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How's It Going?: Celery Edition

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It’s Thursday, which is almost Friday. Welcome back to our daily open thread.

I got a giant head of celery in my CSA this week. Celery pisses me off—I don’t know how anyone gets excited about what is essentially stringy water. This particular celery extra pisses me off because it’s so big it barely fits in my fridge, which means I have to take it out every time I need something, which just reminds me all over again that I’m burdened with celery. I have a couple ideas of what to do with it, but those recipes involve buying more ingredients, and I don’t think it’s fair of something as crappy as celery to demand I go to the store. I keep telling myself, “Look, you don’t have to eat the celery” but wasting food feels worse than just sucking it up and consuming celery, likely while growling “Celery!” to myself and shaking my fist at the heavens.

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What do you do with celery, readers? How’s it going?

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I hate celery. Whenever I cook and the recipe calls for the “holy trinity” I just substitute celery with green pepper. Celery barely goes in any dishes as is, and 75% of the head goes bad because we can’t find any fucking use for it.

I’m about ready to start harvesting the stuff in my little ad-hoc garden. The radishes aren’t as tall as I’d like, but the leaves are starting to turn yellow so I think they’ve hit their max growth. Now I just need to figure out what to do with three pounds of radishes. The spinach overtook my mesculine mix again, and at this point I can’t even get mad about it. The tomatoes are starting to turn red and the peppers are starting to bud, so those should be ready in a couple weeks. The heat and drought are really doing a number on my pots, and I need to remember to water at least twice a day to keep things going.