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3pm Special: Allagash White battered onion rings

6 March, 2013: It’s always tough, in New England, at this time of the year.  Not much is in season and local. We look to these times, to highlight either ingredients from other regions, like citrus or tropical fruits, or to play with other ingredients that are available year round, like onions and beer. I love onion rings. Let us know… Read More

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Speedwell coffee: Peru, Norte

7 February, 2013: You might have met Derek this morning. We were thrilled to have him up from Plymouth to launch Speedwell coffee at Clover. We’ve been seeing lots of Derek lately. He recently sold us a new (large) coffee brewer for catering over at the HUB and came up to calibrate it. We’re running a Peruvian coffee. It has a… Read More

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3pm Special: Sweet potato fritters

28 January, 2013: Right now over at the Hub, Elmer is in the middle sweet potato fritter production. He’s been making our 3pm specials for the last couple of years and we always lean on him to streamline the efficiency of the recipes. He takes notes and provides insights to aid in operational and production improvements. Let us know how… Read More

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Orange whoopie pies

25 January, 2013: To highlight that citrus is in season, we developed this filling for whoopie pies tonight. Actually, it’s the main reason we eventually got around to finalizing the marmalade recipe from a couple of years back. It came out real sticky and I didn’t like the taste too much. We also have a lot more people to sell… Read More

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Cook your CSA: Borscht Recipe

25 January, 2013: I love Beets! Lots of people say they hate beets. I wonder why. I suspect it’s because I didn’t grow up eating them, and had never had them canned. I’m guessing lots of people have only known them from a can. Lucia used to hate beets, now at least likes them a little. If you’ve been participating… Read More

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Metropolis coffee: Guji Shakiso, Sidamo, Ethiopia

23 January, 2013: We just featured an Ethiopian coffee from Kuma. For all of you who’ve been enjoying it, we’ve got another Ethiopian for you to try. We’re really pumped to have Metropolis back in the house. This time they sent us a Sidamo from the Guji region. Kelly from Metropolis told me that they have a nickname for it,… Read More

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Breakfast sandwich nutritionals

22 January, 2013: A few years back, both Ayr and I were convinced, we would NEVER be able to pull off eggs for our breakfasts. We didn’t like the taste of eggs at fast food restaurants. They are rubbery, and don’t have good flavor. There are a few (better diners, McDonald’s) that use griddles with fresh eggs and in the… Read More

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3pm special: Tostones

14 January, 2013: Have you ever eaten a green banana? Tostones are fried green plantains from the Caribbean. There is so much starch in these bananas they are like potatoes. At this time of the year, you’ll see us rolling out some not-so-regional items in the 3pm special slot. Why? Because it makes sense to run tropical ingredients when we have… Read More

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Cook your CSA: Quick-pickled carrots

11 January, 2013: For those of you picking up your Winter Moon Roots Winter CSA, you’ve been getting some delicious carrots. We know this is true, because we’re also buying them for the Clover menu. So we wanted to share our recipe for pickled carrots. This is one of the first recipes I developed at Clover. You may have seen it… Read More

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Cauliflower sandwich v.4 launches today

9 January, 2013: Just out of the skillet, the smell of the pan-seared cauliflower, is amazing. We made a couple of tweaks to the eggplant spread recipe from last year. We simplified the method a bit on a component that we call balsamic onions. Instead of stewing onions in balsamic, we are adding a balsamic dressing to caramelized onions. We also… Read More