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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 »»

On the Water: A week of mixed action out on the water

June 22, 2016 As we closed out spring and move into summer, a variety of fish were caught both inshore and off. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em

June 22, 2016 Ingredients: 3/4 Lb carrots (about 4) cut into 1-inch lengths 2 stalks celery – thinly sliced 1 small onion – chopped 1/4 C flour 1 1/2 Lb boneless chicken thighs (about 8) 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning... more »»

Local Knowledge: Mullet fishing a key element in island's history

June 22, 2016 Pine Island was abuzz last month with the premier of a new documentary produced by our local PBS affiliate, WGCU-TV, which partnered with Florida Sea Grant on a series of documentaries funded by the... more »»

On the Water: Tough week of fishing

June 15, 2016 Last week wasn’t very kind to anglers or boaters. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Chicken Breast & Country Ham Supreme

June 15, 2016 Ingredients: 2 Chicken Breasts – divided 4 slices of Country Ham 1 C Heavy Cream 1/3 C Apple Cider 1 Tbsp fresh Lemon Juice Salt & Papper to taste 4 slices buttered toast How to: 1. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Baked Salmon (with Caribbean fruit salsa)

June 8, 2016 Ingredients: 3 Lb salmon fillet 1 T Caribbean jerk seasoning 1 1/2 T olive oil How to: 1. Place salmon fillet in a roasting pan and sprinkle evenly on one side with jerk seasoning. 2. more »»

On the Water: It’s a good month to fish or for boating in general

June 8, 2016 This is the month summer settles in, bringing hot, humid days, and afternoon thunderstorms. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Mother's Salmon Patties and Creamed Peas

June 1, 2016 Mother’s SALMON PATTIES Ingredients: 1 can salmon 4 eggs 1 C cracker crumbs 1/2 onion – finely chopped Parsley – chopped Salt and pepper Butter for frying How to: . more »»

Dignity restored

May 25, 2016 I went to see her. She was the oldest member of Fishers of Men at the time, some 98 years old and wheelchair-bound. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Bacon Grilled Cajun Trout

May 25, 2016 Ingredients: 4 whole trout – cleaned with heads and tails re-moved 1 (16 oz.) bottle Cajun marinade 1 (14. more »»

On the Water: Fishing the full moon tides brings success

May 25, 2016 While many anglers focused on tarpon, full moon tides also brought good action for other species over the week. Full moon tides put anglers on the chase for tarpon through the weekend. more »»

On the Water: Weather has been perfect for fishing

May 18, 2016 Perfect weather for pretty much the entire week gave anglers the chance to target pretty much any species they desired inshore or offshore. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Tuna Potato Cakes

May 18, 2016 Ingredients: 1 1/2 C mashed potatoes 1 (7 oz. more »»

 
 

 

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Norm's Tasting Notes

2015 Cline North Coast Viognier

July 22, 2016 #29-18-PIE Viognier has always been one of my favorite "other" whites, so when I spotted one on the wine list at one of the local purveyors of fish establishments, I ordered it up to pair... more »

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