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This TikToker shared 3 amazing restaurant hacks that make cooking at home a breeze!. Michael Hayes (@stoveandgarden) is a chef and gardening enthusiast who shares creative cooking videos on TikTok. In the video, Michael explains his hacks for mincing garlic, using up old herbs. In the video, Michael explains his hacks for mincing garlic, using up old herbs. and draining pasta. Instead of finely chopping the garlic clove with a knife, Michael uses a zester to quickly grate the garlic into tiny pieces. Next, Michael provides a useful hack for using up any old herbs you may have wilting in the refrigerator. mix the herbs with butter and garlic, add any spices you want, then pour the mixture into an ice cube tray. Once the herb butter sets, you can add the butter cubes to any dish to enhance its flavor. Finally, Michael explains how to easily strain pasta or vegetables without placing the strainer in the sink. The creative TikToker simply puts the strainer in a pot full of pasta and turns the pot upside down. The water drains out, while the pasta stays put