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Winter CSA: Parsnip pear soup

28 December, 2012: To accompany this week’s CSA, I thought it would be a good idea to share the first soup Clover ever made.  Here is a collection of posts about this soup. Take a look at the dates. The first one is dated, the first week we opened back in early Nov 2008. That’s neat. Clover soup kits are… Read More

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Clover latkes

13 December, 2012: Last week I was excited about making latkes for Clover. It was the first day of Hanukkah, so I made them for my family. That’s Gabe, my middle son, trying them out. He’s picky and wasn’t so sure about these. Eventually, he added some sour cream and loved them. We spent some time thinking about how this… Read More

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Nutritionals are back

12 December, 2012: We haven’t been hiding nutritionals from you, we promise. We just didn’t have a clean way of reporting them. I spent a bunch of time updating the Recipe Template 2013 (that’s the one Ayr posted about) to include nutritional information. I fine-tuned the spreadsheet to make it easy for anyone to input information, and fixed a couple… Read More

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Butternut sandwich v.2 is back…

5 December, 2012: I can’t believe this is the fourth year running this sandwich. We are working hard at fine-tuning the sandwich roll-out process. Back when it was just one truck, the lines of communication were just me talking to Ayr. Now with 9 managers and twice as many team leaders, our seasonal sandwiches haven’t always rolled out smoothly (ex:… Read More

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Kuma coffee: Adulina, Ethiopia

3 December, 2012: We’re super excited to have Kuma roasters join our coffee rotation. This was my first trip back to the West Coast since the 2010 Clover Food Trip. I was at a Chef’s Collaborative conference in Seattle and was eager to check out what Mark was doing at Kuma, over in Bellevue. As we talked I watched how… Read More

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Acorn Squash Whoopie pies

30 November, 2012: We had some acorn squash in from the CSA’s and we thought that we’d feature it in this week’s whoopies. I just finalized the recipe over at the kitchen with Joe and Jesse.  We added a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. A taste that should get you into the holiday spirit. These are being served up at… Read More

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Matt’s coffee: La Hondurita, El Salvador

13 November, 2012: Brewing now, in the $2 slot, is La Hondurita, roasted by Matt’s wood-fired coffee up in Maine. La Hondurita is a farm that Matt has a close relationship with. The farmers, Fito and his wife Mariya do not use pesticides or chemical fertilizers, though they are too small an operation to be certified as “organic.” For this… Read More

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Turnip Sandwich is back

7 November, 2012: We are doing a small batch roll out today, at all Clover locations, of the Turnip sandwich. Here is last years post on the Turnip. This is our third Fall running this sandwich.  We’ve usually tried to alleviate logistical pressure on roll outs, by staggering them to our locations. We’re working on systemizing the rollouts and making… Read More

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Fennel Sandwich v.3

12 October, 2012: Ok. We’ve heard tons of feedback on this sandwich and have made some recipe adjustments. We adjusted method of making the fennel spread so it would be smoother (less fibrous). We needed to change the feta component, because it was difficult to apply, in a fast pace lunch rush (because of how sticky it is). So I… Read More

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Broccoli Cheddar sandwich v.10

3 October, 2012: Yes, that’s v.10. A while ago, Ayr and Chris brainstormed this sandwich. Ayr, with fermented daikon and Chris, with marinated broccoli stems. Chris called up Tony at Russo’s, and found out that they would give us the broccoli stems free after trimming the large bunches down to small crowns. Most places don’t have a need for broccoli… Read More