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We throw away $375 worth of food per person every year. Here's one way to use up that celery hiding out in the produce drawer!

How to Dry Celery - Savings Series

by Katie Cullum

I can't tell you how many times I've bought celery for a recipe.  I use a stalk or two....and then weeks later find a slimy mess in the produce drawer.  I'm the only one in my house that even likes celery, so sometimes I wonder why I even bother buying it! 
Don't waste that celery!
I don't like wasting food - I feel like I'm throwing away money.  While celery isn't super expensive, it can create a pattern.  
My mother-in-law has been trying to downsize, and she gave me 2 dehydrators.  I was pretty excited! I wanted to try one out, and I had some celery in the fridge. So I dried the celery.  I used it mostly in soups and casseroles - my boys hardly even noticed it!  
So when we had some leftover celery at work, I dried that also.  This time, I looked up the recommendations from the National Center for Home Food Preservation.  This site is my go-to site for anything related to food preservation!  I just downloaded the publication on Drying Fruits & Vegetables but you can also check out the page on Drying.
Here's the video: