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On the Water: Fishing is good when the weather allows

December 12, 2018 Over the week we experienced warm, cold and windy days. If you chose the right day on the water, the bite was on and fishing was good. more »»

 
 
 
Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Mahi-Mango-Mahi

December 12, 2018 Ingredients: 1 1/4 LB mahi fillets 1 mango 2 Tbsp buttermilk 1 Tbsp lime zest 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1/2 C heavy cream Dashes of Tabasco sauce How to: 1. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: ‘How to Manage Stress and be a Healthy Caregiver’

December 12, 2018 Caregiving can be overwhelming, but it is important to make your health a priority. Taking care of yourself can help you be a better caregiver. more »»

December, and cooler temperatures, bring fishing changes

December 5, 2018 December brings cooler days around Southwest Florida and the islands, and a change in the way many of us fish. As temperatures drop, it will push small baitfish offshore and south to warmer waters. more »»

Flounder with Shrimp Stuffing

December 5, 2018 Ingredients: Stuffing 6 Tbsp butter – cubed 1 small onion – finely chopped 1/4 C finely chopped celery 1/4 C finely chopped green pepper 1 Lb uncooked shrimp – peeled, deveined and chopped 1/4 C bee... more »»

Osteoarthritis – join us for the journey

December 5, 2018 Arthritis is America’s #1 cause of disability stealing hopes and dreams from 1 in every 5 Americans (more than 50 million). It is the most common cause of joint pain in older adults. more »»

On the Water: It was a very good week on the water

November 29, 2018 Good weather continued through Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend, giving anglers good fishing opportunities. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Potato Crusted Fish with Mango Salsa

November 29, 2018 Ingredients: SALSA 1 ripe mango – diced 1 jalapeno pepper – seeded and minced 1 small red onion – chopped Juice of 1 lime 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro + more for garnish Kosher salt 2 Tbsp olive oi... more »»

On the Water: There are cooler days ahead for fishing

November 21, 2018 Finally, after a long stretch of warm weather, a cool front finally dropped down into Southwest Florida. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Panko Baked Fish

November 21, 2018 Ingredients: 1 to 1 1/2 Lb fish fillets Salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp thyme 2/3 C panko Japanese bread crumbs 2 Tbsp parsley – chopped 1/2 tsp Paprika How to: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 2. more »»

Taking inventory

November 21, 2018 When I was 11, I was hired by the owner of the Shamrock Bowling Alley to sweep and mop the floors and to wash pins. One day, Dick said:  “It’s time to take inventor. more »»

On the Water: It was a beautiful week on the water

November 14, 2018 We could not have asked for a better week of weather, most days brought us bright sunny skies, mild temperature and little wind. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: A couple favorite recipes for Thanksgiving

November 14, 2018 Josie's Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients: 3 C cooked and mashed sweet potatoes 1/2 C sugar 8 oz cream cheese – softened 2 eggs Dash of salt 1 C chopped pecans 1 C cornflakes 1/2 C brown sugar Ho... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Cancer – be informed

November 14, 2018 In the 20th century, medical science made tremendous advances in the control of, and in some cases, eradication of many diseases that had injured and killed untold generations of men, women and... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Are you getting the Medicare plan that’s right for you?

November 6, 2018 Medicare is the federal health insurance plan for those 65 and older. It is a wonderful benefit for seniors and it sounds simple enough. more »»

On the Water: An up and down week of fishing to start the month

November 6, 2018 As we moved into November, fishing was up and down. On days with good weather and tides the bite was good, while other days wind and poor water movement dampened the bite. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Lip Lickin' Pork Chops

November 6, 2018 Ingredients: 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 C sliced onion 2 cloves garlic – minced 1/2 C Worcestershire sauce 3 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Cooling temperatures will bring good fishing

October 31, 2018 As the waters of South-west Florida continue to cool this month there should be plenty of good fishing and great weather to keep anglers busy. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Party Chicken Salad

October 31, 2018 Ingredients: 1 C chopped pecans 1/2 C mayonnaise 1/4 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: Weather has been great for fishing

October 24, 2018 It was another warm and beautiful week on the water in Southwest Florida and anglers report catching fish both offshore and inside. more »»

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

October 24, 2018 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 »»

 
 

 

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"Wine and Food"

December 14, 2018 #47-18-PIE First let me say MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY DINING!...To make this happen you will need to make some good choices for your holiday meal. more »

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