Monthly Archives: April 2012

Martha’s Surprise Visit to Stonewall Kitchen

Imagine you are shopping at a nice little shop in Maine and you find that Martha Stewart has decided to stop by! That’s what happened yesterday morning to some lucky patrons of Stonewall Kitchen in York, ME. Seems Martha was on her way to Skylands and decided to stop in for a visit. How fun! On Tuesday’s Martha Stewart Show, which celebrated the release of Martha’s American Food, members of the studio audience were treated to Stonewall Kitchen’s Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, Down East Tartar Sauce, and New England Cocktail Sauce. Those Stonewall Kitchen products are delicious! I especially love their jellies, jams, and marmalades and the Black Cherry Cognac Sauce Any FOMs have photos of Martha in the store? If so, please send and I’ll post here for others!

From Seacoastonline.com:

Domestic diva Martha Stewart swung by Stonewall Kitchen on her way to her Bar Harbor home Friday morning, delighting customers and staff, according to director of marketing Janine Somers.

Stonewall Kitchen co-owners Jonathan King and Jim Stott knew Stewart would be visiting and were there to greet her and give her a tour, Somers said.

via Martha Stewart surprises Stonewall Kitchen | SeacoastOnline.com.

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Purchase an Autographed copy of Martha’s American Food

Today is the last day you can purchase your autographed copy of Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation’s Most Treasured Dishes from Coast to Coast for only $30 (25% off cover price) on OpenSky! If you aren’t already a member of OpenSky, you will have to register–but it’s absolutely free to do so. Once you are a member, you can “follow” Martha’s recommendations (as well as recommendations from Martha Stewart’s Executive Food Director and host of TV’s “Mad Hungry”, Lucinda Scala Quinn) on products she really uses. To me, this is the closest thing we FOMs have to Martha By Mail now. You will have to move fast however, because this sale ends TODAY!

Also, you can still purchase an autographed copy of Martha’s Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations on OpenSky too! Again, if you are not already a member of OpenSky, you will have to register–but it’s free to join!

via Autographed copy of Martha’s American Food from Martha Stewart on OpenSky.

Martha Stewart’s Proposed Storage Building is Approved

After an onsite inspection by local officials, the large storage building Martha has planned for her 137-acre Bedford Estate has been approved. It is important to note that not a single one of Martha’s neighbors (including next-door neighbor Ralph Lauren) appeared at a public hearing to voice opposition. We all trust Martha will do the right thing, right?

Myself, I am looking forward to seeing what this large building will look like. We already know the plan is to paint it “Bedford Gray”, the signature color of Martha’s New York estate. FOMs, what do you suppose Martha will store in this large building?

From the Bedford-Katonah Patch:

Wetlands inspectors agreed no special permit was needed for a new 3,200 square foot storage shed on Martha Stewart’s property, following on an April 12 site visit to the site on Girdle Ridge Road.

via Martha Stewart’s Proposed Storage Building Meets Inspector’s Approval – Bedford-Katonah, NY Patch.

Martha’s American Food is here!

Martha’s new book, Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation’s Most Treasured Dishes From Coast to Coast, arrived by mail this morning! It is an absolutely gorgeous cookbook–full of beautiful photography (every recipe has an accompanying photograph) and surprisingly simple recipes, many of which have been culled from Martha’s archives. What makes this new book special is the clustering of recipes into geographic regions: Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, and West. The book begins, however, with a collection of recipes labeled “All-American” featuring recipes that are part of every American-food lover’s list of favorites: Blueberry Pancakes, Meatloaf, Lasagna, Green Bean Casserole, Brownies–and so on. As a resident of California, I recognize many of the recipes from the West, but as a former resident of Texas, I look forward to revisiting the recipes of the Southwest. If you haven’t already, you can order the book from Amazon at a very reasonable price. What do you think FOMs? Share your thoughts about the new book here!

Martha Stewart goes Prime Time on TV!

On May 2 she’ll play the headmistress of a private school on an episode of NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU.”

Then, on May 7, she’ll turn up on an episode of CBS’ hit “2 Broke Girls” as herself. During the hour-long season-ending episode, Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs) try to get Stewart to taste their cupcakes. Martha, ever the diligent spokesperson for new products from MSLO, will also use this opportunity to promote her new book, Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation’s Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast, which looks to be a massive collection of recipes, based on the above photo.

Let’s hear from the FOMs: Are you planning to buy Martha’s new book?

Martha Stewart Fine Furniture is unveiled at Miles Talbott

Martha already has furniture available at Macy’s, Home Depot and Home Decorator’s Collection. Now, higher-end furniture company Miles Talbott has announced its own Martha Stewart Fine Furniture collection. In San Francisco, the furniture will be available at the Loggia Showroom (San Francisco Design Center) and Wynne Alex (at Sacramento & Broderick Streets). Prices are expected to be at the top of Miles Talbott’s price range.

As of this morning, I did not see any additional information on the collection online. FOMs, please add links to furniture images as they become available!

From Furniture Today:

Martha Stewart said she loves designing furniture and wants to make it usable for the average homeowner as she unveiled her new Martha Stewart Fine Furniture collection in the Miles Talbott showroom Saturday.

“We are thrilled to be introducing this furniture line at High Point,” said Patsy Pollack, senior executive vice president of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which along with ML Brands International, helped put the venture together with Miles Talbott and Lefa, a Pennsylvania-based importer. “For the first time, we are able to capitalize on Martha’s lifelong passion for collecting furniture, and share that passion with consumers who are eager to decorate their homes with beautiful designs.”

via Miles Talbott unveils its Martha Stewart collection.

Martha Stewart makes appearance at Memphis-area Home Depot

Yesterday, Martha appeared at a Memphis-area Home Depot as part of the store’s customer appreciation day. Martha’s bestie Kevin Sharkey appeared with her to promote Martha Stewart products sold in Home Depot stores across the country. Reading the stories of the Martha fans queued up outside the store as early as 4:15am brought back memories for me of meeting the other FOMs. Good times…

More coverage by local media, including video, here.

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal:

On Saturday morning, Stewart spoke to more than 300 people to promote her line of Home Depot products, as well as teach gardening enthusiasts how to create an herb container garden. Kevin Sharkey, creative director of merchandising and senior editor for Martha Stewart Living Magazine, also spoke.

via Martha Stewart fans come early for garden show » The Commercial Appeal.

Martha Does Grandma Duty With Jude

Awwww! Love these photos of GrandMartha taking Baby Jude out for a walk in the West Village yesterday, allowing daughter Alexis some alone time with newborn brother, Truman. I also love how Martha manages an outfit that is both smart-looking and practical. But of course! Does anyone know what kind of stroller Martha is pushing? Looks fancy to me.

From CelebrityBabyScoop.com:

Martha Stewart pushed her 1-year-old granddaughter Jude in her stroller in New York City on Thursday (April 19). Jude had a nice view of grandma while being pushed around the streets of the West Village.

via Martha Stewart: Grandma Duty With Jude | Celebrity Baby Scoop.

Martha Stewart’s New PBS Show: “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School”

(breathes sigh of relief) Thankfully, it doesn’t sound as if we will have to be without Martha on our televisions for long. MSLO announced today that Martha Stewart will be hosting a weekly half-hour show on PBS called “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School”. Roughly 85 percent of the country’s 347 PBS stations have committed to carrying season one of the series, a spokeswoman for her company said. See article below, and additional coverage in today’s New York Times. FOMs, rejoice!

From Entertainment Weekly:

“We’ll show viewers how to prepare classic dishes as well as how to use proper techniques. This new series combines so many of my passions: teaching and encouraging others.”

via Martha Stewart’s New PBS Show | Inside TV | EW.com.

Martha Stewart Crafts® Introduces Crafter’s Clay

I will admit that, while I am a true Martha Stewart devotee, I did not get the crafting gene. However, I have purchased some items from the Martha Stewart Crafts line, available exclusively at Michael’s, but they were items for general use, including some really nice heavy-duty scissors that I absolutely love. So another original FOM, Corinne, has agreed to act as this blog’s special crafting contributor. Perhaps she will let us know about this new Crafter’s Clay from Martha Stewart Crafts!

From PR Web:

Martha Stewart Crafts® is introducing a new and innovative Crafter’s Clay. Unlike traditional clays that require an oven, Crafter’s Clay is an easy-to-use paper-based clay that feels smooth and pliable, and air dries quickly. The lightweight texture allows crafters to effortlessly mold the most delicate designs for floral arrangements, figurines, and embellishments for cards, scrapbooking, and paper crafting.

via Martha Stewart Crafts® Introduces Crafter’s Clay, a Premium Collection of Clay, Tools and Specialty Kits.