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Van Der Pop & Cooking w/ Cannabis

Van Der Pop & Cooking w/ Cannabis

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.

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I was very interested in what’s happening here! For the record, we used thyme & rosemary in the class and not cannabis.

How to Make Cannabis Oil for Cooking

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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!


THANK YOU Van Der Pop for a fun time, look forward to your next event!

Have an awesome day!

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ROLLERCOASTER DAY

casie stewart yellow jacket and black hat

Some days I have it all together and others I am just a mess. This morning I woke up and started planning my outfit for Booby Ball on Friday in support of ReThink Breast Cancer. I left the house feeling positive and ready to attend a talk with the Rebel Mamas on talking to kids about cannabis put on by Drug-Free Kids Canada & Aphira.

Dropped my stuff off at the office grabbed my ‘Rebel Mama’ clutch and jotted down the street to be there for 11am and GUESS WHAT?! The restaurant said ‘CLOSED’, not like, just for the day, closed as not-yet-a-functioning-establishment-closed. Checked the email again, then the initial DM. Location changed. I could have easily gone to the right location but it was too late now. Or, had I not left the house, I could have casually worked from home until late afternoon. Urghhhhhh. And I stepped in a puddle, in Converse.

I’d planned to stop by Dollerama so I went there to get some supplies for Friday’s costume. Grabbed a sandwich. Set up my computer at the office. Stared at the screen. Felt garbadgey.

LIFE IS SO EMOTIONAL.

I considered going home again but I’ve got hair & makeup for the Fashion heals for Sick Kids show at 5. I stay at the office downtown. Felt distracted. I decided to look into flights to New Orleans for the group trip I’ve been doing for years. Forgot about my Aeroplan miles, booked the trip, only had to pay tax. Put this song on and wow, I feel so much better.

I love how a song can change your mood. Sometimes it’s your boyfriend bringing you a cookie from his morning meeting. Sometimes it’s finding an old gift card or remembering travel rewards. I wore a yellow shirt today and matched it with a pink-yellow camo, that usually helps too.

If you’re having one of those days, these days, know you’re not alone. We all go through them. Don’t get fooled scrolling shiny, smiling photos on the internet, its human to have emotions and no life is as perfect as it appears. You might see me smiling most the time but I swear Sean would tell you a different story! I remember years ago he said ‘you share all your sunshine with the internet and have nothing left when you get home‘ I think about this all the time. Today’s just one of those rollercoaster days. 🙃


Tonight I’m walking in the Fashion Heals show in support of Sick Kids and I am going to strut that runway so hard (not this hard lol).

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Toronto: Global Climate Strike

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WE DAY 2019 w/ Telus + Google Nest Hub Giveaway

Last week Em & I went to #WeDayToronto and had a great time with @Telus and 20,000 other kids! Huge thank you to the Telus team for making this magical day happen. Scroll down for a giveaway I’m hosting in partnership with Telus on Instagram!

We saw Scott Helman, Nav Bhatia (aka The Raptors Superfan) and heard messages from Bianca Andreescu, Rupi Kaur and so many others. On our backstage tour, we walked past the Raptors winning trophy!

I think it’s really important for kids to see other young people who are making a difference in the world. As a kid I was very involved in my community volunteering, governing youth issues alongside city council, and being a leader as Miss Teen Cambridge. I wanted to take Emily to be inspired by young leaders making a difference in their schools, communities, and the world.

She’s almost 12 and I see her making new friends, being online, texting, growing up. I want her to feel empowered to make positive change, to stand up for herself and others.

Video Recap of WeDay Toronto

I’m proud to be part of the Telus team and all they’re doing to help communities across Canada including their efforts to End Bullying. Since 2007, TELUS & team have provided more than $26 million in support of the @wemovement, including #WEDay#WESchools, and engaging youth to #EndBullying. 💚💜💚

Telus We Day Crew!

ENTER THE TELUS GIVEAWAY FOR A GOOGLE NEST HUB

Share in a comment on how you can #EndBullying, or tips you have for me to share w/ Emily.

Enter the Giveaway on Instagram here!

𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗭𝗘: Google Nest Hub (value $169 CAD)
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BIG MOON ENERGY: Full Moon Rituals 🔮🔥💖

This weekend I had a lovely, relaxing time at the cottage w/ Sean. It was just the two of us and I made time for yoga, stretching, reading, naps, and drinking heaps of water. 

Friday was a full moon and Friday the 13th, a special day for divine connection, with numerical significance (palindromic number date 9-13-19) and magical energy. The next Friday 13th + full moon isn’t until 2049. I don’t even want to think about how old I’ll be then! 

I’m not super religious or spiritual but I definitely believe in the power of the universe. I made this video on Friday with some of my rituals. I haven’t been doing these each month but I was inspired by Friday’s date and decided to give it a go. I’ll take any suggestions to bring good vibes and light into my life! 🌚⭐️

Full Moon Rituals

  • Put water out in the path of the moon to charge up
  • Light candles (white, yellow, purple)
  • Light a fire
  • Write things you want to leave behind, burn them
  • Manifest your dreams, write them down
  • Write a letter to the universe, burn it
  • Give thanks to the universe
  • Make 6 wishes on the moon (mum says to make one for world peace! ☮️)
  • Burn incense and/or sage
  • Dance (naked!) in the moonlight
  • Charge your crystals in the moonlight
  • Eat good food

Healing Energy of The Moon

This past full moon signified BIG female energy it was the 13th moon and females typically have 13 cycles in a year. The full moon signifies the end of turmoil, renewal, new beginnings. It’s a time for growth expansion, a new cycle, a time for cleansing, where the truth is revealed, signifying positive change.

On Saturday morning I woke up early, feeling refreshed, drank some moon water, and read my book in the hot tub. It was magical! Who knows 100% if moon rituals work, but for me, going through the motions brings clarity & joy. I also heard that Victoria Beckham is really into moon water so it can’t hurt!

This week I’m feeling energized and ready for the changing seasons!

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