Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

March 7, 2018

 The Kale 

I started with the Kale and washed and dried it, it needs to be very dry. Tear into pieces and take out the center stem, it's tough. Lay on a cookie sheet and add some olive oil not to much just a drizzle and rub onto all pieces and lay in an e...

July 19, 2016

Ground beef wrapped in a couple of onion slices and then wrapped in bacon, last but not least BBQ sauce on top.

They start in the oven, because you should use raw ground beef, I used some meat balls that I had in the freezer not such a good idea. Because they were alrea...

June 23, 2016

Roasted to a crisp bite. Perfect on a salad or to munch on with a cocktail, beer or wine. We had them on top of our salad with fish.

 1 15 oz can garbonzo beans, you might want 2 cans, because they are so good.

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 to 4 tea...

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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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