What to Eat When It’s Hot!

Hello Everyone! Well today planes couldn’t take of from Phoenix, Arizona because the thermometer topped out at 120 f/49c ! Wow that’s hot! Here in Santa Barbara we are blessed by being close to the ocean so it never gets that hot here, but even for us it was a hot day. When the temperature […]

The Gourmet Girls Event at Buttonwood Farm & Winery

Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girls Denise and Gail were pleased to host a three-course luncheon at Buttonwood Farm & Winery recently. We can wax poetic about the charms of Buttonwood: the organic peaches, the flower garden, the pond where they hold their amazing All-Farm Dinner each summer, and of course the first-class wines, but […]

A Gourmand at Eight Years Old

Gourmet Girls Spread

Hello Friends! Gourmet Girl Denise here. As summer draws near I can’t help but daydream of summers past. The memories of hot days and warm nights pop into my mind; of childhood games of Grey Wolf with the neighbor kids that went on into the evening, the smell of barbecues roasting burgers to perfection, and […]

Sisters on the Fly (SOTF)

Hello All and Welcome to Summer! Gourmet Girl Gail here. Did you fire up your grills over Memorial Day weekend, demonstrating your grillmeister skills for family and friends? If you did but felt a little rusty, be sure to review our post a while back on grilling tips. In the meantime, I joined a great […]

The Loire Valley Part 3: The Medieval Kitchen

Greetings my fellow foodies and campers! Gourmet Girl Denise here. I have just returned today from one of the most beautiful places on Earth; The Loire river valley in France. I went there on a reconnaissance trip that was way too short to see if I want to retire there in the next couple of […]

Neecie’s Amazing Pork Ribs Demo

Denise and Brian

Hello Fellow Campers and Foodies! Have you dusted off your grill yet for the start of what we hope will be a wonderful summer for y’all? Gourmet Girls Denise and Gail did just that at Sage Hill Campground (about a half hour from the sandy beaches of Santa Barbara) over the weekend where we demoed […]

Viva la France!

  Hello fellow food lovers and Francophiles! Gourmet Girl Denise here. As I prepare for my trip next week to the lovely Loire Valley in France, also known as the garden of France, I have to admit that I am quite pleased with the outcome of the recent French election. It seems the French have […]

Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias

Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here. I just returned from my yearly trek to Yosemite, and it was spectacular. I’ll cover that in more detail in a later blog post, though. Right now I’m excited to share with you one of those magical experiences that can happen while traveling. My sister Sandy and […]

How to choose and pack a cooler 101

Hello fellow campers! We Gourmet Girls have been camping for quite some time, and some of our trips have been a week or more long, especially to places like Yosemite, Big Sur and Wyoming. We tested many recipes for our book The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook on most of these trips, and we learned […]

Poetry in Nature — Take 2

Digital Visualization of a Moonset

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” Terry Tempest Williams National Poetry Month, which takes place each April, is a celebration of poetry introduced in 1996 and organized by the Academy of American Poets as […]