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View Poll Results: Which of the following do you consider to be a sprig of thyme?
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:22 PM   #1
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What is a sprig of thyme?

I often see recipes that include sprigs of various fresh herbs as a measurement. Curious what you consider to be a sprig. Which one and why?
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:45 PM   #2
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Not sure how to describe "why" that's just my guess and I could be wrong. (I know, not likely)

OK, I just googled it and the consensus seems to be the center one.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:48 PM   #3
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I think a sprig is pretty small - about 2-3 inches. In your pic that one on the right would be closest...
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:52 PM   #4
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Hmm, I've seen that "sprig of Thyme" in recipes, and it is a guessing game isn't it. I guess a lot depends on the volume of the rest of the recipe.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:57 PM   #5
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Hmm, I've seen that "sprig of Thyme" in recipes, and it is a guessing game isn't it. I guess a lot depends on the volume of the rest of the recipe.
That's how I think of it. It could also vary a bit depending on how strongly you want to taste the thyme.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:06 PM   #6
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I've often wondered about the use of those vague terms, too. I'd say about the size of the center one, but only guessing, and with each author it may be different.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:24 PM   #7
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I have always assumed that the precise amount wasn't all that important or the author would specify more exactly.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:30 PM   #8
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True dat ^. Yet another reason I'm not a baker. I'm hardly ever precice.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:51 PM   #9
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I went with the center one.
Im also not the most precise person when cooking, yet Im a stickler for accuracy ( kind of ironic). I hate vague terms. I also dont like when you watch a cooking show, and they say ' if you dont have this ingredient , you can throw in this , that or the other thing ...). And , the one other thing that drives me crazy is when they cover up the actual brand of whatever they may be using. When I am follwing a recipe, I like to be as accurate to the source the first time around. After that , I make my tweets.

Obviously I have issues lol
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:47 PM   #10
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Middle to right, depending upon the volume I'm making. I use thyme most often when I'm making chicken salad for sandwiches.
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