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, April 20, 2015 – Growing Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes in Containers + Garden Overwintered Root Crops

My daughter, Kathy, grew vegetables for the first time last year and had bountiful harvest. So pleased with her success she is enthusiastically looking forward to this new gardening season even installed grow lights and started some veggies and flowers … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, April 13, 2015 – Bumping Up Snap Peas Seedlings + Sweet Potatoes Slips

Was absent from Harvest Monday for the past 2 weeks as there was nothing in the gardenĀ  to write about (ground was either still frozen and/or too wet) and the seedlings were coming along oh so slowly. Needed to see … Continue reading

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The Delacorte Music Clock at Central Park, NYC

The Delacorte Music Clock was a gift to Central Park from publisher & philanthropist George T. Delacorte. It was modeled after the musical clocks that Mr. Delacorte saw while traveling in Europe. Dedicated on June 24, 1965 the Clock is … Continue reading

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Central Park’s Conservatory Garden, NYC

Central Park’s Conservatory garden is located at the north end of Central Park. A six-acre formal garden designed by Gilmore D. Clarke. Opened in 1937, it is an officially designated Quiet Zone. A beautiful setting to relax and recharge. Stroll … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, March 23, 2015 – Overwintered Root Crops + Thyme Harvest

Happy Spring! March, 20, 2015 did not look or feel like the First Day of Spring. Can you believe we had snow? Not an awful lot, about 3 inches. But spring will arrive, the sun will shine, all the snow … Continue reading

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