Celery Harvest in Nov…

Last week we pulled up the celery, approx..12 plants

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they were big with lots of leaves..

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since I do like to push the limit with some plants and not really knowing what to do with all of it, ha, ha……I decided to try transplanting a couple to a warm spot covering them with lots of mulch..

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they are still looking good..

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Now..what to do with all of the celery…hmmm …I’ve made more  pesto with the leaves,  saving some for smoothies..

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chopped up a little for the freezer to use in stews, soups etc..

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The heart of this celery is so sweet, unlike the stems…

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I found an easy recipe for Cream Of Celery soup with out the cream…

Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s Cream Of Celery

Celery-1 head

Onions-1 large

Garlic- 1 clove

Sweat in a small amount of olive oil till tender, add seasonings and 1 Lt of Vegetable of Chicken Bouillon( I used low sodium)

Dried Dill-to taste ( I didn’t have parsley)

Pinch of cardamom ( I didn’t have Nutmeg)

Black Pepper to taste

simmer for approx. 15 min

Then I added a couple of tbsp. of Celery pesto

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let cool..

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puree

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Garnish with plain yogurt..

didn’t miss the cream at all 😉

we made several batches that are now in the freezer ..

8 thoughts on “Celery Harvest in Nov…

    1. Thank-you! It takes a long time grow, I started them from seed in Feb., pretty easy otherwise. I’m sure they would grow there , the heat in summer may make them go to seed a bit early. I kept them in the most shady spot here, but you don’t necessarily need them to fully mature you can pinch away at the plant as it grows, it’ll keep growing and look little more bushy! I love Cream of celery too, this recipe will make you think there is some cream in there 😉

    1. It turned out better than I hoped. It is nice to go out and clip a few leaves or stalks when you need them, you can start doing this when the plants are small. They are pretty easy to grow from seed 😉

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