Ants on a log? 
Celery can do better. Turn this crunchy main­stay into a hearty dinner salad. Make a new kind of smoothie. And if you must pair it with peanut butter and raisins, just try 
to up the ante a bit.

By Heath Goldman

Recipes by Anna Painter

Snap it up

Choose celery that is light green, with perky leaves and bruise-free stalks. Try gently squeezing a bunch; it should squeak faintly. Celery lasts for up to 10 days in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.

On leaves

Don’t discard the frilly fronds. Fresh, slightly 
 astringent, and packed 
with intense celery flavor, celery leaves can be 
 stuffed into sandwiches 
 or mixed into salads. 
 To perk up wilted leaves, 
 soak in a glass of ice 
 water for 30 minutes.