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Old 08-13-2015, 09:36 PM   #561
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That's pretty, Aunt Bea. I like that.
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Old 08-14-2015, 02:57 AM   #562
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Btw, I keep celery in a Tupperware celery container.
I have one of those too. If it's ever empty. I have to put it back into the fridge so it holds its place. Otherwise the other items in the fridge grow and fill in the spot. I also put it in upside-down, to remind me that it IS empty!
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:21 AM   #563
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Longer than what?
Normally!

Aunt Bea also supports this idea of keeping celery for longer - after my post (previous page) # 560 which I see you liked.
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I bought some of those spheres that absorb gasses which causes spoilage. The only thing is...you have to keep all your veggies un-bagged and open in your refrigerator veggie compartment to take advantage of that gadget. Who does that?

I should market a product such that...you just toss packets into whatever bag you're storing vegetables in.
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:39 AM   #565
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Normally!

Aunt Bea also supports this idea of keeping celery for longer - after my post (previous page) # 560 which I see you liked.
Well, that clears that up. I was asking because I just posted that the container I use keeps celery good for at least a month, so I wanted to compare.
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I have always had a problem with parsley getting "mushy". I have discovered that it will keep for a long time in the crisper if I leave it in the plastic bag that I put it in when I take it from the vegetable section of my market.
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I have always had a problem with parsley getting "mushy". I have discovered that it will keep for a long time in the crisper if I leave it in the plastic bag that I put it in when I take it from the vegetable section of my market.
When I buy packets of flat leaf parsley, I tend to use up the broken stem parts fairly soon and place the ones still on their stems into a small glass of water. It does seem to keep them green and fresh for longer.
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Rachel Ray showed her method for storing celery, which I have used for a long time and it works. Wrap the celery in paper towels and then in a large piece of aluminum foil, tightly closed all around the celery. Works exceptionally well.
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So, now I am curious. In what way does the celery stay fresher? I usually just shove it in the fridge in the open, plastic bag with holes that it came in. It is still usable a month or more later. The leaves start to turn yellow and get dry, and so may the tops. The occasional stalk gets hollow. If it gets limp, I cut off the bottom and put the stalks in a glass of water. That almost always rejuvenates it.
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Old 08-14-2015, 02:18 PM   #570
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What I like about the Tupperware container is that the grate inside prevents celery from coming into contact with any liquid that weeps from it. It also keeps the leaves and ends from drying and softening as fast, in my experience (staying at the beach house, etc., on vacation). And I don't have to worry about knocking over a jar of water in the fridge.

I think the Victorian vase is beautiful, but not practical in the age of refrigeration.
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