If taking a bite from the apple is mankind’s original sin, then sign us up for more naughtiness of biblical proportions during National Apple Month. Whether you stan red delicious or make a regular visit to Granny Smith’s orchard, chomping through the skin of this all-American fruit is one of life’s simplest pleasures.
If you’ve ever had a longing to get away from it all and be one with nature, you’re probably thinking about pinene. It’s the terpene that, as its name suggests, is responsible for the unmistakable scent of pine trees. As a so-called “major terpene,” pinene is heavily researched and is a common component in many of the most well-liked strain flavors and aromas on the market.
Yeah Taco Tuesday is nice but have you tried National Taco Day?? The annual exaltation of all things tortilla shreds its celebratory cheese on us today, reminding a weary nation that all things are possible through warm corn shells.
If you awoke to the sound of buzzing blenders in the air, don’t be alarmed: today is Global Smoothie Day! Each October 3, smoothie-lovers around the world mix it up with local ingredients and interesting combinations to make blended delights that are good for mind, body and spirit.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve tried to keep your forays into the outside world limited to only the most essential trips. That means when you’re in the grocery store, there’s simply no time to linger in the dessert aisle and take in the sights and smells of bakery-crafted cookies (not like you could smell them anyway with that mask on).
Nothing says fall quite like curling up on the couch with a blanket, a good book, and a warm cup of green tea. Add Good Things Coming Lavender Lemon Drops to the autumn equation, and you’ve got a beverage that leaves pumpkin spice lattes in its steam.
Go with us on this one: the strawberry is the most famous fruit. Symbolically portrayed in art, literature and song for centuries, strawberries announce their presence with passionate flair. Fields, wine, blondes - all of these take on a new meaning with strawberries attached to them. Pop culture has figured out what nature already knew - it’s hard to resist a strawberry.
If you like getting caught in the rain, making love at midnight, and you’re not that into yoga, chances are you might also enjoy pina coladas. While this theory hasn’t been tested outside of karaoke night, we think it’s pretty solid. Even if that description doesn’t fit you, you can still escape with our latest Sol Flower Cafe Signature Drink recipe, the oh-so-tantalizing CBD Pina Colada.
Today is National Waffle Day! While Belgians get most of the credit for popularizing this classic item, it was actually an American named Cornelius Swarthout who patented the first waffle iron on this date in 1869, making a big impression with breakfast lovers everywhere.
We can get so caught up in the modern trappings of life that we forget about the simple pleasures, the things that once filled us with so much joy. How have we gotten away from that form of pure happiness, and how can we reconnect with it? The answer is simply, really: make yourself a cup of hot chocolate. Duh.
We may not agree on much as a nation these days, but Americans all come together on one key point: ice cream rips. In cones, cups or straight out of the carton like a lactose fiend, ice cream is a national delight enjoyed by 90% of the population. The existence of National Ice Cream Day on July 19 only further supports our collective embrace of this most chill dessert.
You’re no doubt intimately familiar with your own backyard at this point, since the number of places you can visit outside your home is, shall we say, limited. But look at the bright side: the backyard is where the grill lives, the lounge chairs recline, and the outdoor astroturf area rugs cover up the desert landscaping and provide respite from the heat.
As the great modern-day songwriter and poet Harry Styles croons in a recent smash hit, “watermelon sugar, high.” While carefree summer love does share many physical parallels with taking a bite from a juicy melon, we think Mr. Styles really penned the song as an ode to our favorite refreshing treat, infused Watermelon Popsicles.
What can you do with yuzu? Well, if you take the lead from Japan, where this citrus is especially popular, it turns out you can do quite a bit. Like bathe in it - yuzu juice in hot water works like bath salts to soothe the skin and calm the mind, and soaking in yuzu has been a Japanese custom since the 1700s.
Charcuterie. What a fun word. Seriously, say it out loud a few times: char - cute - ur - ee. The sound really dances on the tongue, just like the cheese and crackers that pair so well on its plates. Thanks to Chef Teresa Hansen, you can give your appetizer board a medicated upgrade with this fruit jelly goat cheese recipe.
In honor of a St. Patrick’s Day like no other, we’re hoping good fortune and great health are with you this year. With that in mind, we’re sharing one of our favorite recipes for celebrating the holiday. Edibles like a delicious brownie from Good Things Coming help manage symptoms of anxiety, which is a sweet relief during times when you’re extra on edge.
As teams begin the march to basketball supremacy this month, you have one important contribution to make as a fan: gametime snacks. While many will go the chip and pretzel route, you’re more thoughtful than that - in fact, you have a secret weapon that will not only taste great, but will temper the anxiety of watching your team come tournament time.
We at Sol Flower would like to let you in on a schwaggy little secret: the differences between sativa and indica might not be as great as you think. Over time, stereotypes have turned into categorical truths about each - indica puts you “in the couch,” sativa opens your mind to big thoughts and creative expression - but to what extent are these attributes real science vs. stoner jargon? And does it matter?
We are truly living in the golden age (or greenest age) of symptom relief via cannabis, with more ways than ever to get cannabinoids into our system and more selection when it comes to how we want to feel.
Why cannabis is helping seniors sleep away their insomniaFor senior citizens who stir through the night, insomnia can be detrimental to the active lifestyle many want to enjoy. Contrary to some stereotypes, seniors don’t biologically require fewer hours of sleep to feel well-rested; 7 to 8 hours a night is recommended for adults age 65+, in line with every other adult age group. But conditions like chronic pain, PTSD, depression and anxiety are all contributing factors to senior sleep deprivation, with symptoms that can worsen without proper rest.
Of all the amazing qualities inherent to cannabis - the clarity it provides, the creativity it opens up, the highs it can take you to - perhaps the greatest of all is its versatility. Marijuana is not only multifaceted in the ways in which it’s consumed, but in the variety of medical conditions for which the plant provides relief.
Who’s hungry? If you’ve ever salivated over the variety of delicious options available on marijuana-infused menus these days, you might be considering edibles for your next medicated meal. Before you go scarfing down cannabis cookies or dousing your chicken wings in spicy Pot Sauce, make sure you know what you’re putting into your body and how it might affect you.