Why Does My Rigid Stick Go Bendy ?................(A celery question !)

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Offline neilep

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Dear Cerelyologists,


Look at this will ya ?

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Less than 5 days old and my rigid girth has gone all floppy !! [;)]

It still tastes crunchy....well..perhaps a tad less crunchy.....


So.....what's happened to my Celery stick  ?!!...it just flops around and makes me not a happy sheepy !!

I don't suppose plunging it into cold water will revive it will it ?........actually *sheepy has a thought moment...oooh...struggles but it's clearly a thought that is emerging*......do ewe think that wacking them in water ALA flowers when purchased ....will stave off the will to cave in to gravity ?...is there a way to revive it ?


Whajafink ?



Hugs...shmishes and celery dishes !!



neil
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« Last Edit: 17/06/2008 16:51:24 by neilep »
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Offline RD

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Your stick is no longer turgid, (happens to us all, or so I'm told [:)] )  ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turgor

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I always put mine in ice water for a while, even a bed of ice, before I use it! That helps..The limp thing!

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Your stick is no longer turgid, (happens to us all, or so I'm told [:)] )  ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turgor

Thank Ewe RD

So it is to do with water content !!....gosh......I was kind of right !! (ish)......*sheepy collapses awaits Pamela Anderson to revive him in the way she knows best*
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I always put mine in ice water for a while, even a bed of ice, before I use it! That helps..The limp thing!

Thank Ewe Kareny Mam .....are ewe saying that it DOES rejuvenate a bendy thing into a rigid thing ?...
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Offline Karen W.

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Yes it helps... But you need like an hour in advance.. to chill them! in the ice water..

try one.. It is not perfect but seems to help...

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Yes it helps... But you need like an hour in advance.. to chill them! in the ice water..

try one.. It is not perfect but seems to help...

But I can't wait a whole hour !!....I mean...c'mon !!..that's 60 whole minutes !!.......I will either have to enjoy it 'as is'  or use a fresh celery stick as a splint !! 

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HMMMMM!!! What do you need to splint Kind Sir???

Did you hurt yourself or strain

something..today?

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Sometimes its best to enjoy it how it is,,,But I

prefer mine not quite so soft! Thats a bit too limp!....

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HMMMMM!!! What do you need to splint Kind Sir???

Did you hurt yourself or strain

something..today?

I meant use a fresh hard celery stick as a splint for my worn out bendy celery stick !!..I can bind them with two spring onions !!
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Offline Karen W.

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 I know what you meant kind Sir.. I was teasing you...Sir!! Trying to make you blush!

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HMMMMM!!! What do you need to splint Kind Sir???

Did you hurt yourself or strain

something..today?

I meant use a fresh hard celery stick as a splint for my worn out bendy celery stick !!..I can bind them with two spring onions !!

Seriously what are you cooking??? celery and onions emmmm sounds good....!

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I'm gonna try your suggestion Karen.  I've put my limp stick in the fridge, submerged in ice water.  Hopefully when I come back from the gym, I'll be able to enjoy a nice, stiff, cruncy celery stick! [:)]
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I'm gonna try your suggestion Karen.  I've put my limp stick in the fridge, submerged in ice water.  Hopefully when I come back from the gym, I'll be able to enjoy a nice, stiff, cruncy celery stick! [:)]

LOL....and HOW are ewe going to enjoy it  ?!! *snarf snarf!!!..*
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Thats the only thing I have ever got to help! Not perfect but better! Happy celery crunching!

Neil did you mean celerlyoligists, or cereyliologists????

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Thats the only thing I have ever got to help! Not perfect but better! Happy celery crunching!

Neil did you mean celerlyoligists, or cereyliologists????

LOL...not too sure !!..which ever works best for ewe kareny Mam !

I do luff to crunch on a celery stick !
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celery with peanut butter and raisins.. ants on a log! YUMMMMY!

Soup with celery,fresh julienned green onions, garlic a tad of sage and broccoli with Julienned carrot slices served with a tiny amount of thinly sliced left over pork slices.... light seasoning  yummmmy!

OOOOH and a little bahkchoy (sorry spelling)
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Thats the only thing I have ever got to help! Not perfect but better! Happy celery crunching!

Neil did you mean celerlyoligists, or cereyliologists????

LOL...not too sure !!..which ever works best for ewe kareny Mam !

I do luff to crunch on a celery stick !

Its your call young man.. your thread.. Whats for dinner??? I 'm hungry!

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It worked!  Not as crispy as when it was fresh, but a definite improvement.


LOL....and HOW are ewe going to enjoy it  ?!! *snarf snarf!!!..*

Well....I'm going to exercise my jaw and chew it. [;D]
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LOL.. My mom told me about that when I was a wee girl and I have done it my whole life. It will crisp up cucumbers too!  They loose moisture and dehydrate and if you use ice water its better! most any greens green onions in a cup of cold water bulb end down!

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