Fall 2018 Digital Edition

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Pumpkin Spiced Cannabis

Your Thanksgiving Table Just Got Greener

Written by: Abby Read

Thanksgiving is nearly here, and if you’re anything like us you’re still polishing off (stale) Halloween candy. It’s time to whip out all the kitchen tools you can find because stepping up from store bought to homemade is easier than you think. Thanks to Green Flower for the recipes we rounded here that are inspired […]

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Bottle up the Stigma

Normalizing Cannabis One Sip at a Time

Written by: Abby Read

The folks over at California Dreamin’ think it’s time to get casual with cannabis, so much so that the family-operated cannabis soda company launched a “Parents Appreciation Week” yesterday geared toward challenging the stigma surrounding the plant. Until November 25, customers who bring a parent into a participating California dispensary and purchase two bottles of […]

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Spooky Sips

Horror Movies and Wine Make a Frightfully Good Pairing

Written by: Paris Vasser

The fall season brings the chill in the air straight to your bones when you curl up to watch (or re-watch) horror movie favorites with some booze, of course.  However, the viewing experience, when  paired with the right wine, leaves the viewer anything but impaired. Steven Mirassou of Steven Kent Winery in Livermore, California, describes […]

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Dessert Dynamo

Sweet Success Turns Savory for Candace Nelson, Co-Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes and Executive Producer of Netflix’s Sugar Rush

Written by: Madelyn Gagnon

While cupcakes have ceded their trendiness to more Instagrammable confections since their heyday in the mid- to late 2000s, Sprinkles Cupcakes tycoon Candace Nelson has continued to be a dynamic force in the dessert world since launching her famous Beverly Hills bakery in 2005. Before opening Sprinkles, the pastry school graduate and former investment banker […]

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“Seasoned with Purpose”

Employees Gain Business Savvy at Shemesh Farms in Malibu, CA

Written by: Madelyn Gagnon

Based in Malibu, California, Shemesh Farms hires adults with diverse mental and physical disabilities in its mission to teach employees life skills ranging from marketing strategy to beekeeping. Also known as Farm Fellows, Shemesh team members each take on a variety of roles at the farm. “The Farm Fellows help maintain the farm and garden […]

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Getting Candid on Cannabis, pt. 2

Sabrina Naomi from The Higher Path in Sherman Oaks, CA

Written by: Madelyn Gagnon

Since arriving in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Sherman Oaks in 2013, local dispensary The Higher Path has earned a number of impressive accolades, including being named the city’s “Best Dispensary” in 2016 by LA Weekly. Budtender Sabrina Naomi, credits the business’ success partly to the predominantly female management staff, as well as the approachable […]

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Scoop Local

Tyler Malek, Head Ice Cream Maker of Salt & Straw, Shares the Backstory Behind the Company's Unique Flavor Creation Process

Written by: Madelyn Gagnon

Like many great chefs hailing the virtues of farm-to-table cuisine, Tyler Malek, Head Ice Cream Maker at Portland-based ice cream company Salt & Straw, constrains his flavor palette to utilize artisanal ingredients local to each of its 15 locations—so much so that you’ll never see more than three of the same flavors from one shop […]

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Pintxos Please

Spain's Marqués de Riscal Winery Collaborates with Donostia in NYC on a Basque-Inspired Tasting Menu

Written by: Madelyn Gagnon

The cuisine at New York’s Donostia brings España to the Big Apple: By specializing in pintxos, which hail from Basque region, the restaurant seeks to highlight traditional flavors and cooking techniques from northern Spain. Often categorized with tapas, pintxos follow a different serving process: According to José Luís Muguiro Jr., Brand Ambassador for Spanish winery […]

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