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Will Weed for Food

July 26, 2004

Ikea’s new packaging strategy. Actually this is part of an elaborate sneaky garden design by Kristine and Fred. We’re looking forward to the recipes but by the looks of these leafy babies we’ll only be making weed butter.

To make weed butter or any other sort of ‘medicinal’ butter, take greedy handfulls of the fresh leaves of mature plants at harvest time and boil them in an enamel pot generously filled with water and 2 kilos of your favourite butter. Boil these three ingredients gently for at least an hour. Lift out the spent leaves and discard to compost heap. Pour the opaque green mixture into a glass bowl and place in the fridge in order to let the butter and water separate. By the next morning you will be able to lift the cooled weed butter off the greenish water. Discard the water. In the case of weed butter, the active ingredient THC has already bonded with the fat in the butter and the murky green water is of little use to you. Now you can use the butter in any recipe as you would normal butter. It’ll give a gentle medicinal buzz and transfer no fowl-tasting effects onto the food.

WARNING: Be a sweetie and always inform people that you have used the medicinal butter before they tuck in. I suggest not making the same sorts of food with the butter. Make weed butter banana bread and then a normal carrot cake so that no one can confuse the two.

The effects of weed butter come on slowly and may differ greatly from person to person. The effects can last up to 8 hrs. Be careful about combining foods made with the weed butter and drinking alcohol, and definitely don’t combine with driving. Here is an indication: one slice of banana bread is enough to keep a curvy 40 yr. old buzzed for the better part of a day.

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  1. weeeed (n.), or weed (v.). hmmm!

    Comment by dad s. — July 27, 2004 @ 18:41

  2. what doesn’t kill you can make you stronger?
    (meanwhile dad, I’m saving oleanders right and left here from thirsty deaths. also combatting orange aphids with dishsoap-sudsy homemade pesticide. works great.)

    Comment by debra — July 28, 2004 @ 10:35

  3. SMOKE THAT SHIIIIT……It’s a wonderkind of a plant…healing the world as far as it goes. The world’s government’s have lied about this plant for far to long, and it’s time is NOW. POTHEADS UNITE…and take you governments down to their knees and proclaim that we are taking back cannabis. It wasn’t their’s to take away in the first place, why are they the one’s to choose what we use as recreational drugs.



    Comment by redvox — September 8, 2010 @ 16:12

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