A bouquet garni of herbs and spices is for seasoning stew or soup.The herbs are tied together or into a cheesecloth bag for easy removal.
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon dried savory
1/4 teaspoon crumbled dry bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
Crush together the herbs and spices. Pace into a small bag made from several layers of cheesecloth. Tightly tie the bag shut with string.
Add the garni while simmering the ingredients for any soup. Take out before serving and discard.
makes 1 bouquet garni.
Note: In bouquet garni, the amount of any ingredient can be decreased or increased as desired according to personal tastes.