The second of my late summer arrangements is the Beautiful Bouquet Garni!
So what is bouquet garni? Well, it’s traditionally a bundle of fresh herbs such as bay leaf, thyme, and parsley, tied together with string, and used to flavour soups and stews. Alternately the herbs are placed in cheesecloth and tied into a small sachet which is placed into the pot. The sachet makes for very easy removal when the dish is finished cooking.
My selection of herbs for the bouquet garni …
Yesterday I tied a few herbs into a sachet and threw it into the crockpot with some beef broth and every single old vegetable I could find; either from the fridge or freezer. I was pleasantly surprised at how flavourful and full-bodied the broth was.
So my plan now is to make extra broth to freeze for autumn and winter … I’m thinking it’s just another great way to preserve the overabundance of herbs I have this year.
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