Tuesday, May 12

Keeping Celery Fresh & Crisp

We don't eat a lot of celery, but it's nice to keep in the house for soups and occasional snacking. However, we could never use an entire bunch before it would go limp - until I learned this trick.

Wash celery & shake off excess water. Then wrap tightly in a double layer of aluminum foil. Make sure it is sealed completely. Store in fridge for up to 6 weeks!

I think this celery has been in our fridge about a month and it is still crisp and fresh!

Another tip for already limp celery: Trim about an inch off the bottom of each stalk. Stand upright in a glass with about an inch of ice water. Refrigerate until crisp.

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  1. Thanks for this tip, this is awesome! I *hate* raw celery, so when I have to buy some, it usually gets icky before we can finish the bunch. Off to rescue some now!

  2. i read this when you first posted, so when i bought some at the store i immediately put it in foil. then i completely forgot about it!
    as i was cleaning out the fridge after our 3 week vacation, plus the couple of weeks it takes to get back into the swing of things, i unwrapped the foil and in it was the most beautiful celery! thanks for the tip!!

  3. Wonderful, my limp celery was in the trash,Ithought checking the internet looked up this site and saw what to do with limp celery so I went and got it out of the trash and washed it off stuck it in a glass with an ice cube and inch of water and went to the fridge and 3 hours later whem I checked it was cruncy again.Thanks Tim