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, 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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Harvest Monday, November 16, 2015 – Growing Sweet Potatoes In Container Update

Throughout the year I had made quite a few promises to post updates about my many garden ventures/experiments. Today’s post is  keeping one of the promises. Some of you may remember the photo below (the purple sweet potato slip I … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, November 9, 2014 – Container Snow Peas + Herbs + Overwintering Experiment

Last week was a wonderfully gorgeous and delightful summer-like week, in the 70’s. Cooled down a bit over the weekend and woke up to a frosty 29°F this morning but not complaining. Took advantage and got quite a lot of … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, November 2, 2015 – Garden Survivors + Volunteers

Amazing how hardy many crops are, below are photos of survivors (of the many frosts and hard freeze for the past weeks) in my garden. Radicchio Hoping the above radicchio will form solid heads. The ones planted in May were … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, October 26, 2015 – Purple & Okinawan Sweet Potatoes + Planting Garlic + Best Method to Peel Garlic + Goji Berry

Did dig in my Purple Sweet Potatoes and Okinawan Sweet Potatoes before the frost and hard freeze but did not post last Monday because I had no photos. As the photo of the Purple SP below illustrates my harvest consists … Continue reading

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