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spring pea + arugula + spinach ravioli

wine

This past week has been a crazy one. I think I repeat this line quite often. We have been in the midst of changing over our wines-by-the-glass list at the restaurant, which requires a lot of tasting, note-taking, and discussion amongst the sommeliers. It is an arduous but exciting process. After we make the final […]

spring flowers from the garden

spring

Spring Flowers, a set on Flickr. Love this time of year…lots of tulips, apple blossoms, and random pops. Couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day like this one…

citrus salt scrub | spring cleaning

spring

Salt scrub with lavender, sage, and grapefruit. I have enjoyed an amazing day off this Tuesday!  I met up with a good friend at one of Denver’s newest culinary additions, the Kitchen.  The sun beckoned us out to the patio, but the move was a bit premature.  As we shivered through lunch, we caught up, […]

the 23 cocktail | spring bourbon cocktails

spring

Today is one of those days that solidifies my choice to live in Colorado.  However, the weather in March can be so deceiving; you must form a loose attachment to it, for it can completely shift the very next day.  What a lesson in savoring the beauty of the present.  This warm, sunny afternoon simply […]

that summer buzz | an apple brandy cocktail with a ginger-honey syrup

whiskey

Summer is in full swing here on the Western Slope of Colorado. We’ve had a couple of days nearing 100ºF, and both the garden and the vineyard are responding to the heat. It’s definitely hitting us hard, so we’ve been retreating indoors midday to keep our cool. So, here I am, sitting at my kitchen […]

rosé rhubarb gin sour cocktails | meet the chickens

drinks

I recorded 31,641 steps on a single day this past week. I heard the first hummingbird of the season. The grapevine buds are showing the first signs of swelling, signaling their impending arrival. Spring is here, and I definitely feel it. We’ve turned on our vineyard irrigation water, seen the first pops of apple blossoms, […]

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Rooted in a love of gardening and crafting cocktails from what I grow in my backyard, holly & flora is a resource for garden-to-glass drinks that are seasonally driven and culinarily influenced.

i'm jayme, and i've been creating recipes here at holly & flora since 2012

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