Archive for the 'Ginger' Category


Iced Oatmeal with Ginger at Bakeshop 1

Bakeshop
5351 NE Sandy Blvd – Portland
$2

This was actually purchased this at Ristretto Roasters on NE 42nd Ave, one of the few coffee shops where, in addition to their own retail space on NE Sandy Blvd, Bakeshop good are sold. (Note: it’s $2.50 Ristretto)

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Sesame Ginger Molasses at Bushel & Peck 4

Bushel & Peck Bakeshop
3907 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd – Portland
$1.50

I know I just wrote that I’m having a chocolate chip moment. But my current jam? Sesame seeds. Sesame seeds in sweets, specifically. A drizzle of tahini (sesame butter) and honey with a sprinkle of sea salt on vanilla ice cream? I’m serious. It’s perfect. Do it!

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Gingersnap at Bakeshop 0

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. Read more »

Ginger Oat Shortbread at Costello’s Travel Caffé 0

Costello’s Travel Caffé
2222 NE Broadway – Portland
50¢/ea

I had driven by this place countless times over the past several years and never thought to stop in. I guess I just thought it looked and sounded kind of dopey: “Travel Caffé.”  Like it was trying too hard or something.  What the hell is a “travel café”, I would ask myself?  And anyway, I am not traveling, I live two miles from the joint.

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