First of all, happy almost-end-of-summer!! I’m excited to share the story behind this spicy cucamelon cocktail that I created after returning from a trip to NYC, where I toured and savored its verdant famers markets. I’m definitely reveling in these final days of summer and doing my best to capture their vibrancy by making jams, […]
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 […]
These recent frigid, snowy days have left me in cozy-up and slow-down mode here lately. It seems as if I can’t get quite warm enough or relaxed enough or cheered up enough. And I refuse to stay in that frame of mind. As I type this post, I am anticipating a long, decadent soak in […]
Yes, I am still defiantly avoiding a juice cleanse or a green smoothie marathon, almost two weeks into the new year. And I do not apologize if this pecan pie recipe tempts you past your threshold and sends you back to your pre-2014 indulgent self. You will honestly thank me, if this happens. Pecan pie […]
Happy beginnings of the holiday season! It is also the season for pie-baking, one of my favorite things to do. Personally, there are times when I want to bake an entire pie and either share it with some friends or devour most of it myself. There are other times, however, I just want to have […]
Am I only one up late, perusing the pages of Pinterest, bookmarking recipes in my blog feed, and searching the likes of Foodgawker, Liqurious, and Tastespotting for the perfect fall or winter cocktails? Beautifully constructed and tastefully paired cocktails can really set a table apart and send your dinner guests home with a memorable experience. […]
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.