High & Hungry

Recipe: Medicated Rosemary, Honey, Olive Oil and Figs Cake

Recipe: Medicated Rosemary, Honey, Olive Oil and Figs Cake

The late summer fig session is here and I found myself with an abundance of figs needing eating. I thought, “Let them eat cake!” I adapted a rosemay olive oil cake I usually make in winter (see notes) for this application. It is based on a traditional Italian cake. This is a perfect vehicle for […]

Recipe: Rosemary-Infused Peach Jam

Recipe: Rosemary-Infused Peach Jam

Growing and canning your own food is a lot of work, but more than rewarding, especially when you can create a surprise recipe for someone special. Our garden (located in the Salt Lake valley, click here to link to Gradi’s Organic Garden) provided us when plenty of great herbs this season, with Rosemary getting huge […]

Recipe: Medicated Pocket Pies with Decarboxylized Kief

Recipe: Medicated Pocket Pies with Decarboxylized Kief

August through September is the peak time for fruit in Colorado across the state. Palisade peaches, blueberries, cherries, plums, you name it, are not only delicious and bountiful but also very cheap. If you are a fellow Coloradan, now is the time to start taking advantage of nature’s gift to make pies, jellies, jams, compotes, […]

Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Basil Gnocchi

Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Basil Gnocchi

Getting back to basics, whether it be by growing our own fruits and vegetables or exploring vintage family recipes, our family seems to have taken a step back in time. Following an illness and with a child in college, our family budget took a hit and we had to learn to pinch it back wherever […]

My Southeastern Adventure: A Quest for Good Food and Great Beer

My Southeastern Adventure: A Quest for Good Food and Great Beer

Beginning my quest with a pleasant drive northeast up to Charleston, SC, we quickly settled in and our party of twelve crowded into the local Charleston Crab House, a family-owned business founded in 1991. My boyfriend and I consumed a dozen local raw oysters each and split 1.5 pounds of Alaskan snow crab legs, devouring […]

Recipe: Quick Fridge Pickles

Recipe: Quick Fridge Pickles

If Mother Nature is kind and you are lucky enough to grow some nice veggies this summer, especially cucumbers, cauliflower and carrots, exploring the world of pickling can offer a whole new appreciation of recipes and canning/preserving methods. This article will focus on this writers’ garden, Gradi’s Organic Garden, which features all organic fruits and […]

RECIPE: Cucumber Tomato Yum Summer Salad

RECIPE: Cucumber Tomato Yum Summer Salad

Cucumbers are a perfect veggie for the summer. They’re technically fruit, but let’s not split hairs. They’re great for hydrating and cooling you off, and they’ve very easy to prepare. All you have to do is wash them, peel them if you want, and slice them. They’re a great snack for kids because they can […]

RECIPE: Perfect Pot-Infused Pesto

RECIPE: Perfect Pot-Infused Pesto

Both home and professional cooks appreciate the ability to utilize fresh herbs in many dishes. Basil is an excellent choice of a highly versatile plant which can be used fresh or frozen form and is easy to grow in containers, allowing easy access. Basil grows profusely in warm weather and must be pruned by pinching […]

RECIPE: Medicated BBQ Sauce for a Glorious Grill-Out

RECIPE: Medicated BBQ Sauce for a Glorious Grill-Out

Photo Credit: Gradi Jordan With summer celebrations such as the 4th of July quickly approaching, outdoor activity increases and the demand for barbeque is high.  This is a favorite recipe for homemade barbeque sauce, which can be made with or without infused cannabis oil.  Our family makes large batches (as this recipe demonstrates) and stores […]

Recipe: Strawberry Fields Forever Bake

Recipe: Strawberry Fields Forever Bake

Summer is in full swing, and that can only mean one thing: fresh, seasonal strawberries are finally available for purchase. Sure, the convenience of big box grocery stores means that strawberries are now available year-round, but when it comes to flavor, you can’t beat a strawberry grown locally, picked recently, and ripened in the sun […]