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On the Water: Fishing was good ahead of the rain

May 17, 2018 Despite some windy days inshore, Gulf waters were often a different story as the wind wasn’t a factor once out on the water. more »»

 
 
 
Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Delta Style Catfish or Tilapia

May 17, 2018 Ingredients: 3 C cornflakes – finely crushed 2/3 C grated Parmesan cheese 1 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 C mayonnaise 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 6 (5 oz) catfish or tilapia fillets 1 1/2 tsp Cajun... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Healthy eating

May 17, 2018 Nutrition is a part of everyday life that can make a huge difference in your life and your health. more »»

The mother-side of God

May 17, 2018 My class was discussing company slogans. I asked which company had the slogan: “FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES” and Joe answered;  “United Airlines. more »»

On the Water: A windy start to the month of May

May 9, 2018 Like much of April, the first week of May continued with more windy days. There were a couple nice days mixed in, but often north or east winds hampered angler. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Redfish Poppers (with spicy dipping sauce)

May 9, 2018 Ingredients: 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning 2/3 C flour 1 Lg egg 1/4 C milk 1 3/4 Lb redfish fillets – cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces 1 1/2 C panko bread crumbs Vegetable oil for frying How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: May is best month for chasing big fish

May 2, 2018 May is a month that ranks high on the list for best months for fishing the waters of Southwest Florida. One could argue, it’s the best month for chasing big fish. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Coconut Fish Sticks

May 2, 2018 Ingredients: 1 1/4 Lbs. fish fillets – cut into 1-inch thick strips 1/3 C. milk 1/3 C. more »»

On the Water: An improved week of fishing in the area

April 25, 2018 Inshore, tarpon hook-ups were reported across Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. No large schools of fish were noted but tarpon estimated from 80 to 120 pounds were hooked over the week. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Scallops with Mushrooms and Cream

April 25, 2018 Ingredients: 1 carrot, sliced thinley 1 Tbsp shallots or scallions, chopped 1/4 C water Salt 1/4 C white wine 4-6 mushrooms, sliced thinly 1 lb scallops 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp flour 1/2 C heavy cream ... more »»

On the Water: Fishing against the wind

April 18, 2018 It would be really nice to have one solid week that we could talk about fishing without weather concerns. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Shrimp with Lemon Rice

April 18, 2018 Ingredients: 1 C uncooked regular Rice 2 tsp ground Turmeric 1 tsp Mustard Seeds ½ C Butter 2 ½ lbs raw Shrimp, shelled and deveined 1 can or jar (7 oz) pimientos – drained and diced 1 tsp Salt 1 C... more »»

On the Water: Fishing up and down over the last week

April 11, 2018 Over the past week on the water we experienced days with very strong winds, flat calm days, good strong tides followed by days with little or no tid. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Crab Newburg

April 11, 2018 Ingredients: 2 cans (7 oz each) crab meat – drained 2 pkgs (10 oz each) frozen peas 2 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup 1/4 C dry sherry 1 can (6 oz) sliced mushrooms – drained 1 can or jar (4... more »»

On the Water: April is a great month for fishing in Southwest Florida

April 4, 2018 If I had to choose one month of the year to fish, it would be hard to pass on the month of April. Spring is here and that means warmer days and more and more fish moving into our waters. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Rotisserie Style Chicken

April 4, 2018 Ingredients: 1 fryer – 3-4 pounds Jerk seasoning Cavenders Greek Seasoning Fire roasted garlic spray How to: 1. Clean the fryer and trim away all the extra fatty skin. 2. more »»

On the Water: Fishing rebounds as weather improves

March 28, 2018 The week on the water was pretty much a repeat of the past few weeks, regarding weather. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Seafood Au Gratin

March 28, 2018 Ingredients: 4 Tbs butter – divided 2 Tbs flour 1/8 tsp pepper 1 C chicken broth 1/2 C milk 1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese – divided 1/2 lb sea scallops 1 lb cod, tilapia or sea trout – cut into six... more »»

On the Water: Greater weather improves the fishing

March 21, 2018 After a cold start to the week, Southwest Florida welcomed beautiful weather heading into the weekend. A warming trend with very light winds brought great fishing opportunities inshore and offshore. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Marinated Country Pork Ribs

March 21, 2018 Ingredients: 4 country ribs 1/3 Tbsp Cajun seasoning 5 oz zesty Italian dressing 2 oz liquid smoke 1/3 C A-1 Sauce 2 oz Worcestershire sauce How to: 1. Wash ribs and rub with Cajun seasoning. 2. more »»

On the Water: An up and down week on the water

March 14, 2018 This past week did not bring ideal fishing conditions around Southwest Florida. more »»

 
 

 

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2016 King Estate Pinot Gris

May 18, 2018 #19-18-PIE I have written about the King Estate Pinot Gris in the past, but it has been several vintages now since I have sampled one. True to form, this 2016 Pinot Gris measures up nic. more »

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