The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Is it magic celery?

You know how there are some items that are common in some people’s kitchens, but for whatever reason, it just isn’t common in yours?

Celery is one of those things at my house. I buy it if I’m making stuffing or Bloody Marys. That’s about it.

This celery?

I bought it in mid November for my Thanksgiving stuffing. This is what it looked yesterday, in mid January.

You know why it is still fresh, green and crisp after 2 months in my fridge?
Because I stored it tightly wrapped in foil.

I have had celery for 6 months that still looked (and tasted) like it had just come off the produce stand. For whatever reason, wrapping it in foil keeps it fresh for a long, long, long, long time.
Cool, huh?

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WestSacHoney said...

January 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm
Foil huh? Interesting I have a bunch sitting in my outside fridge right now waiting for it's bloody mary depute!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

January 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm
Good to know! I don't buy celery on a regular basis either. But I hate it when I see something I want to make and I don't have it. I will give it a try. Thanks!

Myya said...

January 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm
Not a celery lover but have tons of friends who are... what a great little tip to share with them. I of course will give you all the credit :)

Becca said...

January 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm
I never knew that- very cool!


Aunt of 14 said...

January 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm
Very Cool Indeed! I'll have to try that!

MiMi said...

January 20, 2010 at 6:02 pm
Wow. That IS cool. Too bad celery's icky. :)

Kelli said...

January 20, 2010 at 6:22 pm
I should try this because I don't use it often either.

Emily said...

January 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm
Wow...that is cool. I'm with you on celery...unless is absolutely necessary I abstain. :)

Shawn said...

January 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm
I'm lazy and all about anything easy. I buy celery precut and bagged in releasable bags. I only eat the "good" parts so that means I don't have to cut the top or ends off. I just pull it from the bag, roll it in a little peanut butter and I'm good to go!

Ali said...

January 20, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Glad you guys are doing okay over there with all the rain and stuff!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

January 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm
Hey thanks! Maybe I'll buy celery more often now. I don't have it in my fridge either.

Jennifer said...

January 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm have magic powers!

Neat tip.

heidi said...

January 20, 2010 at 11:06 pm
That is good info!! Who needs the Debbie Meyers green bags, eh? LOL

Tanielle said...

January 21, 2010 at 12:31 am
That is a great tip. I never have celery, but if I buy it now I know!:)

Lauren said...

January 21, 2010 at 1:50 am
I think you might single-handedly revolutionize my kitchen! Thanks for the tip!

Sandy said...

January 21, 2010 at 3:27 am
Wow! Great tip. I am always throwing out celery. Not anymore!

jenjen said...

January 21, 2010 at 4:15 am
WOw!!! I have never heard that or tried it. What a good tip - thanks!!!


phasejumper said...

January 21, 2010 at 4:15 am
Huh....Wonder if it works on green onions?

Connie Weiss said...

January 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm
That is brilliant!!

Jen said...

January 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm
That is AWESOME to know. I just used two not-so-crisp stalks in soup and threw out the rest. With foil I guess it would have still been fresh!

suzieQ said...

July 13, 2011 at 7:26 am
Fantastic tip because I do love celery...but even so, I end up throwing a lot of it away. Will use this tip for sure. Thanks for sharing.

the cape on the corner said...

January 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm
that's very interesting-i have a question. yours are all apart from the base it seems, is this necessary for freshness?

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