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Attempting to make beet kvass,
simple Slavic blood-strengthening tonic.
There is no family recipe,
just the cook, water, sea salt
and the roots, bleeding purple-red birthmarks
on determined hands.

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Image: That’s The Biggest Beet I’ve Got by Kari Sullivan – some rights reserved

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