friend Kristi is something else. She
lives in Dallas where she runs her own business finding "real people" for clients
in Advertising and Marketing. She's the best in the business so she's in perpetual motion. She
travels all over the place for her job but when she gets home, she loves to
cook. One day last week, an email
arrived from Kristi, heralding the arrival of Fall. As near as I can understand it, Fall is when
the temperature in Dallas drops below 80 degrees for the first time since the
previous April. But Kristi insists that
when autumn’s in the air, she makes soup.
And that’s what I did when her recipe hit my in-box. Kristi’s own invention, Harvest soup is a
warming puree of carrots and leeks and onions and sweet potatoes. But what
really sets it apart is Kristi’s use of Indian inflected spices—Cardamon,
turmeric and cinnamon. There’s a little
chili powder too –how could it come from Texas without it?