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Back at it

Friday, August 27, 2010

August has been a great month, but traveling throughout the Keys, the Caribbean & out west has put about 5 pounds on me. I think it should shed pretty quickly now that I am back to my usual exercise & nutrition routines. All the time off is now over and time to get back to the grind, sigh, I hate the end of Summer.....

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MARKSEREGHY 8/29/2010 8:15PM

My daughter is just starting her 1st year of teaching 4th graders up in Orlando. She couldn't wait for school to start. I can only hope that she has a good year.

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JUGE300000 8/29/2010 3:52PM

    I know what you mean. I am a teacher and we are about to start the second week of school. *sigh*


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LONELYMOON86 8/27/2010 9:42AM

    Nice picture! I've found lately that every vacation I take I put on a couple.. but when I get home and back in the swing of things, I break my plateaus (which I'm getting a lot of). So maybe it's a good thing? emoticon

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Tuna for lunch!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fishing trip was a success for my diet! All told I should be eating my favorite grilled tuna steaks for at least a few more months without having to go to Merrick's seafood!

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JUGE300000 8/19/2010 6:48PM

    Yum, Yum.


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KARRYB1 8/16/2010 12:24PM

    Wow! Quite a catch.
Happy eating, Yum!

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Bahamian conch chowder....

Friday, August 13, 2010

Brought back 15 conch caught the morning I left Bimini and yielded about 3.5 pounds of meat. Used it all in one big pot of Chowder that had to be the best I have ever had. I entered it in the recipe calculator and it is only 201 calories per 1 cup serving and loaded with good stuff for you.....


* 3 pounds Conch
* Lime Juice, 2 oz
*Tomato paste, no salt added, 2 small cans.
* Bacon, 4 medium slices cut in to small pieces
* Olive Oil, 3 tbsp
* 2 Jalapeno Pepper chopped
* Large Onion chopped
* 1 large Green Bell Pepper chopped
* 4 large stalks Celery chopped
* Garlic, 5 clove chopped
* 4 cans tomatoes, diced, no salt, (14 oz. cans)
* Bay Leaf
* Rum, 4 fl oz (I used Appelton's)
* 3 TB Worcestershire Sauce
* 1.5 tsp Thyme
* 5 Med size Potatoes chopped
* cilantro (fresh)
* Cholula or other hot sauce

1. Cut the conch into 1/2 inch pieces and place in a bowl.
Add the lime juice and tomato paste and mix well; set aside to marinate.
In a large stew pot, cook the bacon until browned.
Pour off the fat.
Add the olive oil, onion, celery, garlic, green pepper, and jalapeno pepper.
Cook over medium-low heat until very lightly browned.
Add the tomatoes and cook for 1 minute.
Add the rum, Worcestershire , potatoes, conch mixture, bay leaf, and thyme. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 1 hour. Potatoes should be tender. Discard bay leaf.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and stir in the Hot Sauce to taste.
To serve, sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro.
makes 18 1-cup servings

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XIOMI1209 8/16/2010 11:16AM

    Yummy!!! I love conch chowder! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Conch is not cheap so I'm envious that you were able to just go and catch 'em.

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JUGE300000 8/14/2010 9:46AM

    Sounds great! Hope you had an enjoyable time in the Bahamas.


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KILTGUY 8/13/2010 5:42PM

    Sounds wonderful! If only I had some conch. Made a corn chowder last weekend which was fantastic.

Hope you had a great time in the Bahamas!

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Packing for Bimini

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Leaving tomorrow for Bimini so I just packed. Not much room on the boat after we stock up on provisions, ice, beer, water and fishing gear so for 7 days all I am taking is 4 pairs of shorts and 4 t-shirts, ( we do have a washing machine at the condo) 2 hats, sandals, running shoes ( I plan on running down to Alice Town a few times) deck shoes, sunglasses, sun screen, 1 bottle Cabo-Wabo, 1 bottle Kettle One and a dozen Cuban cigars. Should be a great trip!


Bimini bound

Monday, August 02, 2010

I must eat salmon or tuna 3-4 times a week so I hope to bring back plenty of tuna when I return from my fishing trip to Bimini.

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JUGE300000 8/2/2010 3:52PM

    Enjoy your fishing trip Mark. It sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun.


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PMFISH 8/2/2010 3:46PM

    Enjoy fishing in Bimini!! Happy for you, but also bit envious that I can't do that any more! Some of my best times have been deep sea fishing. Hope your will be too.

Pat emoticon

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