Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

November 29, 2018

1/2 cup packed fresh parsley

1/2 cup packed fresh basil 

1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 cup olive oil

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 clove of garlic

salt and pepper

I just put all this into the bullet like thing I didn't want to get out the food pro...

November 17, 2018

 Great for a appetizer or with a dinner, these baked fries are so delicious and the Mayo mixed with the Sriracha just makes them different. 

I used 3 medium potatoes cut into fries, lay on parchment and add some olive oil and top with chipotle chile powder, salt an...

November 8, 2018

 I always make the biggest mess but I usually sorta clean as I go so I don't have to much to clean up after. But today I just made a mess.

I won't lie to you this recipe has no sugar in it all, I added 1/4 cup just because I thought I should and I put some sprinkling su...

November 6, 2018

                                                                   The crust is sour cream, cream cheese and butter what is not to like?...

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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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