Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from windy Santa Barbara. We trust you are remaining safe and healthy. Boy, what a year 2020 was! And here we are, already six weeks or so into 2021 with a bit of hope on the horizon. Even though the vaccine rollout is slow and spotty […]
Joyeux Noel and Happy Hanukah!
Hello, fellow campers, wanderers, and food lovers! Well, here we are again ready to celebrate Christmas and the year’s end. This year seems to have gone by very quickly, and maybe that’s a blessing after all. What a year it’s been! We have lost so many souls to the dreaded Covid and the resulting lockdowns […]
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, […]
Gourmet Girls Celebrate the Holidays!
Dear Friends, I don’t know who said this, but surely it’s true: “Good friends are the rare jewels of life . . . difficult to find and impossible to replace!” In my heart of hearts I feel grateful for all of my friends, and especially our Gourmet Girls group. I’ve mentioned this before, I’m sure, […]
Gourmet Girls Annual Camping Trip Redefined!
Hi Everyone! Before I get into the great trip we took to San Simeon State Park and a tour of Hearst Castle at twilight, I want to thank all of you who read our newsletter. I ran into Cristi Westerhouse, a former Gourmet Girl, at Trader Joe’s recently and she remarked how much she liked […]
New Year Resolution: Eat More Great Food!
Cheers from Gourmet Girl Denise in the Loire River Valley, France! Well, the holidays are over and some of us are relieved and now on a diet. Others are still basking in the glow of having eaten their way through Christmas and into the New Year, with no intent to diet or stop looking for the […]
Ringing in a New Year … Mindfully
Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from Santa Barbara, after having been evacuated for ten days due to the Thomas Fire. Where I went and who I spent time with in those ten days was comforting in so many ways (I’m extremely thankful!), but it seems more than fitting as we herald […]
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 […]