Enter Donna, a reader in Arlington, Massachusetts, who heeded my plea for day lily owners to eat their day lilies. She targeted flowers and tubers, below.
These tubers looked smaller than the ones I've seen - I wonder if the age of the day lily colony makes a difference...Donna said she tried and liked the tubers but the verdict is Too. Much. Work.
Below is her piece de resistance, day lilyful (the long orange slices are the buds, slit) and -garnished salad, all ingredients, bar shrimp, fresh from the garden and the CSA box.
Thanks for playing Donna! You win a bottle of red currant jam, about to be bottled.