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Ginger Molasses at Sweet Life Patisserie

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Ginger, Ginger Molasses, Vegan | 0 comments

Sweet Life Patisserie
755 Monroe St – Eugene, OR

$1.75
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My 2-3x/year trips to Eugene are nearly always capped with a stop by Sweet Life  on my way out of town. By “nearly always” I mean always.

And not for nostalgia’s sake. Yes, I (more or less) lived in that city from the moment I left my mama’s womb to the time of my first legal cocktail, which I’m just now for the first time in my life

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Ginger Snap at Lauretta Jean’s

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Ginger, Ginger Molasses | 0 comments

Lauretta Jean’s
3402 SE Division. Portland
$1

First thing’s first: it’s not really a “gingersnap.”  This is not a criticism; most days I would rather eat a soft, chewy ginger molasses cookie than a crispy, brittle one. (Not that a very good gingersnap doesn’t have its place in the world. It totally does.)

That being said, while not necessarily an earth-shattering ginger molasses, it is certainly a solid option – not shy on spice and flavor and overall pretty satisfying.

Note: I thought it tasted even better two days later than it did freshy-baked. Only a well-made, not over baked cookie will pass this integrity/longevity test.

Respectable.

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Gingersnap at Bakeshop

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in Ginger, Ginger Molasses | 0 comments

Bakeshop
5351 NE Sandy Blvd – Portland
$2

I have given high praise to two cookies in the past that were both purchased at Ristretto Roasters. Both the Chocolate Chocolate Nib and the Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk, were baked by Kim Boyce, author of the beautiful Good to the Grain baking book.

And now…. Boyce has her very own retail bakery!  Bakeshop opened just this past week on NE Sandy Blvd.  (Her goods will continue to be available at Ristretto – as well as Extracto Coffee House, Breken Kitchen, Case Study Coffee (adjacent to the bakery), and probably a few other joints that I don’t know about.

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