Braised celery is an old-fashioned recipe. For some reason, cooked celery as a side of its own has fallen out of the regular rotations of stand-by recipes in many kitchens. However, if you have not tried celery prepared this way, you may find that you enjoy it very much! It has the advantage of being very low in carbohydrate, therefore offering quite a generous portion. The lavender in the herbs-de-Provence may seem like an unlikely combination, but it combines in the most intriguing way with the aromatic flavors of the celery. Give this a try and let us know what you think!