Chocolate Studded Coffee Cake

Chocolate Studded Coffee Cake yield: 1, 8”x4” loaf. Serves 6 All-purpose flour 1 ½ cups (203g) Baking Powder 1 teaspoon (5g) Baking Soda ½ teaspoon (2g) Salt 1 teaspoon (5g) Butter, room temperature ⅓ cup (75g) Sugar 1 cup (200g) Vanilla Bean ½ Egg 1 Egg yolk 1 Vanilla Extract ¾ teaspoon (3g) Sour Cream […]

Meet the Team: Kendal- Private Events Coordinator

Kendal: Private Events Coordinator

Hi. Will you tell us who you are and what is your position at Gracie’s?  My name is Kendal. I am the Private Events Coordinator at Gracie’s and I started in September 2014. What do you like the most about working here? I think it says a lot when you wake up genuinely excited to […]

Ellie’s Favorite Local Bakeries

Where Does the Ellie’s Staff Go? We get asked a lot of questions. People ask us for cooking advice, where to get a good cup of coffee in Boston (there are a lot of good ones, but we went to Thinking Cup recently, and loved it) and if we make everything ourselves (we do). Most […]

Blackbird Farm – Field Trip

Chances are if you see a pig walking the streets of Smithfield, Rhode Island, it belongs to Ann Marie Bouthillette. “They like to go out for a stroll occasionally,” Ann Marie jokes. The truth is, these American Heritage Berkshire pigs are very inquisitive, and while they might enjoy a night on the town, they have […]

Blackbird Farm

Ann Marie Bouthillette began working with animals when she was three years old. Her childhood included showing livestock, active participation in the Future Farmers of America, and learning as much as she could about working on a farm. It is only natural that she now runs Blackbird Farm in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Ann Marie, with her family, […]

Southside Community Land Trust – Plant Sale

We love fresh, local produce. It is good for the local environment, the local economy, and the taste buds. When it comes to local food, Southside Community Land Trust is a pioneer in Rhode Island. SCLT began organizing and cultivating urban community gardens 30 years ago, and their 50 acre Urban Edge Farm in Cranston, […]

Eat, Drink, RI!

This is a big weekend for food and drink here in little ole Providence. The Eat, Drink RI Festival is this weekend, starting with a feast this evening featuring some of the best chefs from around the state. Friday night is the festival Truck Stop, with many of Rhode Island’s fantastic food trucks. This part […]

Mem Tea Imports

A daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary. – Chinese Proverb   The story of tea begins over 4,000 years ago. The Camellia Sinensis bush is native to the Yunnan Province of China, where legend has it that Emperor Shen Nong accidentally boiled tea leaves and “discovered” the joys of hot tea. As […]

Rhody Fresh

It is no mystery that we love local food. There is something special about knowing where your food comes from, and knowing you can shake hands with the people responsible for bringing that food to you. There is also something special about the way so many small local farms work together to benefit our little […]

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