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, September 19, 2016 + Some Firsts & Some Lasts

Harvested my first Purple Vienna Kohlrabi, well plus another small one that’s heart shaped. At the moment both are sitting in the fridge. Also dug up 4 Purple Sweet Potatoes, another first. I noticed they were partially exposed so decided … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, September 12, 2016 – Bees & Figs + Freezing Asian Greens + Cooking Sweet Potato Leaves

The birds were getting blamed for my damaged figs until I saw the following sight. The bees discovered my ripened figs and decided they really, really like figs. Now I must pick my figs as soon as they are ready, … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, September 5, 2016 – Containers Harvests

Happy Labor Day!!!!! Hard to believe it is September. I must start paying closer attention to the nighttime temperature now as pretty soon frost will be in the forecast. Where oh where did the year go? ∗ ∗ ∗ Containers’ … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, August 22, 2016 – Container Ginger Update + More Container Harvest

Am planting 2 different varieties of ginger in containers for comparison. In the photo below: The ginger plant on the left is from rhizome (root) I purchased from the local health food store, it was very skinny, about the size … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, August 15, 2016 – Chinese Long Beans + Containers Harvest

Decided to heed doctor’s advice: no digging in the garden, no heavy lifting and to avoid bending (this is easier said than done). Except for harvesting the beans on the trellis and watering (those are stand up chores), for the … Continue reading

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