On Sunday I like to keep the day free for myself to charge my batteries for the week ahead. Sean and I spent the morning in the kitchen, he is an expert level sous chef so he prepped all the food ingredients. We made roast vegetables, crunchy roast chickpeas, rice, a lentil curry w/ sweet potato, falafels, and my fav spicy Mediterranean-inspired rainbow salad. ?
“I draw inspiration from the natural world, both flora and fauna, as well as vintage botanical illustration and vintage books of science. I also look back at art history a lot. But botanical gardens are my favourite.”
I’d love one of their ‘SUNSHINE’ shirts (obvs) and also their decorative ashtrays that look like a sun, see below! My gift included natural Palo Santo from Woodlot and their yellow Grower’s hand soap that smells AMAZING, it has lemongrass, turmeric, Balsam Fir, and bergamot. Sean is a big fan of Pure Sunfarms cannabis products and everything in their Marketplace is so artfully designed. I stan a weed brand that makes great, artful products. ?
“Nature has always been our greatest source of inspiration when it comes to both ingredients and scent. Our priority is to make products that are clean burning and made with simple, organic ingredients, but we’re also a scent company at heart, and we want our scent catalog to serve as a connection to the earth.”
SONIA CHHINJI, WOODLOT
I spent the afternoon watching Georgis & Ginny on Netflix and did a hair and face mask. The one I’m wearing here is the Black Charcoal by Boscia and it peels off leaving your skin feeling AMAZING. Highly recommend!
Took some time to care for my plants, gave them all a nice spritz with moon water, and took a few cuttings from my Monstera. Michelle got me an amazing ice ball mold and I iced my face before bed. I am obsessed with icing my face lately, it feels so good and it great for depuffing.
Today Miche and I went to the Superette Shop. You might remember I went to a party here around the anniversary of legalization and was in Superette’s bowling tournament in February. Well, this cannabis store like nothing you have ever seen before. IT’S SO CUTE.
I absolutely love the ‘flower’ display where they have containers in the flower display allowing you to see & smell each type of cannabis. It’s such a creative way to display the buds. ?
The massive store has everything from dried flower, to oils, drinkables, edibles, accessories and merch. Miche and I both picked out matching pink hoodies and I purchased a few goodies for Sean’s birthday.
There are heaps of really rad accessories. Back in the day, I remember making a bong similar to this water bottle using things around the house, however, this 2020 version is GLASS. The merchandising is so creative, they have these little banana pipes in a banana basket. Love it!
There’s a really neat menu where you can place orders that resembles an old cigarette-style vending machine. If you need a hand with what to purchase, they have colour coded baskets at the entrance to show that you have questions or you’re good on your own.
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I felt like such. dork because I kept saying ‘omg so cute‘ whenever I discovered something new. Miche and I got these little 10mg THC shots from Aurora and enjoyed them when we got home.
The new Superette Shop is located at 1073 Yonge St, Toronto, and they’re open 10 am to 8/9 pm most days. See store details here and follow them on IG @superette_shop for updates.
Thank you Thaomy @ Superette for the shop tour! ILY and can’t wait to come back!
I recently attended a new kind of dinner with amazing food that was infused with cannabis (THC & CBD). The entire experience was highly curated to take us on a journey through incredible food and unique experience.
The team at byMINISTRY aims to show how cannabis can be integrated into life through food & drink, culture, and wellness. They’re taking your plant-forward lifestyle to a higher place and I am here for it.
Sean and I arrived to be greeted with a non-infused temperance cocktail as there was no alcohol on site. Before each course, the chef (Ted Corrado) walked us through what we were about to eat and if it contained CBD or THC. It was nice to learn about the food before eating it, including how the mushrooms were foraged or fish arrived at our plates.
I recently went to the launch of High Beauty, a line of skincare made with Cannabis sativa seed oil you can now find at Hudson’s Bay in Canada. I’ve been using the products for a week now and my skin feels soft and radiant.
I was so impressed with the products and beautiful packaging, I wanted to learn more about the brand. I’m really interested in new products that contain anything derived from hemp for cannabis.
I reached out to the founder to get a bit of a backstory and learn more about the company. Scroll down for my interview!
Last week I went to a cooking class hosted by Van Der Pop, a female-focused cannabis brand, and had my mind blown! I’ve been interested to try cooking with cannabis now that it’s legal but was kinda worried about stinking up the whole house, wasting the flower, or making a mess. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I learned you can sous vide your weed. SOUS WEED!
We learned tips and tricks from Monica Lo and her sous chef, Big Bad Wolf, both from San Francisco. Monica’s Instagram hangle is @sousweeed, (so smart!), follow her! I left feeling inspired and thinking up all kinds of things I could make for the holidays, as gifts, and to enjoy at home.
How to Make Cannabis Oil for Cooking
Here’s a few recipes you can try. Sean and I are going to the cottage this weekend and I’ll be having a go at making my first sous vide weed. You can use any kind of oil ex. olive oil, vegetable oil, bacon fat, duck oil. I am quite interested in making my own hot chili oil. Woo hoo!
I’ve been asked about CBD a bunch over the past few months so I’ve finally put down some thoughts. This post is IN NO WAY medical, I am not a professional, this my personal experience. You should 100% consult some kind of professional before trying something for medical purposes. You can’t go wrong with someone who can tell you the difference between cbg and cbd, and their different medical uses. On the other hand, if you are already familiar with the cannabis plant or have been self-medicating for some period of time, you’ll enjoy this!
I’ve tried a bunch of products and these are my favorites. There are HEAPS of products out there, my recommendation is to get any cannabis product from somewhere credible or recommended by a trusted friend. If you are using CBD for a specific reason such as your an athlete, then I suggest you go to aethics for specialist products.
A lot of beauty, health, food products are coming out claiming to have cannabis or CBD, where it could be low-grade CBD or hemp seed oil. You can also get help derived CBD products, which can be confusing. My friend Ama Scriver wrote a great piece on cannabis and the beauty industry for healthline.com here.
Product: Small gel capsules, each with 8.5mg of CDB and 0.3mg of THC. You can find them at Nova Cannabis on Queen, OCS, or through your accredited Licenced Producer. They look like mini Advil.
Thoughts: These are great. The THC content is pretty low (0.3mg) so they don’t make me high, just relaxed. I find they’re good when I want to sit down and get work done. Also good for social situations that often give me anxiety or doing activities at home, they’re good anytime tbh. Sean and I have been taking them for a couple of weeks.
Product: I ordered a Juul starter kit with the vape and 4 pods from vapevine.ca a couple of months ago. My friend uses a vaporizer to smoke cannabis and she told me that she loves it. There are quite a few different types of vaporizers so if you want to check out vaporizers for sale today, you’ll certainly have a lot to choose from!! I was keen to try cannabis in the vape and found pods available in Canada from Birch & Fog. They have both CBD & THC. I ordered Charlottes Web, a non-psychoactive, 280 mg CBD Juul compatible pod.
Thoughts: Cool. Kinda like CBD micro-dosing. Handy to have around, not super strong. I love my Juul and keep the CBD pod around for a little dose of chill throughout the day.
In France, we found a CBD shop near our place and got some dried flower. It looks and smells like regular cannabis (w/ THC) but it won’t get you high. Cannabis is not legal in France and we were there for 8 days so this was a nice substitute.
If you’re keen to try CBD dominant strain, Leafly has a list of their top 10 as voted by their community here.
Product: Highly concentrated, vegan, handmade topical cream you can put anywhere on your body. It has a light scent of shea butter and contains 50ml medical grade CDB isolate. Also contains grapeseed extract, vitamin e, avocado oil, jojoba oil, and apricot kernel oil. Good for anti-aging, scars, pain relief, or sensitive areas.
Thoughts: I am obsessed with this cream, it’s so good. Not smelly, feels great on the face. I like to put it on at night and use my jade roller & gua sha. I find it also reduces inflammation in my carpal tunnel. You can also check Gua Sha Tools for Face.
Product: This stick is for all your aches and pains. It smells like Tiger Balm and contains 30mg CBD in a 2oz rub on balm. It includes all natural ingredients, is paraben-free, cruelty-free, and THC free.
Thoughts: Ordered this from Birch & Fog. I have been rubbing it on my feet days where I did a lot of walking and it calms them down to calm them down. Also neck, shoulders, hands. It’s also good for aches, pains, arthritis. You can rub on the stomach if you have cramps. It does smell like Tiger Balm so I only use it at home. Do not put near eye area!
Over the last year, I’ve been prescribed cannabis and CBD for my shoulder (collarbone) and previous injuries. I also like CBD oil for pain/anxiety/sleep but I haven’t quite got a favorite one yet. I’m keen to try some of the products from Calyx Wellness.
You can be referred to a cannabis clinic by a doctor or visit ocannabisclinic.com to make an appointment to speak to a nurse via video chat. The clinic will register you with a Licenced Producer (LP) and you can order products directly from them online.
If you have any questions please ask an expert or me, and if I don’t have the answer, I’ll find it for you. ??