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, June 27, 2016 – Container Garlic, Celery, Lettuce & Fig Update

This is so exciting, the 11 garlic plants growing in the foam ice chest all sent out scapes. Harvested all the scapes. I will now sit back and wait to harvest heads of garlic (around mid July). Click here to … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, June20, 2016 – Beets & Carrots Experiment + Garlic Scape

Window box Early Wonder Beets grew quite a bit since my June 6 post in which I wondered  if I harvested some of the leaves will the beet roots be affected. This past week I decided to harvest about 50% … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday June 13, 2016 – First Harvests

First Peppermint Swiss Chard for the season The Peppermint Swiss Chard was so fresh and tender I just did a simple saute in garlic and ginger infused oil, S&P to taste, garnished with dried cranberries and toasted pine nuts, served … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, June 6, 2016 – Container Garden Update

Have not been taking garden photos plus I keep underestimating how much time I need to complete my tasks reason for my absence. Still no garden photos but have a few container garden photos so am posting a short updated … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, May 9, 2016 – Transplanting Peas & Carrots + Garden Update + 1st Tree Peony Bloom

Below are the Golden Sweet Pea seedlings and the Little Snappea Crunch seedlings hardened off and ready to be transplanted into the garden. The Golden Sweet Pea seedlings were quite tall and leggy so decided, as an experiment, to trim … Continue reading

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