First of all, I didn't know you could grow celery at home. Just never thought about it.
Second of all, it never occurred to me that you might try making celery soup at home.
Why would anyone make celery soup? Campbell's sludgy sodium soup?
BUT! One day a couple of months ago, Cranky brought home a tiny six-pack of celery seedlings. And they are flourishing. I'm still amazed.
They're not some special yuppie-colored variant of celery. No special configuration. Just basic, green celery.
And... Until you've had home-grown (or, OK, farmers market-grown) celery, you'll never know why this homely specimen has much value at all.
It's rich with earthy, mineraly flavors. Green! Deep!
Remember the best home-grown potato you ever tasted? Like that.
Good enough to use for soup.
Abbreviated recipe: Chop celery and a little bit of onion. Thaw turkey stock. Cook vegetables in stock with tarragon and thyme. Salt to taste. Make a small amount of white sauce. Stir in as much cream as your doctor will allow. Mix into the celery messins', and use your immersion blender to get a good, mushy stew.
Footnote: When I was a kid, I thought the Scottish song was about camels, not Campbells.