1. I am lactose-intolerant, or at least, have issues with dairy. It seems more related to the fat content though, so low-fat yoghurt, hard cheese and skim milk are generally okay in small amounts. Cream, ice cream, soft cheese and giant iced coffees, not so much.
2. Texture. It has none.
3. During my babysitting years I spent a lot of time spoon-feeding yoghurt to babies who would promptly dribble it out, get it all over their face and hands, and then smear it all over me. Once you've had to wash yoghurt mixed with snot out of your hair, you kind of go off the idea of putting yoghurt in your mouth.
Nonetheless, I'm on my third round of antiobiotics this year, for my third sinus infection this year (Doctor: "Your sinuses probably don't drain properly." Me: "Um, thanks."), and decided now would be a good time to learn to like yoghurt since it's so good for you and all. ("It makes your insides go out!" -- Sarah Haskins, Target Women.) My first problem was deciding which yoghurt to buy from the wall of the stuff at the supermarket. Low-fat, no fat, high fat, low-sugar, high-flavour high-sugar high-fat, guilt-free, fat-free, taste-free, probiotics, prebiotics (huh), antidisestablishmentbiotics. I don't even know. I know I should just buy low-fat natural unsweetened yoghurt, but I'm not there yet.
My second problem was how to make it palatable and not like dribbly baby food. Solution: muesli! Crunchy and somewhat healthy with tasty fruits and things and probably better for me than my usual breakfast of Vegemite toast (I don't do cereal because of the dairy thing, and also, because I don't like mushy food groosss). Conclusion: I like yoghurt and muesli. It is good for me. YAY I'M A GROWN-UP.
Other grown-up things: twice this week went to nice restaurants with Boyfriend and ate duck. I usually ignore duck on menus because I'm not keen on it and Boyfriend loves it, but both occasions this week were set menus so duck it was. And OMG! So good. Both dishes were roasted duck breast with various delicious things. Duck is my new favourite thing, after petit fours -- it's like an extra dessert but also, sweeties! However, cannot shake the feeling that sommeliers at fancy restaurants always think I'm an idiot because of my wine choices, but perhaps that is a post for another time.
Gonna make sticky date pudding tonight, oh yes.