Category Archives: Measuring

Measuring Vegetables for Recipes

How  many times have you guessed, when slicing, dicing, chopping, grating or shredding vegetables for cooking?  Here is a simple chart to help you, me and everyone know how much fresh vegetables to buy or gathering from your garden.

Onions.   1 pound is 4 cups sliced and is 2 cups cooked

Celery.     1 pound is 4 cups chopped

Carrots.   1 pound is 3 1/2 cups sliced or grated

Garlic.       1 clove is 1 teaspoon chopped

Mushrooms.  1 pound is 5 cups sliced is 2 cups cooked

Cucumbers.    2 medium is usually 1 pound is 4 cups sliced

Fresh Green Beans.  1 pound is 4 cups cut

Tomatoes.   1 pound (3 to 4)  is 1 1/2 cups seeded

Peas   1 pound in shells is 1 to 1 1/2 cups shelled

Potatoes   1 pound  around 3 medium sliced is 2 cups mashed

Sweet Potatoes   1 pound is 4 cups grated is 1 cup cooked

Cabbage   1 pound is 4 1/2 cups shredded

Broccoli     1/2 pound is 6 cups chopped

Pumpkin    1 pound is 4 cups chopped is 2 cups cooked

Beets     1 pound around 5 medium is 2 1/2  cups chopped

Asparagus   1 pound is 3 cups chopped

Spinach     1 pound is 3/4 to 1 cup cooked

Turnips   1 pound is 4 cups chopped is 2 cups cooked and mashed

Hope this helps everyone!

 

 

 

 

Foodsaver

Foodsaver.  Love this machine.
Foodsaver. Love this machine.

Here is my FoodSaver working hard to preserve food, which I have worked hard to make.  If you don’t have a FoodSaver, write it on your Christmas list.

We use ours to package meat, put up fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden.  Then I found these handy canisters that you can seal and reopen, seal and reopen ( you get the picture). In this picture, I am storing some freshly made soda crackers.

FoodSaver makes a jar sealer so you can use and reuse your jars to store food in..  I love to seal nuts, candies, chips, baking chips in jars.  They will stay as fresh as the day you purchased them.  This saves me time, money and I am not throwing out stale food.