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, May 18, 2015 – Yellow Chives + More Window Box Harvests + Overwintered Crops

I did it! For years I have meant to blanch my Chinese chives, but was always too late in remembering to place a container over the chives clump before the weather gets too hot, this year I was on time … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, May 11, 2015 – Window Box Harvest + Container Potato Update

All the harvests in today’s post are from window boxes. As you can see from the photo below, both the Shanghai Bok Choy and Baby Bok Choy in the window boxes are overcrowded. Thinned out both the Shanghai bok choy … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, May 4, 2015 – Window Box Spinach

This is going to be a very short one (1) item post. Was rushing to get as much outdoor chores completed as possible. Only photos I took were the spinach photos (taken yesterday). Finally had a few gorgeous and bug … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, April 27 2015 – Walking Onion + Transplanting + Garlic & Ramp Update + Rooting Lemon Grass + Plant Sale

Surprised Harvest! While cleaning up my garden beds and turning over the soil, came upon a bed of carrots. They were planted too late last year and was not worth the effort to harvest. I never got around to putting … Continue reading

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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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