November 25, 2021

My Thanksgiving Pies and a Holiday Throwback Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a very safe and enjoyable holiday!

This morning I am busy cooking in my kitchen like all of you - preparing all the delicious dishes for today's feast. Yesterday, I was busy baking pies! I love baking pies and every Thanksgiving, I bake one for every member of my staff here at the farm to thank them for all their hard work during the year.

Here are a few photos and a #TBT from last year's gathering, enjoy.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, and enjoy the following #TBT from 2020.

Thanksgiving is among my favorite occasions, especially when I can spend it with my family and dear friends.

This year, I spent the holiday at my Bedford, New York farm - a quiet gathering of 10. We cooked a delicious turkey from Mike's Organic in nearby Stamford, Connecticut. I served vegetarian stuffings in pumpkins from my garden. And of course, we had traditional sides including cornbread made in my fanciful turkey molds, potato puree, cranberry sauce, sweet potato gratin, butternut squash soup, oven-roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted celeriac, parsnips, and more. For dessert, I was proud to share a variety of beautiful homemade pies.

In all, it was a most enjoyable holiday feast. Here are photos from my Thanksgiving. And see more great photos on my Instagram page @marthastewart48.



November 24, 2021

Birdwatching in Croton Point, New York

I am always in awe of the many wild birds that live and fly around my Bedford, New York farm and its surrounding areas - from the majestic hawks to the more diminutive hummingbirds searching for nectar in my gardens.

Earlier this month, on a beautiful Saturday morning, I joined a special birdwatching expedition offered by the Bedford Garden Club - "Naturalist Series - Raptors and Eagles." Our guide was Tait Johansson, Naturalist-in-Residence at the Bedford Audubon Society. The walk took us through parts of the 504-acre Croton Point Park, the largest peninsula on the Hudson River. This area attracts bald eagles, hawks, owls, waterfowl, and depending on the season, provides habitat for sparrows, American Pipits, Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, and many others. As a lover of birds and conservation, I was delighted to go and learn more about our avian friends.

Enjoy these photos.


And here is a short video of our group listening to the sounds of a Northern Cardinal and a White-throated Sparrow.

November 23, 2021

A Moroccan Dinner at My Home

Fall is such a wonderful season for entertaining.

Over the weekend I hosted a lovely Moroccan-style dinner party for 17 at my Bedford, New York farm. My friend, Chef Pierre Schaedelin, from PS Tailored Events, and I, planned a delicious menu. The first course was Bisteeya, a traditional Moroccan dish, followed by Couscous Royale, made with chicken, Merguez sausage, lamb, and root vegetables. And for dessert - homemade pomegranate sorbet with brown butter shortbread cookies.

Enjoy these photos.


Watch this video of me sprinkling the sugar and cinnamon on the Bisteeya.