category_outlined / Food & Wine
Martha Stewart LivingMartha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living

June 2019

We've expanded our magazine to bring you more of the ideas you want for organizing, entertaining, cooking, and decorating- all in one place. Plus, our special Gardening issue, Entertaining Issue, Decorating Issue and Holiday issue are all yours to enjoy as a subscriber.

United States
Meredith Corporation
Read Morekeyboard_arrow_down
SPECIAL: Save 40% on your subscription!
$6.24(Incl. tax)
$23.43$14.06(Incl. tax)
10 Issues


access_time1 min.
martha’s month

“I grow several varieties of currants, like ruby-red ‘Jonkheer Van Tets’, black ‘Ben Sarek’, and white ‘Blanka’. I pick them when the fruit is fully colored, and then use some to make a refreshing sorbet.”—MarthaFor the recipe, go to marthastewart.com/sorbet, and follow the currant variation at the bottom.Let’s keep in touch!Follow me all month long on Instagram and Twitter: @marthastewart48 and @marthastewart.FROM TOP: GETTY IMAGES/MAXIMILIAN STOCK LTD.; MARCUS NILSSON…

access_time2 min.
editor’s letter

I’M NOT GOING TO LIE. I’m really excited about summer, and I really want to make a sheet cake. Maybe it’s that old “school’s out” feeling that brings on my inner glee—or the longing right about now for a bite of my mom’s classic chocolate block-party pleaser (a Texas sheet cake with rich chocolate icing). But June just offers so many great reasons to dive into summer, and dig into life.The longer, warmer days are the perfect excuse to eat alfresco as much as humanly possible. The bluer skies, the sun sparkling off the water, the summer Fridays, Father’s Day, graduations, open swim, abundant farmers’-market produce … the list goes on, if by some chance you need more of a rationale.Our annual food-and-outdoor-entertaining issue will inspire you to jump into…

access_time2 min.
out & about

ON THE ROADSIP PRETTYWhen you raise a glass to a golden sunset panorama, happy hour is downright blissful. Grab a spot on the deck at Sierra Mar restaurant, in Big Sur, California, which is perched on a cliff between the Pacific coast and the Santa Lucia Mountains; then peruse its 2,600-strong wine list (postranchinn.com). Here are more places to kick back and have drinks with a view.CHICAGOThe distance between the Midwest and the tropics slips away at Cindy’s, where you’ll enjoy piña coladas and an aerial view of Lake Michigan. cindysrooftop.comSEATTLEFrom Mbar’s rooftop patio, you can glimpse the sky-piercing Space Needle and watch seaplanes land on Lake Union. mbarseattle.comCAPE MAY, NEW JERSEYSit under a striped umbrella at the beachside Rusty Nail, which shakes up cocktails with fresh fruit from its…

access_time3 min.
home to roost

Cream LegbarBlue Copper MaransHeritage Barred Plymouth RockOlive EggerBarnyard Frizzle mixFrizzle Naked NeckMY DAUGHTER, ALEXIS, was just a year old when we bought a weekend place on 50 acres in Middlefield, Massachusetts. The converted one-room schoolhouse had no electricity or running water. We used kerosene lamps and candles for light, and lugged five-gallon buckets from a nearby stream. I grew fruits and vegetables in the rich soil, and our modest flower gardens bloomed from the last frost to the first. We were serious about trying to live simply and healthfully, forgoing the modern luxuries of our New York City apartment.It was there that I first raised chickens. We converted a homemade plywood playhouse into a secure habitat for our first flock of laying hens, and had a neighbor take care of…

access_time6 min.
good things

A DELICIOUS DUETTo make this “lemonesso,” pour 1 cup lemon soda (we like Sanpellegrino) over ice, and top with 1½ ounces cold espresso. Stir, add a lemon wheel (or two), and enjoy.SIP & REPEATROMAN HOLIDAYAttenzione! A new iced-coffee drink has cruised into town. An update of the Italian-American caffé Romano, an espresso served with a bit of lemon peel, this fizzy incarnation blends tart lemon soda with a cool shot. It tastes bright and full-bodied, like an amplified Arnold Palmer. Mix one up—it’s sunshine in a glass.SWEETSA Love MatchaWe bet there’s a couple like this in your circle: He’s a low-key introvert, she’s an attention-loving extrovert, and somehow it totally works. This dessert, which sandwiches mild, not-too-sweet green-tea ice cream between crunchy, kicky ginger cookies, has the same dynamic. Count…

access_time3 min.
the well-kept home: a moveable feast

These beauties are BBQ-friendly: They’re preshrunk, so you can wash them in stain-lifting hot water.This woven bar, reminiscent of Parisian bistro chairs, is mildew- and fade-resistant.IN YOUR BACKYARD1. GO SOFT AND SUSTAINABLECotton June & December Mixed Woodblock Chicory napkins come in eco-inked prints and are flour sack–sturdy. $38 for 4, junedecember.com.2. SET IT IN STONEWAREWith their oval shapes and hand-painted florals, Dansk Vandvid Ceramics by Niels Refsgaard platters look artful on any table. $95 for 3, food52.com.3. CLINK SOMETHING SAFERChic and low-profile, Crate & Barrel stacking acrylic clear wineglasses are just the thing for poolside pours. $4 each, crateandbarrel.com.4. RAISE THE BARSlice limes on the teak lid of the all-weather Serena & Lily Riviera outdoor bar cart, then lift it to access ice and cocktail mixers. $898, serenaandlily.com.5. ADD AMBIENCEThe…