Posts tagged Clover guide

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“Say-what?”

6 April, 2009: So one of the most frequent questions we hear is one of the most difficult to answer. What is that “BBQ…” and a few tackle “seitan.” So what is it? I don’t feel like my answer is very satisfying. It’s a product made from “vital wheat protein,” sometimes called “wheat gluten.” basically they wash wheat until all… Read More

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Clover muffins

25 March, 2009: We’ve been sort of quiet about our muffins, and I know some but not all of you have tried them. We wanted to get them just right before talking too much. They’ve arrived. I don’t even know how to describe them. They are way tastier than they deserve to be. Vegan, 100% whole wheat (except for the… Read More

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Hail the Popover

24 March, 2009: There are all sorts of reasons we are happy to have popovers for breakfast: – They fit perfectly with our aspiration of being “just out of the oven” – They are simple, few ingredients (something we love at Clover) – They are indulgent, but a great alternative to¬†croissants, or brioche. (more on this later) But honestly, we… Read More

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I used to hate eggplant

21 March, 2009: The eggplant and egg sandwich has become a favorite for many customers. And I’ve heard more than one customer tell me they always thought they liked eggplant. Well here’s a small confession, eggplant was one of the foods I just wouldn’t eat as a kid. The texture and the taste really put me off. I’ve come around… Read More

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George Howell

13 February, 2009: For those of you who don’t know, George Howell is a very important person in the history of coffee. And he’s from Boston. George built the Coffee Connection 25 years ago or so, which he sold to Starbucks in the mid-1990s. Since then he’s been pushing the boundaries of coffee. We had the opportunity to meet with… Read More

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Organizing Clover

12 December, 2008: Rolando and I are packing everything up for the holidays. I’m documenting some of our organizational methods. Here’s our blue-bin storage of the cups that hold your delicious food, and the utensils you use to eat with. I had an idea for the restaurant that I’m really excited about. No reason we can’t pilot it at the… Read More

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Big containers

12 November, 2008: When a few things run out at the end of the day, that is a great thing. No waste. When everything runs out at 1:30pm, and we have to pack up early and leave it’s a bummer. Don’t get us wrong, we’re thrilled with the lines. But when I run out of food you don’t get to… Read More

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Clover logo final stretch

12 November, 2008: The process with Hester just wasn’t working. I amicably called it off yesterday. Now I’m getting into this myself. There are sketches like this on envelopes, etc. everywhere (these are Brooke’s). Read More

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Coffee

11 November, 2008: We’ve started to consider coffee. We’re lucky here. We have some of the best coffee roasters in the country in our back yard. Barrington Coffee Roasters is set up in Lee, not far from where I grew up. And George Howell Roasters is right out near Acton. George Howell started the Coffee Connection (which Starbucks then bought).… Read More