A couple of years ago a friend of mine grew celery.. and I mean she GREW celery, like a 25' row of celery. She canned it, they ate it, and then there was still CELERY! In the end she asked if I would like a little... Naively I said yes! Well I got CELERY all right! A box of celery... a bushel box of celery. So I pulled out my handy dandy dehydrator and dried it... stalks and leaves alike. Once everything was said and done I had 2 (TWO) one gallon jars of celery plus 3 quart jars of the crushed leaves. And I still have dried celery... but it is great in soups! (In fact her Christmas present this year is DRIED celery as she has does not have a dehydrator and they live off the grid and we moved...)Do you dry onions also? Or leeks?
Holy Celery, girl! A little bit of dried celery goes a long way, that's for sure!I do dry onions. Here's a post: http://selfrelianceadventures.blogspot.com/2009/05/dehydrating-onions.html --In fact I've got a bunch of those from the garden in a box in my kitchen that need a home and will probably go the way of the dehydrator before too long! Love having them on hand.
I have dried celery before because Phil hates it and if I dry it I can sneak it into my soups and things. I also love using the dried leaves in all sorts of dishes.
I know I don't comment much, but I have to tell you that I've learned more useful stuff by my frequent visits here, than I have anywhere else I wander on the internet.Just wanted you to know that, and say THANKS! :)
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