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Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Fruits De Mer (Fruits of the Sea)

May 20, 2015 Ingredients: 1 lb assorted bite-sized chunks of fish, shrimp, scallops, etc. more »»

 
 
 
On the Water: An up and down week of fishing

May 20, 2015 With fishing, you just never know from day to day — some days the bite is good and others not so much. more »»

On the Water: Tarpon season is in full swing

May 13, 2015 Wow! What a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend in Southwest Florida. With calm seas, blue skies and low humidity, I hope every got a chance to get on the water and enjoy it. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Chicken Fried Steak

May 13, 2015 Ingredients: 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 4 (4 oz. more »»

Stay connected

May 13, 2015 Daughter Terri says: “Mom, I’m 45, but I still remember the little prayer that you used to pray for me every day:” “God help you if you ever do that again!” Sunday was a day to reconnect with our... more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Coconut Shrimp

May 6, 2015 Ingredients 16 Shrimp – peeled with tail on 1/2 C cream of coconut 3 T cornstarch 1/2 C fine dry bread crumbs 1 T mayonnaise 1 T lemon Juice 1 C cornstarch 1 ¼ C flaked coconut Vegetable oil for... more »»

On the Water: A cool start to the month

May 6, 2015 We generally do not associate cool weather with the month of May. However, that’s just what we got to begin the month as north winds stirred up the waters along with lower temperatures. more »»

On the Water: Snook season ending as tarpon season begins

April 29, 2015 As we close out the month of April, it brings an end to snook season and the kick-off to tarpon season. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Cheesy Crab Enchiladas

April 29, 2015 Ingredients: 2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese – softened 1 env. ranch salad dressing mix 1/2 C milk – divided 1 s. more »»

Local Knowledge: Impact fees

April 29, 2015 Impact fees for new construction have been in the news a lot this year, with Lee County commissioners deciding whether to restore fees to pre-recession rates. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Classic Trout Amandine

April 22, 2015 Ingredients 2 C milk 2 tsp salt – divided 1/4 tsp hot sauce 8 Trout fillets 3/4 C flour 1/2 tsp pepper 1 1/4 C butter – divided 1 T olive oil 3/4 C sliced almonds 2 T lemon juice 2 T Worcestershire... more »»

On the Water: Good fishing reported inshore and offshore

April 22, 2015 Over the week, good reports came in from both offshore and inshore, plus tarpon season is winding up as sightings and hook-ups are happening throughout our waters. more »»

Jubilate Sunday

April 22, 2015 Traditionally, the third Sunday after Easter is called “Jubilate Sunday” or Joy Sunday. more »»

On the Water: Big fish are moving into area waters

April 15, 2015 Inshore, anglers noted an increase in tarpon and blacktip shark hook-ups in Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Clam Linguini

April 15, 2015 Ingredients: 3 T olive oil 1 stick butter 2 cloves garlic – crushed 1 tsp oregano 2 T fresh parsley – chopped 1 dash Tabasco Black pepper 1 can minced clams or chopped fresh clams Cooked linguini... more »»

On the Water: Easter weekend brought good fishing

April 8, 2015 Fishing gained momentum with each passing day over the week while rebounding from a recent cold front that blew through, dropping temperatures and bring plenty of wind  As Easter weekend approached,... more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Capt. Dick’s Crab Cakes

April 8, 2015 Ingredients: 3 slices white bread 1/4 C mayonnaise 1 lg egg 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp yellow mustard 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp parsley flakes 1 pinch... more »»

On the Water: April: maybe the best month of the year for fishing

April 1, 2015 If I had to choose one month of the year to fish, it would be hard to pass on the month of April. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Capt. Dick's Favorite Pot Roast

April 1, 2015 Ingredients 1 - 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 lb blade cut beef roast 4 - Fresh carrots peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 - Lg. onion, cut into 2-inch thick slices 3 - Red potatoes, peeled and quartered 1 Pkg. more »»

On the Water: Spring fishing is now at its best

March 25, 2015 The first week of spring rolled in with good weather and great fishing. Anglers report hooking into everything from trout to tarpon over the past week. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Pork Medallions Marsala

March 25, 2015 Ingredients: 1 (1 lb) pork tenderloin 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried 1/2 tsp salt – divided 1/4 tsp pepper – divided 2 1/4 tsp olive oil – divided 4 cloves garlic – minced and divided 1... more »»

 
 

 

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2015 - 25th - Ruffino & LaGrotta

May 20, 2015 19-15-PIE The Chardonnay Queen and I just celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary, and since we both love Italian Food and Seafood, we chose one of the best places in Atlanta... more »

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