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On the water: Fishing and weather up and down over the week

November 13, 2019 Fishing was good and bad over the past week. more »»

 
 
 
Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Coconut Fish Sticks

November 13, 2019 Ingredients: 1 1/4 Lbs fish fillets – cut into 1-inch thick strips 1/3 C milk 1/3 C jarred mango chutney 1/2 jalapeno pepper – seeded and diced 2 scallions – thinly sliced 2 lemons (1 juiced and 1... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Do you know what’s in your medicine cabinet?

November 13, 2019 If you are like many of us – you kind of know but not really know what is in your medicine cabinet. You may find medicines that expired many years ago and you don’t even remember what they were for. more »»

On the Water: Red tide is still present across local waters

November 7, 2019 Again, anglers reported signs of red tide across Pine Island Sound and the Gulf beaches over the past week. Most fish kills reported included small bait fish, mullet and catfish, with a few game fish. more »»

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

November 7, 2019 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 Egg... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Hello, snowbirds

November 7, 2019 This is the time of the year when our winter residents are returning en masse. They come to get away from the four letter words snow and cold. more »»

On the Water: Weather in November brings changes for anglers

October 30, 2019 Fishing reports were not the best over the past week as many anglers struggled. Traces of red tide was reported in Pine Island Sound and along the beache. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Sheepshead Chowder

October 30, 2019 Ingredients: 2 Lbs sheepshead fillets 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1/3 C butter 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 C chopped onion 1 Bay leaf 1 C chopped celery 1 Clove garlic plus 1 C chopped green pepper 4 C ho... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: It’s time for a flu shot

October 30, 2019 It’s the right time to get a flu shot and it is so important that you do. Flu season starts in October, generally peaks in December to February, and sometimes continues to May. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Crab Cups

October 23, 2019 Ingredients: 24 mini phyllo cups 1 Lb fresh lump crabmeat 2 C finely diced celery 2 Lg hard-cooked eggs – finely chopped 1 small yellow onion – finely chopped 1 C mayonnaise 1 Tbsp finely snipped... more »»

On the Water: Fishing is good as warm weather continues

October 23, 2019 It was another warm and beautiful week on the water around Southwest Florida, apart from Saturday, as we felt the affects of tropical storm Nesto. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: How to communicate better with someone with dementia

October 23, 2019 Communication with a person with Alzheimer’s and related dementia re-quires patience, understanding and good listening skills. more »»

On the Water: Fishing is good around full moon tides

October 16, 2019 Days leading up to the full moon brought good water movement and extremely high tides. With a week of good weather to go with the tides, fishing reports were on point for the most part. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Grilled Marinated Flank or Hanger Steak

October 16, 2019 Ingredients: 1/4 C balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce 2 Tbsp honey 2 medium shallots – thinly sliced 2 tsp freshly chopped rosemary or 1 tsp dried rosemary 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard 1 1/2... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: What do you do after you have been stung or bitten?

October 16, 2019 Most reactions to insect bites or stings are mild. They can cause minor swelling, stinging, redness or itching. more »»

Why bless animals?

October 16, 2019 During the last week of September and the first week of October, one of the most asked questions is: “Why are you and other pastors blessing animals on Oct. 5th?  Is it just to honor St. more »»

On the Water: October fishing is off to a good start

October 9, 2019 Despite days with extreme high tides and a brisk breeze, fishing reports were still good on the waters around Southwest Florida. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Grandma’s Buttermilk Pot Roast

October 9, 2019 Ingredients: 1 Tbsp flour 1 Tbsp dry mustard 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 (3 to 4 lb) roast 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 beef flavored bullion cube 1/3 C hot water 1 1/2 C buttermilk – divided 6 medium... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Breast cancer awareness month

October 9, 2019 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is a perfect time to tell everyone about From Our Hearts and its mission. more »»

On the Water: October’s a great time to fish Southwest Florida waters

October 2, 2019 October is a refreshing time for anglers around Southwest Florida. After a long hot summer, we will finally see some relief with cooler days and a noticeable drop in humidity. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Whole Fried Flounder

October 2, 2019 Ingredients: 1 (1 to 1 1/2 LB) flounder Vegetable oil for frying 2 C flour 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper 1 recipe Garlic-Apricot Glaze (recipe follows) Ingredients: . more »»

 
 

 

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