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, July 21, 2014 – Garlic Harvest + Temporary Kitchen

I am back, but may be temporary. My last post, published May 26, 2014, I mentioned I would see you in a few weeks. That was nearly 2 months ago and my reno is still under way and may not be completed for another … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, May 26, 2014 – Window Box Lettuce Salad + Taking a Break

The weather in the Hudson Valley for today, Memorial Day, promises to be dry and warm. A beautiful day to honor all those who died while serving in the armed forces.  ∞ ∞ ∞ Winter damage renovation is finally going to start … Continue reading

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Harvet Monday, May 19, 2014 – Comparing Windowbox & Garden + Ramps

Not much happening in the garden, did transplant 4 variety of beets, peppermint Swiss chard, leeks and onions. Bok choy that I transplanted into the garden 0n 5/10/14 were doing very well. Then came the rain and overnight the slug population … Continue reading

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Harrvest Monday, May 12, 2014 – Garlic Green, Spring Onions, Chinese Chives + Chicory

Had harvest last week but not from this year’s planting. Hoping to harvest some lettuce this week. Top: Garlic greens Bottom: Spring Onions These are onions that I missed last year, they survived the winter. Amazing! ∞ ∞ ∞ Chinese Chives/Garlic chives … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, May 5, 2014 – Garlic Greens + A Stir-fry

Still not much action in the garden as yet. Transplanted the hardened off broccoli, Swiss chard, kohlrabi, lettuce and collard green. Was hoping to sow my carrots and beets seeds may be this week. There will surely be a flurry of activities in … Continue reading

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