Shabby chic – bouquet garni

Is it just me or is this just the prettiest little mini-arrangement?

The translation from French to English is garnished bouquet. It is a small bunch of herbs tied together and used as flavouring for soups, fish, stews or casseroles. There is no particular herbs that are required to be in a bouquet garni but often they will include a bay leaf, parsley stalks, rosemary and some sprigs of thyme.

They are lovely used in cooking but equally as lovely thrown into a glass and set on a summer kitchen table. The aromas from the herbs are so fresh and clean and interesting and can add life to a room.

To tie the herbs together you can use burlap straps, baking twine or even a pretty little ribbon.

 

 

(Photos: top to bottom: heatherbullard.com, passionate plate.blogspot.com, wikipedia.com, camillestyles.com)

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