Do people really grow celery at home? I'm still blown away by this.
We spent most of the summer simply trimming stalks off our bunches as needed, and letting the remaining stalks grow. It worked fine.
But the other day we had a hankering for a deep, dark bowl of celery soup (the second this season, sue me). And it seemed to make most sense just to hoist up an entire head.
Gah! It was hard to pull out of the ground. Those roots, man. They're twisty and tenacious. They glom onto the dirt in a way you couldn't imagine. I tried to unweave some of the roots, but there was so much dirt in there, it wasn't worth it.
So we hacked off the roots and made the delirious soup. You must try it. Next time I might even add potatoes.
I'm saving one of the celery bunches (still in the ground) for a brunch party next month. They'll be great in Bloody Marys. I've even offered to bring tomato juice from the garden.
Now, I'm off to the kitchen to juice the tomatoes. (And into the freezer. Can't wait. The tomatoes need to be used.)