Ah, Memories of Paris!

Hello Friends! Gourmet Girl Denise here from Le Petit Saint Barnabé 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, […]

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head!

Hello friends! Gourmet Girl Denise here from Le Petit Saint Barnabé, Pays de Loire, France. Well, the rains have begun and the days are getting shorter, but my garden just won’t quit. My hollyhocks re-sprouted and my ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ climbing rose at the kitchen door are still blooming.     I am still harvesting […]

Roadtripping

“I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” –Walt Whitman Hello Fellow Foodies and Travelers, Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from sunny Santa Barbara. I took a hiatus from blogging for a few weeks while traveling up to Wyoming and back with my dog Abigail and friend Kathy Moran. We started […]

Autumn in France

Hello friends! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the Loire, France. The rains have begun intermittently with sporadic sunshine peeking through the grey clouds from time to time. The air is crisp at night though it is still too warm during the day to start a fire in my dining room fireplace. This particular fireplace (there […]

The Hunt is On!

Hello friends and fellow campers! Denise here from Le Petit Saint Barnabé in the Loire Valley, France. I am filled with a bit of sadness as I write this week, as my two hundred and seventy-one poplar trees are being cut down outside right now. The big saw is buzzing and the sound of the […]

Salad Lovers, Rejoice!

Hello Fellow Gourmands! Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from Santa Barbara where the weather is heating up. August tends to be one of the warmest months here and elsewhere . . . the dog days of summer is a phrase that comes to mind. When temps reach into the 80s and upwards I tend to […]

What To Do With Those Eggstra Eggs

Greetings from Le Petit Saint-Barnabé! Gourmet Girl Denise here in balmy Mouliherne. The weather has been hot and humid for days and that makes for pretty slow going as far as we humans are concerned. Not so for my girls Madelaine, Mimi, Daisy, Daphne, and Ruby. My lovely hens have begun laying in earnest and […]

Crater Lake National Park

Dear Foodies and Fellow Travelers, Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from Ocean Mesa, overlooking the Pacific. Even though it’s a mere 22 miles north of Santa Barbara, it feels like oceans away. And although my apartment in Santa Barbara overlooks the city and the sea, I’ll take any excuse to get away from the interruptions […]