Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

May 29, 2019

I love these Corn Fritters you can add what you like, for me it's jalapeño sometimes a little onion or cilantro, anyway you make them they are so good and I love them with an arugula salad. You can dip them in Aioli Mayo or Cilantro Sauce. We used both.

 Easy to ma...

May 26, 2019

Today I am making a small batch of Ricotta Cheese, just to eat or maybe I will use it in my mushroom pasta that I will make tomorrow. Not sure if it will last that long. I added Rosemary, Basil and Parsley. Just add what you like. 

1/2 gallon whole milk or 2 percent

1 cu...

May 10, 2019

Now a days I will always say Hey Chuck turn on the BBQ for me to 450 degrees because it's so fast and it's just easy. 

When I went to buy some greens this week at the farm in town I had no plan for Swiss Chard I just bought it because 

it was so pretty. Mustard Greens wo...

May 8, 2019

I made these after I made my Colorado Sauce, made a big difference from the can sauce I use and like. The flavor is mild and yet complex in it's simplicity. Not hard to make at all, I usually roll my Enchiladas but this time I was lazy and I just stacked them up. I did...

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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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