Daylily Buds

Now a few words about eating daylily buds.

Daylilies last - well, one day, hence the name, but during their blooming season, they make a lot of buds. Years ago, I read a Missouri Department of Conservation wild edibles book that suggested frying buds in a corn meal batter to make a fritter.

I don't eat fried foods so I took the plunge and bit into a raw orange daylily bud and - they taste like one of my all-time favorite vegetables, asparagus!

For a salad treat, I pick a handful and toss them in salad greens. Make sure you're picking flowers that haven't been exposed to pesticides.

Daylilies are high in vitamin C so not only pretty but healthy and eye-catching, too!