To make a bouquet garni, youll need double layered 100 percent cotton cheesecloth and 100 percent cotton kitchen string from the kitchen supply aisle at the grocery. If you use only dried herbs, seeds, and peppercorns, you can place the ingredients in a tea ball.
Spanish-Inspired Bouquet Garni:
Tie up oregano or marjoram, serrano pepper, garlic, the lemon peel and black peppercorns.
Putting it together:
Cut a 7-inch square of cheesecloth. Add flavor ingredients. Bring up corners of cheesecloth; tie securely with kitchen string.
North African Bouquet Garni
Tie up parsley, thyme, bay leaves, ginger, cinnamon, black peppercorns and coriander seeds.