7.24.2017

Milk Jar Cookies, Los Angeles

Desserts have been on my mind more than usual lately (which means I've been thinking about them A LOT).
My gallery, TAG Gallery, had to move out of Bergamot Station (goodbye most excellent brownies and mint lemonade from the Bergamot Cafe) due to an impossible rent increase. It has relocated to the "Miracle Mile" district at 5458 Wilshire.

Milk Jar Cookies is two doors west, at 5466.
The cookies are REALLY GOOD.
Severo got me hooked, when he obtained the Lemon Blueberry and Chocolate Caramel Pecan the night of my latest reception [#mycommute, which is up until 8/5/17, btw].

I brought home this haul with the intention of sketching them.
Ha.
Cinnamon Sugar, Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip,
Lemon Blueberry, Chocolate Caramel Pecan, Banana.
Only managed to get the Chocolate Caramel Pecan done [and I fear that it looks kind of, um, unsavory].
Looks like I'll have to get more Lemon Blueberry and Banana (my favorites)!
What a shame.

And WHY are desserts on my mind?
January 2 - 27, 2018 will be my next exhibition at TAG -- dessert themed!

2.01.2017

Copenhagen Pastry in Culver City

Two slices of rye bread offered as a sample to get us addicted.
The result is affirmative. 
Do you like all things almond like I do? Copenhagen Pastry is your mecca.
We "happened" to drive by the other morning (I think Mr Glutton had it in mind) and picked up an assortment of goodies. We asked the clerk to point out the most almondy items and following are our choices. [I copied the descriptions from Copenhagen Pastry's website. They describe things better than I would.]

Raspberry Macaroon

A rich cake-like piece with a puff pastry bottom topped with generous portions of almond paste, custard and raspberries all covered with crispy almond macaroon
Five Yums


Coffee Bread

“The Perfect Companion” twice baked bread topped with almond meringue with a crunchy shell and a soft center
One Yum -- I was expecting Biscotti and got plain bread with almond. Snore.

Kransecake

Cream of the crop for any almond paste enthusiast this 100% almond paste piece de resistance is dipped in delicious dark chocolate
Five Yums -- but don't try it after the next item

Almond Mazarin

The Almond Mazarin has 3 delicious layers.  Cookie Crust with creamy almond filling, topped with almond brittle and finished with dark Belgian Chocolate.
Five Yums -- OMG
And, if almond isn't your thing, I present the ultimate coconut treat:

Coconut Top

The ultimate, “just right” sweet coconut top with a soft center dipped in rich dark chocolate
Five Yums -- THE best macaroon in town!
Copenhagen Pastry has two locations:
Culver Store, 11113 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 (310)839-8900
Pasadena Store, 3731 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 (626)792-7200

Ready for more, Mr Glutton!