May 25, 2023

Bringing Out My Tropical Plants for the Season

I love large urns filled with tropical plants.

I have a rather sizable collection of tropical specimens at my Bedford, New York farm. During the winter, they are all stored in special greenhouses. Once the warm weather arrives, they are all brought out for display - some go to my home in Maine, and the remainder of the plants are placed in various locations here at Cantitoe Corners. It is a big undertaking to move all these plants at the beginning and end of each season. Thankfully, I have the help of a strong outdoor grounds crew and some heavy-duty farm equipment to get the job done.

Enjoy these photos.

May 24, 2023

Celebration Expert Darcy Miller on My Podcast

Another fun and interesting episode of "The Martha Stewart Podcast" is available today - tune in on the iHeart media app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

This latest recording gave me the opportunity to catch up with someone I’ve worked with and celebrated so many good times with over the last 30-years, Darcy Miller. Darcy is an artist, an author of the bestselling book, "Celebrate Everything! Fun Ideas to Bring Your Parties to Life," a celebration expert, and an entrepreneur. In fact, she just launched a new business, where she advises people on celebrating the most meaningful moments in their lives in the most unique, personal, and one-of-a-kind ways. Darcy was also a founding editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, and for many years its Editorial Director, working on what would become one of the most beautiful weddings magazines ever. 

Here are photos of some of the good times we've had over the last three decades and don't forget to listen to my podcast.

May 23, 2023

A Special Spring Luncheon at My Farm

The gardens are full of color and life at my Bedford, New York farm - so perfect for a spring day gathering.

If you follow me on Instagram @MarthaStewart48, you may have seen my photos. Over the weekend, I hosted a luncheon at my home for a group of 20. My friend, Chef Pierre Schaedelin from PS Tailored Events, and I, planned a delicious menu that included steamed giant artichoke with poached egg and Hollandaise sauce, golden Ossetra caviar with brioche melba toasts and crème fraîche, heirloom tomato, comté and Gruyère tart with jumbo green asparagus and honey-lemon dressing. And for dessert, we had palmiers with baked pink rhubarb and homemade sorbet along with coffee and tea. It was a delicious meal.

Here are some photos.