adventures of an american housewife in the south of france

My French Indulgence

I just want to take moment to tell you all what I've been stuffing my face with here in France.  Not cheese, not baguettes, not pastries.  It's another treat that France does oh so well...yogurt. Yep, I can't stop eating it.  Our friends Nate and Jess (who also lived in France via Ubisoft) told us all about the amazing yogurts of France, and - to be honest - I sort of brushed it off.  I've never been a huge fan of yogurt and didn't really expect it to be such a big deal here.  But. you guys - it is. Behold the number of choices you are faced with at the grocery store:

a certifiably insane amount of yogurt

oh ya, there's this side of the aisle too

These are a few of my personal favorites from my local fromagerie.


I mean, look at those flavors - Clementine!  Pineapple-Orange!  Raspberry-Lychee!  I can't make this stuff up!  And it tastes just as good as it sounds.  Why, you ask?  Because the French are not bogged down with the details 0% fat yogurt or sugar free yogurt.  They eat the real thing.  Made from real fruit and cream.  And it's Oh. So. Good.

the way I like to start my day

Every morning for breakfast I make a bowl of yogurt and muesli.  Sometimes I use the fancy flavored Beillevaire  from the fromagerie and sometimes I use the Vanilla La Ferme that I get from Carrefour, the grocery store.  Either way, it's sweet, thick, and delicious.  I'm in love.

this one's like a dessert.

Plus, I've been saving all the adorable little glass jars for our apartment - I think I'm up to 12 now.  I'm envisioning toothbrush cups, bud vases, and candle holders.  Any other usage suggestions?

6 Responses to “My French Indulgence”

  1. Andy says:

    They’ll work as great holders for all of those IKEA screws and small parts you get when you start to build your furniture.

  2. Jess says:

    YES, girl. my breakfast was greek yogurt + muesli while i lived there…with an occasional indulgence in baguette tartinee au beurre et compote de myrtylle sauvage (wild blueberry jam – get involved).

  3. so many options! it’s like yogurt heaven.

    personally i’m a chobani fan, it’s like a yogurt steak for breakfast. love.

  4. Jen Haines says:

    Hi Natalie! Thank you for the wonderful advice/recommendations for our (Geoff and I) first trip to France!
    As foodies, we are especially excited to try out several of your restaurant recommendations.

    This post even makes me look forward to yogurt! :)

    • Natalie says:

      I hope you guys have a great time! I’m so glad I could help. Please let me know how your trip goes – I can’t wait to hear!

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