A Floral Treat

Midsummer is bright with day lilies blooming along roadsides and in gardens.

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So pretty to look at and so delicious to eat!

Just about all parts of the day lily are edible, but I’m partial to the delicately flavored buds.

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I steam them for about 5 minutes and eat them with butter and salt.

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Eating day lily buds has been described as similar to eating green beans or asparagus. Texture-wise, I’m in the asparagus camp, but flavor-wise they are nothing like asparagus, having a delicate flavor all their own. Try them, but be sure to leave some behind so you can enjoy the bright flowers when they bloom.

 

 

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