Grace & Company

Curating a Graceful life.

Happy Holidays!

Dorothy Vannan

During this Holiday Season, we are grateful to our loyal clients who made our first year on Academy Road such a Joy.

It is in the spirit of the holidays we simply say Thank you and Best Wishes!

with care, 
Dorota & the Grace & Co. Team

I love traditions. Baking gingerbread has always been my favourite activity with my kids no matter how old they are. Through the years, I've stuck to one recipe, and one recipe only:


Foolproof Gingerbread

Super easy & delicious


1 cup organic molasses
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup berry  sugar
4 tsp ground ginger
4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla paste
3/4 tbsp baking soda
2  omega 3 eggs, beaten
6 cups flour


  • Place all ingredients in a bowl over a boiling pot of water. Melt all ingredients (approx. 7min).

  • Add 3/4 tbsp baking soda until it begins to froth; remove from heat.

  • In a large bowl place 1 cup of unsalted butter, pour the hot frothy mixture over, mix in and let cool.

  • Add 2 beaten eggs, incorporate

  • Sift 6 cups of flour. Add 1 cup at a time to the bowl and mix well (best to use a heavy duty mixmaster such as a Kitchen Aid)  

  • On a well-floured surface do a final knead with your hands.

  • Divide into 4 disks, keep covered until ready to roll out. This dough should be used fresh and not be refrigerated (as it gets too hard to handle) 

  • Roll out fairly thin as the dough tends to grow in the oven while baking.

  • Bake at 325 F for 15 min. 

May be used for cookies & gingerbread houses. Gets even better with time!

Hope you enjoy!


Consider paper for your holiday table

Keeping true to our store's Winter Woodland theme,
why not use HC Gertrude paper placemats and accent napkins to make your holidays easy and whimsical! Matchbooks also available!


Have a craving for artisinal cheese?

Our fridge is fully stocked thanks to the lovely Nathalie Gauthier, Owner of A L'Epi de Blé 1757 Main Street (Main @ Hartford St)
We have a lovely collection of cheeses from France and Quebec. We also have French Patés, Duck and Goose foie gras and Duck Confit!

Limited supply  - do not miss out!