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cheapest good coffee

Ever since we bought the coffee grinder we’ve been spoiled by freshly ground coffee supplied by a friend who roast his own beans (in a breadmaker and a heat gun!). But occasionally an espresso shot with foamy milk of some kind (we use plunger at home) is still a pretty nice treat when we are out.

Yesterday I happen to be in Martin Place at 8 in the morning and in need of a pick-me-up. Because I was pressed for time I quickly ordered at a shop in the MLC Centre – and to my surprise the small coffee was only $2.50! Despite the size designation it was perfectly respectable quantity, and very very good.

Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the shop. A look at MLC website didn’t help me recall the name either 🙁 However, its definitely in the food court (not the second level cafes), and its in the central area (not backing onto the walls of the food court) slightly to the left as you walk in, opposite the bathrooms.

hooked on cup a soup

I had very little hopes when I poured the mixture into my mug.  But it was MYC, it was cold, I felt like something savoury, and someone had given me this pack of Asian Thai Red Curry soup by Continental. Oh did it break all my reservations about packet soup! It was delicious!

Came home, told Anna about it, and she was as skeptical as I was. She suggested that it may have been because of the unusual circumstances of MYC – the cold, less food intake, atypical Aussie cuisine. All very valid points, but surely my taste buds are more objective than that?

We bought some more (thanks to specials pretty much every week alternating between Coles and Woolies), and proved once for all that these soup DO taste delicious (or perhaps both our taste buds have regressed :D), and we now have the perfect winter-warmer accompaniment to our sandwich lunch!

best supermarket sausage

I like sausages. I like the idea of having a tray of something in the fridge that can be easily cooked at a moment’s notice – on bread, in pasta, even as a part of a big breakfast on Saturday. But buying sausages from the supermarket has always been met with disappointment, not to mention the fact that Anna is quite indifferent to this whole sausage thing in general (the kids don’t like them too; usually all end up on my plate).

That is until we came across Coles pork chipolatas.

Fatty (as sausages should be; those gourment lean sausages just lacks something) but not greasy; a good flavour but not overly salty. We’ve had them a few times and they’ve been consistently tasty – even Anna and the kids approve!