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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 »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Pine Island Clams in Beer

May 27, 2015 Ingredients 2 doz. fresh hard shell clams, all closed 1/2 stick butter 4 cloves garlic – chopped 2 bottles beer Salt and pepper to taste How to: 1. Scrub and clean clams. Discard any that are ope. more »»

On the Water: Here comes summer — a great time for fishing, boating

May 27, 2015 Now that the Memorial Day holiday has passed we can look ahead to the unofficial beginning of summer, although it doesn’t begin on the calendar until June 21. more »»

Local Knowledge: Paddling around Pine Island, Matlacha

May 27, 2015 It's certainly true that we live on an island, but not every property is on the water. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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