Around these parts, the following are all highly accurate and precise descriptors of measurements: 'fistfuls', 'a few glugs', 'as desired', 'to taste', and my most favorite of all 'some'. Cooking is best done when it is by feel, not by measuring cups. Not sure how much oil or carrots to use? At what temperature should you roast tomatoes? Or a pork shoulder? Give it your best go and see where it takes you.