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 […]
I am most likely channeling almost everyone’s thoughts right now, when I say that I seriously can’t believe Christmas is less than three days away. I tried my best, under the circumstances, to finish making and packaging gifts much earlier in the month, but it just didn’t happen. I did, however, manage to sneak in […]
Prompted again by another “Grow Write Guild” post, I am writing about the transition that occurs in the garden during the fall. It is such a beautiful time of year that builds in color, fans its vibrant wings, and flies by almost too quickly to experience its magnitude. Fall. Even the word itself suggests movement, […]
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. […]
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.