January 19, 2018

The United States Botanic Garden

As many of you know, I am an avid gardener and am always inspired by the many gardens I visit during the year.

My head gardener, Ryan McCallister, shares this passion and always tries to visit public garden spaces whenever he travels. During a recent business trip to Washington, DC, Ryan visited the United States Botanic Garden on the grounds of the United States Capitol. First established by the U.S. Congress in 1820, the United States Botanic Garden, or USBG, is among the oldest botanic gardens in North America, and the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States. Since 1934, the USBG has been maintained through the Architect of the Capitol, and is open every single day of the year including federal holidays.

While there, Ryan toured the indoor gardens and galleries of the USBG’s Conservatory - it was a perfect choice on a cold winter’s day. Enjoy these photos.

January 18, 2018

Organizing the Kitchen on The Today Show

The long, dark, snowy days of winter are sometimes the best opportunities to reorganize, and clean indoors - fix things that are mixed up, arrange shelves that are confused, and perhaps locate things that have been missing. 

Last week, during my appearance on The Today Show, I showed co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, several tips for organizing the kitchen - part of their new series, "Get Organized TODAY". I showed some great ways to use a radiator cover for organizing notes and supplies, how to repurpose file folders and mini curtain rods, and a solution for stacking cups and glasses in tight cabinet spaces. If you missed my segment on The Today Show, just click on this highlighted link. And be sure to check out our January-February issue of Living for lots of inspiring "fresh starts" - it's on newsstands right now!

But first, here are some photos from yesterday’s brief snow storm that covered my Bedford, New York farm in about two-inches of beautiful white - enjoy.

January 17, 2018

A Book Signing at Macy's Garden State Plaza

Two of my latest books, “Slow Cooker” and “Newlywed Kitchen” continue to provide lots of fun and useful ideas for new couples and those who love using one of America's most popular kitchen appliances.

To promote these books, I conducted a book signing, yesterday, at Macy’s Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey. About 200-people turned out for the event and I had a delightful time signing books and talking with the crowd. Guests loved flipping through the photographs and reading the many tips and hints in these two wonderful cooking guides. We also served refreshments including several small bites - everyone loved them.

Enjoy these photos. I also introduced my newest and soon to be released book, "Martha's Flowers", published by Clarkson Potter - see a close-up photo of the cover on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48.