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green resolutions | kale smoothies

veggies

Fresh off the plane from a trip back home to Florida, I am ready to start my version of a New Year’s celebration!  Since I work in the hospitality industry, the months of November and December are the busiest of the year.  My colleagues and I creatively and fastidiously facilitate a wondrous, festive respite, so […]

spinach + mushroom quiche | vegetable reincarnation

veggies

What a busy month December has been!  I think that a lot of us can say those exact words, accompanied by a deep sigh of relief, now that the month is closing to an end.  I have let the busyness of the season allow for excuses to not write or exercise or take care of […]

pumpkin sugar scrub

veggies

I am up rather late this evening, which seems to be a pattern as of late.  I have been rigorously studying the California Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignons on our wine list, so that I can rise to the occasion tomorrow, when I begin my position as sommelier at my new job.  I am scrunching […]

pumpkin pie | friends, fall, and change

veggies

My friend, Trent Court, gave me this pumpkin pie.  His wife, Kat, made this pie from pumpkins grown in their garden.  We consumed this pie well under a day’s time! I am absolutely loving these cool, fall days.  The weather here in Denver is so beautiful this time of year, when the days are shorter, […]

from sprout to spoon

gardening

Co-Founder and Farm Outreach and Operations Manager, Meg Caley, giving me a tour of Sprout City Farms.  She, along with Jordan Gorrell, the Assistant Farm Manager, tend to this farm throughout the year. It is amazing how quickly ideas or thoughts become reality, when you solidify a decision and choose to take those first steps […]

sprout to spoon dinner at sprout city farms

gardening

Sprout to Spoon Dinner, a set on Flickr. Here are some photos from the recent “Sprout to Spoon” dinner, held at the Denver Green School, benefiting Sprout City Farms, Denver’s first nonprofit farm built on unused school property. This one-acre farm provides food for the school cafeteria, hands-on learning and volunteering opportunities, community supported agriculture […]

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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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