Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Greetings from Paso Robles! Gourmet Girl Gail here. A short update on my whereabouts after spending five days cooped up inside my apartment with the windows shut tight. As I’m sure you are aware, the southern California fires have affected my home base in Santa Barbara, California. Under voluntary evacuation, I left yesterday for points […]

Baby it’s Cold Outside!

Hello fellow campers and gourmet’s! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the Loire River Valley in France. It is definitely winter here. I can see my breath inside the house as well as outside, and the temperature is 1% celsius. For those of you who don’t know the difference between Fahrenheit and Celsius, freezing in Celsius […]

Road Trip to Southwest Arizona!

Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here. We trust everyone had a glorious Thanksgiving! There is so much to be grateful for, and we feel blessed each and every day for our good friends, including all of you, and the wonderful possibilities for new adventures and experiences in the future. A couple of weeks […]

Happy Thanksgiving From The Loire River Valley!

Hello Food and Travel Lovers! Gourmet Girl Denise here. Greetings from the Loire River Valley in France! It’s been a couple of months since I wrapped up my business, packed up my computer, crated my beloved kitty, Milo the Magnificent, and jumped onto a plane headed for France. Trying to juggle all of those things […]

Let’s Talk Turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Well, almost. Gourmet Girl Gail here. I’m off to Phoenix for the holiday with a dear friend. We’ll be staying in an RV Park run by Scott Swanson and his mother. They’ll be cooking the turkeys and we’ll be helping with the sides. Sugarless cranberry sauce is a specialty of mine during […]

Feeling at Home Again in Big Sur

To Our Adventuresome Friends, Gourmet Gail here. I finally made it back to my happy place … Big Sur. It’s been nearly a year since I’ve camped at Ventana Campground where we did most of the recipe testing for our book, The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook. The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge at the north end […]

Odd ‘n Ends from the Gourmet Girls

Camp Kitchen

Hello Fellow Gourmettes, Gourmet Girl Gail here. First off, we want to say how distressed we are about the devastating fires happening in both northern and southern California. We’ve spent a lot of time up in Sonoma and Napa, and these fires are now considered among the deadliest in state history. They have scorched more […]

Sisters on the Fly Take 2

Hello Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here to report on my newest adventure with the Sisters on the Fly, the largest outdoor women’s group in the United States. Over this past weekend, I heard that there are upwards of 9000 members (I’m Sister #8516, so that tells you what a newbie I am!). Nonetheless, […]

Social Proof – All Authors Need It!

Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here. I trust you’re having a good month. Frankly, I’m feeling a little lost without Executive Chef Denise in town, but I imagine she’s having fun getting settled in the Loire Valley and will be in touch soon. Before she left, she did mention that the place she […]

Au Revoir Santa Barbara, Salut Loire River Valley

Hello from Gourmet Girl Denise, Well, I’ve finally done it! After dreaming about living in France again and talking incessantly about doing just that, I am doing just that! This Thursday, I fly away to spend a year or more in the lovely Loire Valley. The preparations have been exhausting, but now that I have […]