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Because the scents of spring already are on TE...

This is the blossom of a plum tree, Prunus domestica , this one will produce a mirabelle fruit.

From the italien or latin "mira bella", which means "beautiful to see", the mirabelle fruit has kept a certain mystery about her origins.
Some think from China, but probably the fruit came back with the crusaders, from Syria, during the Middle Ages. It has become a speciality of the region of Lorraine in France (Gold of Lorraine).
It ripens late in August and then you can pick the fruit for marmelade and pies, or, as my father well kept secret, a fabulous brandy...

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Puisque TE sent le printemps ces jours-ci...

Voici la fleur d' un prunier, Prunus domestica , celui-ci porteur du fruit la mirabelle.

De l' italien ou du latin "mira bella", signifiant "belle à voir", la mirabelle fait planer un certain mystère quant à ses origines.
Provenant peut-être de Chine, ou tout simplement du Vaucluse et introduite en Lorraine où elle est devenue une spécialité (L'or de Lorraine), pour certains, ou importée au temps des croisades pour d'autres.
Vous la cueillerez en août pour faire la fameuse tarte et la confiture, ou, comme mon père en a le secret, une fabuleuse eau-de-vie...

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A special thanks for Greg, who took the time to learn me how to make the frame.
Pffffff!... Not easy when you're not very technical as I'm.

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