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Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Barb’s White Chili

August 24, 2016 Ingredients 1 lb ground chicken 1 jar salsa 2 cloves garlic – minced Chicken broth (at least one box) 1 can corn 2 cans kidney beans or navy beans Chili powder 8 oz Mexican-style shredded cheese Ho... more »»

 
 
 
On the Water: Full moon sparks some good fishing

August 24, 2016 A full moon brought strong tides over many days that helped offset the summer heat as anglers reported overall good fishing. more »»

Sea crossings

August 24, 2016 Someone who wishes to remain anonymous has lived on Pine Island for almost eight years and has never gone fishing. more »»

On the Water: Rainy days spark some better fishing

August 17, 2016 Over the week we experienced some days with typical summer heat, but also a good amount of rain, including a day or two with rain and no sunshine most of the day. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Slow Cooked Carnitas

August 17, 2016 Ingredients: 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3-4 lbs) 3 cloves garlic – thinly sliced 2 tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 bunch green onions – chopped 1 1/2 C minced fresh cilantr... more »»

Local Knowledge: Lot clearing begins at large site near island Center

August 17, 2016 Pine Island’s been buzzing recently as residents and visitors have watched the land clearing taking place on the north side of Pine Island Road as you come on the Island, located just before the... more »»

On the Water: Unsettled weather brings mixed results

August 10, 2016 Unstable weather brought rain and thunderstorms throughout the past week often making unsafe and difficult fishing conditions. Anglers that fished ahead or around the storms reported decent fishing. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Blue Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

August 10, 2016 Ingredients: 12 large fresh mushrooms 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 Tbsp butter – melted 4 Med. more »»

On the Water: Fishing during the dog days of August

August 3, 2016 August in Southwest Florida means hot sticky days, plenty of rain and often thunderstorms. If you don’t mind working around the weather, the fishing is often pretty good and competition is scarce. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Conch Chowder

August 3, 2016 Ingredients: 4 slices bacon – coarsely chopped 2 C chopped onion 2 C chopped celery 1 C chopped green bell pepper 1 Garlic clove – minced 3 Qts chicken of fish broth 2 Lb conch – pounded until tende... more »»

On the Water: Shallow water snapper — fun to catch, great to eat

July 27, 2016 When we think summer inshore fishing around Southwest Florida, we generally think tarpon, snook, redfish, but seldom mangrove snapper. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Smoked Beef Brisket

July 27, 2016 Ingredients: One 7 to 10 lb brisket Hickory chunks Marinade: 1 bottle Allegro hickory smoked marinade (12/7 oz. more »»

Does everything always happen for the best?

July 27, 2016 His wife had just died and he was left with three little children to care for. He was not bitter, but sad and lonely. more »»

On the Water: Slightly cooler days heat up fishing

July 20, 2016 A slight breeze in the mornings and afternoon thunderstorms gave us a little relief from the scorching heat the previous week. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Aunt Billie’s Easy Clam Chowder

July 20, 2016 Ingredients: 2 cans baby whole clams - drained 1 can cream of celery soup 1 can cream of onion soup 1/4 tsp black pepper 1 can cheddar cheese soup 4 C half-cooked potatoes – diced 1/2 C milk 1 can... more »»

On the Water: Hot days on the water make fishing a challenge

July 13, 2016 Extreme heat kept many anglers off the water over the past week. The few that did venture out found fishing wasn’t too bad at times. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

July 13, 2016 Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs round steak – cut into 1-inch pieces 1 (8 oz) pkg sliced fresh mushrooms 1 C sliced onion 1 C sliced celery 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 (14. more »»

On the Water: Beat the heat to catch the most fish

July 6, 2016 Summertime weather with calm seas and blue skies gave anglers a host of fishing opportunities over the week. Inshore fishing was hit or miss as many anglers reported over the week. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Jack Daniel's Steak

July 6, 2016 This was the No. 1 seller at the Colorado Steak House which I developed in the early '90s in Indiana and Illinois. more »»

On the Water: Looking forward to July fishing

June 29, 2016 As we head into the month of July, we should have more good weather days to target fish both inshore and offshore, including gag grouper that are back in season. more »»

Bacon Wrapped Cornish Hens with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze

June 29, 2016 Ingredients: 3/4 C seedless raspberry jam 1/2 C balsamic vinegar 16 slices bacon 3/4 Lb cornish hens How to: . more »»

 
 

 

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2014 Bigi Orvieto Classico

August 25, 2016 #34-16-PIE The other night we were celebrating being back in Paradise at our "Little Cottage by the Sea", so we went to our favorite "Little Italian Place", Moretti's Italian Grill in Cape... more »

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