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 […]