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 […]
You know that beloved L. M. Montgomery quote? The one that celebrates the virtue of Octobers? “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L. M. Montgomery Up until a couple of years ago, October was hands-down my favorite month. Cozy evenings and crisp mornings; brightly hued, golden leaves; chunky sweaters […]
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, […]
Just over two weeks ago, Steve and I helped host and orchestrate a dinner at the most epic location. Expansive hillside views, lush and abundant wildflowers, and cool and fresh mountain air, alongside a culinary team of which dreams are made. Hosted by Chef Bryan Redniss of The Rose, in Edwards, Colorado, this Japanese kaiseki-style […]
Crisp apples, roasted nuts, spicy ginger, herbaceous rosemary. Those are some of my favorite flavors of the fall and winter seasons, and they all magically meld together just perfectly, somehow. I have definitely been on a kick with creating all-cocktails-apple lately, and this particular recipe incorporates all of these components in bubbly, festive fashion. In […]
I owe you all and myself a proper catch-up post here. That’ll have to wait, but I’ll give you a little peek into what’s been going on. So much has changed over the past three months, since we’ve transitioned from city life to farmer life. Out of all the questions I’m asked, I hear this […]
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.