The dough, made with seven pounds of butter, had been prepared last night and stored in the fridge. We scooped it out with melon-ballers and rolled the balls into ropes.
And outside I caught this graceful and lovely flower in bud and bloom. I haven't looked it up yet to find out what it is....though I might have known in the past. Do you recognize it? (update: Jo tells me in the comments it is a Japanese anemone.)
After their twisting, the cookies get an egg wash and then a sprinkling of sesame seeds. They are basically a butter cookie, and though some recipes include orange juice and/or zest, our current version is "plain." But I came home with my hands smelling anything but plain.
In our back yard now we have three cherry-sort of tomatoes: Juliet (red); Sun Gold and Sunsugar (orange); and Michael Pollan (pointy green striped). So I can put them all in a salad to colorize it! Not to mention, this year I have three colors of nasturtiums, red, orange and yellow -- so I put all those petals in my salad as well. That's a visual feast as well as a feast for the palate, as last night's guest said.
In case you can't see all three tomatoes, here is a close-up:
Today the thermometer reached 75° - woo-hoo - so we hope we are
in a warming trend.