Sunday, March 16, 2014

Colored Celery

When I was little my mom always had something fun to teach us.  I remember this one very clearly.  We would take celery and color it, or mix baking soda and vinegar to make it foam up and lots of other fun things.  The kitchen is where we created many memories as kids and it is a place I hope to create many memories for my own children. 

This week we decided to do some "science in the kitchen" for St. Patrick's Day. 

Colored Celery
1 bundle of celery ( divided into stalks, do not remove the leaves)
6 jars
food coloring

Divide the bundle of celery into stalks, leaving the leaves on.  You must have the leaves intact to make this work.  Next fill jars 1/2 with water and add 3-5 drops of food coloring to each.  We made the colors of the rainbow, but you can do whatever colors you want.

Cut about 1/4 inch off the bottom of each stack of celery to give it a fresh edge, this will also help the celery absorb the colored water.

Let sit on  counter overnight.  Then remove from colored water, cut, and serve with your favorite garnish.  We like peanut butter, ranch, or cheese spread.  You could also use them in a salad.

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