A cooking tip

megnut is pleased to present the first (in what may or may not end up being a series) megnut's cooking tip. This tip was pleasantly stumbled upon the other night while I was preparing some fresh black-pepper pasta. (Perhaps my next tip will entail details about rolling your own pasta dough? I am becoming quite an expert!) It will keep your pasta warm as you prepare the plates, since pasta, as we all know, cools very quickly. Many suggest warming the plates beforehand, but I always forget to do that. Plus, if I were to do it, then when the plates are hot, I would burn myself. This tip avoids those nasty burns.

pour your pasta into your colander but catch the water

the steam rises through the holes and keeps it toasty!