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.
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