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Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Overnight Coffee Cake

September 21, 2016 Ingredients: 3/4 C sugar 1/4 C shortening 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 C flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg 1/2 C milk How to: 1. Cream together the sugar, shortening and vanilla 2. more »»

 
 
 
On the Water: Goodbye summer — fall fishing begins

September 21, 2016 With waters cooling down ever so slightly, fish are becoming more active throughout the day. more »»

My Father's world

September 21, 2016 So it was and God saw all that He had made and it was very good. This is my Father's world and hills and valleys clap their hands and sing their praises to their creator. more »»

On the Water: Mixed results on the water this week

September 14, 2016 Overall it was a good week on the water with plenty of sunshine and a light to moderate breeze on most days. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Pine Island Crab Salad

September 14, 2016 Ingredients: 2 C mayonnaise 1 1/2 stalk celery – chopped medium 1 Oz capers – chopped 2 hard boiled eggs – minced Juice of 1 lemon 1 small jar pimientos – drained and diced 1 can crabmeat Plus: Bib... more »»

On the Water: Hermine disrupts the local fishing

September 7, 2016 Thanks to Hurricane Hermine, fishing around our waters came to a standstill for the better part of the week. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Hash Brown Casserole

September 7, 2016 Ingredients: 1 (32 oz) pkg shredded hash browns 1 onion – chopped fine 1 (16 oz) container sour cream 8 oz shredded cheddar 1 can cream of mushroom soup Enough cream to bring the soup to 3 cups Salt... more »»

On the Water: Snook season to reopen in September

August 31, 2016 Snook is a Southwest Florida game fish that is known for its unparalleled fighting ability, tenacity and great table fare. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Black Bean Soup

August 31, 2016 Ingredients: 1 lb dried black beans 2 qts water 2 medium onions – chopped fine 1 bay leaf 2 sweet green peppers – cut in strips 1/2 C olive oil 1 tsp oregano 4 cloves garlic – minced 1/4 tsp ground... more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc

September 23, 2016 #38-16-PIE It is easy to admit that we all have favorite wines, which we are always eager to sample as the vintages change. more »

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