Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

July 9, 2016

                                                                                                                    The view from the Pub...

May 30, 2016


The jungle with all it's mysteries, some that I have yet to see, show themselves in a very unpredictably way. You just may be lucky enough to stumble upon one of them like this. You could be walking down a jungle path and the trees began to guide you toward something...

May 16, 2016


Of course it's not always about food. We are living our dream in this beautiful lush place. It's the beginning of the rainy season here in the jungle and everything is coming alive. It's always pretty hot out so the rain does not stop us form going anywhere. We do nee...

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I'm jumping in. I'm not your mother's blogger, oh wait I am. So I thought at 65 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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