Exploring Morro Bay

Howdy Everyone, A few weeks ago, shortly before Halloween, I took Gone with the Wind (aka Roadtrek) up to Morro Bay State Park. Accompanying me in her Minnie Winnie was my RV pal, Kathy Moran. Each of us had booked three nights with full hookups. Never having camped there with RVs before, we didn’t know […]

Spice Up Your Camping Adventures

Hello Friends, Foodies and Fellow Adventurers, Gourmet Girl Gail here. I recently gave a presentation for a small class at REI in Santa Barbara on how to set up your camp kitchen. Basically, I was able to reenact what we Gourmettes do when we gather in Big Sur for our annual camping trip. Even though […]

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 […]

A Lovely Adventure at Adventure 16

Hello Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here. Happy August! We started off the month with a book event this past weekend in Los Angeles at Adventure 16,┬áL.A.’s oldest outdoor specialty shop. I bought my very first pair of hiking boots there over 20 years ago! It’s a huge (18,000 square feet) fantastic store filled […]

Let’s Talk Trout!

With summer in full swing, we’re looking at different ways to prepare fish of all kinds and came across a recipe for Steelhead Trout, also known as Rainbow Trout. Steelhead and Rainbow Trout are the same species of fish. The difference between the two are that the rainbow trout remain in fresh water, while the […]

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 […]

The Gourmet Girls Event at Buttonwood Farm & Winery

Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girls Denise and Gail were pleased to host a three-course luncheon at Buttonwood Farm & Winery recently. We can wax poetic about the charms of Buttonwood: the organic peaches, the flower garden, the pond where they hold their amazing All-Farm Dinner each summer, and of course the first-class wines, but […]

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 […]

Giving Thanks . . . with Grateful Hearts!

The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” — Henry David Thoreau Dear Brothers and Sisters All, As we embark on giving thanks this year, we’re keeping Thoreau’s quote in mind. Our year has been full of editing deadlines, recipe testing, food photography, and many other tasks that brought us […]