I’ve been in a seasonal slump lately. It’s definitely a product of the cold weather and shorter days. I’m doing all the usual advice, like getting up earlier, going outside for some Vitamin D, lighting candles at night, and listening to cheery music. I’ve also been filling up my kitchen with bowls of lemons, oranges, […]
Doesn’t summer seem to be just flying by? Even though fall is soon approaching, I am not giving up this season without a fight. Right about now is when farmers’ markets and gardens start to really pump out the produce, so I am trying my best to capitalize on the season’s freshest fruits and vegetables. […]
Although it has been nearly three weeks since my last post, believe it or not, blood oranges are still showing up at my grocery in vibrant form. Aside from recently attempting blood orange marmalade for the first time, making blood orange vinaigrette for a winter salad, and enjoying a few Sunday blood orange mimosas, I […]
Summer may be slowly approaching a close, but all of the vegetables and herbs in my garden are ripening faster and faster. I can barely catch up with all of the weeding, watering, pruning, harvesting, preserving, and, the most wonderful part, enjoying. To create this refreshing, gin-based, end-of-summer treat, I used fresh watermelon, cucumber, and […]
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 […]
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.