...say, there's small choice in rotten apples. So says Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew. I studied this play way back when, or so all the yellow highlighting in my copy of The Complete Pelican Shakespeare leads me to believe, but I don't remember much about it. Nothing that I underlined rings a bell. One would think it would've left more of an impression. Oh well. The following video, while referring to a few texts, has nothing to do with Shakespeare. It's about me and apples.
March 1 - In A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman says that Elizabeth I wore a pomander - an apple rolled in cinnamon and studded with cloves - to ward off the plague. I'd like to make one, mainly to see how strong they smell and how flies and mosquitoes react to it. I found some instructions. Looks simple enough. I also checked the going price of an Elizabeth I silver pomander to put it in. Maybe I'll use a garlic bag instead.