Well the holidays are here again and with them come good times, family ties, and copious amounts of food. And while we’ll leave the always-important decision on who brings what to that holiday dinner between you and your loved ones, if you’re looking for some insight into easy ways to inject a little extra cheer this season, here is a quick look to help guide you towards your holiday edible needs.
If you have never attempted to make your own cannabis edibles, the holidays are a great time to dive in. You have a little extra time on your hands and you are no doubt near a kitchen, so why not take grandma’s cookie recipe to the next level? By following a few of the tips listed here and/or purchasing some equipment to assist, you’ll be on your way to having a merry and bright season with the help of a new favorite recipe or two.
In order for any raw cannabis flower to be used for edibles, it must first go through the process of decarboxylation. This a heat-induced chemical reaction that activates the cannabinoids within the plant to be able to interact with your endocannabinoid system. Put simply, without decarbing your cannabis, you won’t feel or benefit from many of the effects, including the intoxication. This is a crucial first step in homemade edibles and you can either decarb in an oven or purchase a nifty device like the Ardent NOVA Decarboxylator.
If you want a little help from Santa’s well-known helpers for your holiday edibles, take a look at the offerings from Magical Butter. This company has really created some great kitchen equipment to aid in home extraction that can turn your common Christmas cookies into cannabis-infused culinary delights. They have a countertop botanical extractor that utilizes an immersion blender and low heat to create the magic butter needed for many different recipes. Their website is also loaded with recipe ideas.
Of course, any equipment you purchase to help you cook up some tasty treats this season can be used the rest of the year, so why not stock up? Some good stocking stuffer ideas for the cannabis connoisseur include grinders, rosin presses, and trays. With a little know-how and the right equipment, you can be on your way to a very merry holiday season this year.
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