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Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Crispy Onion Chicken

July 29, 2015 Ingredients: ½ C Butter – melted 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 tsp ground Mustard ½ tsp Garlic Salt ¼ Pepper 1 (6 oz) can French-fried Onions - crushed 4 boneless skinless Chicken Breast Halves How... more »»

 
 
 
On the Water: Wet weather dampens fishing

July 29, 2015 After a lengthy stretch of dry days we were due for some rainy days, and Mother Nature delivered. This past weekend was a wash, with storms and steady rai. more »»

Local Knowledge: We’re well into our rainy season

July 29, 2015 When many Northerners think of Florida, they think of a place with a pretty consistent climate and weather pattern — we are the Sunshine State, after all. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Spinach Salad with Bacon and Mustard Dressing

July 22, 2015 Ingredients: 1/2 Lb bacon – chopped 1 Lg onion – cut into 1/2-inch dice 1/2 C flour 1 C cider vinegar 1 1/4 C waterfront 1 tsp dry mustard 1/2 C prepared mustard 1/2 C sugar 1 tsp white pepper 1 1/2... more »»

On the Water: Rain brings some cooler temperatures

July 22, 2015 Weather was unsettled for much of the past week leaving anglers dodging the possibility of rain at any time throughout the da. more »»

On the Water: Fishing is as hot as the summer temperatures

July 15, 2015 With summer heating up, fishing both inshore and offshore continues to move along with reports of good fish and actio. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

July 15, 2015 Ingredients: Vegetable oil for frying 3 Lg eggs 1 C milk 1 C beer 2 C flour 4 Soft shelled crabs – cleaned 4 Hamburger buns – toasted Tartar sauce Tomato slices Leaf lettuce How to: . more »»

On the Water: Weather has been great for fishing

July 8, 2015 It’s been a great week for offshore anglers for the fact the weather has cooperated and many of the targeted species are in season. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Chicken Mango Chopped Salad

July 8, 2015 Ingredients: 1/4 C mayonnaise 1/4 C sour cream 2 tsp lemon zest 2 Tbsp lemon Juice 2 tsp curry powder 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper 3 C chopped or shredded... more »»

Local Knowledge: MangoMania — celebrating an island treasure

July 1, 2015 I grew up on Fort Myers Beach, with no clue what a mango tree looked like. But when I bought my first property on Pine Island, I learne. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Fourth of July Barbeque Ribs

July 1, 2015 Ingredients One or two slabs of pork ribs 1/4 C Wright's Liquid Smoke 1/2 C dry rub 1 C barbecue sauce (your choice) Dry rub 3 Tbsp paprika 1 Tbsp garlic powder 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1 Tbsp dry mustar... more »»

On the Water: Month of July brings some ‘hot’ fishing

July 1, 2015 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 »»

On the Water: Fish early or late to beat the Florida heat

June 24, 2015 Again this week, and typical for summer, fishing reports were all over the place. Reports varied from great to mediocre to not so good. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Redfish Au Poivre Vert

June 24, 2015 Ingredients: 2 (10 oz) redfish fillets 1/2 pt whipping cream 1/4 tsp green peppercorns 1/2 C dry white wine (Chardonnay) How to: 1. Poach the fillets in fish stock or saute them in buttered pan. 2. more »»

Resurrecting the Father

June 24, 2015 Special to The Eagle A Sunday School teacher told her class the story of Jonah and the whale. more »»

On the Water: Anglers catching variety of fish inshore, offshore

June 17, 2015 Calm seas allowed anglers to make long runs offshore where depths from 110 to 160 feet payed off for black and red grouper, American red snapper, mangrove and mutton snapper and large amberjacks. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Seafood Enchiladas

June 17, 2015 Ingredients: 1 (10 oz) can cream of shrimp soup 1/2 C onion – chopped 8 oz crab meat (real or imitation) – chopped 1 3/4 C Monterey Jack cheese – shredded 8 flour tortillas 1 C milk Dash nutmeg Dash... more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Lucille’s Meat Loaf

June 10, 2015 Ingredients: 2 lb ground beef 1 medium onion 1/4 tsp garlic – chopped 1 rib celery – chopped 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 green pepper – finely chopped 1 C milk 2 slices... more »»

On the Water: School's out … time for summer fishing

June 10, 2015 School is out and summer will soon arrive, there will be plenty of long, hot days ahead. That’s OK; there are plenty of fish to catch and very few anglers competing as the summer months begin. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Baby Blue Salad

June 3, 2015 Ingredients 3/4 lb. mixed salad greens Balsamic vinaigrette 4 oz blue cheese – crumbled 2 oranges – peeled and thinly sliced 1 pt fresh strawberries – quartered Sweet and spicy pecans How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Good reports help kick off June fishing

June 3, 2015 As we welcome in the month of June, anglers report good catch-and-release snook fishing, tarpon and a steady increase of mangrove snapper. more »»

 
 

 

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2012 Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel

July 30, 2015 #29-15-PIE About ten years back, a good friend of mine in the wine business introduced me to a winery out in Lodi, California which was producing some pretty tasty wines for a ver... more »

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