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 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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Harvest Monday, August 1, 2016 – Garlic, Potatoes & Onions + Chinese Long Beans

Finally got rain (really rained not just a sprinkle) this past weekend and more rain today in the forecast. Grounds getting a good soaking. Plants are happy and the brown patches on my lawn should, hopefully, disappear this week. Dug … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, July 25, 2016 – Beet Experiment Update + Transplanting & Bumping Up Seedlings + Container Daikon

A harvest first for the season: Tri-color Amaranth. The amaranth went from the garden to the wok in less than an hour. Because it was so fresh and tender, after washing, I cut all into bite-sized lengths and simply sauteed … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, July 18, 2016 – Container Garlic & Ginger Update + Starting Fall Seedlings

There were only 2 – 3 green leaves left on each of the container (foam ice chest) grown German Red garlic plants (all the others turned brown) indicating they are ready to harvest. Very carefully dug up all 11 plants. … Continue reading

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