Kitchen Math Magic

Does the thought of converting measurements and scaling recipes send you running for cover? Do you avoid canning your favorite jam because the recipe makes more than you want, and you don’t know how to adjust it safely? Kitchen math isn’t some sort of magic available only to the wizards among us. It’s a skill, but one that can be learned a lot more easily than you think. In fact, I guarantee that you already think in terms of relationships between the ingredients and jar sizes when canning and preserving. Converting measurements and scaling recipes is just putting those same relationships down on paper. Here are some easy tips, for we math  “muggles!”



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by Renee Pottle

Renee Pottle, a freelance writer and Home Economist, is fanatic about all things food. She blogs about canning and food preservation at Find her professional food writing info at

March 17, 2013

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