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TEADRINKER7's Photo TEADRINKER7 Posts: 278
12/6/14 5:37 A

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Hi again,
I’ve updated a recipe… Can you please take a look at this recipe and tell me if it makes sense?
www.eatmorevegetarian.com/marias-cot
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ge-cheese-burgers-with-kidneybeans-lR>eek-and-parsley/


In the ingredient list:
1 can / 230 grams / 8 oz kidney beans
10 centimeters / 4 inches leek
125 grams / 4 oz cottage cheese
0.5 deciliter / 1 oz chopped parsley
1 deciliter / 50 grams / 2 oz bread crumbs

Is this a good way of writing it? Does it make sense?

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11/26/14 10:00 P

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I think I would google a table to download for conersion

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11/25/14 10:11 A

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Thank you... that should get me started at least... :-)

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11/24/14 9:17 A

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I am of use in this area. Sorry you have to rely on smarter people than I

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11/23/14 6:24 P

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that's what i love about sparks. you learn something new every day

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11/23/14 5:52 P

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If you are talking about liquid, yes. Most people speak of liquid cups in fractions: 1/4 cup (2 oz), 1/2 or 3/4 cup and so forth. And, of course, one liquid ounce is 1 tablespoon (which is 3 teaspoons) so 1 oz is usually referred to as a tablespoon. An ounce of weight has no relationship to tablespoons, which is why non-fluids are designated in cups.

Oh, and these are US measurements. Imperial measurements are slightly different.

Edited by: NELLJONES at: 11/23/2014 (17:53)
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11/23/14 4:18 P

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So what you are saying is an ounce is an ounce wether it's fluid or not... and when it goes above 8 oz i'll do cups instead? (Confusing myself here i think)

Edited by: TEADRINKER7 at: 11/23/2014 (16:19)
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11/23/14 4:09 P

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I am pretty sure you are correct Nell. I vaguely remember hearing about the relationship with beer

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11/23/14 4:07 P

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Actually an Imperial pint is different from an American pint. I think it had to do with beer originally.

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11/23/14 3:49 P

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Not exactly. 1 cup is 8 ounces, and if it is liquid I will use a measuring cup. With flour I weigh it. There is a saying here that a pint is a pound the world around. However I think with most things weighing is the more accurate approach.

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11/23/14 3:42 P

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@CHEFSOPHIE: So what you say is that you weigh everything, you don't get a jug out and measure it? (sorry for stupid questions)

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Wow, info overload. emoticon

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11/23/14 3:24 P

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I weigh things as an ounce is an ounce whether it is fluid or not.

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11/23/14 3:01 P

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Hi,
Thank you for your feedback... i meant more... is it the correct way to use fl oz and oz?
Is for example cottage cheese fl oz or oz?

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11/23/14 2:48 P

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I think it's 30 ml to a fluid ounce. I use 28 grams to the avoirdupois ounce.

I have switched to converting cups to ounces and just weighing ingredients. A scale is much more accurate than a measuring cup, especially flour (4.5 oz per cup), then tare the scale and keep adding. Liquid I measure in ounces. An ounce of liquid volume is not a avoirdupois ounce, I have no idea why someone decided to use the same word. 8 oz = a cup, 2 cups to a pint, two pints to a quart, and 4 quarts to a gallon.

Except dry pints where 8 pints are a gallon, two gallons are a peck, and 4 pecks = a bushel. I think those are only used for produce these days.

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11/23/14 2:14 P

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Hi,
I'm translating a lot of my favourite recipes from Swedish (metric) for English and Americans to understand... now, I'm not used to imperial measurements and how to write them... could someone please help me out?
I'm not sure when to use fl. oz and oz or when to use pints or cups or weight... would someone please spare a minute and look through the list and give me some feedback? The questions are after each item. The first unit is what it is translated from. For exmaple
I currently have 500 ml of water, should that translate into 18 fl oz?

Water 500 ml / 18 fl oz (ounces or cups?)
Milk 400 ml / 14 1/2 fl oz (fluid ounces right?)
Kidneybeans 230 grams / 8 oz (is ounces the right measurement here?)
Flour 200 ml / 120 grams / 4 oz (is ounces the right measurement here?)
Breadcrumbs 100 ml / 50 grams / 2 oz (or cups?)
Quinoa 100 ml / 75 grams / 3 oz (is ounces the right measurement here?)
Cottage cheese 125 grams / 4 fl oz (is fluid ounces the right measurement here?)
Yogurt 200 ml / 7 fl oz (fluid ounces right?)
Parsley, chopped 50 ml / 2 fl oz (is fluid ounces right?)
Aubergine 900 grams / 2 lb (pounds the right measurement here?)
Crushed tomatoes 800 grams / 1 3/4 lb (pounds the right measurement here?)
Raisins 75 ml / 3 fl ounces (or cups?)
Dried lentils 200 ml / 140 grams / 5 ounces (ounces right?)
Baby spinach 130 grams / 4 oz (ounces right?)
Sweetcorn 140 grams / 5 ounces (ounces right?)
Feta cheese 180 grams / 6 oz (ounces right?)
Grated cheese 200 ml / 7 fl oz (fluid ounces right?)
Grapes 350 ml / 1/2 pint (pint right or cups?)
Oats 200 ml / 130 grams / 4 oz (ounces right?)

We usually measure dry stuff (flour, rice, oats) in deciliter, or ml, which i think you do in weight, which makes it confusing... :-)

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