Make Your Celery Last Longer!

celery saver

Do you buy celery for a recipe and then have to toss it because it goes bad before you use it again? Does it get wilted and soft and lose its crispiness too soon for you? I have a tip for you that really works in saving that celery! {I sound like a commercial, I know, but I love this tip.}

I know it’s a pain to have to do anything to your produce when you get home from grocery shopping, especially if you shop for a large family. Try to do this within a day of buying your celery if you don’t do it right away. See? Not so hard.

Start by chopping off the ends and washing each stalk.

celery cut

Dry each stalk with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel.

Grab a big piece of foil and stack up the celery in a nice, neat pile.

celery washed

Fold over the sides, and wrap it up tightly.

celery wrapping

If your celery isn’t completely covered, you can add another piece. You just want it completely covered and tight!

celery wrapped

Refrigerate and enjoy a longer celery relationship. Ahhh…

I do this every time I buy celery. I think it doubles the life of it. I hated tossing that rubbery celery all the time. Sometimes I’d leave it out of recipes just because I didn’t want to buy it for just a few stalks when I knew the rest would be useless. Plus, my daughter loves to munch on it and it’s good to have it handy for a snack. {Bonus tip: Eating celery is good for constipation!}

Micha

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12 thoughts on “Make Your Celery Last Longer!

  1. I’ve never used tin foil to keep the celery crunchy — that’s a cool idea! I usually cut it up (like you) when I get home from the grocery store, and then put it in Tupperware and cover it with water. The celery stays crunchy, but it’s not much fun fishing the stalks out if the freezing cold water. Think I’ll give your way a shot….

  2. Hi Micha – LOVE THIS TIP! I’m always throwing away celery – thanks!  I am also enjoying your “notes” that accompany the blogs – keep up the good work!  Love, MOM

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