February 5, 2016

A Moroccan Dinner at My Farm

I love entertaining at the farm, especially when I can add a special theme to the evening’s menu.

Last night, I hosted a very special Moroccan-style dinner gathering for a small group of business colleagues and our friends at Staples. My friend, Chef Pierre Schaedelin, from PS Tailored Events, and I, planned a delicious menu for my guests. The first course was Bisteeya, a traditional Moroccan dish, followed by Couscous Royale, made with chicken, lamb, lamb sausages and vegetables. The dessert course was fresh citrus fruit, and homemade fruit sorbets. It was a wonderful meal.

Enjoy these photos…

And, #OfficebyMarthaStewart is now available exclusively at @Staples—shop the Martha Stewart Collection online today and in Staples stores beginning March 1st.

February 4, 2016

An Update on the Martha Stewart Cafe

Our Martha Stewart Cafe is nearly one year old, and it continues to provide delicious coffees, teas and pastries.

Located in the lobby of our offices at the historic Starrett-Lehigh building in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, the Martha Stewart Cafe has become a popular spot for morning and afternoon crowds.

Inspired by my travels around the world, I wanted this cafe to include only the finest sourced ingredients and the most delicious baked treats. I personally selected the menu to include a variety of hot and cold coffees, loose-leaf teas, and pastries from some of my favorite local bakeries, restaurants and chefs.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, be sure to visit the cafe's web site to order a great gift for all your loved ones. And, through February 21st, all orders receive a 25-percent discount plus free shipping - just use promo code MSCafe25 at checkout. Enjoy these photos.

February 3, 2016

Using Urban Cultivators at the Farm

Few things compare to the joy of growing my own fresh and nutritious herbs and micro-greens all year long.

As many of you know, I am very fortunate to have my own indoor vegetable greenhouse, where I can grow many delicious and organic produce. However, I also have three Urban Cultivator units that allow me to grow wonderful greens in appliance-sized devices. Urban Cultivator is a hydroponics company in Canada that focuses on creating these amazing indoor gardening machines. There is no need to use any pesticides or chemicals of any kind, so we’re growing the highest quality plants. It's so exciting to know we can have all of our favorite herbs and vegetables all year long, snipping them fresh and crisp each day. My head gardener, Ryan McCallister, recently seeded some trays - enjoy these photos.