Homemade Celery Salt – Made in Minutes

We’ve written about how to make celery salt before, and it was easy:

  1. Wash celery root (also called celeriac).
  2. Peel root.
  3. Cut it with a mandoline into even slices.
  4. Dehydrate until completely dry (the length of time will depend on the thickness of the slices but usually about 12 hours).
  5. Store in flakes, grind a cup at a time (the larger pieces will retain flavors longer).

Although my process is essentially the same but it takes a whole lot less time!

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What to do with Celeriac/ Celery Root

There is a certain point where ugly becomes beautiful.  And, to me, that is the case with celeriac.  It’s one of the absolute most beautiful – yet far from perfect – vegetables I know.

Beautiful or not, I had no idea what to do with one when we met our first one a few years back.  It was gnarly, dirty and intimidating.  It has also become one of my most favorite vegetables to work with.

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Recipe: Pureed Celeriac

I played a lot of video games as a child.  Most gamers will recognize the concept of a ‘boss level.’  This is the most difficult part of a game that represents a peak challenge that you have to go through to unlock further challenges or finish a game.

When it comes to eating locally, April is the boss level of the entire year.  It’s the month that sucks you in – the gentle warmth which tugs at your zipper also tricks your head into falsely believing that there must be a local bounty at hand.  There isn’t.

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What to do with dehydrated beets and celery root

Yesterday showed part one of this exercise – we dehydrated 5 pounds of beets into chips and did the same with an entire celery root.  A lot of people asked us what we were going to do with them.

Let`s begin at the end.  Our 5 pounds of beets now look like this:

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Dehydrating beets, onions and celery root

There`s not much I can add to the title other than the photos so let`s start there:

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