Hello, campers, foodies, and friends! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the Loire River Valley. It’s been a while since we last communicated what with all of the summer’s activities, vacations, and children returning to school. I’m afraid as a result our blog took its own holiday. A season has passed and fall has settled in […]
Who Is a Girl Camper?
Hello Friends and Fellow Campers, Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from Santa Barbara. We’re in the throws of August, Fiesta begins tomorrow in S.B. (it will be a scaled down version due to the rising coronavirus cases in the County linked to the highly-transmissible Delta variant), Labor Day is right around the corner, and I’m […]
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Dear Friends, Foodies, and Fellow Adventurers, Today is a day of celebration! And one of my all-time favorites. I’ll be making my most-loved shrimp tacos and dreaming of the wonderful times I’ve spent in Baja California and Oaxaca, Mexico. How will you celebrate this cultural fiesta? Cook an authentic Mexican meal? Don’t forget the margarita. […]
Camping During COVID — Part 6 — The Lovely Walnut Grove
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 […]
Camping During COVID Part 5 — Harvest Hosts
Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from Santa Barbara. Happy New Year (almost)! And what a year it’s been. Bring on 2021! Even though we’re not out of the woods yet with COVID, I’m seeing the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s just say I’m optimistic, which is pretty […]
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 […]
The Slow Life
Hello, campers, food enthusiasts, and cooks everywhere! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the Loire Valley, France. Well, what a strange time we are living in right now, n’est ce pas? Here in France, we have just completed a two-week lockdown only to be told we will have to stay on lockdown another month, until April […]
In Memory of Daphne, Ruby, Madelaine, and Mimi.
Hello friends and fellow campers! Denise here from the Loire Valley, France. It has been a while since I have posted a blog, what with the holidays, working on my old farmhouse, and fielding a few of life’s foul balls. It is hunting season in France and about three weeks ago I returned home to […]
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, […]
The Loneliest Road in America
Dear Friends, Foodies, and Fellow Travelers, Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from Santa Barbara, where there’s a crispness in the air (finally!) after temps being in the mid 80s earlier this week! If you live in Chicago or Big Piney, Wyoming (the ice box of the nation), you might think this is a wonderful thing. […]