Known as one of the world’s most popular and important spices, cloves are the floral buds of the evergreen clove tree. The spice has a nail head shape, hence the Latin name, “clavo,” which means nail. It can range in color from red to brownish… and can be used whole or ground. It’s used moderately in Cuban and Latin cuisine, giving certain savory and sweet dishes an absolutely amazing aroma and flavor. Cloves are the secret ingredient in several of my dishes!
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.