Author Archives: Norma Chang

About Norma Chang

I am the author/publisher of 2 user-friendly Chinese cookbooks: "My Students' Favorite Chinese Recipes (updated edition)" and "Wokking Your Way to Low Fat Cooking" A gardener who enjoys cooking and eating and loves to think outside the box A garden volunteer at Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden Conduct hands-on cooking workshops for teenagers Conduct cultural programs for children and family Conduct healthy cooking classes for adults

Harvest Monday, November 17, 2014 – End of Season Chores + Giant Parsnip from LGHVG

The weather last week was just fabulous, the first half was warm and gorgeous, the 2nd half was cold but calm, also lovely (as long as one is bundled up), as a result I was able to get quite a … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, November 10, 2014 – Experiments Update (Carrots Transplant & Okinawan Sweet Potato)

In my 7/28/14 (click on link and scroll down) post I mentioned experimenting with transplanting carrots and promised an update. This past week I harvested the transplanted carrots. Below are the results, my observations and what I plan to do … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, November 3, 2014 – Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden

(I apologize for the poor quality of the above photo. The room was dark and the sun was streaming through the glass doors and windows.) ◊ ◊ ◊ It was one of those week. The week went by but nothing … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, October 27, 2014 – Planting Garlic – German White & Duganski

For the past umpteen years I have planted multiple varieties of garlic, all properly labeled at planting time. However, between harvesting, curing and cleaning I always manage to get the varieties mixed up. Currently, except for the German White, all my other garlics are mystery garlics. … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, October 20, 2014 – Garden Clean Up + Last Harvest of Some Crops

Veggie garden clean up was in full swing this past week and a good thing as there was a freeze warning for last night and when I looked out the window this morning there is frost on the roof of my … Continue reading

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