Travels with Abigail — Part 2

Greetings! Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from sunny Santa Barbara, and I’m excited to share some more of our travels with Abigail. On a recent trip up to Lake of the Woods in Oregon, we made stops at Big Basin Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz area, Mendocino/Fort Bragg, and Patrick’s Point. Big Basin […]

Cooking in the Loire Valley

Greetings! Gourmet Girl Denise here from Le Petit Saint Barnabé in the Loire River Valley. Things have been rather hectic here for the month of June and July. I am the proud mother of five lovely hens who are happily living and laying here in their new hen house, built the first week of June. […]

Travels with Abigail — Part 1

Dear Friends and Fur Baby Lovers, A few weeks ago I announced that I rescued a sweet dog from the Bay Area named Abigail. My dear friend and client, Dr. Ann Schiebert, sent me pictures of this cutie, saying she would be the perfect dog for me. And she is! Believe it or not, it’s […]

Summertime!

Hello friends and fellow campers! Gourmet Girl Denise here from Le Petit Saint Barnabé, Mouliherne, France. The weather is hot here at the homestead in the Loire River Valley. The mercury is topping out this week at 40 degrees centigrade or 104 degrees Fahrenheit! Yikes! Lemonade consumption is going to be high and I will […]

Camping in France

Hello friends and campers! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the little village of Mouliherne, France in the Maine et Loire. All of the oak forests are in leaf and bustling with life in this part of France. Swallows are nesting and just the other day I looked out of my kitchen window and there on […]

The Land of Milk And Honey!

Hello friends and campers! Gourmet Girl Denise here from Le Petit Saint Barnabé in Mouliherne, France. It’s a blustery day here and my fruit trees which are loaded with fruit are whipping in the wind!  I sure hope they will hold on to their fruit. I have cherries, two types, white peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, […]

The Memory of Scent

Hello Friends and Campers! Denise here from the Loire Valley, France. The air here this first of May is sweet with the smell of lilacs and honeysuckle, and the roses and iris are about to burst into bloom. Here at Le Petit Saint Barnabé in Mouliherne, France I inherited several lilac shrubs; one white flowering […]

Notre Dame

Hello friends and campers! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the Loire River Valley, France. I write this blog today with a deep sadness in my heart. One of France’s most beloved cathedrals has burned and it will never be the same. One-thousand-year-old oak beams went up in smoke Monday as Parisians watched in horror. Notre […]