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On the Water: Windy week creates fishing challenges

October 19, 2016 The good news over the past week was cooler weather and strong full moon tides. For the bad, the strong northeast winds that accompanied the cool down stuck around much of the week. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Brown Butter

October 19, 2016 Ingredients: 1/2 C butter – cubed 1/4 C maple syrup 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 C chopped pecans – toasted 1 1/2 C flour 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2... more »»

Why bless animals?

October 19, 2016 During the last week of September and the first week of October, one of the most asked questions was:  “Pastor, why are you and other pastors blessing animals on Oct. 1? Is it just to honor St. more »»

On the Water: Fishing during and after the storm

October 12, 2016 As Hurricane Matthew ripped up the east coast of Florida, we were lucky on our side of the state. With the exception of a couple breezy days, we were pretty much unaffected. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Marnequed Lamb Chops

October 12, 2016 Ingredients: 2 to 3 C olive or vegetable oil 1/4 C chopped garlic 4 tsp salt 1 tsp minced fresh rosemary 1 tsp salt-free garlic and herb dressing 1 tsp pepper 18 lamb chops (1 inch thick) How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: October is a great month for fishing

October 5, 2016 This is a refreshing time for anglers around South-west Florida. After a long hot summer, we will finally see some relief with cooler days and a drop in humidit. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Party Chicken Salad

October 5, 2016 Ingredients: 1 C chopped pecans 1/2 C mayonnaise 1/2 C minced sweet onion 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper 5 C chopped cooked chicken breast 4 small fresh, firm... more »»

On the Water: Hot days slow the fish bite in the area

September 28, 2016 Summer-like weather continued into the first week of autumn making for some hot, sticky days on the water. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Little Irish Lamb Stew

September 28, 2016 Ingredients: 2 Tbsp flour 1/8 tsp pepper 1 1/2 Lbs lamb – cut into 2-inch pieces 2 Tbsp fat 1/4 tsp dill seeds 3 C water 8 small onions 3 carrots – cut into 1-inch slices 2 potatoes – peeled and... more »»

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 »»



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