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Cooking with Marijuana: Trial and Error

Cooking with Marijuana Trial and Error

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The one hit wonder strikes again!!!  Check out my post One Hit Wonder to read about my cooking, or should I say lack of cooking skills.  As I mentioned last month, I started cooking with marijuana.  I did this for two reasons.  The first is that it is much cheaper to make my own edibles rather than purchasing premade ones.  My second reason is that by making my own I can be sure they don’t contain ingredients that I am allergic or sensitive to.  At first I began by replacing butter with the canna butter when making a quesadilla or when frying ravioli. But I really wanted to try my hand at candies, so I would have homemade meds to take along when I was away from the house.

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Last month I came across a recipe on Pinterest for caramels using canna butter.  I had never made caramels before and was a little nervous.  Surprisingly, they turned out great!  Each piece provided plenty of MMJ and was delicious.  I would throw a baggie filled with my meds in my purse when leaving the house.  They were just as convenient and discreet to use as the premade edibles that I have purchased from my dispensaries.  Because they were so easy to store, carry with me, and to make, I figured that I would make them again this month.

Well…….. I thought they were easy to make!  I honestly don’t know what I did wrong.  I followed the recipe just as I did last time.  But for some reason this time my mixture never reached the point of firming properly.  It firmed a little bit, but not enough to cut into square dosages.  Feeling frustrated and annoyed at the amount of marijuana that this batch contained, I was not going to give up it.  I let it sit for a few more hours.

Well, this batch did not produce the caramels that I had expected.  However, I refused to let this batch go to waste and suddenly was hit with a great idea.  So what if I didn’t have caramels, I had a nice smooth and creamy caramel sauce!!!!  It is fabulous for dipping strawberries and bananas in, but my favorite way to medicate with it is to add it to my iced coffee!

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Medicated caramel sauce

The only thing I can think of that was different when cooking my caramels this time was the weather.  It was a warm day with low humidity when I made my first batch.  On the day that I created caramel sauce, it was a cooler day and very humid.  I don’t know if weather can affect how this recipe turns out or not.  I would love to hear from anyone who has made caramels (medicated or not).

Do you cook with marijuana?  Do you prefer using canna butter, canna oil, or a tincture when cooking?  What are some of your favorite recipes?

Wishing you a day filled with gentle hugs and many reasons to smile,

The Disabled Diva

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7 thoughts on “Cooking with Marijuana: Trial and Error

  1. Lyme&Co May 17, 2016 at 3:14 pm Reply

    I’m impressed with your first efforts! This is something I have been wanting to try. I purchased everything I need, just need to do it! I’ve read lots of recipes, I want to make a cannabis oil as supposed to baking stuff. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for sharing this, and enjoy that iced coffee!

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    • disableddiva1 May 17, 2016 at 3:41 pm Reply

      Be sure to let me know how the oil turns out and if you felt it was complicated. I feel overwhelmed every time I just read instructions on how to make my own canna butter or oil.

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  2. Lyme&Co May 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Well I’ve been in the same place because I’ve read lots of instructions also and continue to get overwhelmed. I know its one of those things I have to just jump into and start learning by doing. I’ve read about decarboxylating which intimidates me but I did buy an oven thermometer. On the fence about whether I will strain the final product or not. Seems some don’t, some do. I don’t want to waste anything! I mean the whole reason I’m doing this is because it will decrease the cost, and increase the full benefits of the plant which we don’t get by smoking it. I will give you an update!

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  3. Lyme&Co May 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm Reply

    Just as an FYI I’ve started growing my own out on my apartment deck. This is my third or fourth summer doing it and I love gardening but also love to be able to create my own medicine.

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