Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

January 28, 2017

 Fresh out of the oven over cold yogurt is so refreshing. Healthy I might add too. 

 Yes, I have my own hand model, because I don't have nail polish on or for that matter no nails. But my sister in law Sherry does. 

2 Cups of Oatmeal

1/2 Cup chopped Pecans


January 25, 2017

Show some savory love to your Valentine with this Jalapeño Jelly, it's a little bit sweet and a little bit savory the perfect combination of flavors to put on top of a cracker or pita chip. Your love will love you for it. Make it now for a gift.

I put mine over a c...

January 20, 2017

This popsicle will make you feel like you are in the tropics, even if you are sitting by your fireplace. Put your feet up and close your eyes and dream a little dream of me. I know, here I am in the tropics eating this popsicle and really thinking of you. I have more i...

January 15, 2017

The recipe is so easy I am not sure why I don't make them more often. Wait I do know why I don't make them more often, they are to dam good that's why. I had four of them and then I brought the rest to a dinner party. Saved myself and Chuck too. Chuck never eats many s...

January 11, 2017

I wanted something Chocolaty and Salty, oh and Nutty. So I searched high and low and came up with this Tart to fit my 12x8 tart pan. I bought some Macadamias in Ca. and brought them back to Costa Rica with me. After my friend figured out that 11 Macadamias are 200 calo...

January 6, 2017

The Bell Peppers here in the Jungle are just a bit different then I am used to, they don't stand up on their own. So I cut a sliver off the top and then stuff them and they lay on their side. It works just fine. Easy easy Roasted Potatoes on the side in the Carbon Stee...

January 1, 2017

Chuck and I have been with family for almost 3 weeks now and I really haven't cooked much at all. Not sure why, but now I am getting itchy fingers and I want to start cooking something. I am thinking about the bread here in the first picture, but I want to add somethin...

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I'm jumping in. I'm not your mother's blogger, oh wait I am. So I thought at 67 I know a little about cooking and baking. I am ready to share my sweet life here in the jungle of Costa Rica. My home away from home. My outside cooking area, eating area, living area. The "rancho" as it's called here in Costa Rica. I live here with my surfer husband of 44 years. We are retired  from California, born and raised.  I cook quite often. If I get bored, I bake and then try to give my goods away. I also sell baked goods to some cafes and folks around here. We really don't need to eat all that sugar.


I learned to cook from my husband's Grandma, Marie, who was from Italy. So of course I love to make Italian food and we love Mexican food also. But I will try to cook anything.  Everything I make has a piece of Grandma Marie in it.  More about her later. 


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