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, 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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Harvest Monday, August 18, 2014 + A Few Frist + Maximizing Garden Space

Harvested all 5 purple kohlrabi from the window box (click on link and scroll down). Purple Kohlrabi Each weights about 6 ounces Could have waited a few more days to harvest but I needed the window box to sow my spinach … Continue reading

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My Brand New Kitchen

All the components to make my kitchen fully functional are in place, there are, however, still some unresolved issues with the kitchen cabinets. The owner of the kitchen design company I ordered the cabinets from said he will get the … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, August 11, 2014 – Windowbox Gardening

This past week was a bountiful one. Early in the week: harvested Swiss chard, beets, red & green mustard, sweet potato leaves, romaine garnet rose lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Later in the week: harvested more chard, SP leaves, lettuce, Chinese chives, … Continue reading

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