Celery Four WaysBy Melissa | December 1st, 2011 | Category: Features, Yum's the Word | No Comments »
The other night, I harvested some homegrown celery that was loaded with beautiful leaves. I could bear to let these go straight to the compost so I made a concerted effort to find multiple uses for them.
1 – Drying in my dehydrator for use as a dry spice later. Dry. Grind. Bottle.
2 – Vegetable Stock – added leaves and stalks to other homegrown vegetables to make a hearty stock. Yielded 6 cups!
3 – Wild Rice, Celery, Carrot, Turnip, Radish, Baby Green Bean Soup (EVO, Vermouth, Veg Broth) Yielded 6 one-cup servings
4 – Celery Martini – REALLY! Muddled some fresh homegrown celery leaves with a Cornichon (baby pickle). Add ice and 2 generous shots of homemade bacon infused vodka (or plain fine chilled vodka) and shake until well chilled. Strain through fine sieve into serving jar/pitcher. I featured this drink on my Mixology page too!