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On the Water: Getting back to fishing — good and bad

August 15, 2018 This week we are getting back to fishing reports, good or bad. Yes, red tide is still affecting many areas, but there are also unaffected waters and anglers bending a rod. more »»

 
 
 
Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Conch Chowder

August 15, 2018 Ingredients: 4 slices bacon – coarsely chopped 2 C chopped onion 2 C chopped celery 1 C chopped green bell pepper 1 Garlic clove – minced 3 Qts chicken of fish broth 2 Lb conch – pounded until tende... more »»

On the Water: What did I come home to?

August 8, 2018 Usually it’s great to come back from a long vacation and catch up on the good fishing that I missed. That sure isn’t the scenario I returned to this summer. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Smoked Beef Brisket

August 8, 2018 Ingredients: One 7 to 10 lb brisket Hickory chunks for smoker Marinade: 1 bottle hickory smoked marinade (12/7 oz. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Quit in your own way

August 1, 2018 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 »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Aunt Billie’s Easy Clam Chowder

August 1, 2018 Ingredients: 2 cans baby whole clams - drained 1 can cream of celery coup 1 can cream of onion soup 1/4 tsp black pepper 1 can cheddar cheese soup 1 can cheddar cheese soup 4 C half-cooked potatoes ... more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

July 25, 2018 Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs round steak – cut into 1 inch pieces 1 (8 oz) pkg sliced fresh mushrooms 1 C sliced onion 1 C sliced celery 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 (14. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Jack Daniel’s Steak

July 18, 2018 This was the number one seller at the Colorado Steak House, which I developed in the early '90s in Indiana and Illinois. more »»

On the Water: Dealing with changing fishing conditions

July 18, 2018 The ability to overcome challenging or changing conditions on the water is a key factor to successful fishing. more »»

Never give up

July 18, 2018 A shabbily dressed elderly couple entered McDonald's and ordered a hamburger, fries and a coke. The manager noticed that the man took two straws. more »»

On the Water: A mixed bag: some good reports, some bad

July 11, 2018 Red tide continued to linger in our waters again this week, as dead fish were reported floating and washing ashore along the beaches. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Bacon Wrapped Cornish Hens with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze

July 11, 2018 Ingredients: 3/4 C seedless raspberry jam 1/2 C balsamic vinegar 16 slices bacon 3/4 Lb Cornish hens How to: 1. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Be prepared for the next hurricane

July 11, 2018 We tend to become complacent when we are not faced with a hurricane for many years. It’s been 14 years since Charley. Then along comes Irma and it makes us realize again how serious hurricanes can be. more »»

On the Water: Be prepared for July heat, humidity

July 4, 2018 Summer is in full swing bringing hot, humid days and the possibility of thunderstorms almost every afternoon. That does not mean fishing is poor, it can be very good if you plan accordingl. more »»

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

July 4, 2018 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 »»

Summer’s here and the heat is on

June 27, 2018 This past week was very hot on the water, with little to no breeze and bright sunny skies. Water temperature climbed into the 90s and red tide with fish kills were reporte. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Chicken Breast & Country Ham Supreme

June 27, 2018 Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts – divided 4 slices of country ham 1 C heavy cream 1/3 C apple cider 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice Salt & pepper to taste 4 slices buttered toast How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Great weather continues

June 20, 2018 If you wanted flat calm seas to venture offshore into Gulf waters, then you were in luck over the past week. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Baked Salmon (with Caribbean Fruit Salsa)

June 20, 2018 Ingredients: 3 Lb salmon fillet 1 T Caribbean jerk seasoning 1 1/2 T olive oil How to: 1. Place salmon fillet in a roasting pan and sprinkle evenly on 1 side with jerk seasoning. 2. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: What is HPV?

June 20, 2018 According to the Center for Disease Control, HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Some types can cause warts, and others can cause cancers. Men can get penile HPV cancer. more »»

Friends of the Pine Island Library: Celebrating the Year of the Bird in 2018

June 13, 2018 The National Geographic Society, Audubon and Cornell University’s Ornithology Lab have designated 2018 as the Year of the Bird in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Act Treaty. more »»

 
 

 

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Norm's Tasting Notes

2016 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

August 17, 2018 #32-18-PIE Our cousin, on his last visit, brought us a bottle of 2016 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon which we really like. more »

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