I came across a receipe calling for a "bunch" of chives. How much is this? How much is a bunch of chard? Parsley? etc? I grow my own. Does anyone know?
I think that's one of those things like "season to taste". That is, a bunch will be however much you want.
They mean the typical bunch sold in a produce section of the grocery store, which of course varies widely. Sometimes recipes call for a specific measure of the chopped herb, which I like better.
Sorry...not very helpful, was I?
Put in how much you want to. EDIT: That sounds snarky - didn't mean it that way! Seriously, put in the amount you'd like to eat in the dish...
A bunch of chard is whatever the supermarket quantity is.
A bunch of chives is what I cut from the garden - about the thickness of my little finger.
First goofy thought was to say "bunch" of chive must mean A LOT!?! I like chives (all onion relatives for that matter), so would probably go havy with them.