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, April 14, 2014 – Windowbox Planting + Seeds starting

I cheated. Due to the problems I had and still having, did not start any seeds indoor until this past weekend. Needed to see something growing so went to the nursery and bought 3 packs of seedlings. At $1.49/pack, check out (below) what … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, April 7, 2014 – I’m Back + Leeks & Parsnips Harvest

I’m back, well temporary. Will be offline again when the kitchen and roof repair jobs start, hopefully soon. By the middle of March all the snow and ice from the roof finally melted. Towards the end of March, the insurance adjuster came to inspect the external … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, February 2014 – Update of Plants Under Grow Lights + A Forced Break

Pulled up the matured lettuce and scallions I had under the grow lights and transplanted the new seedlings. These new plants I started from seeds indoor were growing surprising well under the grow lights. Well not all. Tried 2 different varieties of arugula and neither did … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, February 17, 2014 – Kitchen Garden: Mung Beans Sprouts

Mung Beans Left, dried; right, after soaking overnight We had snow and more snow and more to come tomorrow. The snow bank is getting higher and higher. It will be a long, long time before any outdoor planting can take place. To help … Continue reading

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Harvard University’s Glass Flowers Collection – Orchid, Iris, Lilies & More

Finally got around to going through my 4th group of Harvard University’s Glass flowers photos. It was challenging as there were so many beautiful specimens. Below are the ones I selected to publish. When viewing photos, keep in mind all the models are made … Continue reading

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