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Old 04-23-2014, 06:25 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Celery can be kept well by wrapping in aluminum foil. I've done that, after someone suggested it.
Sorry Brat, missed your reply. (Thanks Curmudgeon)

Yeah, I've wrapped in it foil before. But I want to freeze so I can use it 3 months from now, LOL

(End whine!)
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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you can freeze celery if you want to use it for cooking. I rarely buy a stalk of celery. I buy it already cut and eat it with peanut butter or chop/dice and make a salad with bleu cheese dressing. Also like it with pimento cheese but peanut butter is my first choice. Veg + protein = a meal.

Its more expensive to buy this way but there is no waste. I don't buy it often so it's a treat and I have no trouble eating the whole container. When I cooked more, I would buy celery by the stalk and plan on using the base and leaves to make potato soup.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:44 PM
 
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I am single and absolutely LOVE to cook and think I am really good at it, having taken academic university cooking classes. I also garden between 500 - 700 sq ft annually and can/preserve. Since I am a strict vegetarian, it is essential I DO cook at home. But all of this enables me to eat like a KING!!! Tonight, as I type, I am eating stuffed bell peppers from the freezer, baked potatoe and pickled zucchini spears. I grew the bell peppers and zucchini. I often cook things from the garden and then freeze the completed dish. This works out well when I'm in a hurry or busy doing something else. Like today: I spent a good 9 hours doing heavy yard work and am too tired to cook anything.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Learned that secret many years ago (don't remember the sourced) and it really does work.

Being somewhat of a foodie and as one who cooks in a number of different "languages" it amazes me that so many Boomers barely cook or not at all when my guess is that so many of our mothers did so. If I'm correct then shame on them for not teaching their children.

But come to think of it, the ex had absolutely no patients for teaching our children or grandchildren how to cook. In the end, much of what they did learn came from me (my mother was a gourmet cook and I watched and learned from her) or subsequently, from my wife. She still gets lots of calls, especially around holidays.

I guess it's just a brave, new world after all.
I think it was someone on a frugal forum who told me about the celery and alum. foil.

All my kids know HOW to cook but they are a little 'lazy' I think. Especially my son. My older daughter is a great housekeeper, not such a great cook. Younger daughter is a great cook but lousy housekeeper. I said they should be roommates. Perfect! lol I mostly learned how to cook from my grandmothers. They were both fantastic cooks.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Sorry Brat, missed your reply. (Thanks Curmudgeon)

Yeah, I've wrapped in it foil before. But I want to freeze so I can use it 3 months from now, LOL

(End whine!)
I've never had occasion to freeze celery so can't help you there.

You can whine if you want to.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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I've been happy with celery I chopped very fine, laid out on a cookie sheet, froze and then placed in a plastic bag so I could take out what I wanted. To me it works fine for soups and casseroles.
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Lots of good ideas here.

For those who eat anything placed in front of them:

Assume you have two eggs in an otherwise empty fridge and your cupboard is bare. After the first egg successfully hits the frying pan, you accidentally drop the remaining egg on the floor. Does the 3 second rule apply to raw egg?
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:25 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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My cat would be there in 1.5 seconds; so no, not for me
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Lots of good ideas here.

For those who eat anything placed in front of them:

Assume you have two eggs in an otherwise empty fridge and your cupboard is bare. After the first egg successfully hits the frying pan, you accidentally drop the remaining egg on the floor. Does the 3 second rule apply to raw egg?
Is your floor clean? Cooking would nix any bacteria that was picked up - I would think. I'm sure my dogs would get it before I did.
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