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On the Water: An up and down week on the water

April 17, 2019 For a good part of the past week, anglers dealt with windy conditions and days with slow tides at time. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Whole Fried Flounder

April 17, 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) How to: 1. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Questions and concerns about vaccines

April 17, 2019 In today’s world there are many different types of vaccines. Some have been around forever. Others are relatively new. Some are not used anymore. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Recognizing stroke symptoms and knowing what to do

April 10, 2019 Though there are times when stroke symptoms seem to resolve on their own, experiencing any of the symptoms of stroke constitutes a medical emergency. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: New Orleans Redfish Au Poivre Vert

April 10, 2019 The following recipe came from a famous New Orleans French Quarter Restaurant Ingredients: 2 10 oz. redfish fillets 1/2 pint whipping cream 1/4 t. more »»

On the Water: Warm weather brings good fishing

April 10, 2019 April kicked off with a front dropping down early in the week bringing a few windy days and scattered showers. As we moved closer to the weekend, we were back to sunny days with light wind. more »»

On the Water: April is a great month to get out on the water

April 3, 2019 This is a month that has a lot to offer anglers on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida. It would be easy to argue that April may hold our best fishing of the year, plus possibly our best weathe. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Grill-Roasted Fish on the Half Shell

April 3, 2019 Ingredients: 6 (7 oz) fish fillets – skin and scales on, with pin bones removed 1/4 tsp kosher salt for each fillet Scant 1/4 tsp black pepper for each fillet Scant 1/4 tsp crushed red chili flakes... more »»

On the Water: It was a cool start to spring fishing

March 27, 2019 Spring arrived in Southwest Florida with a bit of a winter fee. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Flounder with Shrimp Stuffing

March 27, 2019 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 »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Quit smoking in your own way

March 27, 2019 Why would I want to stop smoking? I enjoy it. It makes me feel good. It helps me when I’m stressed. It keeps my weight down. I’ve tried and it’s so hard to quit. more »»

On the Water: Spring has arrived; it’s time to get out on the water

March 20, 2019 As typical for late winter in Southwest Florida, we are blessed with six or seven days of perfect fishing weather then set back for a day or two with bad weather. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Bacon Wrapped Trout with Shrimp Stuffing

March 20, 2019 Ingredients: 3/4 C butter 1 medium onion – diced 3 ribs celery – diced 1/2 red bell pepper – diced 2 cloves garlic – minced 8 oz shrimp – peeled and chopped 1/4 C dry white wine 1 tsp salt – divided... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Ways to cope with grief and loss

March 13, 2019 Last month I wrote about how it is normal to feel loss when you care about someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. I discussed some common experiences in the grieving proces. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Beer Batter Fish and Chips

March 13, 2019 Beer Batter Fish and Chips Ingredients: 2 eggs – well beaten 1 bottle of beer 1 1/2 C flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp baking powder Flour or cornstarch for dredging How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: A cold and warm week of fishing

March 13, 2019 A cold front blew through early last week dropping the thermometer along with gusty north winds, However, in typical Florida fashion, a couple days later we rebounded nicely with temperature climbin... more »»

On the Water: Start of the spring fishing season under way

March 6, 2019 Good things happen this month on the waters around Southwest Florida. The kick-off to the spring fishing season is in full effect as we transition out of winter to warmer days. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Lime Chicken with Salsa Verde Sour Cream

March 6, 2019 Ingredients: 3/4 tsp ground coriander 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp pepper 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound) 1/3 C reduced fat sour cream 2 Tbsp salsa verde 2 Tbsp mince... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Sunlight exposure and skin health

March 6, 2019 Living in Southwest Florida means beautiful, clear, sunny skies on most days. This wonderful blessing draws domestic and international tourists and seasonal residents every year. more »»

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

February 27, 2019 Overall it was a great week on the water with plenty of sunshine and blue skies. Bottom fishing was good in Gulf waters and the inshore bite was on and off depending on the tides. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Fried Bacon-Wrapped Oysters

February 27, 2019 Ingredients: 1 C flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 2 Pints fresh oysters (about 46) – rinsed and drained 23 Bacon slices – cut in half Peanut oil How to: 1. more »»



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