Umami hounds looking to plump up a meatless Monday often turn to mushrooms to bring the glutamates to the plate. The wild Black Trumpet mushroom -- trumpets des morts for the French (this becomes relevant in a minute) -- is the umami-est of them all, bringing smoke, earth and fruit all in one snapp ... More >>
northstoneorganics.comMatt Cohen.Updated at the bottom: The DEA gives us a cryptic response. First posted at 1:02 p.m.
A Northern California pot farm that delivers cannabis all the way to Los Angeles was raided by DEA agents today, according to an announcement from California NORML.
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420 TimesActually there's not an app for that.It appears San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Tom Blair was duped by an April Fool's joke in L.A.'s own marijuana magazine the 420 Times.
In a Monday column titled "What are these people smoking?" the journo blasts the Times for rolling out its "D ... More >>
This looks felonious to us.Smoking weed? fairly legal, especially if you have a doctor's recommendation. Having personal-use weed? Same deal. Growing weed? Not so much.
Strange, because, if medical marijuana is legal in California, and it's sold at hundreds of outlets in L.A., the pot-shop c ... More >>
Flickr user nevadadanThanksgiving With A Vineyard ViewWe spend a lot of time figuring out what to serve for Thanksgiving dinner, but how about what to serve with all of those competing homemade flavors? Asking sommeliers their pairing opinion is laudable, but can be like querying star chefs f ... More >>
Evan JohnsonCharlie BarraShould you be fortunate enough to reach your 65th grape harvest -- as a grower, not simply an imbiber -- you know when it's time to put those Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio grapes to work. And when to step back and let them enjoy a few more weeks on the vine. Squid Ink w ... More >>
Leonhart with Attorney General Eric Holder.Despite an Obama administration directive meant to put a halt to federal raids of pot shops in states where medical marijuana has been legalized, recent dispensary busts, including one in Southern California, have prompted a group of cannabis advocat ... More >>
Whether you accept the notion that a single nose and its acclaimed-or-reviled 100-point scale have transformed the way wine is marketed and sold, especially in the United States, today there is a superabundance of bottles at American retail and more wine neophytes are earnestly cultivating a taste f ... More >>
Ben CalderwoodWine in a box
It can be a strange, solitary exercise, consuming wine dispensed by a computer. Purchase your access card from the order desk at the rear of the shop, steal a glance at the Wine House's Old & Rare cellars where magnum prices climb into the five figures, and make y ... More >>
Blame it on the Rain. The current issue of Wine Spectator has the phrase "BEST EVER California Pinot Noir" splashed across the front page. The editors are referring not only to Sonoma, but as far north as Anderson Valley in Mendocino County and as close to home as Santa Barbara. The reason? Near per ... More >>