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, June 15, 2015 – A Few Garden First Harvests

Am gradually retiring my window boxes and containers for the summer as my garden is finally producing and the harvests are very promising. Planting only Peppermint Swiss Chard this season, love the color of the stems, so pretty and cheerful … Continue reading

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Walkway Over the Hudson First Marathon

Yesterday, Saturday, June 13, 2015 was the Walkway Over the Hudson inaugural marathon. Oh, what a day it was! This was an historic event in the Hudson Valley sponsored by the nonprofit Walkway Over the Hudson. I volunteered to help … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, June 8, 2015 – Container/Window Box Gardening

This post is all about container/window box gardening. Very pleased with the harvests from my containers and window boxes this year. Container fig tree is happy and continues to grow by leaps and bounds every year. Fig tree is getting … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, June 1, 2015 – Garden Updates

Not a bad harvest week. The Ruby Streak Mustard was showing signs of bolting so cut all the plants (2 leaves above the ground to see if the plant will send out side shoots). We have been experiencing above average … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, May 25, 2015 – More Window Box Harvest + Soy Beans Seedlings + Chinese Long Beans Seedlings

More Window box harvest. Johnny’s Happy Rich (F1) broccoli is a cross between broccoli and gailan (Chinese broccoli). Looks like miniature head of broccoli but has more of a gailan flavor. The entire stalk (stem, leaves and flower) is edible. … Continue reading

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