A southern Italian village’s wise woman deals in:
• Common sense;
• Herbal remedies;
• Magic spells.
The proportion of extraordinary to ordinary measures depends upon the problem. As peninsular Italy’s busiest grandmotherly witch, Strega Nona draws as much as possible upon her astute understanding of human nature. She employs magic spells when intended results do not emerge from combined or separate inputs of:
• Hard work;
• Herbal lotions and potions;
• Human psychology.
Grandma Witch Nona indeed finds all of her non-magical skills and strategies super-stressed when a young beauty who suffers from unrequited love by a vain hunk shows up at her doorstep. She has her hands full since the lovesick girl is family in “Strega Nona Does It Again!”