Although as I write this I'm still waiting for my subscription copy to arrive, I could simply not resist the August issue of Martha Stewart Living when I saw it on the newsstand today. The subheading, "dig into summer" seemed to say exactly what I was thinking as I was walking along the sunny street, hungry for lunch. Once I peeked inside, there was no going back. This issue is primarily food centric, but how wonderful that is, considering the incredible bounty of produce this time of year. (Everything - with the possible exception of chocolate - tastes better in the summer.) It is loaded with incredible recipes that capitalize on the best of the season. There are also features on a casual summer beach house, crafting with seashells, collecting vintage baking manuals, and creating a garden that is virtually wilt-proof.
New spins on a summer classic: fruit salad.
Using seashells to embellish everything from mirrors to flower pots.
Great summer pastas, loaded with harvest vegetables for seasonal flavours.
The editors take us foraging at Skylands in Maine and come up with some great recipes using edibles found growing in the forests that surround Martha's summer home.