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With the sun behind you, hold the colander above or beside your head.
Looking at the ground while holding up a colander can have the same effect.
If mushrooms are releasing too much liquid, drain mushrooms in a colander, discarding liquid and place mushrooms back into hot pan and let finish cooking until golden brown all over.
Transfer to a colander and allow excess water to drain off.
Tomato-Water Bloody Mary Whip up a batch of tomato water by combining 3 lbs. chopped tomatoes and 1 and 1⁄2T. salt in a colander over a large bowl.
Toss with one teaspoon of kosher salt and place in a colander to drain for at least an hour or overnight in the fridge.
Using a fine mesh colander, strain off any excess liquid, rinse with cold water and drain well.
Place the pumpkin pieces in a steamer or metal colander and over the boiling water.
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Origin and Etymology of colander
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of colander for English Language Learners
: a bowl that has many small holes and that is used for washing or draining food
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