Chopping dill

This shows how to chop dill but the same method can be used for chopping most of your herbs when required.

Chopping mint

This shows how to chop mint but the same method can be used for chopping most of your herbs when required.

Chopping parsley

This shows how to chop parsley but the same method can be used for chopping most of your herbs when required. The parsley stalks can be used for making a bouquet garni.

Bouquet garni

You will find bouquet garni mentioned quite a lot in cookery. A bouquet garni is a small bundle of herbs, vegetables and spices tied into a bundle and dangled into stocks, soups, stews, etc. It is a good idea to always tie your bouquet garni to the saucepan’s handle, which allows for easy removal when it is finished with.

Herbs for cooking

It is thought that herbs were originally grown for their medicinal properties or to disguise the flavour and smell of food that was beginning to decay. Now, herbs are used to help enhance the flavour of foods and they are used greatly as garnishes for final dishes.