Herb of the week for 21st December
The Drama of Daylillies
Well we are close to Christmas and for
the last few weeks we have been experiencing
heat and humidity which makes us think
we could be living in the tropics.
The flowering of the daylilies also adds
a tropical feel to the herb garden.
How do daylilies fit into a herb garden
you may well ask and I will answer that
question by telling you that they are
an edible flower and are used dried in
some Asian dishes.
So these spectacular flowers fit into
the culinary sector of herbal usage.
They are fun to stuff and serve up to
guests who may do a double take at the
thought of eating flowers but will be
pleasantly surprised at the texture and
taste of these blooms.
The daylily in the photo is fine to use
but the single ones are easier to fill
with your mixture of cream cheese which
has been mixed with lemon juice and chopped
herbs like lemon balm or lemon or orange
thyme. Remove the stamens before filling.
Fill just before serving and if your guests
are new to the concept of eating flowers
you may have to tell them to eat the whole
complete stuffed flower.
Daylilies are gorgeous in a vase but be
wary of the pollen on the stamens which
makes stains on clothing or furnishings
so once again remove before placing in
Of course as their name would suggest
they only last for a day so you may wish
to enjoy them in the garden or on a plate!
Wishing everyone a spectacularly happy
lynn another great read.
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