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Martha Stewart Living March 2013

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on our radar

From GOOD FOOD to GOOD FUN, HERE’S WHAT WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT this MARCH must-reads Lucinda Scala Quinn couldn’t wait to get her hands on Slow Food advocate Deborah Madison’s Vegetable Literacy (Ten Speed Press; on sale March 19). “It details the connectedness of vegetable families,” says Scala Quinn. “I was interested to discover how vegetables in the same family complement each other when paired.” where we’re shopping . . . Our editors have long considered John Derian’s eponymous home store in New York City an inspiration, as well as a go-to for ceramics, rugs, and other home furnishings. Now, no matter where you are, you can shop the recently launched Web store, which features a unique selection of small goods such as knit stuffed animals, vintage-inspired greeting cards, and handmade pocket mirrors, as well…

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world wise

WHILE LIVING’ March issue has been garden-themed in the past, we’ve decided instead to feature a garden in every issue of the year. A gardener, after all, needs to dream and plot—especially during the coldest months of the year, when so little can be done outdoors in most parts of the country. This year’s March issue acknowledges the first signs of spring and the spirit of wanderlust. (And because Easter falls on the 31st, we will feature holiday coverage in the next issue.) By now we have long been ready for the monotonous cold weather and gray skies to end. If we’re not yet envisioning where we’ll travel in the warmer months, we’re drawing on where we’ve been—from Greg Lofts’s recent trip to Rome comes a simple, beautiful dinner menu (see…

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VISIT OUR WEBSITE for HOW-TOS, RECIPES, VIDEOS, TEMPLATES, and MORE this MARCH. behind the scenes This month marks the release of Mark Russ Federman’s book Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes From the House That Herring Built (Schocken, $26). Visit marthastewart.com/russ-and-daughters to read our Q&A with Federman to find out what goes into running New York City’s 99-year-old destination for Jewish comfort food. Plus, watch Federman build his bagel sandwich in our exclusive video. are you so Martha? At Living, creativity is contagious: Our editors are often taking up new projects outside their areas of expertise. Melissa Ozawa, our senior gardening editor, is embroidering a sashiko-style panel (she swears it’s easy!). Assistant photo editor Rachel Tomlinson spends weekends throwing pottery at a studio in the Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood of Red Hook. Share photos…

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the composting cycle

AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER, composting has been a part of my life. When I was a child, my family kept a small bucket next to the kitchen sink where all food scraps (except meat or fat) were deposited. The bucket was emptied every day onto the compost heap at the back of the yard. My dad talked with excitement about the transformation of these scraps into “black gold,” a substance he said would revitalize his backyard gardens, adding nutrients back to the soil. This early inspiration instilled in me a set of organic-gardening practices and good habits for healthy soil and plants that I regularly employ. At my former home on Turkey Hill, in Westport, I had a modest composting operation. Into two big wire bins I layered the…

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indigo girl

CLOTH AND GOODS | Portland, Oregon Back in the ’90s, when Melissa Newirth was selling pillows made out of vintage linen rescued from an old barn, a friend suggested she try marketing them on the Internet. “Considering I had just bought my very first computer, I laughed and thought she was crazy,” says Newirth. But never say never: Last April, the interior designer, stylist, and self-described “textile nut” opened Cloth and Goods (clothandgoods.com). The aptly named online shop sells various home goods made out of textiles in Newirth’s vast collection—like pillows fashioned from vintage African raffia cloth, napkins made from Japanese prints, and hand-blocked pillowcases from India. Some of them are commissioned to independent artisans, which helps her achieve her main goal: “to offer things no one else has.”…

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buckhead village

Atlanta’s size and traffic are legendary, so the key to navigating its 200-plus neighborhoods is knowing where the gems are. On a recent trip to the industrial area of Westside, Martha discovered (and fell in love with) the culinary market Star Provisions and the restaurant Bacchanalia, as well as the neighboring women’s-clothing boutique Ann Mashburn. Just a couple of miles away is Buckhead Village. Known for its Georgian-style mansions and Civil War history, it is experiencing a renaissance, with an influx of distinctly modern newcomers (think artisanal cocktails and rosehip chocolates). It has the dreamy combination of old and new worlds that we find so exciting . . . plus, it’s easily walkable and provides a sense of this bustling Southern city’s great charm, history, and style. PIECES Owner Lee Kleinhelter sources…