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Summertime Celebrations

Cannacooking tailored to enjoyed in the hot summer months.

June rocks. And it’s Pride Month. The weather tends to be good … hopefully warm, not crazy hot. From Alaska to SoCal to the East Coast and beyond, we all should be able to enjoy some outdoor merrymaking. My strain of the month is Life Coach from Noble Farms. First of all – and I hate to be shallow – it’s pretty. But more importantly, as the love child of Orange Cookies and Biscotti, it’s sweet, fruity and quite uplifting. Oh Cannabis, I love you. 

Fancy Fish Tacos

Serves 4
5mg THC/serving

¼ cup cooking oil
8 small flour tortillas
4 radishes, thinly sliced
3 scallions, sliced
½ yellow bell pepper, cut in chunks
1 avocado, cut in cubes and tossed with lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
½ pound cod or other white fish
salt and pepper
4 teaspoons canna olive oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
parsley, cilantro, lemon slices to garnish

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil. Saute the tortillas quickly on both sides and place on paper towels or a clean dish towel.

In a medium bowl, combine the radishes, scallions, pepper, avocado, red onion and garlic.

Place the fish on your work surface. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a medium saucepan, combine the canna and olive oils. Break the fish into pieces and saute quickly, about 3-4 minutes, tossing to cook evenly. 

Add the fish to the vegetable mixture in the bowl, tossing gently to combine. 

Place two tortillas on each plate. Top each tortilla with some of the fish mixture. Garnish with the parsley, cilantro and lemon slices. Salt and pepper to taste.


Serves 4
5mg THC/serving

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoons canna olive oil
2 ounces pancetta or lardons of bacon, cut in small pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 large eggs
½ cup freshly grated parmesan, plus more for garnish
1 pound spaghetti
salt and pepper

In a large saute pan, heat both of the oils over medium heat. Add the pancetta and cook for 2-3 minutes, until starting to get crisp around the edges. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the cheese.  

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and cook according to the directions on the package. The pasta needs to be hot for this dish to be successful. Drain the pasta and immediately add to the saute pan.

Remove the pan from the heat, add the egg mixture to the pasta and stir fast and well to coat each strand.

Season with salt and pepper and serve with additional cheese, if desired.

Photos by Bruce Wolf

Arugula Salad Extraordinaire

Serves 4
5mg THC/serving

4 strips bacon
1 large shallot, peeled and minced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2/3 cup olive oil
4 teaspoons canna olive oil
4 large handfuls of arugula
4 large handfuls mixed salad greens
20 large cooked shrimp, cut in pieces if desired
1 red onion, thinly sliced
20 grape tomatoes
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, cut in chunks and tossed with lemon juice
salt and pepper

In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain off grease, reserving the fat in the pan. Chop bacon.

Heat the bacon drippings in the skillet, over medium heat.  Add the shallot and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the brown sugar and stir to dissolve. 

Scrape the contents of the skillet into a blender. Add the vinegar, juice, mustard and the oils. Blend well.

In a large serving bowl, toss the greens with the shrimp, red onion, tomatoes and avocado. Add the dressing and toss again. Season with salt and pepper. 

This article was originally published in the June 2022 issue of All Magazines.

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