Roasted Butternut Squash with Hemp Pesto


Easy to make, delicious even at room temp, which makes it easy to serve at the holidays. And, yes, you can serve with toothpicks as a colorful, yummy appetizer too.

Hemp pesto is delish, nut-free and dairy-free. Hemp seeds are both a nutritional and an ecological powerhouse.   An acre of hemp produces 4 times more paper per year than an acre of trees (the oldest printed paper in existence is a 100% hemp Chinese text dated 770 AD. Did you know Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence and Constitution on hemp paper?)

Aromatherapy, Magic Scents

An oldie, but goodie from Debra

Members of a tribe in New Guinea say good bye by putting a hand in each other’s armpit then rubbing themselves with it, coating themselves with the other’s scent. Similarly, in Elizabethan times a peeled apple was kept in a woman’s armpit until it absorbed her odor, then given to her lover as a “love apple” so he could inhale her fragrance while they were apart. It is reported that Napoleon sent a message to Josephine, “Home in three days, don’t wash.”