The easiest local business to support, in my humble opinion, is a bakery. (I mean bookstore, but go with it.) Luckily for me, a new one opened within walking distance, and oh man, it is GOOD. Not so luckily, for me or for the baker, she opened up shop on campus right before everything shut down for the coronavirus. Where she would normally have a customer base of hungry college students, she’s got practically no one since they stopped in-person classes in March, and URI is pretty much a commuter school.
I didn’t even know she was there until a week or two ago when one of my mom friends mentioned it. I went last week to check it out and pick up a few things to sample and WOW. I went back today for more. So far, we have tried her peanut butter chocolate chip cookie (John said it was really good), her blueberry scones with a lime glaze (DELICIOUS), and her coconut butter bars.
COCONUT BUTTER BARS.
When I went back today, I got TWO coconut butter bars so I don’t have to share one with John. I also got a lemon blueberry scone, a slice of lemon blueberry pound cake, a piece of her Scottish shortbread, and a Neiman Marcus cookie. That should hold us for a couple of days.
She is SUPER nice, and it is my mission to keep her in business. Somehow. Without eating my weight in coconut butter bars.