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Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living September 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

“Soaking steel-cut oats overnight shaves time off of cooking oatmeal in the morning,” says Martha. “I love to make a batch for my grandchildren when they’re visiting to give them a healthy start to their day.” MARTHA’S OVERNIGHT IRISH OATMEAL In a saucepan, combine 1 cup steel-cut oats, ¼ cup each golden raisins and currants, and 4 cups cold water; let sit overnight, covered. In the morning, uncover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until oats are tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Serve hot, with a splash of skim milk.…

2 min.
hit refresh

MY SCHOOL DAYS may be decades behind me, but September still feels like the unofficial start of a new year. It’s a time when the hottest days of summer slip past us, the air turns crisp and the light softens, and the energy of a new season begins. To help you ready yourself and your home for fall, this issue is brimming with creative ways to revamp any room, reclaim those underutilized spaces, reimagine your menus, and much more. You’ll also notice an old friend is back: Everyday Food, our popular video series based on the beloved digest magazine, is coming into the Living fold to bring you easy and delicious ideas for every meal. We’re also introducing a new style column, called The Essential. Let all the fashion magazines…

2 min.
out & about

IN OUR FEED @theobject enthusiast It’s easy to see from her Instagram feed how ceramist Emily Reinhardt is inspired by her life in Kansas City, Missouri. Images of abundant flower bouquets, a deco-pink front door, and uncut gemstones inform the details of her earthy, whimsical ceramics. Follow her process as she posts pictures of her work in varying stages of completion— from clay on her pottery wheel to the hand-painted finished product. Her pieces are available for sale online at theobjectenthusiast.com. Follow Us @marthastewart AMERICAN TREASURE NAUMKEAG For almost three decades, the pioneering American landscape architect Fletcher Steele worked closely with owner Mabel Choate to create the modernist masterpiece at Naumkeag. The celebrated Berkshiresarea garden has just completed a detailed three-year multiphase restoration that returns it to its former glory. “All of Steele’s activity, designing, originality, and…

5 min.
you say tomato…

GEORGE AND IRA Gershwin’s 1937 song “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” gets one thing right: “You like tomato and I like tomahto.” One of the most loved, used, and grown fruits, the tomato is also one of the most versatile. It can be consumed raw—right off the vine—or chopped and sliced in myriad salads. It can be dried, oven-roasted, baked into tarts, puréed into soups, milled into sauces, squeezed into juice, cooked into ketchup, or sweetened into jam. And it can also be frozen and canned to be enjoyed months later. I learned about tomatoes and the art of growing them from my father. A backyard gardener, Dad grew an inordinate number of tomato plants on his fifth of an acre. And he somehow managed to grow impeccable, blemish-free two-to-four-pound…

4 min.
instant art

THE DETAILS: HighlandHardware acrylic frame kit, from $73, highlandhardware.etsy.com. PERSONALIZE IT Work Wonders You graduated more than a few years ago, but who’s counting? Don’t miss out on the best part of the back-to-school season: buying pristine supplies and customizing them so everyone knows that awesome notebook is, in fact, yours. Here are four easy, creative ways to spruce up the tools of your trade, organize your desktop, and get that hopeful brand-newbinder feeling all over again. 1 SLEEK LABELS Color-code notebooks with washi tape. Use different hues to indicate subjects (recipes, brilliant ideas), or write directly on the strips. Muji recycled-paper notebooks, from $1.25 each, muji.us. MT masking tape, from $26 for pack of 10, cutetape.com. 2 PAINTED PENCILS Marbleize them with two shades of craft paint and a technique that’s pre-K easy but AP-art impressive. (For…

3 min.
work the room

1 LET THE SUN SHINE Place your desk by a window and work in natural light, which has been linked to improved mood, alertness, and even metabolism. No window? Use LED bulbs that mimic daylight, and take frequent outdoor breaks. Room & Board Rowan desk, in Cherry, $1,499, room andboard.com. CB2 Rouka office chair, $299, cb2.com. Gubi Bestlight table lamp, in Brass, $799, kaufmannmercantile.com. 2 HINK VERTICALLY To keep your desktop uncluttered, hang supplies and folders from hooks and clips on an easyaccess grid. Urban Outfitters wire wall grids, in Copper (4 shown), $59 each, urbanoutfitters.com. Lostine copper cups, $30 for small and $45 for large, lostine.com. Basketville Upscale Mail basket, $17, basketville.com. 3 SET THE RIGHT TONE A neutral space may be least distracting, but other hues might up your game. A University of Texas at…