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Smoky Boiled Mullet

May 24, 2017 Ingredients: 2 Lbs mullet fillets 1/3 C soy sauce ½ tsp ginger ½ tsp salt 1 Tbsp Liquid Smoke 1 clove garlic – finely chopped 3 Tbsp vegetable oil Lemon wedges for garnish How to: 1. more »»

 
 
 
May the big winds stop — soon!

May 24, 2017 Overall it was a tough week for anglers and like too many days this spring it was due to windy conditions. Nothing hampers tarpon fishing like strong wind. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Whole Fried Flounder with Garlic-Apricot Glaze

May 17, 2017 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) How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Good results fishing the full moon

May 17, 2017 While many anglers focused on tarpon, full moon tides also brought good action for other species over the week. Full moon tides put anglers on the chase for tarpon through the week. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Observation status in the hospital – look out

May 10, 2017 If you stay in a hospital overnight or even two days, you may be considered an outpatien. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Fresh & Spicy Cioppino

May 10, 2017 Ingredients: 5 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 (24 oz) jar tomato basil pasta sauce 1 (8 oz) bottle clam juice 1 C dry white wine or chicken broth 1/4 C water 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp crushed... more »»

On the Water: A cool start to the month of May

May 10, 2017 We generally do not associate cool weather with the month of May, however that’s just what we got heading into the weekend as north winds stirred up the waters and brought a drop in temperature. more »»

On the Water: Snook season ends as tarpon season begins

May 3, 2017 As we kick off the month of May, it brings an end to snook season and the beginning of tarpon season. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Fried Lobster Tail

May 3, 2017 Ingredients: 1 raw lobster tail – shell removed 1 can coconut milk 1 Tbsp sugar 2 eggs 1 dollop Half & Half 2 Tbsp flour Salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp sugar How to: . more »»

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

April 26, 2017 Despite east winds much of the week, fishing wasn't to bad. The winds made it tough for offshore and tarpon anglers, but most inshore waters and just off the beaches were fishable. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: My Favorite Baked Fish

April 26, 2017 Ingredients: 4 (4 to 6 oz) boneless fillets of trout, redfish, catfish, flounder or grouper 1/4 C mayonnaise 1 tsp Cajun seasoning 2 Tbsp butter – melted 1/4 C panko bread crumbs 2 Tbsp Parmesan... more »»

Peace be with you

April 26, 2017 Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Mary, the mother of James, told the disciples the good news: “Jesus is Risen!” But the disciples thought it was nonsense. more »»

On the Water: Fishing is good inshore and offshore

April 19, 2017 Over the week good reports came in from both offshore and inshore, plus tarpon season is winding up as sightings and hook-ups are happening throughout our waters. more »»

Cooler, windy weather disrupts fishing

April 12, 2017 All was going well on the fishing front then Mother Nature stepped in and interfered. Strong winds and cooler weather crippled fishing for the later part of the wee. more »»

Beef Tenderloin Fillets with Green Peppercorn Sauce

April 12, 2017 Ingredients: 2 Tbsp butter 1 (8 oz) beef tenderloin fillets 2 C Marsala wine 1 C chicken broth 20 green peppercorns 2 C whipping cream 1/8 tsp Dijon mustard How to: 1. more »»

Transform your ideas about the library: celebrate National Library Week April 9-15

April 12, 2017 Our Pine Island Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and... more »»

On the Water: Fish are on the move — and hungry

April 5, 2017 The first week of April brought warm weather allowing water temperatures to rise and remain well above 70 degrees all week. more »»

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

April 5, 2017 Ingredients 4 lb beef short ribs Coarse salt and black pepper 2 tsp vegetable oil 1/2 C bourbon 1 C barbeque sauce 1 lg yellow onion – halved and sliced 3/4 C water How to: . more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Marinated Country Pork Ribs

March 29, 2017 Ingredients: 4 country ribs 1/3 Tbsp Cajun seasoning 5 oz zesty Italian dressing 2 oz liquid smoke 1/3 C A-1 sauce 2 oz Worcestershire sauce How to: 1. Wash ribs and rub with Cajun seasoning. . more »»

On the Water: April’s a great month for outdoor enthusiasts

March 29, 2017 For the outdoor enthusiast, April is a month we all look forward to in Southwest Florida. more »»

 
 

 

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Norm's Tasting Notes

2015 Boom Bom Syrah

May 26, 2017 #19-17-PIE For some, names like Boom Boom Syrah sound really cool, and draw them to the wine itself, but for me, having been involved with wine since the days of the famous Paris Wine... more »

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