Bounty from the Garden

Hello Everyone! I’m back online after a glitch in my partially completed electrics here at Le Petit Saint-BarnabĂ© in the Loire. Internet runs on DSL here, so if a telephone line gets knocked out by the wind, no phone, internet or TV. I suppose even Paradise has its’ drawbacks. I do live in the countryside, […]

Born to Cook

Hello, fellow campers, world travelers, and gourmets! Denise here from the Loire Valley, France. My partner and gourmet gal Gail recently sent me a wonderful article commemorating the life of Robert Haas, the founder of Tablas Creek Vineyards. It was written by his son and was a lovely retrospective of all he accomplished in his […]

The Soul of a House

Hello friends, Gourmet Girl Denise here, live from the Loire River Valley, France. I know this blog is about camping and the food we can prepare camping, but I wonder if we might digress a bit this time. In some ways this blog is related to camping as it is its’ opposite; staying home, or […]

Dinner at the Moulin Bregeon

Hello, fellow food lovers! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the Loire River Valley France, where spring has sprung and life is busting out all over! This is the view as I drove into my new hometown in Mouliherne today with her twisted bell tower and the view of a huge ornamental cherry in my front […]

How to Cook

Hello, friends and campers! Gourmet Girl Denise here! As most of you know by now I have moved to France, which I feel has always been the centre of some of the best cuisine ever known. Now I know that all countries have their regional cuisine that it is wonderful, locally sourced, has been passed […]

New Year’s Eve and the Wolf Moon

Hello friends and fellow campers! Gourmet Girl Denise here, writing to you from the chilly Loire River Valley in France. It’s a new year, and I brought it in with many new friends at the home of my friend Yvonne, where she cooked a wonderful dinner of wild boar with all of the trimmings. Yvonne […]

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 […]