Sunday, May 15, 2011

About Lulu's 2011

Way back in 1978, a girl was hungry, and so she made some chocolate chip cookies. From these humble beginnings, a deep love of all things sugary was born. I have always been the gal who brings dessert to the potluck. I read cookbooks like novels, and collect recipes like baseball cards. Nevertheless, all of this was just a fabulous hobby, until fate provided the proverbial kick in the pants, and asked the simple question, “Why not do what you love for a living?”

And so, Lulu’s Confections was born, from the muck and mire of a third-of-a-life-crisis, and the hope to make people happy. I believe that sweets can make many things better, at least temporarily, and that cookies made with love are a good prescription for, well, life. It’s just that simple.

Lulu’s offers a wide range of cookies, from the classic chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin to ginger delights, to homemade oreos, to the strange new world of cookies with cayenne, rosemary, or cornmeal. Our cookies are “normal” sized compared to most of the cookies walking the streets of Portland these days. To us, that means they taste better, allow you to try several different flavors in one happy snack, and maybe even encourage you to share. And sharing is nice. The majority of ingredients are organic, and our butter is rbgh-free from Oregon. While Lulu is an omnivore, we are sensitive to those of you who are not. Flour-alternative, sugar alternative, and vegan cookies are available.

We are mostly a fly-by-night cookie girl business... showing up at your favorite show or event like a cigarette girl, except with cookies. I'm the world's smallest foodie cart (http://extramsg.com/portland-food/eat-mobile-2010/). I am also happy to do a special order for parties, crushes, meetings, weddings, etc. Just get in touch already!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Let it Dough!

I wish I could say this was my creation, but it is an awfully clever cookie confection:

http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/let-it-dough/

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Cookie Boxes


As I write this, it is the 6th day of Hannukah, and Christmas is only a few weeks away. I don't know much about Hannukah sweets, but for my family, Christmas was the cookie blow-out season. We made ooodles of them, mostly the kinds you could decorate, like sugar cookies and spritz and gingerbread. Some of my fondest memories center around the kitchen table at my house, carefully putting the "proper" number of cinnamon drops on for the Gingerbread man's coat or shaking white sugar around Santa's sugar cookie collar.

As you breeze through December, and all of its parties, gift exchanges, and fun, please consider sharing a box of Lulu's Confections with your friends and loved ones. All cookies are made with love, and a select few can also be made with a bit of Christmas color if you so choose.

Email me at lulusconfections@gmail.com to place an order (2 dozen minimum). Cookies range from $10 - $12/dozen, depending on the type.

In sweetness,

Lisa

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Candy Redeemed (well, sort of)

I thought you might enjoy this blurb from the New York Times...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/dining/27candy.html?_r=1&pagewanted=2

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fifteen pounds of butter and counting

That doesn't seem like ALL that much, does it? But we have the busy weekend ahead. Please come and join us.

While you are there, check out the lovely Distillery Row bar, on the first floor, near the entrance to the auditorium. They are such nice folks, and I hear they pour a mean cocktail to boot. Then, take your drink and step into the Christopher Miner installation (also near the auditorium door and Distillery Row bar). It's mysteriously haunting for me. Finally, of course, find me, and buy a cookie or two to round out the evening. You will be so glad you did!

Friday, September 10, 2010

TBA Butter Count

I thought it would be fun to track how many pounds of butter y'all eat via cookies over the 10 days of TBA.....

So, as of this morning's bake (having completed night one, and getting ready for night two), I have baked (or whipped into a buttercream frenzy) six pounds of butter.

Nicely done!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Yup, I'll be at The Works at TBA again...

Indeedy do. For the third year running now... I'll be your cookie girl at the TBA Festival. It's really my favorite gig of the year! So, come to The Works at Washington High School (September 9 - 19), have a drink, see some art, nod your head and wisely talk about the performances you saw that evening, and have some cookies. I'm all a flutter! You should be too. (www.pica.org)