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    Smile Limp celery? Refresh it...(tried & true)

    ...by adding stalks to cold water--the colder the better. I was skeptical when I first read this tip, but it worked like a charm when I tried it the other day.

    Another tip to prevent it from getting soggy is to wrap it in aluminum foil. I haven't tried that one yet

    Oh, and I am pretty sure I read the first tip on here somewhere, but I couldn't find it when searching.

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    ~Yeah, the ice water does work well when the stalk is still green. Mine turned white so I threw it in the dehydrator this morning. It'll still flavor stuffing well green or white.~

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    I've always chopped up my celery and froze it if it couldn't be revived. That way I can easily use it while cooking dishes, soups or stews that I require it in. I always do this with the leaves, I don't like eating them raw, but they add lots of flavour to dishes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eveningrose View Post
    I've always chopped up my celery and froze it if it couldn't be revived. That way I can easily use it while cooking dishes, soups or stews that I require it in. I always do this with the leaves, I don't like eating them raw, but they add lots of flavour to dishes!

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    I like to keep my carrots and celery and sometimes cut up bell pepper in ice water in my fridge! Quick easy grab and go snack!

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    I love the celery in ice water trick!! Dh didn't know that one and was SO surprised when I showed him... He couldn't believe it was crisp again! It was cute... hehehehe
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    Great tip Chelle,

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    I also put it in ice-water to refresh it...I chop & freeze it also, leaves an all..comes in real handy that way.

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    thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2knk View Post
    I like to keep my carrots and celery and sometimes cut up bell pepper in ice water in my fridge! Quick easy grab and go snack!
    I do this too...it makes it easier for the kids to grab something healthy. Heck, who am I kidding--it encourages me to do the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luv2BeFrugal View Post
    I love the celery in ice water trick!! Dh didn't know that one and was SO surprised when I showed him... He couldn't believe it was crisp again! It was cute... hehehehe
    LOL mine too!

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