Regular Random: five minutes with tea and lemon-rosemary cookies

Afternoon tea, with lemon-rosemary cookies. Shot of vintage plate, cup and saucer with three star-shaped cookies on plate and assam tea with lemon in cup. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Afternoon tea, with lemon-rosemary cookies. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

My friend Sarah at Art Expedition sent me her recipe for Lemon-Rosemary cookies, and while my first couple of batches do rather lack finesse, Sarah’s recipe is really good and the cookies taste fantastic.

Five Minutes of Random (the #RegularRandom challenge) is hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist. 

If you’d like to join in:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to Desley’s post
  • have fun!


39 thoughts on “Regular Random: five minutes with tea and lemon-rosemary cookies

  1. rock on with the cool teaware – and the collage was so nice – I like the (love the ) top left image in the collage – with the flower looking at us… and the softness – im in the mood for tea (and going over to art expedition now)

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  2. Oh, wow! Thanks so much for the shoutout, Su! 😀 And your cookies look so much better than mine – I seem to be allergic to cookie cutters and try to form something out of the dough, the first ones are always nice to look at but then I lose patience and the rest is… well, let´s just say they always taste better than they look 😉 Love your pictures, the china looks lovely as does the tea with lemon in it – I might just hop over virtually and tuck in! 😉 xxxxxxx

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      • I kept trying to remember why it seemed familiar, until it finally hit me. The design is very similar to the design of a roll of wrapping paper that my great grandma had. My mom has been using it for my entire life and it’s still going strong. So, not a dish at all. 😉

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        • That is so brilliant. 🙂 🙂
          Is it a huge roll? Or is your mum really good at saving used wrapping paper for re-use? I have been known to spend ages carefully peeling the tape of gifts so I can save the paper when it is particularly nice.

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          • It was a gigantic roll! Like, super gigantic. It’s down to the last few feet though. I told my mom that I would really love a framed scrap of it. It’s such a huge part of my childhood. Every Christmas, that paper was under the tree on some gifts. My mom is not paper saver by my Grandma definitely was and so was my husband’s Grandma. So when we opened our wedding gifts, we had to be oh-so-careful and then we would pass them the paper and they would work out who got to keep it. They were in heaven! 🙂

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          • I love every bit of that. The idea of a huge roll of wrapping paper that appears Christmas after Christmas is just so special. And the notion of the grandmas jostling for the best pickings of the wedding paper … well I’m going to enjoy that lovely image. My grandma wasn’t a keeper of things, but I have friends whose grandparents were. It makes so much sense when you know that the grew up in times when people were primarily producers, not consumers.

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