Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

January 29, 2020

  •  Tomato Confit is so simple and delicious I can’t stop making it. I think you will have a hard time too. Just make it and enjoy the intense flavor. I put my Confit on my sourdough bread that I toasted in the oven. 

I used a 9x9 in pan. 

Fill with cherry tomat...

January 24, 2020

Every time I make these I wonder way I don't make them more often. Crunchy and delicious add some basil and thyme with parmesan cheese some good salt and pepper like I did on one batch. 

On the other batch I put hot chilies and parmesan cheese with fleur...

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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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