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, January 18, 2016 – Container Peppers

Today’s container peppers are from my daughter’s sunny patio. For some unknown reason peppers do not grow well in her garden. Two years ago (2014) I suggested she try growing peppers in containers and gave her 2 pepper plants in … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, January 11, 2016 – Container Gardening Update

Decided to bring in the last of my 2 Bronze Mignonette Lettuce. Harvested most of the window boxes grown Bronze Mignonette Lettuce on 12/29/15 as they were showing signs of bolting (they went home with my daughter and I forgot … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, January 4, 2016 – Radicchio

I’m so happy to be back. Was absent from the blogging world for part of November and all of December due to minor health issue, nothing serious, just pain in my right hip and knee that sapped my energy. After … Continue reading

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” Holiday Windows at Macy’s

Happy New Year! Hope you enjoy the following photos of NYC Macy’s Holiday Windows They are sure to put smiles on your face A wonderful start to a very happy and hopefully peaceful 2016 ∗ ∗ ∗   ∗ ∗ … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, November 23, 2015 – Overwintering Swiss Chard + Harvest

Decided to harvest all but the 2-3 center leaves from each of the 10 spring planted Peppermint Swiss Chard and leave the leggy plants in the ground to hopefully survive in the garden over the winter. This will most likely … Continue reading

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