Chef Ra’s Allhallowmass Feast • Higher Occasions


Also recognized as Jim Wilson, Jr., Chef Ra (1950–2006) was a cannabis foods writer and a fixture at Higher Occasions. In the October, 1994 concern, he shared a recipe for his Ganjaween Grilled Apples in Dips. Probably it is time to revive Chef Ra’s spirit by revisiting the tempting dish for this year’s Halloween—a quarter of a century later.

All through the year we celebrate holidays which seriously have no which means to us other than the reality that we get off from perform. But Halloween is the time to go more than the edge and be completely freaky.

Halloween has been a single of the grand pagan holidays for centuries. Identified as “All Saints Day,” Halloween is a discomfort in the ass for all the repressive puritans in our society. A mere mention of the word “pagan” brings chills to the correct-wing Christian majority that has ruled the Western planet by way of the ages. For centuries, everyone who did not accept the Christian way was deemed a heretic or witch and burned at the stake.

These days, the numerous tribes of the counterculture are feeling the identical heat that the pagans felt in days of old. Along with the war on drugs, there is a war on our numerous diverse cultures and lifestyles. The Powers That Be want to mash us down since we want legal hemp and social freedom. Lately, a brother I know was attempting to set up a retailer to sell witchcraft books and organic herbs. It occurred to be in a modest, redneck Southern town. Needless to say, the neighborhood authorities did not dig the retailer. The brother was forced to leave town since of death threats. He was quoted on the evening news saying, “Please, God, guard me from your followers.” His case is just one more instance of the intolerance that runs rampant in this nation.

So Halloween is a vacation of the downtrodden, a time for all of us on the outdoors to stand up and celebrate our turbulent presence on this planet. Let’s get fucked up, my pagan brothers and sisters! Regardless of whether you are black or white, gay or straight, religious or just plain born-once again pagan, let’s drink, smoke, fuck and be merry!

I would like to extend an invitation to all my fellow pagans to take pleasure in the feast of All Saints Day (which is also referred to as “Allhallowmas”). But be cautious not to more than-indulge oneself like a pal of mine did final year. Every single year, my close friends and I barhop about town searching for great ganja, drink and casual sex. (Bear in mind to wrap that rascal!) We had been all dressed in our finest costumes when we set out to trick-or-treat. As quickly as we had located adequate of the above pointed out vices, we headed to the woods for the significant Chef Ra Allhallowmas Feast. This feast is the psychic connection for dope heads. (We do not need to have no 900 quantity!)

As the meals was getting laid out on the table, I noticed my pal Mona sampling my Ganjaween grilled apples. I watched as she ate a single, then two, then three…. “Hold it, girl,” I mentioned to her, “those are Ganjaween apples, and they are confident to fuck you up! Do not consume so numerous!” Two hours later, the poor girl was screaming, “Help me, I’m gonna die, assistance my ass, this shit has got me feelin’ like a load of laundry in the spin cycle!” Anyway, she lived, but was higher for a couple of days. So bear in mind, under no circumstances consume also considerably ganja. Maintain the dose moderate, and under no circumstances operate heavy machinery though beneath the influence…. Pleased Halloween!

Chef Ra’s Ganjaween Grilled Apples in Dips

12 red apples sliced into 14 slices every
1 stick of butter or 1/four cup vegetable oil
1 bag of caramel candies
1/eight of of fine ganja leaves
1 bar of chocolate
1/two cup of peanut butter
1/two cup toasted almond
1 bag of bamboo skewers

Spot the caramels, chocolate and peanut butter in three separate pots and heat till melted. Set the dips aside. Slide the apple slices on the bamboo skewers (4 slices per stick). Spot the butter or oil and ganja leaves in a double boiler and cook more than low heat for 20 minutes. Strain the leaves from the butter and set aside. Start out a grill and add hickory wood to the fire. Spot the skewered apples more than fire. Brush the ganja butter more than the apples. Make confident to have a tendency them so they do not burn! Cook the apples till somewhat soft. Then dip the skewers in the several sauces.


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