Tweed Pantry: And the Winner Is...
Versatility. Reading through the recipes submitted for the first-ever Tweed Pantry contest, that’s the word that kept coming to mind.
Through the vault, on the phone, and by email we received a mixed bag of recipes that demonstrated how versatile cannabis can be in the kitchen. From a drop in your morning coffee to a dose in your coffee cake.
On paper alone, we couldn’t choose a winner, they all sounded great. Beta-tests by our team weren’t much better, weeks of debate bore no clear victor. Enlisting a professional seemed like the next logical step.
We called Mike Portigal, classically trained in French cuisine and culinarily inspired from his youth in Thailand, we knew he had the chops to do justice to any dish. Plus he’s a decent guy and we’re pretty sure he couldn’t be bribed into picking a lack-luster brownie recipe submitted by "Luce Brinton."
Nice try, Bruce...
We put Mike to work making a grocery list, doing the shopping and then getting to work using the kitchen at the Wellington Gastro Pub on a quiet Sunday afternoon.
After a few hours of chopping, slicing, mixing and baking, one dish stood above the rest for its originality, deliciousness, and adherence to the 100ml of oil rule.
Before we get to the winner, we first want to thank everyone who participated, you didn’t make it easy on us. We also need to thank the folks at Wove & Grain for the beautiful apron. They're making craft products for craftspeople and it shows.
But a winner must be chosen, and that winner is, Natasha Heald, for her cannabis-infused take on her mother in law’s lasagna. Congratulations Natasha! That should make for interesting holiday dinner conversation.
Keep your eye out for more contests, tips and resources in the weeks ahead when Tweed’s own cannabis oil is ready for sale.
Here’s to Future Growth.
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