Clover getting ready to re-open

22 May, 2020: We’re not going anywhere. But there are a lot of things that will have to change to make that statement fact. I thought I’d share with you all what I see in our future, and how it will impact the full community that has allowed Clover Food Lab to exist, our customers, our employees, our suppliers, our… Read More

In Ayr’s Kitchen – new website!!

4 May, 2020: Can’t believe it’s already been almost a full month of Ayr’s Youtube cooking show. When we started we honestly weren’t sure how much interest there would be. But the support has been amazing!! A ton of folks are tuning in regularly, and we’re getting tagged in a lot of photos of your at-home cooking creations (check out… Read More

In Ayr’s Kitchen, Episodes 23-26

27 April, 2020: Challenge: how many local ingredients can you incorporate into this week’s recipes? Check back here for updated program schedule, ingredient lists, and video links for this week’s episodes of In Ayr’s Kitchen – I’ll be keeping it up-to-date as we go along. All of Ayr’s previous episodes are available on his Youtube channel – you can also find a list… Read More

From the archives

Winter at Clover

3 January, 2009: We’re not open yet. Sorry, I’m getting your notes and messages, we’ve just got to wait until it’s a bit warmer out there. Those of you who haven’t taken off for January might be noticing the truck parked there, almost teasing you. We’re still paying for the spot, and this is the best place to keep it… Read More

Local vendors & growers you can support right now

22 April, 2020: For some of us (me included) our pantries need restocking right about now. So if you’re looking to restock AND support local businesses while you’re at it, read on for a few of our recommendations! PANTRY Plimoth Grist Mill – Kim makes incredible stone-ground corn meal, sampe, locally-grown popcorn, and more (we use their cornmeal for our… Read More

In Ayr’s Kitchen, Episodes 19-22 (Bread Week!!!)

20 April, 2020: This week’s shows are all about BREAD!!! We love Maine Grains and Plimoth Grist Mill for flour, grains, cornmeal, etc so if you’re looking to stock up and support a local business while you’re at it, we recommend checking out their online stores! (PS – for Maine Grains, use promo code “homecookingwithayr” for 10% off your order… Read More

In Ayr’s Kitchen, Episodes 14-18

13 April, 2020: Check back here for updated program schedule, ingredient lists, and video links for this week’s episodes of In Ayr’s Kitchen – I’ll be keeping it up-to-date as we go along. PREVIOUS EPISODES – episodes 1-5; episodes 6-9; episodes 10-13 Episode 14 – Pineapple upside-down cakeMonday, April 13 @ 4pmWatch here in case you missed it!Ingredients to follow along:– eggs– salt– sugar–… Read More

In Ayr’s Kitchen, Episodes 10-13 (now at 4pm)

6 April, 2020: We’re pushing the show back 1 hour so that more of you can tune in live! Shows this week will be at 4pm EST every week day. Check back here for updated program schedule, ingredient lists, and video links for this week’s episodes of In Ayr’s Kitchen – I’ll be keeping it up-to-date as we go along. INFO PREVIOUS… Read More

From the archives

First credit card customer

24 March, 2009: We’ve been promising it for some time, credit card processing. Today it arrived. So don’t sweat it if you’re out of cash, and forget about the trip to the ATM. We’ve got you covered. Read More

In Ayr’s Kitchen, Episodes 6-9

30 March, 2020: Ayr emailed this to me & Lucia this morning – it’s his grandmother’s original recipe for Wacky Cake, which is going to be this Monday’s episode recipe! Check back here for updated program schedule, ingredient lists, and video links for this week’s episodes of In Ayr’s Kitchen – I’ll be keeping it up-to-date as we go along.… Read More

In Ayr’s Kitchen, Episodes 1-5

24 March, 2020: This picture is from a couple years ago, when we were filming a soup video at Ayr’s house – don’t worry, I’m not actually there right now! #socialdistancing If this is the first time you’re hearing about Ayr’s new Youtube channel, go back and read this post I wrote yesterday. It explains a little bit more about… Read More

Ayr made a Youtube channel – first video this afternoon!

23 March, 2020: With many restaurants temporarily closing, and with stockpiles of food/raw ingredients at home, a lot of folks are going to be cooking at home during this “hunker down” period. But what the heck do you even do with dried beans? How do you make soup? Or bread? How do you recover from recipe errors, how do you… Read More

Reducing spend on G-suite: A how to guide

19 March, 2020: This post isn’t about food. But it’s about some of the (very boring) stuff we need to be doing to protect our ability to make great food in the future. I’ve been spending the majority of the past 2 days contacting vendors and suppliers and service providers. My pitch is consistent: we want to use your service… Read More

From the archives

Blue eats L’As Du Fallafel

23 October, 2018: October 2005 I ate at L’As Du Fallafel. I didn’t know it at the time but this experience became the prototype for Clover’s most successful sandwich. This past weekend I took a trip to Paris with my father and my son (Blue, above). We’re approaching Clover’s 10th birthday (10/29/18) and I thought it would be fun to… Read More

The mother ship is resting

18 March, 2020: Those were the words Chris texted me this afternoon. Pictured above is our “cooling” walk-in. It’s a relatively small walk-in fridge with oversized cooling and a series of glass doors. In normal operations it’s in and out. We pack it from the door side and empty it from behind. Sometimes we turn it 3 times a day.… Read More