You could say, I’m in the giving mood today. 🙂 Why, you ask? Well, it’s Week 9 of Tiny Tip Tuesday, and I don’t just have one tip for you. Nope, not just two either. Today, you get a whopping three tips in one! Because you’re awesome…and I love you 🙂
Last week, I bought some celery, threw the whole bag into the crisper drawer in my fridge, and forgot about it. Well, I did think about it for all of two whole minutes when I looked up how to store it, and kept running into the idea of wrapping the stalks in aluminum foil. I don’t like aluminum foil and aim to use it as little as possible, so I dismissed the idea and went on with my day…
Well 4 days, to be exact. Then I finally needed some for my Creamy Carrot-Zucchini Soup, but when I pulled it out of the crisper, it was completely limp and soft. Not what I wanted for my soup at all!
Thinking quickly, I decided to reuse the asparagus storage tip, and just put them in a jar with some water… Can I just say, this was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen?! Within half an hour, all of the celery was back to normal – hard, crunchy, and just perfect!
But like the title of this post says, this is only the best way to revive your celery. So what’s the best way to store it? Well, there’s quite a few options floating around the internet, mostly involving foil, wet napkins, plastic bags, and paper bags. I came across this cool site, TipBusters, which tested out the different storage methods, and I went with the one they found to be the best:
wash and dry the celery, trim the edges with a sharp knife, and store it wrapped in a paper towel inside a plastic bag. (TipBusters)
And that’s where they’ve been ever since, still looking good as new! As they mention on the site, you don’t want to actually store the celery in water, like we did with the asparagus, because the celery draws up water through the stalks, and will eventually swell up and become discolored.
But wait, there’s more! Now that you’ve chopped off your stalks from the base, don’t throw the base away! Save it, and replant it in a container, or out in your yard, to regrow another head of celery! Just keep the base in a small bowl of water for about a week to get it started. Then once the new leaves sprout up, transplant it like you would any seedling, and you’re on your way to never buying celery again! For an awesome tutorial with great step-by-step pictures, visit this neat blog I just discovered: 17Apart.
And there you have it – three tips for the price of one! 🙂
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