Getting the Word Out

So, after 9 months of mostly fun and some hard work, Val Russell McKinley and I published our book, "EveryDayMaryJ, A Practical Guide to Cooking with Cannabis". Response has been good and we're slowly but surely getting the word out.

But! Turns out that's the hard part. It seemed to me that after all our efforts, people would just automatically know that it's a damn fine book, super useful, full of info. But as it turns out, one must push and prod all the time. That's every day.....So we don't want to bug you, but know that if you see a lot of posts about "EveryDayMaryJ", we're just trying to sell books!

I'm already working on some recipes and potions for the next book, but first I need to know you all are cooking with cannabis. So please - for your health, for the planet, and for us.....get "EveryDayMaryJ" and we'll all be happier. And tell your friends! Thank you so, so much.



Darlings! To all of you who have come to a cooking class, read this blog, commented on a FB post, and/or purchased my cannabis cookbook “EveryDayMaryJ”, I say THANK YOU!! Thank you for wanting to learn about cannabis, for listening to my lectures, for watching my Hugo J. Treadwell get over his cancer…. again, THANK YOU!

I truly hope that 2019 is a year for healing, growth, laughter, and lotsa love. The world is a crazy place right now, but know that by sticking together, helping each other and laughing more, we’ll get through this new year in great shape. I have to say that understanding what cannabis can do for your health will go a long way toward making your 2019 smooth. Don’t forget the wonder that is cannabis; when life gets too nuts, a nice Indica will get you right. For a truly fun and fine 2019, stay medicated! With love and wishes for all good things…  Mary

Nothing to Fear


In my teaching cooking with cannabis classes, one thing continues to stand out: lots of people seem to be afraid of the high. I can't tell you how many times I've talked to folks about the healing properties of cannabis, yet their main question is, what about the high - will I jump off a building/go crazy/eat the cat/drool? Well, of course not, yet some full-grown, intelligent humans remain scared of the pot.

I blame prohibition; years of either misleading or no information have left confusion in their wake. Many of these same folks, because “doctors are God”, will take opioids and all the weird over the counter stuff, despite the side effects and nasty high. I took pain meds for years, and let me tell you, that is not about euphoria. I found pills to be depressing and not healing at all; but cannabis is seriously great! And if you get a little goofy, or happy, or horny - isn't that WAY better than being depressed and sad? 

So, lose the pills and the over the counter stuff. You are an intelligent and brave individual.... try cannabis!!

Our Pal CBD


There's an analogy I use in class when we talk about CBD or cannabidiol, that wonderful, popular, non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. I like to say that it's like taking a vitamin C pill; good for you and ok, but eating the whole orange is way better. Same with cannabis!

Currently there's a huge interest in CBD, which I think is great for getting people familiar with the healing properties of cannabis. But what kinda bugs me is that folks are missing out on all the other beneficial components of cannabis when they only focus on CBD. Now I know from teaching cooking with cannabis for years that some people are just plain scared of pot. I get it - years of propaganda has put fear in the hearts of many regarding the 'high'. I've heard people say they’re worried about hallucinations or jumping out of windows.

I've found the best way to combat fear is with information and hopefully experimentation. There have been wonderful folks in class who initially had a lot of fear about pot, but with a little reading up and playing around, they're happy stoners now. I guess I'm saying CBD is great and better than nothing, but the whole plant is truly your friend!!

Feeling Grateful

Hasn't this been a year? I don't know about you all, but my life has gone through some wonderful, painful, and epic changes. I truly feel that our friend cannabis absolutely helped me through the worst of it; whether emotional angst or weird body stuff, cannabis got me through. And the more I use cannabis and learn about its healing properties, the more I understand the importance of this ancient healing plant. I'm absolutely grateful for this, as well as being grateful for you. I don't want to be trite, but to all of you who have come to a Cooking with Cannabis class, asked me canna questions on FB, or needed input on CBD - thanks! To be able to help even a little, to see someone get off all those pills, to see a puppy calm and healed - that's all down to the goodness of cannabis, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me help just a little. So very grateful for all of you!!

Making a book

I was talking with my book partner, Val, the other day about the making of our cookbook “EveryDayMaryJ”. Initially way back in February, I thought it’d take like a month or so. Turns out I knew nothing! Thanks to Val and her photographer’s eye, we came up with a book that has truly mouth-watering photos and I think some fun content. But, I guess the point is that if it weren’t for Val, I’d probably be handing out recipe reprints on the corner somewhere. I tend to go fast and move quick, while Val has that wonderful calm, deliberate energy. It definitely takes different energies to birth something – whether a book, a business, or a baby. So, thanks are in order here for Val; thanks for being you. You’ll see what I mean when you look at the photos in EveryDayMaryJ – enjoy!!

Publication Day!

We are a couple of proud mamas: today is the day our labor of love, EveryDayMaryJ, was published! Over the better part of 2018, we have enjoyed working together on this project, researching and developing recipes, taste testing, making photographs, book designing and more.

We hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of our ebook - it’s chocked full of delicious recipes, photos, cooking techniques, and information about all things cannabis.

Click HERE for more info. Available for Amazon Kindle Fire®, Apple iPad®, Android devices, and Mac or PC computers.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Welcome to our website!

Crunchy canna cups with peanut butter and dark chocolate

Publication of Every Day Mary J, A Practical Guide to Cooking With Cannabis is days away, and we’re getting really excited. This cookbook is all about what I’ve learned teaching Cooking with Cannabis for the last seven years, with a lot of recipes, tips, and anecdotes. The photography, from the incredible Val McKinley, will impress the hell out of you, and the recipes – well, we think you’ll be blown away. Come back really soon for purchasing info.