Did you know that daylilies, like Pocket Full of Gold
, are edible? Remove the stamens, rinse, dry and fry whole or strips after coating in a batter mix like Whistle Stop
Include cleaned petals and chopped tender parts of stems and tubers in to salads.
Stay cool during dog days of summer with this infused drink:
12 daylilies (remove stamens)
½ cup sugar
2 cups spring water
Apricot & Orange juice
Make an infusion using 6 daylilies, ½ cup sugar, 2 cups of spring water. Bring to a boil. and simmer. Reduce by 1/3. Strain liquid and chill.
Mix infusion equally with 1 part apricot juice, 1 part orange juice and 1 part 7-Up.
Pour over remaining daylilies, serve with ice. Garnish with borage and monarda flowers.
TIP – Eat daylilies in moderation, they can have a diuretic effect.