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Thread: Wrap your celery in Aluminum Foil - it lasts forever!

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    Wrap your celery in Aluminum Foil - it lasts forever!

    I have discovered that if you wrap your celery and lettuce in AF it last longer. I have fresh celery from Thanksgiving in my fridge!! I am amazed. We use our lettuce too quickly for me to see if it works as well, but it does help it.
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    Yes, my daughter told me that and I tried it. It really does work well.

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    Definably the celery works in foil but never tried it with lettuce.
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    I'm going to try this, thanks!
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    learn something every day. thanks Barb
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    I will try this. Thanks for the hint.

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    I'll also try it, my celery always goes bad before I get to use it all. Thanks for the tip.

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    Thank you for the information!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaHen View Post
    I'll also try it, my celery always goes bad before I get to use it all. Thanks for the tip.
    I just chop mine and freeze it. It still works great when cooking.
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    I have also found that if you wrap your lettuce in wet paper towels and put in vegetable drawer in fridge it lasts longer

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    do you take it out of the plastic before wrapping in in AF? I can never keep celery.. thanks

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    Thanks for the tip, Corky ! I haven't heard of this before ...

    Also, just the other day I saw a tip online - if you put a metal FORK in the container or bag with a head of lettuce (also the pre-bagged kind) it keeps much longer ... ?? Has anyone heard of this or tried it ?
    Last edited by TexasGurl; 01-11-2013 at 08:48 AM.

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    I knew about celery, but not lettuce. Thanks!

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    Talk about perfect timing. I just bought some celery today for a recipe but won't be using nearly as much as I have. Thanks a million for this helpful hint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom View Post
    I just chop mine and freeze it. It still works great when cooking.
    Thanks, and thanks Sparkys_mom - never thought of freezing it! We lovr the green bags!!! Keeps lettuce, carrots, etc fresh forever!
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    Works really great to put left over cut onion in tin foil also. Keeps it fresh. I will surely try putting the celery in TF. Thanks for the tip.
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    Someone in my weight watchers class just mentioned this method today! Must be true. Thanks

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    I wrap celery in alfoil but haven't tried it with lettuce. I am going to try this as I get cranky about throwing lettuce out.

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    You can also make your cucumbers last longer doing this very same thing!! Don't peel, just wrap with AF!

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    I wrap lettuce in newspaper and celery in foil. both work great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhfancyfingers View Post
    I have also found that if you wrap your lettuce in wet paper towels and put in vegetable drawer in fridge it lasts longer
    My friend showed me this little trick and it works. I will definitely try the AF for the celery though. Thanks for the tip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhfancyfingers View Post
    I have also found that if you wrap your lettuce in wet paper towels and put in vegetable drawer in fridge it lasts longer
    My MIL told me to do this but I ended up with a bunch of soggy, slimy, disgusting lettuce. Wonder what I did wrong.

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    I think I'd worry about the ink from the newspaper ruinning my lettuce. Going to try AF for my celery, onions a cucumbers. Thanks
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    Great tip as celery has gotten quite expensive around here! Thanks for the tip.

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    I put a couple of patter towels in the bottom of a tupperware bowl and burp the cover can keep lettuce fresh and crisp for several weeks. Put the core end down............

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