This has always puzzled me, just how much is a pinch?
These recipes of dear Grandma's surely are no cinch.
A "snip" of this, a "dab" of that, a "lump" of something else,
Then "beat it for a little while", or, "stir until it melts."
I have to be a wizard to decipher what she meant,
By all these strange proportions in her cookbook worn and bent.
How much nutmeg in the doughnuts? Grandma wouldn't flinch,
As she said, with twinkling eyes, "Oh, just about a pinch."
There must have been in her wise head a measuring device,
That told her just how much to use of sugar, salt and spice.
Cooking with abandon, that's what it's all about! :-)ReplyDelete
Well here's what I know...if you want to ever publish grammies recipes you are going to have to test and test until you know what a pinch of this and dash of that is!!ReplyDelete
So, So, So true! Thankfully, my Mom wrote things down with some measurements.ReplyDelete
I would love a generous pinch of nutmeg for sure.ReplyDelete