The Hunt Is On!

Hello Friends, Gourmet Girl Denise here. The last leaves have fallen from the trees here in the Loire River Valley and there is a chill in the air. Two weeks ago the night temperature dipped below freezing,¬†and when I awoke the next morning and stepped outside my tomato plants were black and had turned to […]

Greetings from Ocean Mesa!

Hello Dear Friends and Followers! Well, it doesn’t get much better than this. I’m writing from my camper van at Ocean Mesa, a mere 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara. I had the carpets cleaned in my apartment and decided to let them dry thoroughly for couple of days. I know, I know! Any excuse […]

A Year To Be Thankful

Hello Friends, Campers, and lovers of the Culinary Arts! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the Loire River Valley, France. Fall has passed and winter is upon us here in North-West France. The skies are gray with intermittent¬†sunshine, weak as it is, and the leaves have fallen from the trees. Nature is beginning its’ long sleep, […]

Exploring Morro Bay

Howdy Everyone, A few weeks ago, shortly before Halloween, I took Gone with the Wind (aka Roadtrek) up to Morro Bay State Park. Accompanying me in her Minnie Winnie was my RV pal, Kathy Moran. Each of us had booked three nights with full hookups. Never having camped there with RVs before, we didn’t know […]

Election Day!

Hello Friends! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the Loire River Valley in France. Well, today is a sad day for me. I did not receive my absentee ballot to vote in this election so I am not at all happy! I have never, since I became of age to vote, not voted. I feel strongly […]

Spice Up Your Camping Adventures

Hello Friends, Foodies and Fellow Adventurers, Gourmet Girl Gail here. I recently gave a presentation for a small class at REI in Santa Barbara on how to set up your camp kitchen. Basically, I was able to reenact what we Gourmettes do when we gather in Big Sur for our annual camping trip. Even though […]

It’s Apple Season in France!

Hello Friends, Foodies, and Fellow Campers! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the Loire River Valley, France. It is apple harvest here in the Loire and all parts north of here. Especially Normandy where they press the apples into cider and Calvados, an apple brandy. You may remember from my last post a couple of weeks […]