Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Red Daylily

Here in honor of Ruby Tuesday is a nice red daylily.  There are a zillion varieties of daylily and I have no idea which one this is, but it is striking.  I like daylilies.  They are hardy, colorful and can be depended on to bloom every summer no matter what the weather.  If allowed to leaf out completely after blooming they can be depended on to bloom again the next summer.

It is a little known fact that daylilies are edible and nutritious.  If you are adventurous, try this:

Daylily Bud Sauté

Ingredients:
2 dozen daylily buds                                   1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup olive oil                                           3 eggs
dash of nutmeg                                             salt and pepper
I clove garlic, finely minced

Cut the base off the buds. Sauté the garlic in a small amount of olive oil. Beat eggs and mix enough flour to make a thin batter. To this add the sautéed garlic, 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and the dash of nutmeg. Add a teaspoon of milk if the batter is too thick. dip the buds in the batter and sauté until a golden brown consistency.

10 comments:

tossan said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful macro my friend. I am always happy with the visit.

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

You're in competition with "Eating on Tulsa Time" :-) Beautiful photograph which I have printed but I don't get the minute detail as shown in your post.

Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

I think I'll just step back and 'eat them with my eyes'. Ha

Joan Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

They are far to pretty to eat!

Travel said... [Reply to comment]

it was beautiful, nice.

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Another wonderful capture.
Cooking them sounds like something from Iron Chef America.

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Très belle photo macro !
Bisous de France.

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the recipe! No, I did not know they were edible, although it doesn't surprise me. Gorgeous photo!

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

That is a very striking plant. I don't know if I would eat it though. Actually I would try it.

RuneE said... [Reply to comment]

Red is a difficult colour to get right, especially with flowers. this was very nice indeed.