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

10th Annual David Hill Memorial Locust Grove Car Show

The 10th Annual David Hill Memorial Locust Grove Car Show was held on Sunday, July 12, 2015 on the beautiful grounds of Locust Grove, home of the Samuel Morse Historic Site in Poughkeepsie, New York. More than 270 vintage cars … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, July 13, 2015 – Un-Retiring Window Boxes + Container Sweet Potatoes

Had a tiny empty area in my garden so decided to sprinkle a few Shanghai Bok Choy seeds and a few Napa Cabbage seeds next to each other in the spot figuring if the seeds germinate I will transplant them … Continue reading

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25th Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Woke up at 4:45 a.m. this morning so I could make it to the¬†Dutchess County airport to view the balloons lift-off at 6:00 a.m. It was a beautiful morning oh, and what a beautiful sight it was to see the … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, July 6, 2015 – Bolted Radicchio + Container Little Finger Carrots

Quite a few of my radicchio have bolted which I believe is weather related. (If I remember correctly we had an unusual weather pattern earlier this year.) It could also be because I started my seeds too early. Spring was … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, June 15, 2015 – A Few Garden First Harvests

Am gradually retiring my window boxes and containers for the summer as my garden is finally producing and the harvests are very promising. Planting only Peppermint Swiss Chard this season, love the color of the stems, so pretty and cheerful … Continue reading

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