Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

April 28, 2019

I brought back from Ca. 3 kinds of dried chilies. Ancho, California and Guajillo and today decided to make the sauce. I looked at many recipes and techniques and then went my way as I almost always do and followed my heart. I did go with the heating first of the chilie...

April 6, 2019

I have been feeding this beast for a year or so now and the beast has been treating me well. I am for sure not very scientific about my feedings I sorta measure accurately. Key word sorta. I usually feed the beast once a week and not on the same day. So my point is I 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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