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In the absence of muslin, any ideas what I can put a few sprigs of rosemary in to stop the leaves falling off and therefore rendering it inedible to dd2?

(14 Posts)
earlgrey Mon 17-Sep-07 15:03:55

That's it really. TIA.

Donk Mon 17-Sep-07 15:09:21

Any old-fashioned (clean!) cottone hankies?

CountessDracula Mon 17-Sep-07 15:10:41

empty out a teabag and put it in there
then sew it up

tissy Mon 17-Sep-07 15:11:24

a sock?

indignatio Mon 17-Sep-07 15:12:17

Like CD but disposable coffee filter so you don't get the taste of the tea

WigWamBam Mon 17-Sep-07 15:12:26

The toe of a pair of (clean!) tights.

LordVenger Mon 17-Sep-07 15:12:56

You can also tie them together with an elastic band ...

Echec Mon 17-Sep-07 15:13:14

Can't you pick the rosemary out before you serve? Otherwise a bit of old stocking.

earlgrey Mon 17-Sep-07 15:20:01

Thanks everyone. I just thought elastic bands, tights etc would melt in the saucepan. I can pick the bits of rosemary off, but the idea was to flavour the soup without having any bits in it.

CountessDracula Mon 17-Sep-07 15:31:39

you could infuse the rosemary for a bit in boiling water then put the water in

LIZS Mon 17-Sep-07 15:35:18

make the stock base separately with the herbs then sieve before adding the rest of the ingredients or blitz the rosemary into a powder

earlgrey Mon 17-Sep-07 16:25:21

Donk! Thank you! H is missing one, but he won't know. Fab idea. I had visious of poisoning dds with elastic bands, tights, etc, but it's smelling really nice now! Thanks!

WWB, where have you been? Missed ya!

earlgrey Mon 17-Sep-07 21:51:45

Dear sister, her son, me and dd2 all enjoyed it.

Where would I be without MN. And there was enough to send home to BIL. Complete with baguettte.

Thank you!

WWB, where have you been?

WigWamBam Tue 18-Sep-07 13:39:33

Sorry, missed your question first time!

Haven't been around too much, MN doesn't have quite the same spell over me as it used to! Nice to see you around, EG - how's things?

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