Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

September 30, 2018

Today I really had a good time playing with this dough. The recipe is from King Arthur Flour and I followed it sort of.  When it came to cutting it into 8 pieces I went crazy with adding sea salt or hot chilies and rosemary I had some pesto so I made one into a braid a...

September 24, 2018

This cheese is so easy to make you will not believe it. Really. The flavor is so simple and delicate it is so perfect warm on some toasted baguette drizzled with some good olive oil or add eggs and herbs and stuff in the Cannelloni like I did here. Up to you. If you wa...

September 21, 2018

My favorite Oatmeal Cookie, simple and Praline tasting. I roast the Pecans for about 5 or 6 minutes to bring out the flavor. 

I just got back from California and loved seeing all my family and now I love being back in the jungle baking in my silly little oven. 

It works...

September 16, 2018

If you only have one Zucchini like I did and wanted to make something with it this is it!

1 zucchini sliced down the middle

1 small potato washed

1/2 of a small onion

1 portabella mushroom

salt and pepper

olive oil

spicy hot sesame oil

Parmesan cheese to grate on top

Slice the...

September 2, 2018

Going to friends for dinner tonight and I know they love Chocolate anything so I thought Brownies with more Chocolate on top and a little salty because she is pregnant and those two go so well together. Right? I sure love it when people invite us over for dinner I do g...

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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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