fall is here. and i’m going to go cry somewhere.

did that confuse you? everyone seems confused about my emotions towards fall. even i am confused about my emotions towards fall. you see, this season is bittersweet for me. i love so many things about it, like cinnamon and running the oven again and warm desserts and fires (controlled ones, thank God) and buckets and buckets of apples and the need for pumpkin in all the things. that’s all sweet and everything. but the bitterness is there because summer is over. OVERRR. which means nobody wants to hear about ice cream anymore. (well, that’s just too bad for you because you’re going to be hearing about it more later. and i totally would’ve done ice cream with these waffles but i didn’t have time. what a sad day – when you don’t even have time to make ice cream.)

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You’re like.. of course. I don’t want to see what a non-vegan or non-gluten-free smoothie looks like. Just stop.

Okay, so I promised these smoothies (plural? umm…) and I’m going to talk about them in a second, but first I just want to ask myself (and you. I think.) a question that I think we’ve all (you and me. yes.) have been wondering for a while… maybe. Will there ever come a day when I post something savory/entree-esque on my blog?

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Katie approved. By the end of this post, you’ll understand what that means.

So I really want to go right into talking about this crisp, because it has so many awesome things going for it, but first I want to take a minute to talk about my sister.

She’s an interesting specimen. A few years older than me and certainly lives up to the title of “older sister”. She has blonde highlights, a passionate love for coffee and a seriously contagious laugh. We’re best friends, so I can’t complain. Most of the time. She’s also my chief taste-tester. And she has a natural distaste for fruit.

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