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mint juleps with rhubarb liqueur, strawberry + tarragon | on embracing the crazy-faith

whiskey

So, what’s the craziest dream you’ve ever dreamed? You know, the one that wakes you up in the middle of the night and compels you to turn on the light that’s resting on the nightstand, all flustered and sweaty, in order to write down its contents in a scribbled, shaky, illegible scrawl. Chasing your pencil. […]

how to freeze summer tomatoes + life without a kitchen

preserving

For us, Labor Day was exactly what the holiday sounds like:  a day of actual labor and hard work.  I hope yours was much more relaxing; although, working hard is rewarding and satisfying in its own rite.  Today’s post might contain a lot more photos than usual, but posting them gives proof that gardening, harvesting, […]

homemade herbal tea + fruit ice cubes

summer

These sweltering, lazy afternoons are just begging for iced tea, time spent outside and a possible dip in a cool stream.  Well, that is exactly what happened recently.  I don’t have air conditioning in my house, so sometimes, it is necessary to scope out the coolest spot around and take full advantage of its offerings!  […]

don’t fear the pink

wine

Pink… What words come to mind, when you see this color or hear its name?  What associations, emotions, pictures, people?  I see beautiful sunsets, gorgeous azalea blooms from my home state of Florida, Sunday dresses, spring ties, sprinkled cupcakes, seersucker suits, brightly colored parrots, a singer by this name, ripe strawberries, and, of course, flamingos.  […]

last year’s lavender | DIY lavender bath salt soak

gardening

One good thing about the process of cleaning out and renovating a house is that you come across a lot of misplaced items that you had been searching for.  You also come across a lot of excess junk and unwanted items, and that sends you on a clean-out-and-simplify quest.  At least that is what it […]

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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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