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Peer pressure

February 22, 2017 Unfortunately, the Matlacha fishing boat had to conform to the other boats in the marina because of pier pressure. more »»

 
 
 
Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Vegetables

February 22, 2017 Ingredients: 2 quarts water 1 (9 oz) pkg. refrigerated fettuccine 3 C frozen mixed vegetables 1 (9 oz) pk. more »»

Dealing with the problem of bladder control

February 22, 2017 The loss of bladder control is called “urinary incontinence” or less formally, and more easily, “UI.” UI is a significant problem in this country, especially for adults. more »»

On the Water: Local fishing heating up with the weather

February 22, 2017 Over the past week, anglers experienced pretty good weather for the most part and despite several days with tides less than desirable, fishing wasn’t too bad. more »»

On the Water: It was a mixed week out on that water

February 15, 2017 Sandwiched in between beautiful Florida weather, a cool front blew through and disrupted fishing for a day or two. It didn’t last long and great weather resumed into the weekend. more »»

Chicken Fricassee

February 15, 2017 Ingredients: 3 to 4 Lbs stewing chicken or fryer – cut into serving pieces 2 tsp salt 1 tsp paprika 2 medium onions – sliced 2 stalks celery – sliced 2 carrots – pared and sliced 1 Bay leaf 1 C... more »»

Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

February 8, 2017 Ingredients: 1/2 C firmly packed brown sugar 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp bourbon 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 6 (1-inch thick) bone-in pork chops How to: . more »»

It’s a prime time for catching sheepshead

February 8, 2017 It's a prime time for catching sheepshead As expected for this time of year with changing weather conditions, fishing reports varied. more »»

On the Water: February fishing can bring changes on the water

February 1, 2017 Fishing in February may go one of two ways. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Lemon Parm Trout

February 1, 2017 Ingredients: 1 C flour 1 tsp granulated garlic 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning or paprika 3 eggs 2 1/2 lemon. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Creamy Chicken with Biscuits

January 25, 2017 Ingredients: 3/4 Lb carrots (about 4) cut into 1-inch lengths 2 stalks celery – thinly sliced 1 small onion – chopped 1/4 C flour 1 1/2 Lb boneless chicken thighs (about 8) 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning... more »»

Why do I need to exercise?

January 25, 2017 Are you in the same body as when you were 10, or 30 or 50? Of course not, our bodies are always changing – day to day, year to year our health is either improving or getting wors. more »»

On the Water: Strong winds disrupt good fishing

January 25, 2017 After a beautiful week on the water, it came to an end with strong winds over the weekend that kept most boats off the water. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Bourbon Braised Beef Short Ribs

January 18, 2017 Ingredients: 4 lbs beef short ribs Coarse salt and black pepper 2 tsp vegetable oil 1/2 C bourbon 1 C barbecue sauce 1 Lg yellow onion – halved and sliced 3/4 C water How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: It was a great week out on the water

January 18, 2017 Last week’s cold weather didn’t last long with daytime temperatures ap-proaching 808 degrees taking over for the past week. more »»

On the Water: Stone cold front stalls fishing in the area

January 11, 2017 Fishing was good ahead of the cold front that brought strong winds heading into the weekend, especially offshore fishing. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Shrimp with Bacon

January 11, 2017 Shrimp with Bacon Ingredients: 1/2 Tbsp sour cream 1/2 Tbsp mayonnaise Juice from one lime 1/2 tsp chopped green onion 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper 7 large... more »»

Local Knowledge: Cape-lacha? Islanders say no way!

January 11, 2017 In my last Local Knowledge column, (10-26-16 Eagle), I wrote about how Matlacha came to be — built on the fill that was dug out of Matlacha Pass when the county commission decided to put in a swing... more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Scalloped Oysters

January 4, 2017 Ingredients: 1 qt fresh oysters 2 1/2 sleeves rectangle buttery crackers – crushed 1 tsp salt 1 C butter – melted 1 1/2 C Half and Half 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp ground pepper How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Like the weather, fishing can change often in January

January 4, 2017 January will bring us some of the coldest days of the year on the water in Southwest Florida. more »»

On the Water: More warm days of fishing coming

December 28, 2016 Santa Claus brought us blue skies and warm weather for much of the holiday week, perfect for fishing and spending time on the water. more »»

 
 

 

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2016 Toad Hollow Dry Rose

February 17, 2017 #07-17-PIE This one is also called "Eye of the Toad", and is a dry Rose made from 100% Pinot Noir. more »

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