Soup Sorceress at the Avalon, Hollywood

The day I had been preparing for was finally here. Here’s the story of a cauliflower and pear soup (recipe below), and the journey of preparing for an event supporting The House of Ruth, featuring the trailer for the pilot, Badland Wives.

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Pidge, the genius Writer and Producer of Badland Wives.

My New Organic Cotton, Clothing Line

It wasn’t just soup I was preparing for the event. I had planned for several months to get my line of clothing ready in time for this day, so that some of my magical Sisters serving soup, could model my clothes.

Long story short, I wanted the fabric I had printed to be ready in time for this event, with 2 weeks for sewing, but it didn’t happen. I gave up hope that it would be ready for the event, until I got an email the night before.

“It’s ready!”

I had a moment of upset and quarrel inside of me, wondering how I would get the fabric in Carson when I had to be at the Avalon in the morning. My mind was in a spin, just like it was when I was dealing with the details of ordering the fabric.

Finally, I called one of my Fairies and desperately asked her to pick up the fabric.         And she did! I couldn’t believe the miracle!

All I needed to do was load my car with a bunch of heavy equipment, while my wrist was sore and in pain from the surgery, and bring my sewing machine, so I could make the clothes on the spot! I had to do it! I was determined to have the clothes ready on this day.

I arrived to happily find out that the Sorceress team had the balcony all to ourselves!

 

There I was at the Avalon, a big Hollywood event space, and I was experiencing the balcony the way I am at home. Sewing and cooking at the same time. It was like a funny dream.

I made Lana Fairy a skirt. Then, I accidentally had a thought that I should make her a shirt as well.

I let go of that thought. Soon after, I let her carry a bucket of blue butterfly pea pod tea and it spilled on her white tank top.

“My shirt has blue on it now.” She said.

“Oh, no I’m so sorry, this is my fault, because I wanted to make you a shirt.” As I grabbed my scissors to whip up a tank top.

My New Sorceress Crown

I have a collection of Sorceress hats. A couple weeks before the event, a Man (a fan) sent me 6 new hats! I had plenty for the girls to choose from, to wear that night.

Myself and a few girls got to wear a hat from Busto & Sun.

Part of my Sorceress story began a few years ago with one black hat, then came the famous red hat. The red hat was cut up in front of my face into little pieces. It just so happened that I wore the red hat in my video to be premiered at the Avalon, so Pidge (the event Producer), wanted me to wear it that night. Naturally, we wanted a really amazing, upgraded red hat, so I got in touch with my favorite hat maker, Enrico of  Busto and Sun.

Enrico specially made a red hat for me in Topanga. It was a truly uplifting moment after all I had been through, and my story about the red hat. It was a moment where if I had seen the future, when my red hat was being cut up in front of me, I would have felt as satisfied as I did when I put this hat on my head for the first time. It has an amethyst hanging from it. My favorite stone.

 

Sorceress Team

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Cutest Sorceress team ever. Lana Fairy is in the blue skirt and shirt I made.

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The Earth Angel meticulously set up the table like a Capricorn. And the beautiful glowing group of Women in hats were out and about the room serving magic tea.

It was butterfly pea pod tea, an organic tea that changes color when you add lemon juice to it.

When it came time to serve the soup, we all gathered to send the soup blessings and all who slurped it. The girls made good jokes during the blessing ceremony.

 

 

 

The Video

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Dandelion Greens Video with the Old Red Hat.

My video was a joke about dandelion greens. I always felt they were too bitter, but give me any vegetable and I’ll figure out a way to love it. Which is why dandelion greens were an integral component to the soup for this event.

The Adventurous Story of the Soup, and a Recipe

I let things happen the way they do and I take the inspiration from synchronicity. Even if the circumstance seems to be in cosmic madness, I still find messages from the Universe and let myself enjoy the ride of watching how the story unfolds, and what ingredients are symbolic to the journey of the next soup. That’s the fun of soup sorcery.

One day I looked at a pear in the kitchen while I was experimenting with flavors for cauliflower soup, and decided to give it a try. Usually I would do cauliflower and apple with turmeric or curry powder. A voice said to me, “try the pear instead, this time”, so I did. It was in season.

It wasn’t a mistake because this is how I started

calling myself by a different last name. I had been

looking for one for over a year.

IMG_3618The next thing I knew, I met a Woman at Erewhon, who wore a heart on her shirt. I was having so much fun with her, I told her I didn’t want to her leave, and she said, “yes you do.” And scurried off. As soon as she left, a Pegasus took her place holding the famous, crispy buffalo Cauliflower.

Soon after, I ended up with pears and more pears, a gift from him. I had pears after my surgery, pears with a few meals, pear tastings, pears everywhere! He told me a pear story that made me cry. Out of nowhere my Grandmother told me a story of how pears helped my Step Grandfathers asthma.

Pegasus and I flew into Erewhon one night, and saw some red pears. There was a name of the pear on the sticker, star krimsky. “How do people come up with these names for produce?”, we asked each other. He looked at the sticker and lit up with big bright eyes!

“Star krimsky, this should be your new name!!!” Pegasus said as he lit up with glee. 

I thought he was being silly and childish, until I realized he was channeling something and he was right. “Star could be my last name, it’s exactly what I wanted it to be.” I designed star fabric, stars on my logo, and I have a car with stars on it.  We agreed that adding the word krimsky would be too long. Thank Goddess for that.

Somewhere around this time I realized that I wanted to add truffle oil on top of the soup, and kuzu limes. The next thing I knew, we were eating some pears in Topanga, and the Pegasus saw some truffle salt! We gave it a try.

A few days later we had a caviar lime and truffle oil pear tasting with 3 types of pears. Guess what the winner was!?

The red pear!

I went to the office of the Papa of Erewhon and asked him if I could buy lots of red pears.

“Which one? The barlett red pear or the star krimsky red pear?” He said.

“Which one do you think tastes better?” I said.

“The star krimsky, is the best tasting pear of all!” He said.

Of course it was! It turns out it’s rare to get it too, and I love rare finds. There aren’t even any on the shelf right now. I had it just in time.

I walked out of the office, and there was the Pegasus right in front of me.

“I knew I would see you when I walked out of the office.” I said. I thought he would be several steps closer, but regardless he was just about in the spot I had thought he would be.

It’s true, I felt it as I walked towards the office, wondering if I would be right.

This was a nice transition because after I was divorced, I felt so uncomfortable saying an old last name. Some people thought I should call my self Kali Flower, but it sounded too hippie to me. I love to follow the stars towards the direction of my dreams.

So you see? Life happens. Even when there are moments of disappointments, down time, maybe even some boring moments, imperfect moments, or times of waiting, times of intense worry that I wouldn’t get the fabric in time, tears, pain in my wrist, people being deceitful, dark and light moments, moments I didn’t know what to say, moments I had been misunderstood, too silent, times I had to work harder at calming my nervous system, and so on. I’m compacting the story into the way it is intended to be, honored in its highest light. In the end, some of the fairies had skirts to wear, the soup was a bright and flavorful sip of flavors, the tea was magical, I found my name (at least for now), I have the greatest red hat ever made with a little gold star on the center of my crown, and the Sorceress team was as beautiful as can be. Everyone was in the right place at the right time. After all that, I achieved the soup I wanted.

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Sorceress girls with my long time friend DJ Fahmina.

May all being be blessed. May all beings feel happy. May all beings be safe and cared for.

Kaliflower & Pear Soup

Ingredients:

1 Cauliflower, chopped

1 Pear (preferably star krimsky), sliced up

Half a small Onion, sliced

Broth or Water (I used dandelion in the broth)

Turmeric

Lemongrass powder

Salt and Pepper to taste

Truffle Oil

Kuzu Lime

Calendula Flowers

Shaved Fennel

Dried Fig

Sumac Powder

And of course chopped dandelion greens! Chop them little, like you’re chopping parsley.

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Baking Soup at the Commercial Kitchen

Details: Pour a thin layer of water on a baking sheet. Bake the Cauliflower, Pear, and onion in the oven at 350 degrees until it’s cooked through. Safely add more water if needed, throughout the cooking. Let it cool down and then blend the ingredients with some broth or water. Use as much as you want to your desired consistency, and add as much turmeric, lemongrass powder, salt, and pepper, to taste. Don’t use too much turmeric, it’ll be bitter.

You can warm the soup up or have it chilled. I just like to blend the ingredients while they’re cooled down so that I don’t pour hot soup into a plastic vitamix, essentially poisoning it a little. If you have a stainless steel or glass blender you don’t have to worry about that.

Drizzle truffle oil on top of the soup.

Squeeze some kuzu lime on top. (if there aren’t any available, use a lime)

Sprinkle edible flowers.

Top with thinly shaved fennel and a piece of dried fig.

Sprinkle with those healthy nutritious, incredible dandelion greens.

Sprinkle with sumac powder.