Basil is a “remedie for malancholicke people,” the scent of it good for the heart and head, and will make a man merry and glad. Anyone who has harvested fresh basil on a summer’s day can attest to the truth of this!
On Having Enough, and a Recipe for Eggplant Wellington
Enough is just what we need, and all that we can ask. Enough money to live, enough food to eat, enough strength to carry on from day to day, and enough humor to enjoy it all. If nobody had too much, then everybody would have enough.
Sweet Soul Cakes
The cakes are called “souls” the singers are called “soulers,” and the practice is called “souling.” How beautiful is all of that?