Martha Stewart Living April 2021

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

2 min
out & about

ON THE ROAD CABIN COOL Feeling a little cooped up? Spread your wings at a retreat with freestanding quarters. In the Scandinavian-inspired Lushna suites at Eastwind Hotel & Bar, in Windham, New York, A-frame windows invite the Catskills in, and a deck, a firepit, and hammocks outfit the outdoors (shown; Here, three more getaways with plenty of breathing space. SPARTANBURG, S.C. Book the 1947 MackRail caboose at Clevedale Historic Inn and Gardens for a trip back in time: It’s been converted into a wood-paneled queen suite with a sitting area and a curtained bay window. RIDGEDALE, MO. If a certain TV show piqued your interest in the Ozark Mountains, escape to Big Cedar Lodge, where log cabins with wood-burning fireplaces ring Table Rock Lake—a national bass-fishing hot spot. MORRIS, CONN. Wake up in a faux…

1 min

ALL THE KNOW-HOW YOU NEED TO SPRING AHEAD Gardening Tips Passover Recipes Easter Ideas Organizing Solutions Let’s Keep in Touch! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube. Facebook: @marthastewart Instagram: @marthastewart Pinterest: Twitter: @marthaliving YouTube: NGOC MINH NGO (GARDEN); JOHNNY MILLER (EGGS); STEPHEN KENT JOHNSON (PASSOVER); SIDNEY BENSIMON (ORGANIZING)…

2 min
breeze ways

AS APRIL MEANDERS IN, I have never been more ready for it. I always try to embrace the season we’re in—playing in the snow with my son in January (as you can’t do that in June), and jumping in the water in June (as you can’t in January). But this year I simply crave fresh air and getting outdoors like nothing else. Just one step outside and a few deep inhales and exhales dissolve that cooped-up feeling for me instantly. And as the days get longer and warmer, it will just be that much easier to do. I hope this April issue hits you like a breath of fresh air, too, offering energizing recipes to reinvigorate your everyday cooking, fun suggestions for celebrating Easter, and smart ideas for making your home…

5 min
a taste of spring

When I started the vegetable garden in Westport, Connecticut, at Turkey Hill, the first things I planted were berries, rhubarb, and asparagus. Each of these perennial garden favorites takes two to three years to mature and produce, so it was imperative to plant them right away. Produce they did, and I was convinced that every garden, large or small, should make room for these wonderful plants. Today, my asparagus garden in Bedford is quite large and very productive. Four long rows start sprouting green and purple stalks in April, and continue through most of May. Steamed, boiled, grilled, roasted—asparagus can be used in so many ways. Sometimes I just eat a giant mound of the fat green spears with Hollandaise for dinner. If I forget to pick them for a few days…

7 min
flecks of fun

MAKE & GIVE All Ears This sweet basket upgrade—inspired by a vintage design Living style assistant Jaclyn DeNardi had growing up—gives any round wicker style a hare’s pair. Bend floral wire into two loops, add a center wire, stick the ends into the wicker near the handles, and secure them all with hot glue. Then work matching raffia ribbon over, under, and around the wires, from bottom to top. Poke taupe and coral raffia ribbon through the front to “stitch” on sleepy eyes and a scrunchy nose—a face so cute, it’ll make any recipient be-weave in the Easter rabbit. For the how-to and sources, see page 101. HOW-TO Bunny Basket SUPPLIES Floral wireHot-glue gunWicker basketLight or white, coral, and taupe raffia ribbonTwine 1. Bend one wire into a long oval shape, about 2½ inches wide. Take another…

11 min
green up your life

The Lighter Living Room BUY KINDER FURNITURE Look for the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) seal. Its top-rated makers include Lee Industries, Cisco Home, Gat Creek, and Room & Board; find more picks at Also consider well-made vintage items, like Knoll tables and Chesterfield sofas, says SFC ambassador and NYC interior designer John Douglas Eason. ROLL OUT ECO RUGS Swap a rubber doormat for sisal or jute. To cover (and insulate) larger areas, lay down a pad made of wool, felt, or plant-based materials (like soybean oil) with Green Label Plus or Greenguard low-chemical-emissions certification. Top it with a 100 percent–wool rug without stain- or waterproofing. For cleaning tips, see POWER DOWN A surge protector you can turn off with a single switch defangs vampire energy suckers like TVs and audio equipment. No-frills ones cost…