Gayla Trail in her latest book, Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces, recommends sauteeing daylily buds. Have you tried that? She says they are crunchy like snow peas and good for Asian stirfries. I'm not sure I have enough to gather yet, but when I do, I'll try it. I'm working on a Pinterest board, Eat the Daisies! Check it out if you are interested in edible flowers, too.
Happy Bloom Day!