Also, history's first female composer, as far as I know.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
This is a recipe adapted from one by Hildegard von Bingen, a famous herbalist from the Middle Ages. She left many recipes such as medicinal wines, remedies and biscuits which are still in use today but, interestingly, they did not taste bitter or unpleasant.
These biscuits (recipe below) are supposed to create a sense of wellbeing, cheerfulness, a happy heart and strengthen the nerves.
Preparation: Knead all the ingredients into a dough and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking sheet with baking paper. Roll out the dough thinly on a board with a rolling pin and cut out shapes to make cookies. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes - do not let them overcook (turn dark), otherwise they will taste bitter.
Preparation: Knead all ingredients to form a dough and refrigerate for 30 minute. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking sheet with baking paper. Shape cookies with your hands ( I roll a small ball and then flatten it). Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes - do not let them overcook (turn dark), otherwise they will taste bitter.