If you’re the sort of person that requires exact measurements – look away now.
A spoonful of sugar, or a shake of the sugar jar, are a collection of cookings, throw-togethers, eats and drinks that are often rated more highly on ease of preparation than on pizzaz.
I would like to think that we have wholesome, albeit somewhat slapdash diet in my house. My lastest is to consider the tin and opt for fresh or dried when contemplating the humble bean dish. While I am by no means a hippy – stand back if there is wine and cheese in the room – I recognise the potential of a healthy diet* and the benefit of limiting petrochemicals/BPA/plastic/SLS/some “E”s… I mean, the science around these things suggests that they probably aren’t cool in large doses.
So you’ll find mostly home cooked meals here, daddy-o. Plus some rad cocktails!
On that, apparently the metal of a muddling spoon conducts heat and ruins your Martini, James, so a wooden stirring stick is preferred. Realising that I’m not Kylie Kwong and that my oversized chopsticks require a higher order skill set, I use the fatter end of a chopstick to stir my cocktails.
I encourage creativity, substitution and guess-work in the kitchen. If I include measurements, don’t assume that I really measured, they will just to be to make you feel more comfortable.
Unless I start with “Use scales for this recipe…” then it’s by the rules all the way.
Bon Appetit !
* See step in time for a commentary on fitness