Or not…. WHY do I have so many jars of whole cloves? You know what I use far more often than whole cloves?
Ground cloves. But I have only one (small!) jar of ground cloves. (Almost empty, which is how I uncovered all these jars of whole cloves–I was looking to see if I had more ground cloves.) Maybe this whole cloves surplus is because I use whole cloves so sporadically that they end up shoved to the backs of shelves and I think–Oh no! I’m out of whole cloves! Must. Buy. More. You never know when you’re going to need whole cloves. They’re a staple! Then I buy another jar and it promptly makes its way to the back of a cabinet, and next time I’m looking for whole cloves, I run out and buy some more… At this rate, I’ll need an entire shelf devoted to whole cloves soon. At least I’ll be able to find them.
Clearly, I’m an equal opportunity whole cloves shopper. Look, four different brands! I could do a whole cloves brand comparison!
Except two of the jars aren’t even opened yet and I’d hate to take off the seals just to compare whole cloves. However, at this time, I can tell you that the Sauer’s whole cloves are larger than Spice Island whole cloves.
This was, of course, a completely scientific whole cloves comparison test involving removal of exactly one whole clove from each jar.
You? Got four or ten or twenty of something ridiculous in your kitchen? I wanna hear! Now is the time to confess! To cleanse your soul! To bare your deep, dark secrets! Or make me feel better or something…..