Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

October 27, 2017

I love these Oatmeal Cookies

This time I made the regular Oatmeal Pecan and then added in Cranberries in some and chocolate chips in the last batch. 

My favorites are the plain with pecans and the cranberry. 

At the top are the mini chocolate chips next is the cranberry a...

October 25, 2017

 These were great for Chucks hamburger and my portabella mushroom burger. Add what you like on top I made some with jalapeños and some plain.

1/2 cup sourdough starter

1/2 cup warm water

1 egg yolk, beaten

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/...

October 21, 2017

I was bored today so I baked, that happens to me I start thinking about food and how I can make it different in some way. I really should get a job.

Now I need to give all these away I just had one and they are big and I ate the whole thing and now I am paying for...

October 18, 2017

We had to go to the big city today to buy a new oven for my outside kitchen, and here it is, this was the only choice I had so we got it. I have been waiting a long time to get a new one. My old one is so rusty from being outside for the last 10 years I really wanted a...

October 15, 2017

I picked this dough because it was an easy and fast one and I needed to use my starter. I had some leftover pasta sauce in the freezer and some Italian Sausage. I roasted some potatoes, onion and garlic while the dough was rising and I will make these for sure again. Y...

October 9, 2017

I cannot resist a Shortbread anything so this is a very dangerous cookie for me, note to self give them all away, now. 

Well I did give some away but the ones I kept I had to eat up because our electricity went out for 2 days and I had to 

throw out most things in my fri...

October 2, 2017

 This Waffle Iron is 44 years old, it's old and funky just like me but it keeps on ticking just like me.

So today I made Banana Waffles for just me because Chuck wanted the leftover Chilaquiles from last night. Although he did have a taste. 

I made them with co...

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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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