Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

May 29, 2018

I love to have people over for dinner, sometimes it's 9 or 10 people somethings it's just 2. It lets me show off a bit and obviously I love to do just that or I wouldn't have a blog on cooking and baking in Costa Rica. Right?  But I gotta tell ya this old gray mare she...

May 27, 2018

 This Chicken Tortilla soup is delicious. It can be all vegetarian or not. I make it this way so I can leave off the Chicken and Chuck can add it on, all he wants. A squeeze of lemon or lime at the end is just perfect. Of course I have to make the fried tortilla s...

May 24, 2018

I found this recipe in King Arthur Flour Bakers Catalogue and thought it looked and sounded good and it sure was. Loved by my whole family. I had to go and buy the tart pan didn't have an 9 inch removable bottom pan and neither did my local bed bath and beyond so I bou...

May 22, 2018

We just got back home to Costa Rica after a really fun road trip to see family and friends. First off family and a new baby girl to add to the mix. A wedding for my great niece and helping our oldest son build a fence and gate. Well, Chuck helped the most, but I did he...

May 1, 2018

 I know this is a strange sounding combination but the passion fruit it very subtle. So not sure why I put it in the dough in the first place except that I had 3 beautiful fruits on my counter Purple Orange and Yellow. The smell of flowers in the air. That's what...

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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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