Saturday, November 3, 2012
HOW TO STORE CELERY
With only two people (hubby and me) to cook for, long-term storage of celery is a challenge, and buying pre-cut celery sticks was not an option I wanted. Since celery is on the “dirty dozen” list of produce to buy organic, I was motivated to find a way to use this pricey vegetable before it rotted in my fridge. But the truth is, we just don’t eat enough celery, raw or cooked, fast enough. After trying green bags, perforated produce bags and plain old storage bags, I finally found the answer: tinfoil. Really. It keeps the celery fresh and crisp for a month or more, perfect for a small family.
It’s easy, too. Just lay the celery on a strip of tinfoil.
Wrap it up like a package, pressing the foil tightly against the celery.
Place in vegetable bin of fridge. Remember when you unwrap and rewrap to always press the foil tightly against the celery, pressing air out.
Now I don’t mind paying almost $4 for organic celery, knowing I’ll use it all even if it takes me 6 weeks.