Monthly Archives: January 2012

Harvest Monday, January 16, 2012 – Growing Mung Beans Sprouts

Mung bean sprouts are easy to grow and fun to eat. A versatile vegetable that requires no preparation and only brief cooking. Brief cooking retains the crunchiness and brings out the sweetness. Mung bean sprouts can be eaten at any stage. Use it … Continue reading

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The Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

The above photo was taken September 2007 at the Summer Palace in Beijing by my daughter, Kathy, during our visist to China. An immature lotus seed pod is at center left. There are two species of the lotus genus, sacred lotus also … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, January 9, 2012

Single digit temperature was predicted for Tuesday night, so harvest just about everything (left the very small red and green mustard), not that much to begin with but still a harvest. Must do a better job at labeling this year … Continue reading

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Freezing Tofu

Fresh tofu in any form can be frozen. Once frozen, fresh tofu changes from white to pale yellow. Thawed, it has a sponge-like texture. To freeze: Drain, place in a freezer bag. Label, date and freeze. Allow to freeze at … Continue reading

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New Year’s Greetings!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! A bouquet of greetings from my garden to yours Wishing all a healthy, happy & bountiful 2012! Norma Chang

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