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LadyScozz Report 16 Jul 2013 05:00

a bunch of spinach?


I have no idea!

Recipes call for "a bunch".... but if you grow your own, how do you know how much to use?

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 16 Jul 2013 05:54

Depends how big your fist is I suppose lol! Spinach cooks down a lot so be generous.



AnnCardiff Report 16 Jul 2013 07:14

how long is a piece of string :-D


LadyScozz Report 16 Jul 2013 07:18

Recipe books can be SO annoying!!

If OH picks a bunch it will be a lot bigger than one I'd pick lol

:-D :-P

Same as..... juice of 1 lemon...... how big is the lemon? Why can't they give weights & measurements?


Sharron Report 16 Jul 2013 07:29

No matter what size goes in the pan about a tablespoonful comes out.

I had a recipe recently that called for frozen spinach which you have to pay for so I used nettles which you don't!


Bobtanian Report 16 Jul 2013 08:49

According to Tesco, a Portion is a goodly handful.......dunno if that helps.......


Sharron Report 16 Jul 2013 09:13

It's a tidy few leaves usually.


KittytheLearnerCook Report 16 Jul 2013 10:21

A good handful or raw spinach will cook down to about 2 tsp...............I have just tried it :-D

I cook a carrier bag full minus the stalks at least once a week and get about 2 mug fulls.............enough for about 4 generous portions.

We have an allotment heaving with veg at the moment, so I am a bit of an expert ;-)


LadyScozz Report 16 Jul 2013 10:55

I googled........ "how big is a bunch of spinach"..... got some results!

Basically........ a bunch of spinach, including leaves & stalks weighs between 250 & 500 grams.... approximately half of that is the stems. So a bunch of "useable" spinach is approximately 125 - 250 grams.

That doesn't really help :-(

This reminds me of my Mother's hand-written cookbook.........

example: bring to a boil, turn the gas down to a wee peep.... and cook until done.


Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 16 Jul 2013 13:28

It's ....That big!


KittytheLearnerCook Report 16 Jul 2013 13:54

*goes off to cook 200g stalkless spinach*

Be back with an answer in a bit :-D :-D

Nolls................stop exaggerating :-P :-D


KittytheLearnerCook Report 16 Jul 2013 14:02

Before cooking with the stalks off it is a good half a carrier bag full.

*goes off to cook it despite the heat* :-(


KittytheLearnerCook Report 16 Jul 2013 14:17

It is cooked, chopped and there are 6 tablespoons of it :-D

Now don't say I never do anything for you <3

*goes to sit by the freezer for a bit* <3