DAYLILIES STUFFED WITH ORIENTAL CRAB SALAD 1 cup fresh bean sprouts 2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced into matchstick-sized pieces 1/2 pound crab meat or crab substitute* 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 tablespoon light soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sugar
* Blanche the bean sprouts by dropping them in boiling water for about a minute. Then cool nder cold running water. They should still have a crunch.
* Combine all ingredients thoroughly and refrigerate. You can even make the crab salad a day in advance.
*When you are ready to serve, spoon several tablespoons of the salad into the center of each daylily flower. You may also top each filled daylily with a scattering of toasted sesame seeds or finely chopped scallions for a more colorful presentation.
* Smaller daylily flowers require less crab salad, so this recipe makes enough to stuff two dozen large daylily flowers or 30 smaller flowers.
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."