Spain’s most revered mystic poet, St John of the Cross, was kidnapped in 1577. Imprisoned for 10 months before escaping – and near death due to dehydration and starvation – he sought refuge in a convent. The nuns nursed him back to health… with warm pears and cinnamon.
So simple and yet so warming, comforting; it’s healing for both emotional and physical needs. Wonderful with a splash of cream and/or sweetener.