Bouquet garni is French for ‘garnished bouquet’. It’s simply a bundle of herbs tied together with string or collected in a small piece of cheesecloth. They are typically used in the cooking of soup, stock, stews or casseroles. Add your bouquet garni to your simmering bone broth or vegetable stock for a richer herb flavour. You can make your own bouquet garni using clean string or twine and a selection of strong fresh herbs.
Cut a piece of clean string (about 20cm in length) and set aside.
Choose a few stalks and leaves of each herb you wish to include and gather them together into a neat bundle.
Secure the bundle together by winding the string around the stalks and tying firmly.
Place your bouquet garni in the soup, stock, stew or casserole to simmer. Remove just before serving. Discard into your compost bin.