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

Harvard University’s Glass Flowers Collection – Orchid, Iris, Lilies & More

Finally got around to going through my 4th group of Harvard University’s Glass flowers photos. It was challenging as there were so many beautiful specimens. Below are the ones I selected to publish. When viewing photos, keep in mind all the models are made … Continue reading

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Kale & Chickpeas Sprout Soup

Different stages of Chickpeas Sprouts Can be eaten at any stage ∞ ∞ ∞ Recently, Karen of Back Road Journal posted “Caldo Verde, A Portuguese Kale Soup”. I had all the ingredients (kale and broth in my freezer, onion and garlic in … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, February 3, 2014 – Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) Sprouts + A Paleo Diet Question

Left, dry chick peas; right, soaked chick peas (after 8 hours) This is the time of year when I turn my attention to my kitchen garden, namely, growing sprouts. Which brings me to a paleo diet question. From what I understand, … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, January 27, 2014 – Last of My 2013 Harvest From the Fridge + 5 Most Viewed Post in 2013

This is it! The last of the 2013 harvest from my garden that were stored in the fridge. Napa Cabbage & Red Cabbage Harvested the napa cabbage mid-November, 2013 (Click here to learn about storing cabbage) Harvested the red cabbage … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, January 20, 2013 – Eating From Storage + Oven Dried Pineapple

Was not going to publish a post today because of photos mishap. Deleted some photos by mistake with no way to recapture the images and the photo of the finished dish I made was not the best looking but tasted really … Continue reading

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