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Hibiscus tea nutritionals

12 April, 2011: Hibiscus is a flower that grows in tropical climates. It’s pretty tart and has an amazing deep red color when you steep it. There are several different ways this drink is traditionally prepared  by adding diffrent herbs, spices and/or sugar.  Our recipe: we double steep the hibiscus and add just enough brown sugar to balance some of… Read More

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Iced Tea Nutritionals

10 April, 2011: This is another simple drink, but took us a little while to figure it out.  We use a really high quality loose leaf assam that we lightly sweeten with sugar.  To make it we steep assam for three minutes and strain it over sugar.  This is an important step because the hot tea dissolves the sugar.  If… Read More

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Hot drink nutritionals

3 April, 2011: Finally…… More nutritional info!!!  I know I know…. I  have really been slacking on posting nutritional information and its 100% my fault.  We were off to a good start last year posting a few of our sandwiches; chickpea fritter, egg & eggplant, BBQ seitan and the soy BLT, but I got distracted opening up our first restaurant in… Read More

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Hot honey ginger

3 April, 2011: Some call it a tea, we call it a hot drink, either way people are really digging it. The question that I get at least 3-4 times a day is “what’s in it?” The answer is simple… honey, ginger and water. Thats it! The honey that we have been using is a wild flower honey from Mello… Read More

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Monster fry cutter

21 March, 2011: If you’ve eaten with us you might know that we hand cut our potatoes to make french fries. In the restaurant, we decided to upgrade our fry cutter to the “Nemco monster fry kutter 56450-1”. Yep, that’s the real name. This potato cutter is pretty impressive. You can get some serious leverage on the handle, so cutting… Read More

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Getting it done

18 March, 2011: In the restaurant sometimes you just have to “make it happen.”  A couple weeks ago we were short-handed a morning dishwasher. This is the time of day that the kitchen is doing the bulk of food prep and dishes can pile up. This is Joe, he’s been doing a great job as kitchen manager. He needed some… Read More

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Our A-frame needs a permit?

14 March, 2011: At Harvard the only thing telling you where we are and that we are open is a gigantic A-frame on the sidewalk. We love the size of this thing. If anything, it just stops people dead in their tracks because they have never seen anything like it. Last week a city worker came in and told us… Read More

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Below freezing catering

7 March, 2011: We’re starting to do a lot of catering here at HSQ and that means we get to work a lot with Metro Pedal Power. (We started working with these guys last winter at the MIT truck). They come and grab our food and deliver it to our customers via electric bike (for $25).  There is no stopping… Read More

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Sound proofing HSQ

6 March, 2011: This is Bill. You can’t see his face but he works for Harvard and he’s awesome. If we ever have any general maintenance problems with the building, he takes care of them for us. At lunch time, we feed a lot of people and the combination of chatter from all the customers and us cooking can create… Read More

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Shower

11 February, 2011: One of the last things we finished at HSQ was the shower.  We want to make it possible for our employees to go to the gym or ride their bike to work and shower before starting their day Antoria was the first one to break it in.  I tried to snap a picture of her next to the shower (clothed of course),… Read More