Daylilies for Dinner: Thank you Sharon!

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Daylilies for Dinner

By Sharon
October 9, 2012

Growing up I ate more when grazing in the gardens than when sitting at the dinner table. Even now I wander around tasting my tomatoes, a nibble here, a nibble there, a leaf of spearmint, a daylily bud or two, a pinch of rosemary, basil . . . Yes. I do. I nibble my daylilies.

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Oct 9, 2012 3:45 AM CST
This entire article is being printed and put in my cookbook Hurray! Hurray!

Thank you so much!
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Oct 9, 2012 5:07 AM CST
Good idea, Vic. I think I'll do the same. I just divided a clump of Kwanso into about 12 new starts and hope to get lots of clumps going. Then I can try the tubers.

Sharon, Thanks for the article. I always enjoy reading anything about my favorite flower! I'd like to try eating a deep fried bud, but I was wondering about eating the anthers and stamen. Can you taste those parts when you bite into a bud?
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Sharon
Oct 9, 2012 9:54 AM CST
Hi Ladies,

I don't think the anthers and stamen are developed enough in the bud to affect the flavor, and I just leave it as it is. I mostly use the Kwanso buds for this, maybe because I have so many of them and won't really miss more blooms.

Nice side dish, I think you'll like them. Smiling
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Nov 7, 2013 1:35 AM CST
Dear Lady Sharon, Nasturtiums are a wonderful additive to salads! The leaves are peppery in taste, like watercress, and the flowers look fantastic amongst the green and other colours of a salad.They are a true delight, honest!!
Also one of the most missed vegetables and it grows in most places is spinach.
Regards from a most cold and wet England.
Neil.
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Sharon
Nov 7, 2013 1:39 AM CST
I love nasturtiums, I even like the way they smell, Neil! And you are so right about their peppery taste. I haven't written about them because I think another writer already did if I remember correctly.

Cold and wet here, too, also gloomy. I can take cold and wet, but gloomy, not so much.

Thanks Neil, best to all your family.
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NEILMUIR1
Nov 7, 2013 1:44 AM CST
I wrote about them on cubits! You go ahead and tell everyone what a wonderful thing nasturtiums are!
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Sharon
Nov 7, 2013 11:02 AM CST
Here's what I was talking about, Neil:

http://garden.org/ideas/view/wildflowers/45/Talking-About-Na...
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