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August 2004: Month of the Clove

Presenting the incredibly belated Spice of the Month for August 2004:
Cloves!
Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)
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The fragrant bud of a temperate-zone evergreen, cloves lend a fragrant spicy-sweet zing to anything from pumpkin pie to jerk chicken, but can make your tongue go numb if eaten directly. Chewing cloves is actually an old remedy for mouth owies because of this anagesic property.

So, a clove jumped in your pot recently? Tell us about it!
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