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 […]

Social Proof – All Authors Need It!

Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here. I trust you’re having a good month. Frankly, I’m feeling a little lost without Executive Chef Denise in town, but I imagine she’s having fun getting settled in the Loire Valley and will be in touch soon. Before she left, she did mention that the place she […]

Smokey Oregon and the Eclipse!

Hello fellow gourmands! Well, Gourmet Girls Seyburn, Gail, and Denise hit the road last week and met up in Jacksonville, Oregon, to do a delightful food demo at the beautiful DANCIN Vineyards, owned by Dan and Cindy Marca. Get it? DanCin? Our dear friend and Gourmet Girl at Large, Laurie Thornton, who was the landscape […]

The Gourmet Girls Really Are On Fire!

Hello friends! It has been a rip roaring couple of weeks for the Gourmet Girls! Gourmet Girl Denise was at PORCH in Carpinteria, California, a delightful store specializing in unique gifts and housewares, indoor and outdoor furnishings, beautiful plants and much, much more. This month they held a “Glamping and Stamping” event in their beautiful […]

5 Glamping Tips!

Hello Friends! Camping season is well underway and we Gourmet Girls want to be sure that your next trip will be as restful and stress free as it can be. We know you work hard, and the first thing you want to do is relax once you get to your destination. 1) The hardest thing […]