Feeling blue with all the wind and rain? Then its time to nourish your body and soul with some delicious warming winter stews and soups. Bay is the Herb of the month for February as its an essential ingredient in any soup, stew, stock and casserole. Also a crucial part of the ever useful Bouquet Garni. Long cooking draws out the aroma of this herb but generally you should only use one or two leaves as the flavour imparted by bay is strong.