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13 of 18 Steps to a Zero-Waste Kitchen

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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By Damon Beres | Additional tips from More Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

              

Celery Care 101

Celery is all about crispness, so when it starts to go soft, you may as well throw it out. Right? Not necessarily. Try this first: Put limp stalks in a bowl of cold water with a few slices of raw potato. After an hour or so in this starchy bath, the stalks may deliver the crunch you expect.

And while even crisp celery may turn brown, you can stop browning before it starts. Before storing the stalks in the fridge, soak them for 30 minutes in 1 quart cold water mixed with 1 teaspoon lemon juiceā€”a trick that will also crisp celery just before it's served.

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Randi02
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:21 PM

You don't even need to use a potato.

Just cold water. A lot of grocery stores do that with the broccoli and celery etc. when it starts to look a little limp. A soak in some cold water, and then put it back out on the shelves.

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by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:34 PM

I love my celery,
Thanks for sharing ;)

momma-flynn
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:05 PM

 tfs

momofsixangels
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Will have to try this.The kids like it with dip

Pammi86
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:08 PM

How cool! I will have to try this!

she_walk_softly
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:09 PM
1 mom liked this

How did you know I have celery going bad? :) Ill try it.

fraujones
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Not a fan of celery, but these are cool tips. 

JasonsMom2007
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:13 PM
I just make cream of celery soup with it.
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chicken13
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:54 PM

I chop it up and toss in the freezer for use in a casserole. 

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