Upper Feelings in Lower Sequoia

Hi All, Lindsey here. I’m stepping in for Mom (Gourmet Girl Denise) with this week’s blog post while she gets settled into her house in the Loire Valley. Bon chance avec votre déménagement! It was 10am on the Friday before a holiday weekend when my good friend Maryann (see her awesome Bloody Maryann recipe in […]

Happy Thanksgiving From The Loire River Valley!

Hello Food and Travel Lovers! Gourmet Girl Denise here. Greetings from the Loire River Valley in France! It’s been a couple of months since I wrapped up my business, packed up my computer, crated my beloved kitty, Milo the Magnificent, and jumped onto a plane headed for France. Trying to juggle all of those things […]

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 […]

The Gourmet Girls Are On The Road Again!

Hello fellow campers and lovers of food and wine! Gourmet Girl Denise here with the news of the week. We are headed to Jacksonville, Oregon this week for a book signing and to serve up three delectable little bites from our cookbook “The Gourmet Girls Go Camping” at the beautiful Dancin Vineyards, where our hosts […]

How to choose and pack a cooler 101

Hello fellow campers! We Gourmet Girls have been camping for quite some time, and some of our trips have been a week or more long, especially to places like Yosemite, Big Sur and Wyoming. We tested many recipes for our book The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook on most of these trips, and we learned […]

The Veggie Garden

Hello Gourmet’s! It’s Spring, and that time again when all thoughts bend towards the outdoors and the garden, and especially for some of us, the vegetable garden. Dreams of ripe, red tomato’s and multi-colored carrots revolve like sugar plums in our winter weary minds. We have poured over seed catalogs and imagined our seedlings breaking […]

Spring Has Sprung!

Hello fellow nature lovers! Gourmet Girls Denise and Lindsey here! Southern California is warming up and Mother Nature is hard at work. There are many places to see her handiwork and we wanted to share some of our favorites with you. We had the opportunity this week to tour Lotusland in Santa Barbara and marveled […]

A Minestrone Soup to Warm Your Heart

Hello Friends, We’ve been getting rain (lots of rain) here in California, and with it has come some challenges: flash floods, mudslides and the like, along with colder weather. We’re not complaining about the rain itself — we still need close to 50 inches to fill up our water supply at Lake Cachuma — but […]