Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday: Celery


This is one I had to try for myself a few times to prove it really works, and it does. Next time you buy celery, trim and clean it, then wrap it really tightly in foil. It will keep for weeks. No kidding. I think I bought the bunch I've been using a month ago and every time I unwrap it to get some, it's fine. Sometimes you have to trim the bottom edge a little, but other than that it stays nice and crisp. Oh, another wfmw tip on celery: if you have some that has gone soft, trim a little off the bottom and plunk it into a tall glass of water. Put it in the fridge and it will crisp up again in no time. (I never timed this trick, but figure a few hours). BTW, if you're new here, Works for Me Wednesday comes courtesy of http://rocksinmydryer.typepad.com/shannon/

12 comments:

Barb, sfo said...

Great idea, thanks!

Jennifer said...

This is great. I'm going to try it, because celery is one of those things that I sort of feel like I "should" have it around, and will use in various things if I have it, and might even just eat it (I've heard that it burns more calories to eat it than it has, but I don't know if that's true). Anyway, I throw a lot of it away.

Sue said...

I've used the icewater tip, but never tried the foil. I like this idea!
My WFMW is up :-)

Katherine@Raising Five said...

I wonder what the foil does that makes it work? I'm going to try this. Thanks!

Lolly said...

great tip! I've done the icewater thing as well (I usually cut it all up and put it in an empty pitcher in the fridge easy for snacking) but I am trying your foil trick this week! Thanks

Amy said...

Great tip! I had read that somewhere, but never tried it- thanks so much!

Sandra said...

Wow never thought of doing that, that's a great idea :)

Mine is up too!

Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin said...

Love this foil idea. I just quit buying it--I like to use it, but it always went bad before I finished it.

Gabriela said...

I am always throwing away celery. Thanks for the tip!

Tess said...

I am encouraged now to buy celery! :) thanks for sharing that simple tip.

theresa said...

I do this too...and found that the new Press-N-Seal wrap works too! Good tip!

Stephanie said...

Foil tip is great! I am going to try it. I usually end up feeding my celery to the rabbit!