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)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mobile Cart Event

http://extramsg.com/portland-food/eat-mobile-2010/

Oh my!

The second year (for me) of the Willamette Week Mobile Cart Event was even more fun than the first... despite the cold cold weather. Contrary to popular belief, fish nets simply do NOT provide adequate wind protection.

Nevertheless, I got to meet fancy chefs from the CIA (that's Culinary Institute of America) in New York City, and even they liked my cookies (though they insisted that they couldn't eat cookies before they had some main course carts first... a thought that I found a bit odd).

Gearing up now for a festival-y spring and summer. If you have a special event that needs a Lulu or two, please let me know!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So many cookies, so little time

Do join me tonight (Wednesday the 14th) at the Holocene Mini-Golf Invitational. Art-y minature golf! Great live music! Cookies!

http://www.holocene.org/calendar/

It's super fun. All the cool kids are doing it. Why don't you try it? Etc.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Presenting... The Holy Wow

Friends,

It has been a while since I've really explored a new cookie recipe for you, feeling that we had a pretty killer set of cookies that you were passionate about, and that I thought were pretty swell too.

But, at a certain moment, a cookie mistress looks around at the divine-ness that surrounds her, and thinks.... but is it enough? Couldn't I do
more for the people of Portland?

The answer is yes, or, more precisely, the answer is The Holy Wow, the newest addition to the Lulu's Confections line up.

The Holy Wow is my first foray into the sandwich cookie. Two soft dark chocolate cookies lovingly hold some butter cream yumminess in their little cookie arms. The cookie brings new meaning to the phrase "melts in your mouth."

I hope you will have opportunity to try one soon. If you are smart enough to go to the Performance Works benefit tonight (Saturday, January 8), you can taste them for yourself! http://www.performanceworksnw.org/events.html

Many thanks to the hard working tasters who critiqued (and then named) this cookie. Way to take one for the people!