Apples and Ermine

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Here I am – I am the little girl, not the woman. I am asking her if I can have some ermine earmuffs, it is cold in the room and that ermine is not doing any good as mere trim on her coat!

We’ll start a fire soon, I hope, and make an apple tart flavored with anise! Here is our recipe, on page 62 –

An Apple Tart from the 1600’s, from ‘Cooking In Europe, 1250-1650’ by Ken Albala

With an apple I will astonish Paris. – Paul Cezanne

 

*Gerard ter Borch, Woman Peeling Apple, 1650

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