Cloves?

Jan. 1st, 2012 01:43 pm
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In cleaning out my spice cabinet, I've discovered 3 opened containers of cloves (nearly full ones, too.) A cursory search of allrecipes.com, etc. suggests chai mix is a good place to start, but I'm going to need more than that. Everything else was mostly baking, which I'm not that into. My tastes are definitely on the savory side. Does anyone have any ideas for what to use them in?

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Date: 2012-01-01 07:31 pm (UTC)
amalnahurriyeh: XF: Plastic Flamingo from Acadia, with text "bring it on." (Default)
From: [personal profile] amalnahurriyeh
Beyond chai, mulled wine, spiced cider, etc etc also can benefit from cloves. Er, and you can poke them into an orange and it dries out and smells nice? You can put them in basmati rice with some cardamom pods and have tasty rice? That's about all I know...

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Date: 2012-01-01 09:16 pm (UTC)
amalnahurriyeh: XF: Plastic Flamingo from Acadia, with text "bring it on." (Default)
From: [personal profile] amalnahurriyeh
Oooh, ground is *much* harder. (Although googling for "uses for ground cloves" turns up this site, which includes the fact that if you eat them TWO TEASPOONS AT A TIME they're a totally good source of vitamin K! Can you imagine eating 2tsp of ground cloves at a time?)

I bet ground cloves would be good in an Indian-style rice pudding dish, for a not-baking dessert. Oh, and google also tells me ground cloves are in five-spice powder!

(Or you could relocate one bottle to your medicine cabinet?)

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Date: 2012-01-01 08:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] weaverbird
I always add two single cloves (stuck into an onion half to keep track of them) to the pot when making chicken stock.

These two curry-related spice blends use them: Poudre do Colombo and Garam Masala.

And as [personal profile] amalnahurriyeh said, you can make pomander balls with them. They are great natural air fresheners to hang in your closets, or anywhere else for that matter.

Hope this helps!

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