Made Apple Crisp from scratch with two different apple varieties, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon.

Fall has always been my favorite season of the year. The weather is cool and breezy, leaves are crunchy and colorful underneath my boots, and I get to cover up my weight with cashmere, linen, and cotton shirts, sweaters, and jackets.

During this time of year I take long, aimless, drives to go leaf peeping and to discover farms with endless apple trees. I’m not ashamed to say that my ‘basic’ side comes out in spades—especially with food.

Once pumpkin season starts, I’m stocking up my pantry with pumpkin spice syrup, whipped cream, and ground coffee so I can brew a make-shift Starbucks drink in the comfort of my own home. Im basic on a coffee budget.

I stock up my car with hand-picked apples so I can make homemade treats such as apple crisp, apple filling, apple cookies and apple sauce. I’m basic with apples during this time of year.

You may also catch me under the bridge in Baltimore city’s farmers market piling up my canvas bag with cumbersome, weighty, squash such as butternut, acorn or spaghetti. I peel, quarter, and cut each squash and use extra virgin olive oil to roast the life out of this dish. I’m basic with a medley of squash.

I bid Summer farewell with a trip to Brooklyn, New York. On my walk, I found a small community garden with sunflowers beaming, swaying, and laughing under the setting sun.

Like most Fall lovers, I own a pair of black boots, a scarf, and a knitted hat ready to wear. Like a solder wearing military garb, and a lawyer wearing a two piece suit, Fall-attire is a must especially for a basic Fall lady.

I fall into Fall with full intent, motivation and spirit. My attempts with celebrating the season is basic, unimaginative to the masses, but comforting, and homely all the same.

How do you celebrate Fall?

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