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DIY bouquet garni


Making your own bouquet garni (herb bag) at home is easy and only needs a few small tools.


  • A small square of cloth- cheese cloth or muslin (you can find this at The Essential Ingredient)
  • A piece of string
  • A selection of your favourite herbs (we’ve gone with sage, peppercorns, parsley, thyme, bay leaves and rosemary)



  1. Place your cloth on a plate
  2. Layer your selected herbs in the middle
  3. Gather the corners together
  4. Tie with string
  5. Drop into your favourite casserole, stew or soup for a delicious flavour, minus the herby bits!


Hint: you can also do this without the cloth- simply gather all your herbs into a bundle and tie together securely with the string.


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