…assuming that your teenagers have medical marijuana recommendations, of course :-)
It all started, as many of these adventures do, with Uncle Buck and his cooking class at Magnolia Wellness in Orangevale (a suburb of Sacramento). This was a two-day cooking class focusing on making cannaoil and cannabutter, teaching people how to decarboxylate their cannabis (an hour in an oven at 225° to 250° F), mix it with the food, and cook it (for long periods, like 24 hours if possible) in a Crock-Pot or other slow cooker (especially if it has a “warm” setting because you want between 160° and 180°F), then strain and store.
Well, that’s it in one sentence :-)
Anyway, on the second night there wasn’t much to do aside from talk about cooking and local politics until Old Hippie showed up with a shopping bag full of fan leaves, donated by my buddy The Ninja Grower. Luckily, Uncle Buck had a huge electric roaster, so we dumped all the leaves in to decarboxylate them and they still fit. He also showed us his technique of scooping through the leaves with his hands (using latex gloves) to keep them from getting too hot on the surface of the roaster. The leaves got well roasted, and barely started giving off smoke. By the end, all was brown and brittle, and you could easily crumble it up by hand: perfect decarboxylation. So I ended up with a plastic tub full of lots of this stuff.
I was so inspired that I took most of a container of ghee I had been saving for a special occasion and ran it all day with a lot of those decarboxylated fan leaves. The extraction really went well and the end result was the darkest, dankest butter I’ve ever seen. I got to [6+] using about a pea-sized piece of butter on mixed vegetables, and stayed there for hours. It tasted so good, I had to recreate the picture the next day using fresh corn on the cob because the veggies had disappeared so fast. But when I was avidly scooping up every last drop of butter by mushing my vegetables around in it, I got the idea for the title of this article :-)
And for even more recycling, I saved the “dregs” and started making capsules with it! Just one of them has kept me medicated all afternoon…and this is all from stuff that most growers throw away! I had to order bigger #00 capsules for these “butter dregs” as they were much thicker than the “oil dregs” I get from making coconut oil Canna Caps.
You can’t go wrong making medicated butter or oil. If the cannabinoids don’t happen to extract efficiently, the dregs will be powerful, and vice-versa. Either way, it’s a win-win situation, and you get lots of extra use out of your cannabis!