Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

March 27, 2019

 As you can see I used what I had for the apples I had two green and two red and they both worked just fine. I made these to take to our friends who where staying right on the beach in a cool old house. I loved it there. I wanted to stay. After a wonderful dinner of Se...

March 20, 2019

This is a great salad for a hot evening like we have here is Costa Rica. I had just met Katzie Guy-Hamilton a pastry chef that had come to our town to give a presentation at one of the hotels. She talked about her food and cook book ( Clean Enough)  and using fresh ing...

March 4, 2019

My friend Laura gave us some unbelievable Peanuts and they are so good and the best I have ever had, really. So we have been just eating them and I  have been trying to make things out of them like my Chocolate Bark with Peanuts and now Brownies to take down to the bea...

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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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