It’s National Park Week!

Hello fellow travelers and campers! Gourmet Girl on the Go here. While Denise is in the Loire Valley with jackhammer in hand, tearing down plaster from the walls of her new house, I’ve been on a two-and-a-half week road trip to Austin, Texas, and back. My sole reason for driving was to visit Marfa, Texas […]

Hipcamp Is Not Only for Hipsters

Greetings! Gourmet Girl Gail here with another bucket list adventure item for 2018. I joined Hipcamp several years ago but haven’t taken the opportunity to check out any of their campsites, yurts, or cabins. The mission of Hipcamp is to get more people outside. They’ve got over 285,000 U.S. locations, including campsites, ranches, vineyards, farms, […]

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Greetings from Paso Robles! Gourmet Girl Gail here. A short update on my whereabouts after spending five days cooped up inside my apartment with the windows shut tight. As I’m sure you are aware, the southern California fires have affected my home base in Santa Barbara, California. Under voluntary evacuation, I left yesterday for points […]

Let’s Talk Turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Well, almost. Gourmet Girl Gail here. I’m off to Phoenix for the holiday with a dear friend. We’ll be staying in an RV Park run by Scott Swanson and his mother. They’ll be cooking the turkeys and we’ll be helping with the sides. Sugarless cranberry sauce is a specialty of mine during […]

What to Eat When It’s Hot!

Hello Everyone! Well today planes couldn’t take of from Phoenix, Arizona because the thermometer topped out at 120 f/49c ! Wow that’s hot! Here in Santa Barbara we are blessed by being close to the ocean so it never gets that hot here, but even for us it was a hot day. When the temperature […]

Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias

Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here. I just returned from my yearly trek to Yosemite, and it was spectacular. I’ll cover that in more detail in a later blog post, though. Right now I’m excited to share with you one of those magical experiences that can happen while traveling. My sister Sandy and […]

Poetry in Nature — Take 2

Digital Visualization of a Moonset

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” Terry Tempest Williams National Poetry Month, which takes place each April, is a celebration of poetry introduced in 1996 and organized by the Academy of American Poets as […]

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 […]

Ringing in the New Year!

Dear Family, Friends, and Followers, We hope you’re enjoying the holidays. This is a time of the year that brings about both celebration and reflection, and for the Gourmet Girls on Fire, 2016 was our year to get the Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook printed, delivered, and make holiday sales. Thanks to everyone who ordered! […]