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Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living June 2016

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.

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1 min.
martha’s month

“A cold glass of lemonade is so refreshing on a hot summer day. My favorite recipes are full of lemon flavor. This one uses the fruit in three ways: its juice, fresh slices, and a syrup cooked with the rinds,” says Martha. MARTHA’S EXTRALEMONY LEMONADE Serves: 8 8 lemons, halved, plus 1, thinly sliced, for serving 1½ cups sugar 16 sprigs mint 1. Juice halved lemons (you should have about 1½ cups). In a small saucepan, bring sugar and 1½ cups water to a simmer, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add lemon rinds; cook over medium until mixture is syrupy, about 12 minutes. Strain; let cool completely. 2. Muddle mint with syrup in a pitcher. Stir in juice and 4 cups cold water. Top with ice and lemon slices; serve.…

1 min.
stir it up

THESE DAYS, my recipe for happiness is quite simple: Start with family, fold in friends, then serve delicious food. Come summertime, I want a triple helping of it all. There’s just nothing better than slowing down to summer’s pace and catching up with your nearest and dearest. Our annual food issue is designed to give you a game plan to do just that. We’ve filled these pages with new ways to savor the flavors of the season—from freshly squeezed drinks to crisp salads to crowd-pleasing main courses that you can fire up on the grill. Whether you’re looking for more inspired weekday dinners or something fun and utterly delectable for a picnic, cookout, or get-together, we’ve got all your menus covered. And of course, a meal wouldn’t be complete without…

2 min.
out & about

@griottes INSTAGRAM FAVORITE Paris-based art director and photographer Emilie Guelpa’s adventures in food across the globe pique our appetites—not to mention our wanderlust. Her dreamlike photos feature artfully arranged dishes, like this kale salad with sliced purple carrots and sage leaves, as well as romantic table settings and transporting landscapes. @marthastewart ON THE ROAD: PORTLAND, MAINE After popping into the cafés along bustling Congress Street, head south to More & Co., a colorful home-goods store that switches up its stock of ceramics, linens, and accessories to fit a new theme every few months. Shop the Mainemade collection (hello, nautical totes and tees) at the June 4 summer opening. More & Co., Portland, Maine alittlemorelikethis.com Savor locally sourced seafood, like yellowfin tuna crudo, at Central Provisions, a cozy small-plates restaurant. centralprovisions.com View works by Georges Braque (June 21 to September…

4 min.
from martha

Seeds of Plenty From left: Martha removes the foliage from stems of lavender. A couple of years ago, her sister Laura found a vial of seeds that their father collected in 1964; that fall, Martha started them in flats, and then she planted the seedlings in the flower garden the next spring, after the last frost. MY FATHER, EDWARD KOSTYRA, was a fine gardener. He diligently tilled the soil in our one-fifth-acre backyard in Nutley, New Jersey, each spring to grow as many different kinds of plants—mostly vegetables—as he could for maximum production. He had terraced our long backyard by hand into a two-level garden, supporting the upper level with a brownstone rock wall. The stones for his eight-foot retaining wall were found during his excavation of the yard, and there were…

5 min.
roll play

Paper Mart Premium colored crepe paper, $2 for 8 ft., papermart.com. RECYCLED GOODS Bag Some Blooms Free up your hands and protect your blooms while you shop the farmers’ market by turning a basic drawstring bag (like the one that came with your last pair of dress shoes) into a bouquet carrier: Snip the bottom seam off the sack. Fold the edge in 1½ inches, pin, and iron. To attach the strap, pin the ends of a 30-inch-long piece of cotton webbing onto opposite sides of the bag. Machine-sew a simple straight hem around the edge. Reinforce the strap by sewing a rectangle where the webbing and fabric meet. QUICK CLEAN Sparkle and Shine Get lackluster gold jewelry and dull diamonds gleaming fast with an unexpected cleanser that’s probably already stashed under your kitchen sink: Mr.…

3 min.
bring it outside

1 Roll out a rug Outdoor mats, which now come in tons of great colors and cool patterns, are a quick way to add comfort underfoot, define your space, and tie the look of it together. The two versions below are made of durable, UVtreated materials and can be hosed down for fast cleaning. From top: Crate & Barrel indoor-outdoor rug, in Drift Brown, $299, crateand barrel.com. Dash & Albert McGregor indoor-outdoor rug, in Navy, $1,243, dash andalbert.com. 2 Invest in sturdy (and stylish) furniture Well-made pieces will withstand the elements over many seasons. Choose comfortable, versatile items like this bench, made of renewable eucalyptus wood. It looks sharp solo—or use it with its table for added seating come mealtime. Martha Stewart Living Deer Isle outdoor dining bench, $399, homedecoratorscollection.com. 3 Throw shade When the sun starts…