The Slow Life

Hello, campers, food enthusiasts, and cooks everywhere! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the Loire Valley, France. Well, what a strange time we are living in right now, n’est ce pas? Here in France, we have just completed a two-week lockdown only to be told we will have to stay on lockdown another month, until April […]

Comfort Food in Uncomfortable Times

Dear Friends and Followers, We hope you’re all doing OK and keeping safe. We’re as overwhelmed as everyone about our current state of affairs. With folks around the world (myself included) hunkering down and avoiding physical contact with friends, many of our routines have been thrown out of whack. In times like this, it often […]

Pasta!

Hello, fellow campers, friends, and food lovers everywhere! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the beautiful Loire river valley, France. Spring has come early here in the form of flowering trees but the weather remains quite cool. This year my Mirabelle plum tree, always the first to flower in March, bloomed its little heart out the […]

On Being a Naturalist

Dear Friends, Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from Santa Barbara. Living on the central coast of California, one doesn’t need to travel far afield to find wonderful campsites, meet new friends, and experience Mother Nature in all her splendor. Less than 25 miles from where I live, there are two state parks and a private […]

Paradise in Pismo

Dear Friends, Gourmet Girl Gail here. As we usher in a new decade, we’d like to thank our followers for reading our blog, posting comments, and tweeting about something we wrote. We are so grateful to be able to connect with like-minded people who follow their adventurous hearts, enjoy well-prepared, gourmet meals, and have a […]

How Much Is Enough?

Hello, fellow campers, chefs, and lovers of food! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the Loire River Valley, France. It has been a while since I have been in communication, mostly because it has been a very busy holiday season for me over here and the remodel of my farmhouse continues. A wonderful WorkAway fellow, Mark,¬† […]

The Loneliest Road in America

Dear Friends, Foodies, and Fellow Travelers, Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from Santa Barbara, where there’s a crispness in the air (finally!) after temps being in the mid 80s earlier this week! If you live in Chicago or Big Piney, Wyoming (the ice box of the nation), you might think this is a wonderful thing. […]

Ah, Memories of Paris!

Hello Friends! Gourmet Girl Denise here from Le Petit Saint Barnab√© in Mouliherne, France. My dear friend Delores was here a couple of months ago on a much-needed vacation for three weeks, and we spent a few days in Paris, the city of light. She has been caring for her mother for the past five […]

Kudos for Cody, Wyoming!

My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long. — Buffalo Bill   Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers, In my last blog post, I shared some of our trip up to Cody, Wyoming, but I didn’t give you the whole adventurous scoop! After driving through Yellowstone, marveling at the sights, […]