Saturday, January 9, 2010

February Living


Much to my surprise, the February issue of Martha Stewart Living arrived in my mailbox yesterday.  The cover which features a beautiful bittersweet-chocolate tart embellished with meringue hearts is one of heavenly desserts that can be found inside in the article "Gifts From the Heart." 

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, this issue has several different gift ideas for the one you love as well as a creative card idea using corrugated cardboard as a stamping tool. 

Martha invites us to a hearty breakfast in her column "From My Home to Yours."  In the article, you'll find recipes for hearty waffles, healthy granola, a delicious frittata and much more. 

Several articles were of particular interest to me.  I recently stocked up on baking yeast and the article "Fresh From the Oven" is the perfect inspiration to use one simple recipe to bake four types of bread.  It's been a long time since I've baked bread, so I'm anxious to try this recipe with it's variations. 



I love cake stands and have many of them displayed on a shelf in the kitchen.  The collector of these footed beauties will appreciate the article, "They Take the Cake." which looks at the cakestand in a whole new light. 



Kevin Sharkey continues his monthly look at his apartment make-over in column "Home Design."  This month, Kevin takes us into his closet where all of his clothing and accessories are neatly stored and organized for easy access.  With a closet this size, getting dressed for the day would be a breeze!



I believe one of the most creative people at Martha Stewart Living is Darcy Miller, Editorial Director for Weddings.  The ideas and creativity never seem to end and the article "Family: History in the Making."  This article takes us inside to a special gallery showing of her creative work in celebrating life's meaningful moments and turning them into charming keepsakes.  Darcy calls these keepsakes "scrapboxes."  Scrapboxes make a scrapbook page come alive in a beatiful display.



The February issue a good read with a hot cup of tea or a frothy cup of hot chocolate.  February and chocolate just seem to go together...

Note:  Wondering when you'll find Martha Stewart Living on the newsstand?  Check out the sidebar to the right for newsstand dates for the remainder of the year!

7 comments:

Pru said...

Wow! The January issue still is no where to be found in the UK - I have been searching high and low. Can't believe you could have the February issue already - you are very lucky.

Elaine said...

I got my issue in the mail yesterday as well and enjoyed looking through it last night. I really liked the cake stand article.

Kate said...

I look forward to getting mine at some point. I just skipped to the mailbox only to have my hopes dashed! Thank you for whetting the appetite.

ANDREW RITCHIE said...

Yep, still waiting for mine too, Kate and Pru. It won't be long now! I love the cover...and Kevin's closet!

Anonymous said...

Are we really supposed to believe that Kevin's *real* closet looks like this!!?! He's probably a pretty tidy guy, but really. . . .

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting a preview of the February issue. Each day I visit in hopes I might find what the next issue will look like. These blogs keep me satisfied while I impatiently wait for my issue to arrive in the mailbox! I was wondering if you might also be able to include the links for the craft templates that martha includes with her projects so that I could have a sneak peak at crafts included in the February issue!?

Kenn said...

Thank you for the idea of adding the craft link. For this issue, you can log into marthastewart.com/family to download the clipart from Darcy and see her craft projects featured in the magazine. In future magazine announcements, I'll be sure to add the craft link! Thanks again!