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How to Make Your Celery Crisp Again

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Today’s post is short and sweet. The complete opposite of celery. 🙂

The other day when I went to make Ants on a Hill and pulled my celery out of the fridge, I noticed it was not crisp, it was limp and wilted from stem to leaf. I didn’t fret because….

I have a wonderful trick to bring it back from the edge of celery death. Did you know celery was so melodramatic?

How to Make Your Celery Crisp

Use a knife to trim the ends about 1/4″-1/2″ and place the stalks in a jar with cold water. Within a few hours or less your celery will be good as new! Mine are still in their ‘vase’ in the fridge door and are super crisp.

P.S. This tip also works for leafy greens. Just place them in a large bowl with cold water and ice. Call it a rejuvenating bath. Those wilted greens will be a thing of the past.

Do you have any Frankenstein tips for bringing your produce back from the dead?

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  1. Jeremy Felt says:

    I think this is one of the first tricks I learned from Michelle that has come in handy time and time again. Put any kind of green into ice cold water and it comes back to life. 🙂

  2. Before reading your page I started to do something with the celery that I thought would work. Hopefully it will work, as I have cut up the stalks into the pieces like my family likes them (about 2 1/2 to 3″ long. I’ve got the whole bunch in a sink of cold water. Would it hurt to add a few cubes of ice?

  3. A Googler says:

    Thank you for this wonderful tip! It worked for me. I put my celery in a pitcher with cold water and then put them in the fridge. I initially had the pitcher at room temperature, but since after a few hours the celery looked the same, I tried the fridge and it worked!