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, October 10, 2016 + Growing Garlic in Container

Last of the fall crop of container grown Purple Kolibri Kohlrabi (seeds were sown 7/9/16). The above kohlrabi were grown in window box. They did much better than the ones grown in the garden. From now on I am going … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, September 19, 2016 + Some Firsts & Some Lasts

Harvested my first Purple Vienna Kohlrabi, well plus another small one that’s heart shaped. At the moment both are sitting in the fridge. Also dug up 4 Purple Sweet Potatoes, another first. I noticed they were partially exposed so decided … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, September 12, 2016 – Bees & Figs + Freezing Asian Greens + Cooking Sweet Potato Leaves

The birds were getting blamed for my damaged figs until I saw the following sight. The bees discovered my ripened figs and decided they really, really like figs. Now I must pick my figs as soon as they are ready, … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, September 5, 2016 – Containers Harvests

Happy Labor Day!!!!! Hard to believe it is September. I must start paying closer attention to the nighttime temperature now as pretty soon frost will be in the forecast. Where oh where did the year go? ∗ ∗ ∗ Containers’ … Continue reading

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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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