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58 responses to “Dining on Daylilies”

  1. Fireworks and Food Experiments | Life is best lived

    [...] about 10 years old. I couldn’t quite work up the courage to eat them though until I read a post about them on Hank Shaw’s incredible blog. I had a whole backyard full of them, and now [...]

  2. The Incredible Edible Flower?! Part 1 | The Fat Moon

    [...] One blogger’s “Dining on Daylilies” [...]

  3. "Wildman" Steve Brill

    Glad you had fun experimenting with daylilies. I like the flowers in soups and salads, and they’re especially attractive stuffed. As a vegan, I make a mock cottage cheese which I sweeten, season with herbs, and mix with apricots and nuts.

    You weren’t able to test the shoots, which are in season in late winter and early spring. They’re great raw, sautéed, stir-fried, in soups, casseroles, grains, or any savory dish, and they’re easy to collect in quantity.

    Anyone who wants to learn more about foraging is invited to visit my site,, or download my iPhone/iPad/Android app, Wild Edibles.

    Happy Foraging!

  4. Food for thought | rpetersen01

    [...] neighbors.  That’s why I planted them; my own version of an edible land scape.  I eat the day lilies, too, but I’m the only one who does.  More for [...]

  5. Foraging towards Heaven | whatwebethinking

    [...] – many edible parts (come forth sometime and we can brew some dandelion wine!) Sassafras leaves, Day Lily flowers, Garlic Mustard, Rose Hips = edible, edible, edible, [...]

  6. Terry Martine

    Although I had a million of these things in my yard, never thought of eating them. Thanks for the article

  7. Forage: Mulberry Monday | Wild Foragers Society

    […] Fingers crossed we might also encounter some Hemerocallis… […]

  8. lisa

    Iv’e used day lily fresh blooms in salads & they were fine… BUT the best thing ever to do with the blooms, is to dry them and use them for seasoning. Dried & ground, they add a wonderful mushroomy taste to any sauce gravy or marinade!

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