Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

August 25, 2017

 It was a friends Birthday so some of us women met at a restaurant for a beautiful day at the beach and it was spetacular. 

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August 21, 2017

 Just a beautiful flower in the rainy season.

I could just drink this stuff it's that good. Oh and I found other things to do with it as well. Like putting on my homemade Granola and Pecans too. I am sure you will be able to think of more. But on this Chocolate Cake or...

August 18, 2017

Just my usual self, in a hurry to get the picture and dropping my glasses in the batter thats all.

Mix in the chocolate with some of the lemon batter.

1 1/2 cups of flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup yogurt

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest


August 14, 2017

 Fry in just a bit of Olive Oil until browned 

 Layer cooked pasta and eggplant

If you already have some sauce made it's really fast to make, or buy some store brand and this can be a quick dinner for your family. Add a salad and garlic bread. Dinner!!

1 or 2 eg...

August 12, 2017

Two kinds of chocolate, roasted pecans, sour cream and yogurt it's rich and decadent for a loaf cake and so easy to make. Not to fussy just slice and enjoy with a morning cup of coffee. We did.

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup yogurt

1 cup sugar or just a little less

4 Tabl...

August 7, 2017

I do love beans, mostly Pintos to go with good Mexican food but alas I use Red Beans here in Costa Rica and I use them the same way I would use Pintos. I make mine spicy that's the way we like them, you could use less of everything if you like, but come on add a little...

August 4, 2017

Tastes like summer in this bar. It's got a sweet and just a little bit of sour in a sweet brown sugar and oat crust and topping. My kind of taste Lemon and Raspberry. I love this recipe also because you don't need to get the mixer out. Just mix it all by hand.  Now tha...

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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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