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Oatmeal Raisin Apricot at Craftsman & Wolves

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Oatmeal, Whole grain, Fruit | 0 comments

Craftsman & Wolves
746 Valencia St. – San Francisco

I ate this a few weeks ago – during a (way too) quick trip to S.F. at the end of last month.  And no, I don’t know what in the hell “Craftsman & Wolves” means.

Wait…I bet their website’s “about” page  will clue me in. Okay, yeah. It does (sorta). Something about hard work in the name of pursuing your craft. I don’t feel like reiterating it so just check it out yourself if you care.

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Oatmeal Chocolate with Cranberries (and rye flour) at Tabor Bread

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Fruit | 0 comments

Tabor Bread
5051 SE Hawthorne Blvd – Portland

Tabor Bread mills their own flours and bakes their bread and pastries in a wood fired oven – apparently the first retail bakery in Portland to do so.  I was surprised to read this. I mean, this is Portland – D.I.Y. headquarters of America! But it says so on their website, and who am I to second guess the internet?

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Rick’s Chocolate Apricot Espresso at Macrina Bakery

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Chocolate Chip, Fruit | 2 comments

Macrina Bakery
Multiple locations – Seattle

This was certainly not my first visit to Macrina. But for some reason, it was the first time I decided to pick up one of these bad boys. In fact, I’m pretty sure that my brother – who lives in Seattle, is often my cookie cohort when I visit the city, and is coincidentally named Rick (no relation to the cookie) – once told me that this cookie was either strange or bad or not awesome. Or something like that.

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