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

Cat’n Around Catskill 2014

As promised in my Harvest Monday, September 15 post, below are 6 of the 50 cats on view in the Village of Catskill, NY, May through September 20, 2014. This is the 8th Cat’n Around Catskill exhibit, and what an exhibit it … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday. September 15, 2014 – Smooth-skin Luffa + Purple Sweet Potato + Windowbox Bok Choy + Okinawan Sweet Potato

Not much harvest this past week and not much garden chores got done as I had company and was out-of-town for a few days. My daughter and son-in-law came for a short but very fun visit. Among the things we did were to check out the cats … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, September 8, 2014 – Chinese Long Beans + San Marzano Tomatoes + Ping Tung Egplants + Figs

Thank you dear readers for your get well wishes. My shoulder is much, much better, not 100% but getting there. If only I can remember not to overdo things. We had about an inch of rain on Sunday, 8/31, followed by hot … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, September 1, 2014 – First Napa, Leek, Chicory (Radicchio) & Asian Pear + Blue & Fingerling Potatoes

Was a bit under the weather this past week as a result not much got done in the garden or the kitchen. Reinjured my right shoulder some weeks ago and every now and then it acts up. This past week … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, August 25, 2014 – Black Soy Beans, Rhizobia + Tri-color Amaranth

Pulled all but 2 of the black soy bean plants and collected all the young soy pods. The 2 remaining plants are for seed saving. Will collect the pods when they turn brown. Actually I did not pull the entire plant, instead cut the stem of each plant … Continue reading

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