Cloves are a multipurpose spice found all over the world. They are grown in Indonesia, Madagascar, Zanzibar and the island of Pemba. This spice has been a favorite for thousands of years. The Chinese started a spice trading route almost 2000 years ago for this special spice and the rest of the world joined in. Cloves can also be found in the mummy wrapping of ancient Pharos. Fortunes were made by the East Indian Spice Traders. The building of Yale University was by a wealthy American spice trader, Elihu Yale. Amazing what this little spice has done! The word clove is from the Latin word "clavus" which means nail. Besides the aromatic pleasures , cloves also have medicinal properties. Cloves have a high content of eugenol which is an effective local anesthetic and is also an antiseptic This why it was used in dentistry years ago . It has been and is used in toothpaste, mouthwashes, perfumes. Cloves also contain a high amount of manganese but in the West we underrate and overlook the healing power that cloves contains.
To make spice scented pinecones you will need White glue, cloves ( crushed) allspice powder, applepie spice and or nutmeg powder and some white glitter (optional) Brush the tips of the pinecones with white glue, then mix your crushed whole cloves and other spices & glitter together and sprinkle on the pinecones. Allow this to dry then tap the cones to remove excess powders. Arrange in a basket.
Spiced Barbecue Sauce
2 medium onions, sliced 1 cup condensed tomato soup 3/4 cup water ,3 tablespoons vinegar 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/8 teaspoon cloves Combine all ingredients; heat and use as your bbq sauce