Instead of throwing away your leafy celery tops, make your own dry celery flakes to use for flavoring in cooking anything from soups to stuffing to omelets by drying and storing them. All you have to do is place on a baking sheet in your oven at 200 degrees F for a half hour to 45 minutes.
They also freeze very well. ;-)
By Deeli from Richland, WA
Back in the 1940's, my mother would put the celery leaves into a brown paper bag. Then she would hang the bag in the pantry to dry. Once dried, they were stored in air tight containers. This can be done with many herbs, mints, etc. (08/31/2009)
What a great idea! I am going to try this right away!
See posts of using microwave to dry. I do this. There is a UTube video that shows this. Within a few minutes, you can have your batches ready for storage. Better color and flavor are retained.
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