Let us save our Celery!

“I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.” – Aldous Huxley


All 4 of our kids are big salads, fruits and veggies people. I Love it!

In the last few weeks I’ve purchased celery at least twice and when I went to use it, it was limp. 🙁

Life is busy! I enjoy grocery shopping because I really enjoy cooking but sometimes I feel like the only way I can actually get that crisp delicious fresh taste is if I make a daily trip to the market.


If you find it, tell me how. I wanna come with you for a latte and a leisurely stroll through wonderful ingredients. Instead I end up rushing through looking some what like a wild woman on a very confused mission. Oh I have a list, a plan and armed with coupons but no time to speak of so it’s a hustle. I’m racing myself to nab my deals and get out quickly.

Back to my sad soggy celery… even though celery is cheap, I still don’t throw away money. I can’t seem to get celery into enough soups, salads and snacks before I lose it. Now it’s irking me! I had read in an old cook book about wrapping celery in aluminum foil to preserve it in your fridge, a long time ago. I have to admit my celery has been getting tossed in to my fridge where ever it fit that day.

No respect for the celery!

Serves me right, I’ve been my problem all along. Admitting it is the first step!

So I got outta my way and drove my cheap butt to the .99 Cent Store. They always have foil and parchment paper on the cheap! You can buy 3 rolls for the price of 1 of the name brand and even then quite often what your buying is name brand. Any way to stretch a dollar is a great thing!

The rule of thumb I’ve always heard was to leave produce unwashed or untrimmed before wrapping in foil.

Eh, I disagree on this one. Yes, less moisture will help to keep this lasing, so yes in the long run leaving celery unwashed will preserve it a little longer. However, my people are kings and queens of the snag- it- and- go snacks. If it’s cleaned and ready to go, they’ll rip some off and grab some Jiffy- to- go Peanut Butter.  If it’s not easy, they hunt for junk so around here, it has to be washed so my heard will graze on it.

Not a paid ad just a grateful fan. Jif has no clue how nutty we are here but they are in our kids lunches daily! If you haven’t tried this, we 100% encourage it, as long as no one’s allergic!

I grabbed my aluminum foil, wrapped my celery up and put it safely in the fridge.

Exciting shots of celery wrapped tight!


Half expecting to find disappointment when I unwrapped it 5 days later, I was thrilled to find crisp crunchy celery ready to leap into my soup pot!

No wives tales here folks… wrap your celery in foil and you’ll be pleased with the results!

Respect the celery! 

I always have not so little poachers circling when I’m in the kitchen cooking. They’re all waiting to lick the spoon, grab a bite of this or taste that. They seem especially bad when I’m grating cheese. What is it about cheese? So when I had added all the chopped celery I needed for the soup and there was a small pile of chopped celery left over, I had my veggie-o-holic kiddo K, begging for it.  I encourage out of the box thinking and I love it when our kids create or cook snacks or foods… but this gem, I refused to have to clean this dish!

That’s K’s PB&C! A frugal yet strange twist on a childhood favorite!

PB&C! Great idea until she threatened to put it on bread… she lost me there.

Any way you wish to enjoy your celery, if you wrap it properly now you’ll be free to enjoy it anytime with out the hassle of going to the fridge only to find it’s wilted, schlep back to the market, spend more than you planned on crap because your hungry.

Saving you time and cash! Your Welcome!

Those Who Care Always Share,

Meg xoxo

P.S. I am brand loyal so if there is a product I use or appreciate, I may share about it from time to time. I’m not paid, begged, bribed or asked nicely to test, endorse, or speak about any products. If it’s something I couldn’t do without or we enjoy why not share so everyone can benefit from it! Just telling you how we see it and it’s my opinion alone… do with it how ever you wish.



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    • Polly on June 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you for this idea! I’ve had the same problem with mine becoming limp, what a great solution. Recently I’ve been re-growing my lettuce bottoms to save more money. I put the last couple of inches in a container of water and in a few days it will have grown 2-3 inches! (found your post on Frugally Sustainable)

      • Meg on June 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      I LOVE your lettuce idea!!! I tried it tonight when I made dinner. Neat idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    • simone on September 14, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Nice blog here! Also your website loads up very fast!
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  1. The amazing thing with celery is that it burns more calories that it has … so I think it is only food that actually has a net negative impact on weight.. great for losing weight!

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