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, March 16, 2015 – More Indoor Seed Starting + Updates

This past week was a week of waiting. Waiting for the snow to disappear. Unfortunately my yard (front, sides and back) is still white. First day of spring is this Friday, March 20, only 4 days away, will all the … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, March 9, 2015 – Indoor Seed Starting

I am so blessed!!!!! This past week, one of my garden friends gifted me with a bucket of pro-mix enabling me to start my onions, leeks and celeriac seeds. Still unable to get into my shed for the needed seed … Continue reading

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Only In New York

Have wanted to organize my photos for a long, long time and it was on my 2014 end-of-year-to-do list, but never got done because I was not feeling up to par. Now that I am feeling a lot better decided … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, February 23, 2015 – Sprouting Adzuki Beans

Was not going to publish a post today as I was annoyed at myself for spilling my 2nd batch of successfully sprouted adzuki bean before I took photos. No sprouts no new recipe. After I calmed down, realized there is … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, February 16, 2015 – New Varieties + Snow

This is going to be an exciting gardening year. Every year I grow something new in my garden. But this year I will be trialling more new crops than previous years. All 3 are so different in appearance. Very beautiful! … Continue reading

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