The June Issue

It is just May 1, but several readers of this blog received the June issue of Martha Stewart Living in their mailboxes over the weekend and excitedly shared the cover! June has been the annual "Food Issue" for a few years now, devoted to summer cooking and entertaining. I like the cover image. It is thoughtfully styled, something I know some of us have been missing on the covers of issues past. I'm excited about these "make and take" dishes on the cover. They'd make for some very envy-inducing work lunches! Also in the issue are guides to dressing up your outdoor space for summer and a ranch-house makeover - plus some cool gift ideas for Father's Day! Watch for it on newsstands very soon!


Martha Moments on Instagram!

I finally decided to bring Martha Moments to Instagram! You can follow along for updates and inspiration @martha_moments. The blog will now be used primarily as an archive of happenings in Martha's world - as a way to document, for posterity, the small and more momentous occasions that bring fans of the Martha Stewart brand so much excitement. Social media is a more immediate way to share news and ideas. In addition to Instagram, you can also find Martha Moments on Facebook! Be sure to follow along!


Martha's Next Book is a Vegetarian's Delight!

On September 6, 2016, Martha will release her 87th book, and it's all about vegetables. In this beautiful book, Martha provides home cooks with an indispensable resource for selecting, storing, preparing, and cooking from the garden and the market. The 150 recipes, many of which are vegetarian, highlight the flavors and textures of everyday favorites and uncommon varieties alike. Hardcover, 328 pages by Clarkson Potter. You can preorder at Amazon.com!
This photo by Martha Stewart books editor Ellen Morrissey depicts the cover of Martha's next book, in bookstores on September 6th.

The recipes include:

   • Roasted Carrots and Red Quinoa with Miso Dressing
   • Swiss Chard Lasagna
   • Endive and Fennel Salad with Pomegranate Seeds
   • Asparagus and Watercress Pizza
   • Smoky Brussels Sprouts Gratin
   • Spiced Parsnip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


Martha Bakes Season Six Starts Today!

Where did the last six years go? I still remember hearing the news that Martha would be launching a new TV show centered on the art of baking. Now, the Emmy-Award nominated "Martha Bakes" is in its sixth season with a new roster of 13 episodes that begins today on PBS.
I know many of you will be glad to learn that this season of the show was filmed in the kitchen of Martha's home at Bedford - a warm and inviting space that makes it feel as though we are right there with her. The new episodes will feature some guests baking alongside Martha and a nice mixture of savory and sweet recipes, including classic white bread, French meringue, pizza dough and homemade donuts. Click here to read more about the show and the episodes to come!


New 'Real Weddings' Issue

For those of you who love Martha Stewart Weddings, be sure to watch for a new special issue of that magazine. Two times a year, the magazine releases a special issue devoted to "Real" weddings - meaning weddings of actual couples that have not be staged or styled for editorial purposes. These issues are important for the bride, I believe, because they reveal what can truly be achieved when you budget and plan properly. They also offer lots of very practical, firsthand advice on every part of planning the wedding. Look for this issue on stands now!


The May Issue

The May issue of Martha Stewart Living has begun to arrive in subscriber mailboxes and it's a lovely hit of spring, indeed! Those of you who read this blog know that I am generally not a big fan of covers that feature food in rows or stacks, but this one is very appealing to me. Maybe it's the colours or the imaginative icing techniques on the cupcakes, but it works for me. Inside you'll find ideas on how to refresh your home for the season, from the bedroom to the kitchen to the garden. I'm looking forward to sitting down and reading it, page by page.


New 25th Anniversary Special Issue!

Martha Stewart Living readers should check newsstands for a new special issue! The magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new special edition that highlights some of the best and most memorable moments in the magazine's history. It is sure to become a collector's item! I can't wait to get my copy!