Whining and Dining

I love steak dinners. In fact, I’ll eat them at almost every opportunity that I can. I must say that once you figure out how to properly cook a steak, most of the steakhouses out there can’t compete. Today we will explore and cook a simple steak dinner.

What you will need:

  • One steak per person ( I prefer bone-in ribeye)
  • One head of broccoli
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Your favorite BBQ seasoning
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • Butter

Begin by heating up a cast iron skillet, with a bit of avocado oil. The very high burning point of avocado oil will allow you to get an exceptional sear on the steak. Once the oil is heated, place a room temperature steak on and let it sear for no longer than 5 minutes per side. Once the searing is complete, put about 2-3 tablespoons of kerrygold butter into the skillet and use it to baste the steak. (scoop up the liquid butter and repeatedly pour it over the steak.) Once a majority of the butter has absorbed into the steak, you will need to let the meat rest to let the juices settle. About half the time you had it over heat should do the trick. Repeat this process for each steak.

The broccoli and sweet potatoes are a bit easier. For the broccoli you just need to wash it, chop off all the stems, and throw it into a skillet with enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan, generous lemon pepper seasoning. (half a lemon and black pepper works as well) Then let the broccoli simmer on low heat with a lid on. Wash the sweet potatoes, cut them into french fry shapes, and use a bit of the lemon pepper and a bit of the BBQ seasoning mixed in with olive oil to season them. Place the fries on a baking sheet, set the oven to 400F and bake for 10-15 mins.

Don’t dig in quite yet! This weeks pairing will go well with our summer steak dinner. This week our pairing has a palate that is primarily earthy-pine. This should bring the flavor palate of our meal full circle. Our strain is Jack Herer.


“Strain: Jack Herer Seller: House of Gas – Anaheim, Ca Consumed: Vaporized (S&B Crafty), multiple sessions, multiple times of the day. Temperature: 188C Firstly and most strikingly, Jack Herer’s smell already makes the strain its very own. As another review suggested, it may as well smell identical to lemon Pledge. Most certainly, but not quite. Yes. Nearly. Jack’s strain is nature’s recall. It’s scent has a body, it has whiffs of the purest air, and draws forth with it autumn and summer scents of pinewood forests from its lemon origin. Knowing the multitude of hazardous chemicals within Pledge, it’s such a pleasure smelling such a resembling and pleasurable scent from an organic source. The first draws’ tastes to a smoker’s delight will be identical to its bound smells; an invigorating tingle blended sour, giving an extremely wakening and refreshing head space, clear enough for innovative thought and communicative skills. Don’t let the lower THC content fool you. Jack Herer is very potent and can be abused to the point where you wouldn’t even consider going out and about. Take this into account as you portion your bowls with this strain. For a morning smoke, take a few generous draws and hold back from toking further, as Jack’s optimal purpose is to serve as a stimulant and alleviator for symptoms affiliated within social and personal aspects. I, however consider Jack Herer a strain to be preferably taken in the late afternoon and evening times because of its potent, but also social, clear-headed, creative, stimulating effects. As an example, I would recommend Maui Waui for morning and afternoon activities. It’s simply a little lighter and you’ll be on point. Quentin F-C”


“Purchased from BM. Upon opening the bag these buds had a very smooth scent. Not traditional skunk; earthy and slightly musky. Dark green buds covered in brown hairs. When packed in my Solo vaporizer the taste is very similar to the smell, almost wet like forest. The onset is a couple minutes after the first draw. The stone is extremely clear, definitely recommended for daytime, perfect for work. I found myself shredding through functional ideas, and was never muddy for a response when I was spoken to or asked a question unexpectedly. Great social party strain as well.”

On the record, it is never a good idea to be stoned while at work. The only exception is if it is your job to be stoned, or your permission slip has been signed. Until next time, stay responsible.

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