my hostessing book that I picked up the other day, I found two books that I've been thinking about for a while. I remember coming home from school and watching Martha Stewart's show, which she hosted from her home throughout most of the '90s, religiously. Well, that and Maury Povich. Since then I've tracked her movements in the industry, mostly because it was hard not to, and I do consider her an inspiration as far as the domestic arts are concerned. I've found her endeavors to be more accessible and useful than most, including Everyday Food. I found the Everyday Food cookbook for $6 and her cookie compendium for about $4. Excellent deals for useful books, indeed.
graniteware 21.5 quart hot water bath canner, a Norpro canning set and the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. When purchased as a package, the three "parts" came to about $60 with free shipping. I've already read through the Ball book and marked all the recipes I'd like to make, mostly involving apples. In a little over a month, we're going to head out to Stribling Orchard in Markham and get Autumn underway!