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growing celery

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by CATO, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

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  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    I've tried this, with limit success. I will say it's also like asparagus, which is something I LOVE!!

    Additionally I will dehydrate the celery leaves and use them in my cooking to add the celery flavoring w/o having to add the celery.
  3. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    LOL we go through celery like mad here. I will have to try this. I usually just throw the bottoms to the rabbits.
  4. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I wish I liked it. I'm getting more tolerant of it. I love cole slaw and there was a time that if I had cole slaw somewhere and it had celery seeds in it, it would make me gag.

    It's a dagum conspiracy: I hate asparagus too.
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    That will get a try. Love celery, goes very well in potato and tuna salads, not to mention meat loaf. (Not wild about asper-grass, but will eat it in preference to going hungry.)
  6. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    I LOVE celery! Thanks tons for the tip.

  7. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    LOL, one of my first paying jobs was to get up before sunrise and pick asparagus. I would routinely wake up late and miss breakfast so I would just snack on fresh cut asparagus, yum!!
  8. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I have seen asparagus with bacon wrapped around it. Maybe I'll try that....everything is better with bacon. Maybe it was panchetta...same difference eh.
  9. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Try grilling asparagus. Yum! :)
  10. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I have grilled it many times....my wife loves the stuff. It always had a bitter taste that I didn't care for. Maybe it's like eggplant and I'm just not cooking it right.
  11. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Celery stays fresh in the fridge for a very very long time. I love to add it to beef stew and tuna salad, or just eat it raw with some peanut butter.
  12. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Go to a farmers market and get some FRESH asparagus. The bigger the stalk, the more woody it will be. I try to keep my asparagus stalks as small as possible (diameter wise) for best taste.
  13. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Wait a minute... There's a right way to cook eggplant?!? ;) Tried that stuff once - seemed a bit too squooooshy in texture for me to want to try it again.

    I agree about smaller spears - makes all the difference. :)
  14. Brian

    Brian It is as you say

    Celery is awesome (especially with peanut butter), but eggplant has never sat right with me. I so wanted to like it, but no. Just no.
  15. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Love Asparagus, our old bed has about seen its better days. May put in a new one closer to our home--it is time to do it. Already have the horse manure cured out--may put in some goat with it.
  16. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Stage one a success. This is about 5 days in this mug.

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  17. munchy

    munchy Monkey+

    Full eggplant sliced in half with 1/2" slits not piercing outer skin, cover in butter garlic (i over spice everything) cover in tinfoil and cook to desired texture. 20- 1hour on my bbq
  18. munchy

    munchy Monkey+

    Celery unfortunately has next to no nutritional value, celery seed is a great seasoning. Asparigas baked in olive oil and balsamic vinagair is amazing as well as brocolii!
  19. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I wouldn't say it has "no" nutritional value.....


    1 cup of celery provides:
    %Daily Value​

    vitamin K​


    vitamin A​




    vitamin C​



    vitamin B2​



    vitamin B5​
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  20. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yep, and it works very well as a carrier for peanut butter, salt or your fave high caloric spread. (Cream cheese, olives, and chopped onion comes to mind.)
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