Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

September 29, 2017

This easy, yes I said easy and wow it's a really good quick bread, cake. I think the Vanilla Bean did the trick and you can see the tiny vanilla seeds in the bread. Not so sweet but so good with my morning coffee and you will think so too. Give it a try. It's sorta a f...

September 26, 2017

I used my homemade sourdough starter and no extra yeast. I am just going to show you the bread and tell you where to get the recipe, here I will be upfront. Not easy and it's a long day of waiting and I started part of this the night before. But what a fun science proj...

September 22, 2017

Today it's all about Pecans, I started with a Pecan Coffee Cake for friends that just came into Nosara so I wanted to have them over for Coffee and Cake outside on the Rancho. Tonight it's Peacan Pie Bars for the Book Club ladies. We read a southern style book and we t...

September 5, 2017

This soup is the kind of soup for me that I just add what I like and still keep with the Minestrone Soup theme.

I start off with olive oil and onion, garlic, carrots, celery. When I am finished it's the Pesto on top that makes this soup 

for Chuck and...

September 1, 2017

This was so buttery and subtlety sweet, I loved it! I had Raspberry Jam so this is what I used, it called for Apricot Jam but I don't buy Apricot Jam and I do buy Raspberry so there you have it. Use what you like, make it your way. Although with baking you have to foll...

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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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