Happy-dappy definition hour: What, exactly, is Bouquet Garni and does it come with a nice bit of maidenhair fern?

Bouquet Garni, from the French Bouquet Garni, ahem (La Ahem), is a group of fresh herbs, traditionally tied together with string for easy removal (they can also be placed in a cheesecloth bag, if you prefer, although we find the sting quite convenient and less fussy than the bag).

The herbs, which are thyme, parsley, and a bay leaf, are used to season soups, stews, and broths. They are removed and discarded before your meal is served.

And never, under any circumstances, does it come with maidenhair fern. Or any fern. Unless your name is Fern.

Never mind.