My hubby brought home these cloves the other day that are HUGE! Cloves are a popular spice here in KSA, and my husband likes to carry some in his pocket and pop one into his mouth to suck on – makes his breath wonderful. From end to end, this monstrous clove is one inch long and the head is the size of a green pea. The smaller one is normal size. The word “clove” actually comes from the Latin word for nail, which is “clavus.” They are grown in tropical areas, and on the tree, cloves are pink unopened flower buds that when picked and dried, turn hard and brown and have an aromatic pungent smell that adds wonderful flavor to many dishes. They are often ground up for use in cooking. Cloves also have medicinal value for such ailments as indigestion, athlete’s foot, gout and relieving toothaches.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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