July 30, 2016

A Bountiful July Harvest at My Farm

Here in the Northeast, temperatures remain well into the 90s. We've had a couple of good rains, but in general, it's been quite hot and humid.

Despite the uncomfortable summer weather, the vegetables at my Bedford, New York farm are thriving, and the gardens are looking spectacular this season. Fortunately, we were able to harvest a sizable amount of vegetables in time for my trip to Maine. I am so happy to have such fresh and delicious produce to share with my family and friends.

Here is an update on what we picked this week.

July 29, 2016

Making Blueberry Crisp on Facebook LIVE

Plump, juicy and sweet, with vibrant colors from red to the deepest purple-black, blueberries are one of nature’s finest treasures. And this year, the blueberry bushes at my farm are covered with delicious fruits.

Because I have so many blueberries, earlier this week, I used some to make a mouth watering blueberry crisp LIVE on Facebook. I was joined by our director of food development, Thomas Joseph. We made a wonderful crisp and talked all about blueberries - how to plant them, how to preserve them, and how they’re incorporated into crisps, cobblers, and buckles. I also answered many of your great questions.

If you missed my Facebook LIVE show, just click here for our "Facebook blueberry crisp"  - you can watch it any time! Enjoy these photos, and let us know how you’re enjoying your blueberries this summer.

July 28, 2016

Magrino Agency Holiday Preview and a Special #ThrowbackThursday

A holiday party in July!

Last week, I attended the “First Look” Holiday Preview at the Magrino Agency, the public relations firm co-founded by my publicist and dear friend, Susan Magrino. The annual two-week long event showcases the company’s client offerings to the media as they plan their holiday coverage.

Susan and her hard-working team manage a very impressive list of clients. I have worked with Susan and the Magrino Agency since the beginning of my entrepreneurial career, and I certainly appreciate all that they’ve done for me over the years.

“First Look” kicked off with a festive cocktail reception hosted by Susan and her sister, co-founder and President, Allyn Magrino. Past, present and future clients, members of the media, and business innovators gathered together at the Magrino offices in New York City - it was a very fun and informative affair. Here are some photos, followed by a great #ThrowbackThursday I know you'll enjoy.