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    lauralie41
    Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:44 pm
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    Did you know celery is not only used for cooking but can be useful in many other areas?

    Courtesy of Wikipedia
    CELERY USES IN COOKING
    Both blanched and green it is stewed and used in soups, the seeds also being used as a flavouring ingredient. Even after long immersion in broth, the stalks remain somewhat crisp, and are useful for adding texture to the soup.

    In the south of Europe celery is seldom blanched, but is much used in its natural condition.


    Chopped, it is one of the three vegetables considered the holy trinity of Louisiana Creole and Cajun cuisine. It is also one of the three vegetables (together with onions and carrots) that constitute the French mirepoix, which is often used as a base for sauces and soups.



    Celery seed is used as a spice. When combined with salt, the resulting spice blend is called celery salt. Celery salt is used as an alternate to ordinary salt seasoning in various recipes and cocktails. It is notably used to enhance the flavor of Bloody Mary cocktails, the Chicago-style hot dog, and Old Bay Seasoning.


    Chinese celery or Oriental celery, has thinner stalks and a stronger flavor. It is rarely consumed raw, but is often added to soups and stir-fries.

    CELERY USED FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES
    The whole plant is gently stimulant, nourishing, and restorative; it can be liquefied, with the juice taken for joint and urinary tract inflammations, such as rheumatoid arthritis, cystitis, or urethritis, for weak conditions, and for nervous exhaustion.

    The seeds, harvested after the plant flowers in its second year, are the basis for a homeopathic extract used as a diuretic. The extract is believed to help clear toxins from the system, so are especially good for gout, where uric acid crystals collect in the joints, and arthritis. They are also used as a mild digestive stimulant. The extract can be combined with almond or sunflower oil, and massaged into arthritic joints or for painful gout in the feet or toes.

    The root is an effective diuretic and has been taken for urinary stones and gravel. It also acts as a bitter digestive remedy and liver stimulant. A tincture can be used as a diuretic in hypertension and urinary disorders, as a component in arthritic remedies, or as a kidney energy stimulant and cleanser.

    CELERY TRIVIA
    1.)Celery contains androsterone, a hormone released through sweat glands said to attract women.
    2.)There is a common belief that celery is so difficult for humans to digest, that it has 'negative calories' because human digestion burns more calories than can be extracted. Snopes[1] believes this to be true, however at only 6kcal per rib, the effect is negligible. Celery is still valuable in diets, where it provides low-calorie fiber bulk.
    3.)The Class B Michigan-Ontario League, a minor league baseball league from the early 20th century, included a team called the Kalamazoo Celery Pickers.
    4.)Dr. Brown's makes a celery-flavored soft drink called Cel-Ray, which is sold mostly in the New York City region.
    5.) Some pet rabbits eat a lot of celery. One may wonder if this means rabbits lose a lot of weight. However, a rabbit's natural flora of bacteria in their appendix includes micro-organisms which break down the cellulose in the celery into a form which the rabbit can absorb.
    6.)Exercise-induced anaphylaxis can be exacerbated by eating celery.
    7.)In the British science fiction series Doctor Who, the Fifth Doctor's costume included a piece of celery on the lapel. The reason for this was that he was allergic to certain gases in praxis range of the spectrum and in the presence of these gases, the celery turned purple. In this case, he ate the celery (for if nothing else he was sure it was good for his teeth).
    8.)The closely related Apium bermejoi from the island of Minorca is one of the rarest plants in Europe with only 60 individuals left.
    9.) The edible celery stalk is not a plant stem as often claimed. It is a petiole, which is part of a leaf.
    10.) Foley artists break stalks of celery into a microphone to simulate the sound of breaking bones.
    11.) Celery was banned from the Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium in 1996 after the goalkeeper complained of being struck by celery thrown by spectators.
    12.) Some people report that eating raw celery makes their tongues and mouths numb.
    13.)Fans of Chelsea Football Club have been known to sing a saucy song in which they suggest they might use a "lump of celery" in order to tickle a lady's behind.

    CELERY RECIPES
    Sharon123's Celery Relish
    Lorac's Celery Casserole
    Doreen Randal's Cold Celery
    Tebo's Celery Boats
    Bergy's Harry's Celery Soup

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    CELERY SEED RECIPES
    Theresa/ Thunderbird Celery Salt
    Dancer's Celery Seed Dressing
    MizzNezz's Celery Seed Coleslaw
    Audrey M's Creamy Celery Seed Dressing
    tuttifrutti's Celery Seed Bread
    carla's Apple & Fennel Salad With Honey Celery Seed Dressing

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    chia
    Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:59 am
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    thanks for posting this-
    and let me tell you there is nothing like a can of cel-ray soda to go with a nice hot pastrami on rye!
    Possumgirl (Randy)
    Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:09 am
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    Okay, Chia, other than my mother, you are the only person I know who actually LIKES cel-ray soda! I think it's just plain weird.

    PG
    Queen Dragon Mom
    Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:12 pm
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    What IS cel-ray soda?
    I like my celery with peanut butter. Only time I eat peanut butter, too.
    chia
    Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:53 pm
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    the title is misleading- if you read the ingredients there is not even a trace of celery in it- the only resemblance is the color icon_smile.gif
    it doesn't taste like celery either;
    Possumgirl (Randy)
    Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:46 am
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    It's some kind of weird, non-sweet soda. Smells like celery, even if it doesn't taste like it!

    PG
    French Tart
    Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 pm
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    Possumgirl (Randy) wrote:
    It's some kind of weird, non-sweet soda. Smells like celery, even if it doesn't taste like it!

    PG

    What a weird ingredient!!! But hey, variety IS the spice of life!!

    I love Celery Gratin......I should post the resipe, as it's so easy and makes them meltingly tender!!

    FT icon_biggrin.gif
    Queen Dragon Mom
    Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:37 pm
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    French Tart wrote:
    Possumgirl (Randy) wrote:
    It's some kind of weird, non-sweet soda. Smells like celery, even if it doesn't taste like it!

    PG

    What a weird ingredient!!! But hey, variety IS the spice of life!!

    I love Celery Gratin......I should post the resipe, as it's so easy and makes them meltingly tender!!

    FT icon_biggrin.gif
    Celery soda... uh, CHIA! What are you thinking? 'Course I do love v8, though, but it's not soda.
    I wonder what would happen if I diced celery and put it in Gratin Jurassien? hmm? Roasting a chicken and making scalloped potatoes for supper mostly to keep me occupied.
    French Tart
    Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:55 pm
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    Queen Dragon Mom wrote:
    French Tart wrote:
    Possumgirl (Randy) wrote:
    It's some kind of weird, non-sweet soda. Smells like celery, even if it doesn't taste like it!

    PG

    What a weird ingredient!!! But hey, variety IS the spice of life!!

    I love Celery Gratin......I should post the resipe, as it's so easy and makes them meltingly tender!!

    FT icon_biggrin.gif
    Celery soda... uh, CHIA! What are you thinking? 'Course I do love v8, though, but it's not soda.
    I wonder what would happen if I diced celery and put it in Gratin Jurassien? hmm? Roasting a chicken and making scalloped potatoes for supper mostly to keep me occupied.


    I think that would work REALLY well...........I have made an Endive, ham and cheese gratin for supper tonight..............just off to eat it now, so see you later!!
    FT icon_biggrin.gif
    Queen Dragon Mom
    Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:08 pm
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    Yummy! Sounds wonderful. Enjoy!
    chia
    Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:14 pm
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    i made a vat of spaghetti sauce on friday and instead of going out last night with friends i invited them over, we went to see sil's band play at 8--
    anyway, i worked yesterday, got stuck, got home late and dinner was so much better knowing i didn't need to miss a reservation- and my sauce rocks, lol.
    i am definitely getting too old for this!
    Queen Dragon Mom
    Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:29 pm
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    Yeah, that was a relief, I bet.
    Glad you had a nice time. I'm getting too old to go out and watch bands. *sigh* If they finished at 8, that would be fine! rotfl.gif
    chia
    Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:06 pm
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    lol, i only go to the early shows, i told him that when he starts at 10 i'll be fast asleep/ so when it starts at 8 and it's nearby we go.
    Queen Dragon Mom
    Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:36 pm
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    chia wrote:
    lol, i only go to the early shows, i told him that when he starts at 10 i'll be fast asleep/ so when it starts at 8 and it's nearby we go.

    Heck, it's only 7:30 here, haven't had supper yet and I am already pooped!
    Possumgirl (Randy)
    Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:30 am
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    People in France eat later than we do. You really can't walk into a restaurant to be served before 8:00. We really, really tried to change our schedule when we first moved, but as time went by, we gradually reverted to the "old" ways. We do try to wait until at least 7:00, but sometimes don't quite make it.

    Last week, a friend wanted to take us out to dinner. We were just too damned tired to start leaving the house at 8:00, which would have meant not eating before 9:00! I don't think it's attractive to fall asleep at the dinner table, do you?

    PG
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