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Droopy, Rubbery And Squishy

Do you have Droopy Celery?  Rubbery Carrots?  Squishy Potatoes?  Think you need to throw them out? 
Well stop right there as you can revive them!
I am embarrassed to let you see my celery, but the good news is that I had learned how to rejuvenate soft celery, carrots and potatoes a while back, so I did not have to throw it out.

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I never like to throw food out, so I decided that I needed to figure out how to revive my carrots, celery and potatoes and preferably without needing to take up to much space in my refrigerator.
With a little experimenting, I learned that you can revive limp celery, carrots and even soft potatoes in room temperature water, but for that extra crispy crunch it is best led overnight in the fridge and here is how to do it.
For Celery:  cut a bit off the bottom end before putting in the water.  Place bottom down in the water.
For Carrots:  cut a bit off the top end before putting in the water.  Place top (fat end) down in the water.
For Potatoes:  Peel and cover with water.
Left whole, it will take two to three hours to make these veggies crisp again and if you cut the veggies into strips or pieces and totally cover them with water, it will take as little as thirty minutes.

Shower Cap vs. Food Wrap

Does anyone still use the shower caps that you get free along with your other toiletries in your hotel room? Well, I dare say some people do and my guess is, it is the business women.
Well, with this little handy tip for the chefs amongst us, those often deserted shower caps now can come in handy. Wives pay close attention to this one if your man is away on business a lot because he is going to be your source for these handy little plastic packets.

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So here is how that shower cap comes in handy, not only because they are cheap and reusable, and definitely more manoeuvrable than plastic wrap, especially when you have a large container to cover and you find yourself struggling with multiple sheets sticking to one another.
But if you are staying in hotel rooms a lot they are also available in an abundance.