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 27, 2015 – Garlic + Tomato + Seniors & Kids Friendly Planters

My apologies to my subscribers for an error Saturday morning. I goofed. Having company (starting yesterday) so decided to get a head start with my Harvest Monday post. The plan was to work with the photos I already took and … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, July 20, 2015 – Fruits + Contaianer Blue Potatoes + Duganski Garlic

First raspberries harvest. Finally, a raspberry harvest! Yep, this year I got to the berries before the birds. ∗ ∗ ∗ This is going to be a good Asian pear year, lots of fruits on the tree but not over … Continue reading

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10th Annual David Hill Memorial Locust Grove Car Show

The 10th Annual David Hill Memorial Locust Grove Car Show was held on Sunday, July 12, 2015 on the beautiful grounds of Locust Grove, home of the Samuel Morse Historic Site in Poughkeepsie, New York. More than 270 vintage cars … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, July 13, 2015 – Un-Retiring Window Boxes + Container Sweet Potatoes

Had a tiny empty area in my garden so decided to sprinkle a few Shanghai Bok Choy seeds and a few Napa Cabbage seeds next to each other in the spot figuring if the seeds germinate I will transplant them … Continue reading

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25th Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Woke up at 4:45 a.m. this morning so I could make it to the Dutchess County airport to view the balloons lift-off at 6:00 a.m. It was a beautiful morning oh, and what a beautiful sight it was to see the … Continue reading

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