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Thursday, January 13, 2011

On my mind...



On my mind today is the book 'Nourishing Traditions'. I found out about this book on Rhonda Jean's blog, http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/2008/10/nourishing-traditions.html and put a hold on it from the council library. I have found the book really interesting albeit frustrating as many of the recommended foods are not available here easily such as, for example, unpasteurised milk, although I haven't checked out health stores locally. But I think it's against the law to sell such products to the public. But many other ideas in the book are achieveable and I've taken little steps to implement some changes.
Now this book was due back at the library yesterday and obviously someone else has put a hold on it as I cannot extend my loan. For the past month at various times I've surfed the net looking at sites which sell this book. So far the best price I've found is the 'Book Depository' in the UK which has priced the book at $AUD29.34. Postage is also free at the Book Depository. So do I buy this book or just put another 'hold' on it at the library??? Time will tell I guess!

Naturally also on my mind today is the Queensland flood crisis. We were relieved to hear that our elderly relatives at Goondiwindi  are safe and don't expect to be affected by the flooding. Yesterday I was able to 'cash in' my Velocity points and consequently Virgin Airlines have donated $50 to the Flood Appeal on my behalf. Every little bit helps! Thanks Virgin Airlines for organising this scheme.

6 comments:

Bluezbandit said...

Yes the Velocity donation was a fabulous idea. They got my points valued at $75 as well. Good on them. As for the book, my mind says library, by heart says buy it! I am going to have to over-rule my heart when I retire as I am in the habit of buying every book I want.

Linn said...

Hi Maria,
Have you tried Booktopia for the book. As the book is so different to what we would normally eat I find that I have to refer to it each time I make something. There is so much in it that is different that I ended up purchasing it. I buy Parmalot organic pastuerised full cream milk. It is the closest milk I can get to raw milk. I buy it from Coles. It is not homogenised. Still can't find Rapadura though.

rhonda jean said...

I found a farmer who sells raw milk, it's illegal but it's a stupid law. Before I found him, I bought local unhomogenised milk. Just go with the best you can find.

I think it's a worthwhile book to own. I don't know why people are always recommending the book depository, it's much more expensive than other places, even with their "free" postage. Try Amazon US, they have the book for less than $18.

Maria said...

Thanks for those ideas Linn and Rhonda Jean! I'll check out those milks.
The book is rather heavy so shipping via Amazon might be a bit expensive unfortunately. But today I've actually had another look at a few Aussie online book sellers. Booktopia was about $14 more that Book Depository but that included postage (which is great with them...flat rate of $6.50 anywhere in Australia) But by a sheer fluke, I checked back with Fishpond.com.au and the price is a lot cheaper than it was late last week and there's free shipping at the moment. Also, it is $2 cheaper than the Book Depository! So Blueszbandit, I think I'm going to be ruled by my heart this time. Thanks again ladies...

Dmarie said...

good that you shop around. your post reminds me that we used to have a source for raw milk...many moons ago when we lived in another state. these days we content ourselves with organic whole milk.

Shelly said...

I think I will have to get a copy from the library as well. Thanks for the reminder.