Bouquet Garni Blends, herb seasoning for soups, stews and casseroles, bay leaf, rosemary, peppercorns
Three variations of this great blend for long cook dishes
Traditionally a Bouquet Garni is a bundle of fresh herbs tied together and placed in a soup or stew for flavor. Using dry herbs, you place the blend in a "teabag" that can be dropped into your long cook soups or casseroles. My version is a mix of dried herbs placed in a filter bag you can leave the mixture inside the bag during cooking and remove before serving. Now you don't have to pick out the bay leaves!
This is something old, yet different. We have had a traditional Bouquet Garni blend since the very beginning of Backyard Patch Herbs, but recently I started experimenting with different combinations of herbs you can use in long cooking dishes, like in the crock pot or the soup pot. As a result I now have several Bouquet Garni Blends to choose from:
• Traditional (original) Bouquet Garni
• New Peppery Bouquet Garni (with peppercorns)
• Provence Garni (a blend similar to Herbs de Provence)
Each Garni Blend comes in a tea bags or filter sacks, in a zip seal bag for freshness. Tips, instructions and easy-to-follow recipes for using these great blends is included.
Try them and enjoy!
Here is a detailed description of the blends:
Traditional Bouquet Garni - The classic soup and stew blend packaged for ease of use. The mixture comes in four ready-to-use filter bags you just drop into food while it is cooking and remove when finished - no mess! This traditional seasoning is good in soups, stews, casseroles, or other cooked dishes. Leave the mixture inside the bag during cooking and remove before serving. Has bay leaves, also has parsley, thyme and sage!
Peppery Bouquet Garni - A twist on my original recipe that adds rosemary, peppercorns and tarragon to Bay leaf and thyme for a robust flavor great with beef stews and pork dishes. Packaged the same as my traditional blend, you will get 4 filter (tea) bags.
Provence Garni - Traditional seasonings for Provence France are used here to make a great long cook seasoning for casseroles, crockpot dishes and any kind of soup. Has lavender, rosemary, thyme, savory, marjoram, basil and a bit of sweetness from anise seed. This one is also 4 filter (tea) bags.
The Backyard Patch hand blends more than 40 different mixes of herbs used for creating salad dressings, dips, sauces, rubs, and flavorings for cheese and butter. We also make herbal teas, bath products and 30 other varieties of cooking herbs. For information on growing and using herbs and a showcase of our more than 150 herbal combinations for cooking, bath and tea, please visit our website: www.backyardpatch.com.
Like all blends from the Backyard Patch we guarantee an 18 to 24 month shelf-life, because we hand-blend only the freshest herbs. All Backyard Patch herbs are raised organically and are chemical and pesticide free.