The other day I was adding up all of the entities I know that have been helped and healed with cannabis. Some of the critters have been using my full plant tincture, and some have been enjoying the calm that comes with CBD. My human friends have all benefited from cannabis, mostly with micro-dosing and topicals. Molly, who has Type 1 diabetes, has no more trouble with her hands. Sean, who has funky knees, can now walk with no pain. I was finally able to get rid of my cane, which is great. The longer we use cannabis as medicine, the more we learn about terpenes and cannabinoids and all of the other incredible stuff in pot, the more we understand that cannabis is incredible medicine. Here are some of my friends who are better now, with the fur bearers first: Hugo J. Treadwell, Diesel, Gizmo, Willie Nelson, Toby, Charlie, Chainsaw, Baby Girl, Cody, Sophie….the list goes on. And for humans, they include Julie, Susan, Fred, Toni, Helen, Joe, Marsha, Lindsey, Karen, Molly, Andy, Tom, Megan, Ramona, Marie, Kathy…..you get the picture. Point is, cannabis is wondrous medicine and it’s very much worth your time checking it out. To learn more, take a look at my cookbook, “EveryDayMaryJ” (available on this website) or come to a class – I’d LOVE to see you!
A few weeks ago I broke away from TV for an evening and got myself to Vashon Island for the VIMEA Meeting. VIMEA is the Vashon Island Marijuana Entrepreneurs Alliance, and it was wonderful on many levels. It’s not just Vashon folks; people came from all over to hear the lecture and hang. Standing out in the rain at the Grange with people sharing goodies and swapping stories was great, and the lecture by Dr. Ethan Russo was even better. But what really stuck with me was the sweet woman sitting next to me. I had a copy of my cookbook “EveryDayMaryJ” in my bag which she saw. She said, “Oh wow, you have that cookbook too? Isn’t it great?” At which point I wanted to kiss her and hold her close, but instead I was appropriately (extremely) happy. And surprised! Here was someone I didn’t know who bought my book and liked it. The best part? She hauled out a Lemon Bar that she made from my recipe and shared it with me… and it was delicious! Plus I got a nice little buzz. The whole evening was a lovely combination of validation, gratitude, and excitement. So I do want to thank everyone who’s purchased “EveryDayMaryJ, A Practical Guide to Cooking with Cannabis”; knowing that the recipes work and people like it makes me basically overjoyed. Yay humans!
So, after 9 months of mostly fun and some hard work, Val Russell McKinley and I published our book, “EveryDayMaryJ, A Practical Guide to Cooking with Cannabis”. Response has been good and we’re slowly but surely getting the word out.
But! Turns out that’s the hard part. It seemed to me that after all our efforts, people would just automatically know that it’s a damn fine book, super useful, full of info. But as it turns out, one must push and prod all the time. That’s every day…..So we don’t want to bug you, but know that if you see a lot of posts about “EveryDayMaryJ”, we’re just trying to sell books!
I’m already working on some recipes and potions for the next book, but first I need to know you all are cooking with cannabis. So please – for your health, for the planet, and for us…..get “EveryDayMaryJ” and we’ll all be happier. And tell your friends! Thank you so, so much.
I was talking with my book partner, Val, the other day about the making of our cookbook “EveryDayMaryJ”. Initially way back in February, I thought it’d take like a month or so. Turns out I knew nothing! Thanks to Val and her photographer’s eye, we came up with a book that has truly mouth-watering photos and I think some fun content. But, I guess the point is that if it weren’t for Val, I’d probably be handing out recipe reprints on the corner somewhere. I tend to go fast and move quick, while Val has that wonderful calm, deliberate energy. It definitely takes different energies to birth something – whether a book, a business, or a baby. So, thanks are in order here for Val; thanks for being you. You’ll see what I mean when you look at the photos in EveryDayMaryJ – enjoy!!
This morning I had a long conversation with a dear friend facing a cancer diagnosis. She’s been on a ton of medication for a very long time for a variety of physical problems and is fed up with the pills. Her concern about cannabis though was one I hear a lot; i.e. I’m scared/nervous/embarrassed about using pot and getting high. Some folks still believe all the scary propaganda they’ve heard over the years and just don’t know how to take the first step. Luckily about half of the US has medical cannabis now, and if you live in an enlightened place you have access. But if a person still is filled with fear about being high, how to overcome it? Knowledge is huge here, and when people learn that cannabis can’t hurt you like opioids, or when they learn that it’s been medicine for millennia, that helps. But so many folks – who take pills and/or drink – are scared of being high. All I can say is it’s WAY better than being drunk…or in pain….or in a bad mood. Try the cannabis people – it will make you a happier, healthier human!
Lord have mercy I feel like I’m about the give birth! Our new cookbook, EveryDayMaryJ will be published really soon. I’m so excited, as this is a distillation of my years teaching cooking with cannabis. There are a lot of good, simple, delicious and stony recipes as well as lots of info and incredible pictures (food porn) by my great friend Valerie McKinley. Way back in February I was all oh, this won’t take long and, an ebook? easy! I figured we’d just gather all my recipes together and call it a book. Ha. Now I know differently – gestation takes time – but I do think it’s a good read and you’ll have fun with it. If you’ve never cooked with cannabis or want to know more about the whole thing, this is the book for you! Please check back here soon or check out my social media pages for updates. Val and I both hope you get happy healing and delicious food from our book, EveryDayMaryJ; check www.everydaymaryj.com for updates. More soon!!
Can you all feel the tingle in the air? It’s coming, that wonderful yearly turning away and the beginning of the gathering in…..I love Fall, and that spicy feeling that happens right around this time just makes me want to light the fire, even though it’ll be 78 later. What’s also happening of course is the girls – my beautiful cannabis plants – are getting ready . This year I grew several strains, and they all look a bit different. I’m figuring out the new drying system and getting excited to see what they’ll taste like. Honestly though the best thing about growing cannabis is being able to manage every phase of my medication. I’m also starting to use the big fan leaves like I would parsley; they have a light vegetal taste and look beautiful on the plate. Just getting ready for a fine fall over here, and hopefully a fine giant harvest from my girls!
Because for me it’s the best way! I’ve found in my years of cannabis use that there are two types of pot growers. There are the super science-y growers, who monitor all kids of esoteric variables to insure glorious pot. I do have to say I applaud their methods and embrace the incredible cannabis that is the result. Then you have your old school earthy types – this would be me. For me the plants feel not only alive but almost sentient (I know – weird) and I feel that they appreciate touch and talk as well as sun and soil. I like to talk to them several times a day and when I’m with my plants I like to be naked. I like to feel ’em and touch ’em and be one with them. And before I get too trippy I’ll stop – just know that naked cannabis gardening is the best way for me to feel da love!