Cloves Ground Spice
Cloves are small, dried, nailed shaped, unopened flower buds native to the Moluccas Islands. They have a sweet, somewhat penetrating flavor that should be used sparingly. Add ground cloves to your cakes, cookies, pies, or gravy. Cloves are also perfect when making a sweet marinade for ham or chicken. Some chefs consider ground cloves to be the secret ingredient in BBQ and cocktail sauces..