September 29, 2020

Dahlias at My Farm

My home is decorated with gorgeous, bright, and colorful dahlia blooms.

I hope you saw the dahlia photos on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48. All the dahlias were grown in a large garden bed behind my main greenhouse not far from my berry bushes. This year, I designated the space just for dahlias - those colorful, spiky flowers that bloom from midsummer right through the first frost. The flowers range from small to giant dinner-plate size. Many of our dahlia tubers are from Swan Island Dahlias in Oregon, a family owned business and the largest and leading dahlia grower in the United States. Others are from Floret, a family farm and floral design studio in the State of Washington.

Enjoy these photos.

 

September 28, 2020

Catnip for My Cats

Catnip - the stuff cats love.

As many of you know, I currently share my farm with three wonderful cats - Empress Tang, Princess Peony, and Blackie. They're all very special to me and are such loving companions. As part of their care, I grow, harvest, and dry catnip for them every year. Catnip is a member of the mint family, it’s a perennial herb, and cats love the smell of the essential oil in the plants' stems and leaves. Catnip is very easy to maintain, and fortunately, it is not addictive and is completely harmless.

Enjoy these photos.

September 26, 2020

"Martha Stewart's Cake Perfection: 100+ Recipes for the Sweet Classic, from Simple to Stunning"

I hope you've already pre-ordered my newest book, "Martha Stewart's Cake Perfection: 100+ Recipes for the Sweet Classic, from Simple to Stunning" from Clarkson Potter. If not, you can do it right now - just click on the highlighted link.

I am so excited about this book - it includes 125 delectable cake recipes for all occasions, featuring exceptional flavors, must-try designs and my favorite and most dependable baking techniques. In this how-to guide, I offer my tried-and-true tips for making tiers and tortes, batters and buttercreams, sheet cakes and chiffons - from everyday favorites to stunning showstoppers, plus an entire chapter on cupcakes!

I know you will love this book as much as I do. Enjoy these photos, and be sure to pre-order a copy today! It's in bookstores October 13th!