Raw, adjective: 1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.
This was last Saturday's cake. Carrot spice, which of course you've seen before, but this time I added cloves and all-spice, which made all the difference in the flavor.
We had a few leftovers Sunday at Stern Grove, and after that cream-cheese-frosted action sat in the dappled sunlight for a few hours, nothing tasted better than the warm raisins and toasted walnuts covered in cloves.
Used wildflowers from a recent bouquet to finish; weren't they pretty?