October 17, 2017

My New Gourmet Foods Collection on QVC

Be sure to tune-in tomorrow, Wednesday, October 18th, at 12am ET and 3pm ET when I launch my new Gourmet Foods Collection on QVC!

I'm so thrilled and so proud of what we've developed in this collection. My first food products include a delicious turkey and sides, which comes just in time for your Thanksgiving holiday - it will be "Today's Special Value" during tomorrow's broadcast. The day's shows will also feature my mouthwatering tomato tarts, delectable chocolates and my flavorful brie en croute - a holiday baked brie treat with dried fruits and nuts inside a golden puff pastry crust. And on Sunday, October 22nd, I'll share one of America's favorite small bites, pigs in a blanket. 

It’s never too early to start planning for the holidays - they'll be here before you know it. I'll continue to share my product offerings in food, fashion, skincare, and garden in the coming weeks. Below are more dates and times for some of my upcoming QVC appearances. Follow me on my Twitter page @MarthaStewart and on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48 for any updates and links to additional information. Enjoy these photos.

Schedule of QVC appearances:
Wednesday, October 18th at 12am ET and 3pm ET  
Sunday, October 22nd at 12pm ET - Gourmet Foods
Monday, October 30th at 5pm ET and 10pm ET - Fashion
November 10th at 9pm ET - Skin Care

October 16, 2017

Restoring Old Carriage Roads at Skylands

Restoring and maintaining a healthy landscape is a lot of work.

Last week at Skylands, my home in Seal Harbor, Maine, the outdoor grounds crew took to the woodlands to restore some old carriage roads that had not been used in many years. Any moss in the area was transplanted, roads were regraded, and felled trees and branches were removed and chipped. 

Here are some photos - enjoy.

October 14, 2017

Maintaining the Pink Granite Gravel Roads at Skylands

Autumn in Maine signals several important maintenance chores at my home, Skylands.

Because winters can be rather harsh in the Northeast, I pay very close attention to the preparations made before the season’s arrival. This includes the meticulous care of the landscape, and the carriage roads that meander through the woods. Danish landscape architect, Jens Jensen, designed the grounds at Skylands for the home’s original owner, Edsel Ford, in 1925. Not only was the main house constructed out of pink granite, but the driveways and all the carriage roads were laid with the same finely crushed stone.

To preserve the pink granite gravel, which is very common on Mount Desert Island, I make sure it is removed and stored before winter every year, and then sifted and cleaned in spring before it is laid on the roads for the summer season. My outdoor grounds crew at Skylands took on the task of removing the stone this week. Here are some photos showing this fall process - enjoy.