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the yogurt series, i

I hated yogurt until i went to Paris this January and lived there for five months. Every major supermarket there has at least two aisles of yogurt selections, and most of those selections are amazing. France is particularly famous for its “pure” yogurt, in all its thick and fresh goodness:

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I’m talking about the yogurt in the center of the pile, in the terra cotta pots (the lovely terra cotta pots that are perfect for storing all kinds of ingredients!). It’s made by La Fermière. I wish i had a close-up shot of the yogurt itself. It’s surprisingly firm that you can literally cut it with your spoon; it’s nothing like the runny yogurt we have in the States. It’s not as tart as American yogurt; it tastes creamier, but not at all fatty. It is full fat, but you know what, that’s how yogurt was meant to be. But it’s not like Greek yogurt at all; Greek yogurt is strained, so it’s got a “sticky” consistency–the consistency of acrylic paint. (Pardon the rather unappetizing metaphor. Not hatin’ on Greek yogurt, folks–i actually swear by FAGE when cooking.) Anyway, here’s a pic i found of the yogurt itself; although it’s tiny, you can get a feel for the yogurt’s consistency:

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Hug Me Pillows, both male and female

The Hug Me Pillow

The Hug Me Pillow

I think that the whole “replace your boyfriend with a pillow” concept is dumb, naturally, but the product itself is a smart one.  It’s true that the body is more comfortable when supported from both sides.  I remember, as a little kid, i would build “fortresses” with spare pillows and snuggle between them.  But why don’t they make right-armed pillows?  What if you can only sleep on the right side of the bed?  Believe me, i’ve tried to sleep on the left side, and i had to switch over to the right to fall asleep.

Also, i searched for Girlfriend pillows, and gee, look what came up:

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