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Updated on November 15, 2010
A selection of Marrows
A selection of Marrows

Now for the conversion table

As I am normally writing about food and cooking I am therefore giving you the Volumes and Weights

These conversions have been slightly rounded for easier measuring.

Let us start with the Volume

US = Metric

1/4 tsp = 1 ml

1/ 2 tsp = 2 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

1 Tbsp = 15 ml

2 Tbsp = 30 ml

1/4 cup = 60 ml

1/3 cup = 80 ml

1/2 cup = 120 ml

2/3 cup = 160 ml

3/4 cup = 180 ml

1 cup = 240 ml

Now for the Weights

US = Metric

1 oz = 30 g

2 oz = 60 g

4 oz = 115 g (1/4 lb)

5 oz = 145 g (1/3 lb

6 oz = 170 g

7 oz = 200 g

8 oz = 230 g (1/2 lb)

10 oz = 280 g

12 oz = 340 g  (2/3 lb)

14 oz = 400 g

16 oz = 455 g (1 lb)

2.2 lb = 1 Kg

Common Oven Temperatures

Deg F = Deg C = Gas mark

140 = 60 = -

325 = 160 = 3

350 = 180=  4

375 = 190 = 5

400 = 200 = 6

425 = 220 = 7

450 = 230 = 8

475 = 240 = 9

500 = 260 = -

In answer to several requests

This hub was written as a direct follow on from

The Vegetarian Two Pot Casserole

The above photo comprises of the following items,

Start at 12 o'clock, you will see a baby Patty Pan, which is known as Vegetable Marrows and part of the summer squash family. These can be recognised by there distinctive flying saucer shape and the fluted edges.

They do grow to large sizes, but with the advent of new style eating and cooking, it has become popular when small. Use also get the green skin variety but i find them a bit bitter.

Nutritional value, contains protein, calcium, vitamin C, plus other mineral and B vitamins. The Vitamin C is lost in cooking.

Making it an ideal summer salad vegetable eaten whole.

Baby Gem short for Baby Gem Squash, another summer squash, normally large as a tennis ball, but again picked very young, while the outer skin is tender, as the grew larger the skin becomes harder.

The same nutritional values as the petty pans.

At about six o'clock you have the sugar snap peas. Which are a slightly larger version of the mange tout, they are related and both need to be eaten very young,

The mange tout are thinner skinned and flatter bodies the peas iside are very tiny and sweet, best eaten whole.

The sugar snap or snow peas have a slightly thicker outside skin but toatally edible unlike the standard peas

Nutrinal value, contain Protion,Vitinan C Carotene B Complex excepy B12, iron and other essential minerals.

Baby marrows, commonly called Courgette. Zucchini, this is also a summer squash and has the same nutritional values.,

Again they can grow to very large sizes, best eaten young as they tend to get slightly bitter as they get older.

Choice of Rice

Brown Basmati Rice
Brown Basmati Rice

The Rice Story

My rice of choice is non polished or parboiled Basmati Rice for two reasons, there is more fiber in this rice as not all of the husk has been removed,and secondly as it is not parboiled, which means that most or all of the nutritional values is not lost.

If the have added vitamins and other nutrients, it means that they have in the processing of each grain being perfect. It really means that rice has been husked chemical vitamins and minerals put into the ground bleached rice flour then through an extruding machine to produce that "so that every grain is perfect" end product.

That is why it cooks so quickly and you do not have to soak it and pick out the bits of loose husk from the rice.


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      Rodney Fagan 

      8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks liswilliams , glad to be of assistance and supp;y my following hubbers with information.

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      8 years ago from South Africa

      will have to bookmark this one!

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      Rodney Fagan 

      8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks there sixtyorso, much appreciated.

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      Clive Fagan 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Hi Rod

      Very useful hub.

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      Rodney Fagan 

      8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      jill of alltrades, Thanks for the ratings and appreciating my hub.

      I always try to make interesting and useful hubs, share a laugh and my dabbling into my novel and others.

      I appreciate all comments.

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      jill of alltrades 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      What a very useful hub! Thanks for the conversion table. Sometimes I am at a loss where to find the conversion. Now you have everything in just one place.

      Rated up and useful!

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Rodney Fagan 

      8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City


      Will work on it and post it shortly.

      Thanks for the title, going to go and book it now.

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      Alison Graham 

      8 years ago from UK

      Thanks Rodney, I will certainly check that out - I think that 'Making sense of food labelling' would be a really useful hub!

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      Rodney Fagan 

      8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City


      It is quite amazing just how many foodstuffs go through this process.

      Have a look at the labels of the every day tings like ..... well maybe I should leave that for another hub altogether.

      Just a hint, if any foodstuffs have the word emulsion in it you can be assured that it has been processed.

      Thanks for the comment, and rating.

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      Alison Graham 

      8 years ago from UK

      Thanks for the useful conversion information and for the information about rice - I did not know this so I will be changing my brand!


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