’s also a nice bit of attention to the culinary prowess of Canna Provisions CEO Meg Sanders, who takes the long cannabis-cautious magazine through the world of simple at-home dosing using everyday items and easily sourced legal adult-use cannabis products from the #1 adult-use dispensary and closest dispensary to New York, Canna Provisions.
In short, let the full spectrum RSO and tincture dosed weed cookies and THC spiked non-alcoholic beverages fly….
From the Berkshire Magazine feature:
Sanders adds that we should not fear cooking at home with cannabis. “It’s all about the milligrams”—how much of various tinctures or oils or infused products are consumed at a time.
When cooking with cannabis, she says, “you have to do the math—or the best you can do with kitchen math.” Like any recipe, she notes, you can make mistakes, and it is a fair concern to be cautious.
With a few easy guidelines, Sanders believes we can all approach some simple recipes with minimal trepidation.
Indeed. She breaks it down in a fantastic picture spread and how-to rundown seen below:
Non-alcoholic cannabis-dosed cocktails using coconut water and THC tincture? Check. How about something of the baked nature, beyond what you will be if you keep sampling the dosing goods while cooking (which can be fun on it’s own, but let’s stay focused here).
As always, thoughtful use of cannabis should be done thoughtfully, as Meg reminds readers in the feature:
When cooking with cannabis, remember to keep the mixtures out of reach of children. Cookies look like cookies. Put your pets in another room until you are finished and have swept or vacuumed the floor and cleaned the counters. Pets can consume wayward crumbs or bits that fall to the counters, tables or floor.
From the double-page spread in Berkshire Magazine Spring 2022 issue:
No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Yields 50 cookies with 5 milligrams of cannabis infusion PER COOKIE
Note: Dosage is approximate.
◗ 3 cups white sugar
◗ ¾ cups butter
◗ ¾ cups milk
◗ ½ tsp vanilla
◗ 1½ cups smooth peanut butter
◗ 4½ cups quick cooking oats
◗ Half of a 1 gram syringe of full spectrum THC oil. (A full 1 gram syringe is 500 milligrams of cannabis; half is 250 milligrams.)
Run warm water over the syringe of full spectrum THC oil for the liquid to be released easily into the cookie batter. (Note the syringe’s measurement markings to achieve the desired dose.)
Combine sugar, butter, and milk in a pan over a magnetic cooktop or one where temperature can be controlled precisely. Heat to about 400 degrees until the butter and sugar melt, take it to the point just before the mixture comes to a boil. Take the mixture off the heat and cool until under 250 degrees. Heat the cooking element to 250 degrees. Put the syringe under hot water to loosen, then inject the correct dose into the mixture. Put the pot back on the heat. Stir continuously over the heat until completely emulsified. You may use an immersion blender to achieve a smooth emulsification. Remove from heat, then add peanut butter, oats and vanilla. Stir until completely combined. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto a parchment covered cookie sheet. Place into the refrigerator until cold and solidified. Eat one at a time. Be observant of the caution to try a little bit, then wait two hours before consuming more.
An alternative is to make this recipe without the cannabis infusion in the batter and instead use cannabis-infused chocolate ice cream. Form several pairs of three-inch disks from the mixture and place on waxed paper. Refrigerate until firm. Put ice cream between pairs of discs to create your own ice cream sandwiches. (Consult the ice cream package for amount of ice cream to use for appropriate dosing.)
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