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, August 24, 2015 – Red, White & Blue Potatoes

This year I am growing 4 different varieties of potatoes, Adirondack Red, Blue, Fingerlings and Adirondack Blue. (I actually started out with 5 varieties but the Yukon Gold failed to sprout.) The potatoes in the photo below were steamed then … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, August 17, 2015 – Figs + Harvests (Collard, Beets, Chinese Long Beans, Radicchio)

Harvested first figs this past week. Picked 10 figs, 5 did not make it into the photo, the above 5 disappeared as soon as photo was taken. One of the fig question I am frequently asked is: How do I … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, August 10, 2015 – Weekly Harvests + Containers Update + Woodchuck Damage

Had a few first this past week. Red Noodle Long Beans made an appearance, the green Chinese Long Beans should be following this week. Tohya Soybeans pods were full and plump, ready for harvest. Cut all the plants at soil … Continue reading

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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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