My name is Gloria Bonde, I am a gardener, I volunteer with the SD Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardeners. I live in beautiful Hot Springs, South Dakota, zone 4 or 4b depending on where you are standing. This blog is about gardening and being healthy, and eating from the garden. I also work from home. The need to work from home came about because I was not always very healthy. For 30 years I had migraine headaches, allergies and my cholesterol also was nothing to brag about. Four and a half years ago I made some ‘tweaks” in my environment and added a few supplements. Happily I can report that it has been almost 4 1/2 years since I have had a migraine, and my cholesterol is 170 which is something to brag about if we were bragging. So, I am living healthy and gardening and I wish this for you. Just having a garden whether large or small is a true pleasure. So I hope we can cook and garden and learn by “trowel and error”
September 2, 2009 – GRAPES – Yesterday we picked grapes. I think we have harvested so far about 80 pounds. I gave half of them away to friends who loves wine. Ted, my husband, and builder of all structures in the garden and I also started a batch of wine. We also froze juice for making jam and pancake syrup later when the garden is sleeping. I am also starting something new. WILD GRAPE STARTER for SOUR DOUGH BREAD. I got the recipe from: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Wild-Grape-Starter/Detail.aspx?src=rss You pick grapes and let them set for a few days then add flour. I’m just at the part where I mix in the flour and I am looking forward to making the bread – I’ll let you know.