The country is in a heat wave with temperatures topping 100 – here are a couple of cool recipes to chill out
So far July has had the two hottest days in recorded history, and people are melting. Nothing says summer and cool relief than the tarty, sweet taste of lemons. Cool, crisp and refreshing, they lift the soul into a decent temperature.
Lemonade and lemon bars are go-to summer treats, so what about a summer marijuana edible or beverage? Lemons and other citrus were traditionally used as an antidote for the effects of cannabis on the body. The reason is due to a terpene known as limonene. It isone of the most commonly found terpenes. It is the main ingredient in various citrus oils (orange lime, lemon, grapefruit). Limonene can also be found in certain cannabis varieties with a lemony scent. It is considered an uplifting terpene capable of creating a sense of euphoria and calm.
UPLIFTING LEMON BARS
This recipe has the marijuana in the crust, if you do not have or do not want to make cannabis butter (recipe in link), you can pick up some cannabis sugar are your local dispensary. Just replace a teaspoon of the cannabis sugar with the regular sugar.
For the crust:
1/2 cup butter melted
1 tablespoon cannabis butter melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
For the lemon filling:
Zest of one large lemon
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 F and line the bottom of an 8×8″ pan with parchment paper.
For the crust, mix together melted butter and cannabis butter and sugar. Add the flour and salt and mix until just combined.
Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared dish. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
For the lemon filling, mix the lemon zest and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice, flour, and baking powder. Then, mix in the eggs. Pour lemon mixture over the crust.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until the filling has set. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar.
Be careful about the amount you eat. Choose beforehand and put away the rest to share or have later. You can store extra cannabis lemon bars in the freezer. Ensure they are cool, wrap in Saran Wrap, store in airtight container and pop into the freezer. Simply bring the lemon bars to room temperature to enjoy again.
LEMONADE WITH A KICK
For this you need three simple ingredients, Lemon juice, CAnnabis sugar or cannabis tincture, and regular sugar. Homemade cannabis sugar is great but if dispensary you can save the effort or pick up a cannabis tincture will also work.
Squeeze fresh lemons to make the lemon juice
Add the lemon juice to your favorite large glass.
Add the white sugar.
Add the cannabis sugar or tincture
Add water and stir well.
Fill the rest of the glass with ice
Remember to not be too thirsty and overindulge!
Have a great summer.