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Voodoo Stew

October 31, 2012 Ingredients 1 Tbs. butter – unsalted 1 tsp. fresh chopped garlic 1/2 C. red bell pepper – diced about _ inch 1/2 C. yellow onion – diced about _ inch 1/2 C. more »»

Finally, November arrives and trout season begins

October 31, 2012 With a combination of a hurricane churning north off Florida’s east coast, followed by a cold front moving south over Southwest Florida, one could expect some windy conditions. more »»

Do you remember ... visits from the Avon Lady

October 31, 2012 Do you remember when the “Avon Lady” came to your house and spread out those special products in the living room? Well, we have a real Avon Lady from the 1940s right here in our midst on Pine Island... more »»

Un-stuff your stuff

October 24, 2012 A man settled into his first class seat next to a woman wearing a 20-carat diamond rin. more »»

Broiled rosemary & garlic mackerel

October 24, 2012 Ingredients 2 Tbs. white wine vinegar 2 Tbs. reduced sodium soy sauce 3 cloves garlic – minced 4 (4 oz) mackerel fillets – skin on vegetable cooking spray 1 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary – crushed 1/2 ts. more »»

Finally, cooler fall weather arrives in Southwest Florida

October 24, 2012 For the first time in nearly six months anglers were greeted with cooler temperatures. Cool days and low humidity made for great fishing, even if the fish weren’t always biting. more »»

Honey broiled scallops

October 17, 2012 Ingredients 1 Lb. large sea scallops 3 Tbs. lemon juice 1 Tbs. vegetable oil 1 Tbs. honey 1 Tbs. soy sauce 1/2 tsp. ginger 2 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds How To: . more »»

A canoe or a kayak? Test paddle one of each and then decide

October 17, 2012 Hi everyone, Mel the Guide here from Coast Kayak, in sunny Southwest Florida. Well, we just returned from a 48-day adventure on the road. We did a road trip from Florida to California, B.C. more »»

Local anglers are welcoming cooler days

October 17, 2012 Finally, after a long hot summer southwest Florida was greeted with cooler temperatures and much lower humidity this past weekend. more »»

Locals keeping an eye out for signs of red tide

October 10, 2012 While fishing was mostly consistent throughout our waters, there were also reports of the possibility of deadly red tide looming offshore. more »»

Lucille’s Meat Balls

October 10, 2012 Ingredients 5 Lb. ground beef 24 saltine crackers – crumbled 1 medium onion – chopped 2 eggs 1/2 C. Parmesan cheese 6 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1/2 tsp. salt 2 Tbs. butter How To: 1. more »»

Cat of the Week

October 10, 2012 Meet Charlie. His owner just passed away and he is hoping for a new one. Charlie is 9 years old, declawed and weighs in at a whopping 22 pounds. more »»

Easy Clam Chowder

October 3, 2012 Ingredients 2 cans baby whole clams 1 can cream of celery soup 1 can onion soup 1 can cheddar cheese soup 4 C. diced, half-cooked potatoes 1/2 C. milk small can chicken broth How To: . more »»

Look for some great fishing this month

October 3, 2012 As we roll into October, there will be great opportunities for fishing both offshore and inshore. more »»

Key West Seafood Bisque

September 26, 2012 Ingredients 2 c. water 1 rib of celery 1/2 Lb. shrimp 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp. white pepper 1/2 c. minced conch or clams 1/2 c. minced lobster or crabs 3 oz. more »»

Fall fishing begins in Southwest Florida

September 26, 2012 With waters cooling down from the summer heat ever so slightly, fish are becoming more active throughout the day. more »»

Bad habits

September 19, 2012 A man said to his friend: "I can’t break my wife of the habit of staying up until five in the morning." "What is she doing up so late?" "Waiting for me to get home. more »»

Coquilles St-Jacques: Scallops in cream sauce

September 19, 2012 Ingredients: 1 Tbs. shallots, chopped 1/2 tsp. salt dash white pepper 1/2 c. dry vermouth How To: 1. In a two-quart saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil, then cover and simmer for two minute. more »»

It was a challenging week of fishing

September 19, 2012 On the water you could feel the transition from summer to fall over a good part of the week. more »»

Teen One Book One Community and Teen Read Week a Powerful Reading Combination!

September 12, 2012 The Lee County Library System is holding a Teen One Book One Community read of Lauren Oliver’s book “Before I Fall” starting this week and culminating during Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 14-20). more »»



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