Let’s talk about standard measurements. We will use measuring cups, spoons and… our body parts in each of our recipes.
In our recipes, we use the following “standard” measurement sizes for spoon and cup:
- 1 Tablespoon: 15 ml
- 1 Teaspoon: 5 ml
- 1 Standard Cup: 250 ml
Note: Some countries in the world have different definitions for “standard” measurements. For example, many Korean cooks and recipe books will use paper cups instead of the standard 250 ml cup. The paper cup = 190 ml. However, our recipes use the standard cup (250ml).
For fresh produce, I like to measure with my body parts. Why? Your limbs are always with you 🙂
I felt a little bit goofy doing this but I have measured my finger and forearm size below – just in case you have t-rex arms or a pair of gorilla arms.
1 finger: 7 cm (joint-to-finger tip)
1 forearm: 23 cm (elbow-to-wrist)
So, when you see a recipe listing a “forearm-piece” of spring onion, measure it by placing it against your own forearm 🙂