Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Daylily buds taste a bit like asparagus. They're delicious dipped in an apple cider batter and deep fried to golden crispiness. (Video recipe included!)
The shoots and tubers from daylilies offer us fresh local greens as early as April and May. The leaves, stems and tubers are excellent in stir fries, steamed and any other way onions or leeks are used.
Foraging and eating wild daylilies through the seasons, from roots to flowers, spring through autumn.