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Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living November 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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10 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
martha’s month

“For the Thanksgiving meal, I like to repurpose one of my antique chocolate molds to form butter into a large turkey shape,” says Martha. “It adds a touch of whimsy to the holiday table.” MOLDED BUTTER Using a small offset spatula, fill the mold with roomtemperature butter, then smooth the surface. Refrigerate overnight. To remove, open one side of your mold and set it on the counter, butter-side up; then slide a spatula into the center bottom and lift up. If the butter sticks, run the mold very quickly under lukewarm water, being careful not to melt the design.…

2 min.
out & about

ON OUR BOOKSHELF Learn how to break the glass ceiling from one of the many talented selfstarters profiled in Grace Bonney’s In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs (Artisan). The Design*Sponge founder interviews trailblazers of various backgrounds and ages to get sage business advice. Also take a gander at Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers (Ten Speed Press), to get clever ideas for elevating everyday plants from California artist and floral designer Louesa Roebuck. With writer and design editor Sarah Lonsdale, she offers tips on gorgeous arrangements and finding the best wild blooms for your next display. ON THE ROAD RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Less than two hours from Washington, D.C., Richmond is fast becoming a destination for those seeking Brooklyn cool…

2 min.
a slice of life

HOW I HAVE CELEBRATED Thanksgiving over the years has changed, but my constants have always been family and good food. Early on, we used to pack up the station wagon with my mom’s sweet potatoes and pies and head to our friends’ farm to be with five other families, three turkeys, and two horses; it was a blast. But I loved the preparation for it, too. Working alongside my mom was a cooking and baking boot camp of sorts, where I learned a lot in a little time—from how to balance the sweetness of the potatoes to making a foolproof piecrust and lattice topping. Achieving crowd-pleasing results was its own sweet reward. Today, we settle in with just immediate family back home in Wisconsin, but we still make my mom’s…

4 min.
the life of trees

Teach and Inspire My interest in trees started in earnest when we bought our first house, in Middlefield, Massachusetts. Our cottage was nestled in what was reputed to be a “virgin” forest of spruce, cherry, and maple, on a piece of property that had never been cleared for dairy cows or tilled for crops. Every tree was a valuable asset to me, and I worried when a bough broke or a trunk had to be severed. But to this day, I often wish I had removed a huge burl that protruded from the giant trunk of an ancient cherry, to make a salad bowl as a memento of all the wonderful days we experienced there on Clark Wright Road. However, I would never have “wounded” that tree, though I did think…

4 min.
fall into place

Fresh Ideas to Elevate the Everyday For the how-to, turn the page. HOW-TO Leaf Place Cards The thick thread and plastic needle used in this project make it great for kids; with a little parental guidance, they’ll sew like pros. WOVEN TRIVET Supplies Steel wire Wire cutters Twist rope Craft glue 1. Cut a ring of wire (it comes in a coil) for each trivet you want to make. (Large trivets should be 7 inches in diameter, with ends overlapping 1 inch; small trivets should be 5 inches in diameter, with ends overlapping 1 inch.) 2. Cut proper length of twist rope for each trivet: 3 yards for large, 2 yards for small. 3. Do a cow-hitch stitch around ring: Fold rope in half, with one end long and the other short. Place it under wire, with folded part at bottom and ends…

2 min.
the ring bearer

Home, Beauty, Style, Health “I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO WORK with cotton,” says Nicholas Askew—which isn’t sur- vase,” Askew suggests. prising, given that he lives on a 1,200-acre cotton farm his great-grandfather started back in 1901. What might have been a bit of a shocker to his neighbors in Eure, North Carolina (population: 1,850), however? “I didn’t want to be a farmer,” he says. After graduating from North Carolina State University in 2013 with a degree in horticulture styling, Askew was determined to “turn this cash crop into something elegant.” One day, he shaped some cotton branches into a wreath and drove it to the Preservation Society of Charleston, South Carolina, where it was sold immediately. Soon afterward, he had a slew of orders for cotton wedding bouquets and built a stock…