I was quite sure I wasn’t going to have a post ready for this week even though I have wanted to share this mixed berry crumble tart for quite some time now.
We returned from our road trip through the southwest last weekend to the news that my freshman college roommate had passed away. News that was sudden, much too early, and impossibly sad. We fell out of touch after college, but both of us eventually made it back to our hometown of Kansas City. It was her, a friendly high school acquaintance I knew through music ensembles, that had told me late into our senior year about her college plans and future program of study. I was instantly sure I needed to do the same, and although my fall plans were already pretty much set, they changed that day.
We were both southern-bound as college freshman, and since we knew each other well enough, we figured rooming together made the best sort of sense. Two Kansas City girls going far from home. A familiar face and someone to talk to could only help break-in the newness of our impending adulthood….