Cooking In the Jungle

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With Deby

July 23, 2018

 I always make Salsa this way anymore, in the food processor with Cilantro, onion, garlic, can tomato, jalapeño, lemon or lime and now Timatillos. I found for the first time Tomatillos in our market and I was so surprised. My friend told me she had bought them the...

July 17, 2018

I haven't made Lasagna in a long time, so when a friend here in the jungle asked " hey when can I come over to dinner" I said what do you want? Funny usually most people don't invite themselves over for dinner but she did and I really like her so I said, and what do yo...

July 11, 2018

The problem is real! Eat now, not now, wait, Stop. She is running the food show here at home. We have to eat early while the sun is still shinning because almost all Deby's pictures are outside. She needs the "natural light". So here I sit not really hungry and the "ju...

July 8, 2018

I really wanted to try out this recipe for a sour cream pastry crust that did not disappoint at all. Well with lots of butter and sour cream and some layers it really turned out great. We are having a hard time not eating them all so I will have to give these away. It...

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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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