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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.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kin to Kin Share the Abundance Harvest

Yesterday, my mother stopped by with about twenty pounds of apples from a friend's tree. Like me, she has a difficult time seeing REAL food go to waste so she shares the abundance.

Since I was really short on time, I quartered and cored the lot then tossed them into my biggest pots with a bit of water to cover the bottom. After a slow simmer for about an hour, I let the mixture cool then pressed it through my sieve. The process left behind a pulpy bowl of skins.

I have a batch of canning jars which are freezer safe so I bottled the sauce, labeled it and sent it to the freezer. The sauce was so thick I would describe the result more like apple butter than sauce. In any case the whole batch has a wonderful flavor and aroma. Yum!

The cores and such I gave to the chickens, who adore the red color and apparently the taste, too. I do love harvest.


Anonymous Connie Crow said...

Hubby and I dug out the bird book. He says it's an immature bird so this is just a guess, but it looks something like a Traill's Flycatcher. There's your first guess.

September 24, 2009 5:05 PM  

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