Got a problem and could use some advice. After 3 days in the crisper, my head of celery will go limp. How do I keep it crisp and fresh. Right now it looks like it needs that little blue pill, if you know what I mean.... Help.
Cut at the root and put in a water glass with ice cold water.
It'll perk up in no time (well, give it 10-15 minutes).
Are you saying that your celery is going bad just three days after you bought it? It should last longer than that - it was either old when you bought it, and/or the temperature in your fridge is too low.
I guess in that situation I would just freeze what's left and save it for some stock.
My celery always stays fresh in the plastic bag it comes in, but the aluminum foil is a great idea. I'll use that for loose celery in the future.
In my experience, limp-ish celery eats and cooks similar to firm, blue pill celery. Once cut up, I can't really tell in salads or sautes.
I generally use the inside leaves and stems for stock and braises, and then, it can be very, very limp. It's still tasty as long as it hasn't turned brown.