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Tips & Tricks

Here at Delmaine we spend a fair amount of time in the kitchen. The one thing we have learned in all that time is that there is no end to what we can learn. We have gathered below a host of the most interesting and useful tips, hints, tricks and helping hands we can bring together. That’s not to say we have all the answers and we are always eager to hear from our customers and to take more opportunities to learn.  

Re-use your pasta water

Re-use your pasta water

After boiling your pasta, cool the water and use it to water your house or garden plants. The used water contains nutrients that your plants will love and it helps you to save water.
Avoiding your pasta sticking together

Avoiding your pasta sticking together

If you want to avoid your pasta sticking together, simply add a dash of olive oil to the water and stir it every couple of minutes with a fork. This will leave you with fresh, smooth pasta to serve up.
Make your pasta stick to your sauce

Make your pasta stick to your sauce

It's always seems like only chefs can get their pasta and sauces to stick together in a creamy ensemble. Now we tell you how to do it too! After you have drained your pasta from the water, while it's still hot, grate and mix in some parmesan straight away. Not only does this add flavour but importantly it gives the sauce something to stick to!

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