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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
If you aren’t yet acquainted with the predictably unpredictable spring weather here in Colorado, allow me to provide an introduction. It’s Wednesday, March 29th, and we have yet to crest a day above 50ºF. Oh, the visible signs of spring are all here – daffodil spires, tulip pokes, emergent weeds, longer afternoons – but the […]
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 […]
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.