Sunday, May 23, 2010

favourite things: milk

When I came to France in 1990 to work as an au pair, I remember going to the grocery store to look for some milk and I couldn't find any! The reason being, as I later discovered, that the French don't buy fresh milk from the cooler, but rather tetra pack-type bottles from the regular shelves. Since most of rural France doesn't really have convenience stores and the regular grocery stores close early, it's good to be stocked up. The milk doesn't quite taste the same, but it is handy to be able to pick up a six-pack and have it at the ready for those times when you inevitably run out of milk! (By the way, bio means organic.)


  1. Could this possibly be my childhood friend within whom I walked to school with every day, played long hours in the attic and made fudge?
    -Jane Unsworth

  2. Why yes, Jane! I'm going to write you an email!