May 19, 2018

A Gaggle of Goslings at My Farm

We have a gaggle of fluffy goslings here at my Bedford, New York farm.

As many of you know, I’ve had Pomeranian guard geese for many years. They keep watch over my flock of chickens. They’re also my pets. I love visiting them in their enclosure, and I appreciate their beauty and their company. Last weekend, five more geese joined my family - these are Sebastopol geese. I got them from breeder Brian Tallman in Pine Plains, New York. The Sebastopol goose originated in southeastern Europe, and is named after the Russian city. These goslings will weigh 12 to 14 pounds each when mature, and have long, soft-quilled frizzled feathers, but for now, they’re nothing less than absolutely adorable.

Enjoy these photos and have a great weekend.

May 18, 2018

Blooming Azaleas at My Farm

My azaleas are putting on quite a show at my Bedford, New York farm.

Of all the shrubs that flower in spring, azaleas and tree peonies provide some of the most brilliant displays. I have them planted together in a garden just outside my Summer House, and when they bloom this time of year, they make one corner of my property erupt with spectacular color.

Azaleas can thrive in a wide variety of growing conditions, which makes them so useful in many different landscapes. They are popularly referred to as the “royalty of the garden” - long adorned for their brightly colored flowers and evergreen foliage. Plant enthusiasts have selectively bred azaleas for years, producing thousands of different cultivars. Enjoy these photos.

May 17, 2018

Two New Meals from Martha & Marley Spoon

I just love Martha & Marley Spoon, our time-saving meal-kit delivery service featuring so many of our delicious recipes and cooking ideas. After a busy day at work, it’s nice to know we can go home and prepare a beautiful and healthy dinner without the added stress of shopping for the ingredients.

Yesterday, while I was out of town for business meetings, I asked my executive assistant, Shqipe Berisha Lulanaj, to test two new Martha & Marley Spoon meal kits - Fried Chicken on a Biscuit with Pepper Honey & Cabbage Slaw and Asian Steak Salad with Charred Onions & Mint. Shqipe, who is newly married, enjoys trying new recipes and was glad to take on the task.  

Both these recipes will be available for the week of June 11 - just click on any of the highlighted links to find out how to order. Enjoy these photos.