A Favorite Coffee I’m Brewing at Home

French Market CoffeeHave you ever tried coffee with chicory? I’m a new fan.

The practice of mixing chicory with coffee has been a French tradition for centuries and is what gives New Orleans style coffee that special rich flavor.

I’ve been experimenting with new to me coffees lately, since sometimes I do my grocery shopping at Market Basket when I do my mom’s shopping at the same time.

Market Basket has a different selection of coffees than Stop & Shop, so I noticed the New Orleans’ Famous French Market brand as one to try. It’s only $4.99 at Market Basket.

Also, a random note, it’s on the top shelf, so if you’re short like me, you may have to stand on your tip-toes to reach it!

I love the flavor and have been buying it all the time now. So if you brew your coffee at home and want to try something new, I definitely recommend it.

Ground Cardamom: Same Spice Different Price

cardamom podsEvents from last week have me reeling. Little did I know how much this quote that I posted would become relevant to me later that day. My family will never be the same again.

Along with family and friends, we are trying to adjust to a new normal. I never run out of things to blog about, but not much seems to matter right now in comparison. I’m an optimistic person, but it takes a bit of time to recover from a kick to your gut.

If you are the praying kind, then prayers for my family will help. I don’t have much to offer right now in the way of posts except for one thing. The price of ground cardamom is nearly double the price in Stop & Shop than in Market Basket. Why pay $14.99 if  you can pay $7.99?

Before Christmas I ran out. This is the first Christmas where I didn’t really bake. Except for when a cousin came over to visit me, I did bake Chai-Spiced Almond Cookies. Since I had no cardamom, they weren’t really chai-spiced. I used ginger instead. Which was still quite good by the way.

Market Basket is not near where I live, but when I go to my parents’ house, I can choose from a few locations. Since I did some food shopping for my parents at Market Basket, I decided to finally get some cardamom. I used it in my oatmeal this morning. It’s a small thing, but it’s comforting. And that is what I need right now.

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Flickr Photo: Cardamom pods by dollen