Friday, February 6, 2009

Bringing Back Celery.

Is this in your fridge??  Don't toss it out!

How often do you buy celery only to use two stalks and discover a week later that it has turned limp.  Now what to do?  Sure, you can cut it up and toss it in soup.  But, why not just revive it and start over?

Cut the bottom 1/2 inch or so off the celery and place it in a glass of cool water.  Place in fridge and check it after 24 hours.  It should have 'drank' some of the water and come back to life!

Yeah!  Its just that easy.

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Tracy said...

Get out of here!!? I throw celery away all the time and I HATE it! I will definitely try this next time. I have some celery in the fridge right now. Thanks.

Mom2fur said...

I've done this many times and it really does work!
But here is how I now store celery that keeps it crisp for weeks:
I trim it and wash it, then bundle it up tightly in foil. It lasts a long time this way, I guess because the foil helps it retain moisture. The only thing I find I have to do is to trim a little off each end after a week or so, if it gets brown.

Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely said...

I had NO IDEA you could do this! That always happens to my celery because it's not something that I use alot of. Thanks for the tip!

Quinn said...

What an fantastic tip! I've dehydrated my celery when I knew I wasn't going to use it before it got to that point. Then I would use it in soups and such. Somehow it wasn't the same. I will definitely be trying this. (Next week probably.) Thanks!

The Keevy Family said...

I have never thought to try this with celery! I have a tupperware container that I keep mine in and it makes it last for a long time. You can also wrap your celery in foil instead of keeping it in the plastic bag to extend the life of it. Thanks for posting this great idea! I like it!
Leave it to Miss Erin and she will bring it back to life....:)

cynthiagilbert said...

This is a great idea! When my celery gets old (which seems to be often), I usually just make soup or a pot of brown rice and lentils (throw in everything that sounds good: can of fire roasted tomatoes, sliced celery and carrots, garlic, spices, bit of salt - cooks up great in a rice cooker.) Now I have more options! Thanx!

The League for the Suppression of Celery said...

We at the League of the Suppression of Celery would highly recommend that you reconsider your irresponsible behavior with celery. If your celery is dying it's a progression of the natural order of things and you should just let it happen. And please dispose of it properly as who knows what dangers decomposing celery can create.

Thank you,


Erin said...

Wow, League for Suppression of celery, or Wendy! Not to worry, the celery was only a little limp.

I do understand that you have a strong aversion to all celery in general!

Thank you for your concern.

Mandy said...

I'm so trying this. I go through so much celery because it goes bad so fast. I'm mentioning this post on my blog on Friday. I hope you don't mind. :)

Julie Bagamary said...

GREAT idea that I need to try.