Organic Celery Hearts

February 3rd—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.

Homer wrote of celery.  In fact, in ancient Greece celery was believed to be holy.  Ancient Romans considered it an aphrodisiac, and ancient Egyptians were so enamored with celery that they used it to adorn the tombs of fallen Pharaohs.  Throughout the ages, celery has been used as medicine, and as an herb.  Today, celery has become a staple in American kitchens due to its mild flavors and versatility.  Used to flavor soups and stews, as well as to provide a crunchy addition to stuffing and crudité platters, celery is one of those ingredients you might not think about until you need it.  And then you wonder, "why don't I have any celery in the house?"

We recommend Trader Joe's Organic Celery Hearts as a refrigerator staple.  As long as the stalks remain connected and the celery remains refrigerated, it can stay fresh for as long as three weeks. And that means you can plan ahead a bit and always be ready.  It also means you can always have a snack ready to eat.  Cut up the stalks and serve them with a favorite dip - Ranch or Blue Cheese are good options here.  Spread them with hummus or cream cheese or chèvre.  Or slather them with peanut butter topped with raisins for a quick kid favorite.  We're selling packages of two Organic Celery Hearts for $2.29, every day.  You'll find them in our fresh produce section.


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