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  • By mass, they mostly consist of onions, but their taste is usually dominated by chiles and garlic; further common ingredients are lemon grass, greater galangale, ginger and Indonesian bay-leaves.

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  • Young boys dressed in white, and crowned with bay-leaves, circled an altar of honey-colored marble wreathed with a garland of gilded bronze.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • ‘A few bay-leaves, some thyme and sage, will do — before the water boils,’ said Sam.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Use bay-leaves, spices, herbs of all sorts, vinegar, cloves; and never forget pepper and salt.

    The Belgian Cookbook

  • Put the meat, say a shoulder of mutton, to soak in a bottle of red wine, with a sliced carrot, thyme, bay-leaves (4), six cloves, fifteen peppercorns and a teaspoonful of vinegar, for two hours.

    The Belgian Cookbook

  • As in Ireland bay-leaves on or under a man's pillow cause him to dream of his sweetheart.

    The Book of Hallowe'en

  • It is an improvement to add when it is being cooked two cloves, two bay-leaves, a pinch of nutmeg, and any fresh herbs, such as thyme, parsley, mint.

    The Belgian Cookbook

  • Add some thyme and bay-leaves, and let them all cook very gently till the potatoes are tender.

    The Belgian Cookbook

  • Fry in butter and add all sorts of vegetables in dice, with thyme, bay-leaves, and parsley.

    The Belgian Cookbook

  • When the onions are well browned, put them in a large pot, large enough for all the potatoes you wish to cook, adding pepper, salt, and a coffee-spoonful of sweet herbs dried and mixed, which in England replace the thyme and bay-leaves used in Belgium.

    The Belgian Cookbook


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