If you can’t smoke it, cook it.
Cooking with herb or using infused edibles is what some people are now doing, especially patients who don’t like the taste of oil or those who simply want a discreet way of getting their daily dose of medical herb.
If you want to make your own edible, you can start with infused butter. It’s relatively easy to do, and you can use the butter for most recipes.
Making Your Own Infused Butter
You won’t release the precious herbal compounds by simply adding a few buds into a pot of boiling water. You will need some kind of fat such as butter or oil to be able to extract the compounds since herb is fat-soluble, meaning it dissolves in fat and heat.
To make your own infused butter, all you need to do is to bring about a liter of water to a boil in a pan and then add in the crushed herbs and 500 g of butter.
Make sure that the temperature does not go higher than 150 degrees. You don’t want the herbal compounds to evaporate.
Leave the mixture gently simmering over low heat for about an hour, stirring it from time to time.
Once done, grab a clean jar, place a sieve over its mouth, and pour the liquid from the pan. You can also press the herb against the sieve to get as much of the infusion as you can.
Let the liquid cool before storing it in your refrigerator. The butter, now infused, will float on top and will solidify. The water, on the other hand, will remain in its liquid state.
Once the infused butter is in its solid form, gently separate it from the liquid and place it in a clean container.
You now have your own homemade infused butter.