By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Bouquet Garni is the French term for the fragrant pile of herbs you bundle with kitchen twine to simmer in your soups and stews. When you can't find that darn ball of twine (or, the cheesecloth to keep things tidy), Ototo Design has you covered.

Photo by Karen Gaudette

Just pop the "bone" from the silicone drumstick-shaped PULKE herb infuser and stuff with thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, sage, peppercorns, star anise, and other seasonings to your heart's content. It's now on my kitchen wish list. Find it on or at kitchen shops (I spied this one at Chocolate Mousse Kitchenware in Vancouver, B.C.).