I think that a summer isn´t perfect without this filling fresh milky veggie soup. You can use everything you can find growing seasonally in your garden as most of the fresh vegetable-herb combinations taste great in that dish. Another great thing is that you can eat the soup cold or warm. It´s up to you. And it usually tastes even more delicious on the next day.
I usually start feeling sick if someone is burning cloying bitter incense in an unventilated room. I presume it is mostly due to high wood content in the incense sticks. Traditional frankincense has a nice odour in moderation but it holds too overpowering religious connotation to me.
I do like pleasant earthy scents reminding me in wintertime that there is life somewhere and it is going to be summer again filled with odours of blossoms, trees and dirt. I really need some familiar smells around me during those cold and dim months.