France recently celebrated a fete du fromage although if they celebrated it around here, I missed it. Anyway, almost every day here at chez nous is a fete du fromage. I try not to eat it all of the time but Maurice can’t have a meal without having some at the end with some bread. I really like blue cheese and just a simple goat cheese that comes in little tubular shapes. Occasionally I will buy this:
It is a very bland soft white cheese mixed with garlic and herbs that is wonderful spread on a cracker. I could eat a whole meal of this. I think it is over 40% fat so I try to limit my self to a cracker or two at a time.
Then there is this:
Another simple white cheese, a little harder, with chopped walnuts stirred into it and those brown stripes are some sort of walnut paste. It is so good and crunchy and sweet too. I usually eat it as a dessert. I only buy this once a year or so. There is only so much my arteries can take.
I was tagged by Meredith to list seven weird things about me. She wrote about food so let me see if I can come up with seven weird things related to food.
1. I am one of ten people in the world who doesn’t drink coffee.
2.Strangely, I love kahlua and cream so I’m thinking if I add enough sweet and creamy things to coffee, I would drink it every day.
3. I used to drink Diet Coke every morning as a breakfast beverage as my source of caffeine. I finally broke the habit but I will drink it occasionally in the afternoon now.
4. I used to eat Ding Dongs with milk for breakfast too back when I was skinny and knew any better. I still would if someone would come out with the news that they were good for you. (Ding Dongs are sort of like chocolate covered twinkies, everything in them is totally artificial). But, really, how much better are pancakes or donuts?
5. I hated blue cheese when I lived in the States. Maybe it is because the cheese is made of unpasterized milk that it tastes better here. I used to like Velveeta too which, really, isn’t really cheese.
6. I don’t like “innards” and can’t stand liver and onions but I sure do love foie gras.
7. I used to eat Cheerios for dinner at least once a week. I can’t find it here in France without all sorts of things added to it, nuts or honey. I love to eat it with bananas. I don’t eat cereal at all here in France.
The rules for the above meme:
1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
I haven’t listed seven people-I ran out of time. Is there some sort of penalty for this?