Is your celery becoming stale?
Part One: No problem, when you come from the grocery store cut about a couple of inches off the bottom part of the celery, put the stalks in a wide mouth glass with about an inch or two of water, cover with the plastic bag they came in and keep it in the fridge. It will last way longer. Also, I use the tender stalks with leaves in my salads and the dark green top portion in my stews.
And for God sake, do not purchase the celery hearts, since they cost about $2.99 and the regular in the following photo cost me $0.99 cents.
Part Two: Next, put the bottom piece you cut in a small container with a bit of water. In few weeks it will develop roots and you will have a celery plant growing in the middle. Put it outside in the ground if it’s not cold outside.
What can I do to prevent my bagged Parsley and Cilantro from wilt in my fridge? To make these cousins last longer in your fridge do exactly what I indicated above in Part one of the celery tip.
Oops, my stew is too salty, how can I fix it? Easy, wash and cut a mid-size potato in ½” cubes and add the cubes to your stew. Cook until potatoes are done. They will absorb the excess salt. See, I am culprit doing this all the time, since I tend not to measure when I cook. This tip saves me all the time.
I am sure that at this point you are either in a relationship, maybe just ended one or perhaps you are looking forward to be in one.
The fact is that it is not easy to find a partner; and when you finally find one, it takes a gazillion things to keep that relationship going. Why it is so difficult? Simply, because there are a number of challenges that one must tackle in order to succeed.
Challenges: When we talk about relationships, the first challenge is that people are different. There are not two people alike in this world. Even those who are identical twins are different. In a partnership relationship, the differences between the two people involved can be many. They may be of the same or different gender or practice different religions/beliefs. Maybe one has “questionable” bad habits, or one grew up in a family with strong principles and values. Perhaps when one was given anything and everything, the other grew up with a shortage of essential things. Maybe they are of different ethnic backgrounds. Well, the list goes on and on but you get the drift.
Good New: You can overcome all these challenges if you follow some basic principles that are part of a relationship:
Remember, the issue is not to become involved in a relationship; the real issue is how to work it out strategically to maintain it FOREVER!
Good news, more items that will not end up in the land field but instead will be re-used for many more years. My daughter took the challenge by taking these traditional ugly green chairs, cleaned and painted them and turned them into this good looking patio area. So, what are you waiting for?
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