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Ginger Molasses Cookie 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


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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Hemp Seed Hazelnut Oatmeal with Carob at Laughing Planet Café

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Oatmeal, Whole grain, Vegan | 8 comments

Laughing Planet Café
Portland – various locations (plus Eugene and Corvallis)

Are you still here?  Because if it were me reading this post, I would have scoffed at “hemp seed”, my nose would have scrunched at “hazelnut”, and you would’ve lost me completely at “carob.”

And, as if it needed one more strike against it?  It’s vegan!

There is NO reason that this should be a good cookie.

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Molasses Cookie at Common Grounds Coffee House

Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in Ginger Molasses, Vegan | 0 comments

Common Grounds Coffee House
4321 SE Hawthorne Blvd – Portland

Wow. I’m not sure where to begin with this one.  I have talked about 7 different ginger molasses cookies on Carpe Cookie so far, each one of them delicious and worthwhile in its own right.  It can go without saying that the ginger molasses (or even just straight up molasses, sans ginger, like this one) is one of my pets.  I love it.

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Ginger Molasses at Dovetail Bakery

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Ginger Molasses, Vegan | 0 comments

Dovetail Bakery
3039 NE Alberta St. – Portland

As I have mentioned, I am not a vegan. This, if you have read any of my other cookie reviews, is stating the obvious.  But despite my love of butter and eggs, some of my favorite cookies ever have been, to quote the used car salesman who sold me a 1988 Nissan Pulsar, “critter-free.” (True story: he was a vegan used car salesman and he really did say “critter-free” in reference to his dietary practices.  I’m not making it up. And yes, I really did buy a 1988 Nissan Pulsar (in 1996) – T top convertible, cherry red, btw. It (I?) was pretty smokin’, if you wanna know the truth.)

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