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Cauliflower sandwich v.2

11 January, 2012: It’s our second week of getting feedback from you all on the Cauliflower sandwich. And a bunch of you hate the fact that the cauliflower is raw and cold. So, I decided to sear the cauliflower (almost like a stir-fry in our tilt skillet at the HUB). By browning the cauliflower quickly (5 minutes), you develop a depth… Read More

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Persian New Year soup

10 January, 2012: That is a picture of a kit we made for the Persian New Year soup we’re running today. Can you guess what’s in there? Almost 2 years ago, Lucia and I created a version of her family’s recipe for “Persian New Year” soup. It’s sort of a unique one. It’s Iranian. Traditionally, the Persian New Year, called Nowuz,… Read More

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Intelligentsia coffee: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

10 January, 2012: Some of you might have tried this last month when we were asking customers which Intelligentsia coffee to run in our guest slot. Intelly roasts in Chicago. We decided on an Ethiopian coffee from the Yirgacheffe region. Coffees from the Yirgacheffe tend to be vibrant, acidic, floral, sort of tea-like. I think this coffee is roasted a… Read More

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Hot honey ginger

5 January, 2012: It’s a cold one out there. If you haven’t tried this drink yet, this week is a perfect time for it. We steep fresh slices of ginger with just enough honey to balance the spiciness from the ginger. If it’s too cold for you to venture out to us, or you don’t live in Boston, just make… Read More

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Fruitcake fritters

21 December, 2011: I never really ate fruitcake (maybe tasted it once), but I’ve heard a ton about it, and most of it, not very good. Like it was something that your Aunt always brought around the holidays or it was something that perpetually was re-gifted. So, I was watching Iron Chef the other day (something I don’t normally do)… Read More

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Hot cranberry drink

15 December, 2011: Last winter we started playing around with warm lemonades. Our first one was a warm cranberry lemonade. Problem was the lemon juice flavor really changes in a bad way, as it sits on the heat. Over time, the drink evolved to add more cranberries for more tartness, a little sugar for balance and a twist of lemon… Read More

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Baked apples

15 December, 2011: We launched baked apples just under a year ago as a 3pm special. Ever since, we’ve run them our breakfast menu at HSQ. Ayr was talking with Tony Russo at about this time last year. He runs Russo’s, where we get a lot of our vegetables. When Tony was a kid he would come through Harvard Square… Read More

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Barismo re-connect

13 December, 2011: The other day Jamie from Barismo stopped into our Harvard Square store to drop off some samples. Barismo is a coffee roaster up the road in Arlington. We used to run Barismo coffees in our guest rotation. We haven’t had them in awhile. There were  a bunch of reasons. We hadn’t developed much of a personal relationship… Read More

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Barrington coffee: Casa Ruiz, Panama — It’s back

5 December, 2011: We’re excited to bring back an old staple at Clover, the Casa Ruiz from Barrington Roasters. It’s a coffee from Panama roasted by our friends Barth and Heck in Western Mass. How much do we like this coffee? We like it so much that we ran it for the first 3 years of Clover. We haven’t had… Read More

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Butternut sandwich v.1

2 December, 2011: The Butternut sandwich is back for the holidays. This is one of my favorites.  This is actually the third rotation of this sandwich. I think this was the second seasonal sandwich after the Basil sandwich. The sandwich starts out with a white bean spread, seasoned with maple, sage and cinnamon. Next, roasted butternut squash seasoned with a… Read More