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Name: Julie A Carda

After studying dance in Europe, Julie returned to the United States and graduated from Creighton University. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville with a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the past twenty years, she has taught high school and college courses, and facilitated workshops on the healing arts while occasionally writing for academic periodicals. Her quest to acknowledge world religions and the desire to expose the similarities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal Source of love in all people. Besides writing fiction, Julie is co-creating a Space of Love through advocacy for Kin Domains.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Alchemy in Golden Beets

Time for a few root vegetable check. I cut one of these beets and peeled back the orange outer layer so you could see the beautiful golden color.

I'd saved this seed from several years ago until I was in a location where I could grow them again. I had about 70% germination rate so the seed aged well, but I planted them too near the carrots and they were crowded out. Unfortunately, I didn't get the quantity I would have liked.

Each bite of this root vegetable in succulent and bursting with flavor. I will find more room for these next year. They seem to light up a serving plate like gold on a platter. I wonder how they'd taste pickled?

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