I am both very easily entertained and very susceptible to boredom. For me, they seem to be 2 sides of the same coin.
I get bored with the same old, same old, even if it is living in Florence Italy! I need a jolt of excitement.
If I am lucky enough to spend 2 weeks in Paris, then I am easily entertained. The photos below will prove my thesis!
My first evening in Paris! Do you see what I see? Sunshine! I haven’t really seen it in a month in the wettest spring Italy has known.
I wander into a market to buy a few essentials for the apartment, and upon my hunt for cream, which is a staple product in most American and Italian markets, I discover that it ain’t so easy to spot in France. I spend A LOT of time at the dairy cooler, surveying all of the products that could maybe be cream (there is a ton of crème fraîche, naturellement!), but I don’t like a soured cream in my morning cuppa. I eventually settle on this jug of Fleurette, which sounds to me more like a perfume than a milk product, but what do I know? I like to experiment. Verdict? I got lucky! It’s a slightly sweet cream product that is great in tea or coffee! Woo hoo! Hourra!
Then I noticed this canister of RICORE au Lait, and got a can to try. Que se passe-t-il (what the hell).
Then we move into the universe of yogurt, which in France is an art form. I settle on a couple of flavors, never having had citron yogurt before. I know only that it will have some citrus flavor.
Citron yogurt is delicious. It is not too sweet (like American yogurts) and with a lemon flavor decidedly improved with the zest of lemon. It is lovely!
I’ll be back with more of the simple things that float my boat soon. Au revoir, mes amies!