Linalool

Linalool

When you think of lavender, what comes to mind? I think of beautiful purple flowers, calming cosmetic creams, relaxing bath products and sweet desserts. All these attributes help describe this week’s highlighted Terpene, Linalool. Wikipedia states Linalool is...
Caryophyllene

Caryophyllene

I love the smell of fresh cracked pepper. That step of seasoning a beautiful New York Striploin is poetic when you consider all you really need to make that piece of meat pop is a little salt & pepper. The aroma you get from fresh cracked pepper comes from the...
Myrcene

Myrcene

Did you know that if you were to eat a mango 30 minutes before using cannabis, that the mango would increase the effects of the THC in your body? Studies dating back to the 1970s have found that Myrcene improves the ability of cell membranes in the body to absorb...
Time to dine with others again.

Time to dine with others again.

Cooking For Others Again April showers bring May flowers, right? Can we all agree that there has never been a month like April in our lifetime? It felt like massive showers and never ending bad weather keeping us inside and away from the things we love. May 1st I...
Pinene

Pinene

Pinene Have you ever recognized one of the most common smells from household cleaners is Pine? The aroma puts the mind at ease with its natural outdoorsy scent and indicates that the room you’re in has recently been cleaned. That right there is an example of a terpene...
Limonene

Limonene

Limonene Nothing like the beautiful smell of a fresh cannabis flower bursting with citrus aroma, am I right? A flower covered in trichomes that is sticky and aromatic is always the first domino to fall when considering what kind of dish I’m looking to create. Lemons,...
Introduction to Terpenes

Introduction to Terpenes

When I first learned about terpenes, it was from another Chef who lived in California. He was talking about these magical compounds found in cannabis that were responsible for its beautiful aroma and flavors. It was so intriguing to learn that terpenes were not only...
Beastie Boys Bring Hope

Beastie Boys Bring Hope

Cooking With The Nomad Cook When my 14 day isolation period was over I left the Elements AirBnb rental in Campbell River and headed south to British Columbia’s capital, Victoria. I rented a loft in the city and set up shop for the next two weeks, stocking the kitchen...
From Guest Speaker to Online Host

From Guest Speaker to Online Host

Charlotte, North Carolina I was surprised to see how excited all the chefs were to hear me speak at the Chef to Chef conference, in North Carolina. On the opening day there was a dinner and an after mixer where everyone had the chance to walk around and mingle. At the...
Cannabis Collaborations

Cannabis Collaborations

With 2020 off to The Nomad Cook’s busiest start of any year, I rode that wave of momentum right into February. This was the month of the collaboration, as I had an opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and work with two chefs who specialized in cuisines I knew...