About Norann Oleson

Norann Oleson

Norann Oleson is Editorial Director for Food Gardening Network, where she is the lead domain expert with responsibility for the technical accuracy of all content, editorial balance, and is the lead spokesperson for the brand. Norann was raised on a New England farm where she started gardening as a youth. She then founded her own landscaping business and developed a great passion for vegetable gardening and growing fruits, berries, herbs, and spices.

Articles by Norann Oleson

Types of Okra

Types of Okra

All okra are what we call day-neutral. Their growth is not dependent on the length of the day in order to bloom and grow.  

Pea Glossary

Use this Glossary to get quick definitions or explanations of terms and concepts used in this collection, or terms that you might encounter while managing your own pea garden. Pea-specific terms: Cold  

Resources about Peas

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Home Remedies & Health Benefits of Peas

Home Remedies & Health Benefits of Peas

Consumption of peas has been linked to improved blood sugar control and a lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Since ancient times, peas have been revered for their nutritional benefits.  
Nutrition Facts about Peas

Nutrition Facts about Peas

Peas are packed with protein and dietary fiber. These green legumes are low in calories and fat per serving, but high in iron and potassium. Peas have no cholesterol and  
Beef with Snow Peas

Beef with Snow Peas

A healthier take on an Asian classic! Snow peas and stir-fry are a match made in culinary heaven. With high-quality beef and low-sodium soy sauce, this dish contains less fat  
Quinoa Confetti Salad with Sugar Snap Peas

Quinoa Confetti Salad with Sugar Snap Peas

Vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike will love this hearty salad—perfect for potlucks, packed lunches, and it’s filling enough for a summer dinner. This colorful combo is full of nutrition and  
Garlic Parmesan Sugar Snap Peas

Garlic Parmesan Sugar Snap Peas

Here’s a healthier alternative to chips! This delicious and quick snack (or side dish) takes advantage the crunchiness of sugar snap peas while providing protein and fiber. Kids and adults  
Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Peas and Artichokes

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Peas and Artichokes

A taste of the Mediterranean! This seafood dish combines the flavors of southern European countries with peas and artichokes for an elegant dining experience. Serve with orzo or pilaf to  
Pasta with Peas

Pasta with Peas

When your garden is overflowing with peas, turn to this savory dish for a quick and hearty meal. Peas pair perfectly with pasta and the addition of parmesan complements the