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Jamaican Curry Goat Recipe

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Jamaican Curry Goat Recipe

Ingredients

3 lbs Goat meat, chopped in cubes
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black pepper
5-6 Tbsp Curry powder
1 large Onion, sliced
4-6 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Scotch bonnet pepper, slice and discard seeds (handle with care)
4 Tbsp Cooking oil
4 cups boiling Water
1 large spring Thyme
1 medium Onion, chopped
3 medium Potatoes, each cut in 3 pieces
1 Tbsp Tomato ketchup

Season Meat
Mix together goat meat, salt, black pepper, 4 Tbsp curry powder, 1 large onion sliced, garlic, Scotch bonnet pepper. Please in the fridge overnight (or at least 5 hours) to marinate.

Method

  1. Remove the sliced onions and scotch bonnet pepper from the bowl of marinated goat meat and set aside.
  2. Heat cooking oil in large saucepan on High. Place goat meat in pan and brown to seal in juices.
  3. Once the meat is browned add thyme and 2 cups of boiling water; cover, lower heat to Medium-Low and simmer for about 1 hour
  4. Chop 1 medium onion and add to pot along with the sliced onion and Scotch bonnet pepper that was set aside earlier
  5. Add 2 cups of boiling water and bring to a boil
  6. Taste and remove Scotch bonnet pepper based on your taste; add more curry powder to taste
  7. Add potatoes and tomato ketchup; simmer on low heat for 1/2 hour, or until the meat is falling off the bone

 

Not much to report…

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It has been a slow week around Destin. Sunshine Cindy and I have not been out this week. We did have some warm days with the temps getting up to 75 yesterday. I wish I could have been out to enjoy it and not stuck at work.

We have heard of a few businesses coming and going. The Puerto Rican restaurant that went into the old Malibu Jack’s on Hwy. 98 a few doors down from Hogs Breath has closed down. I always thought that was too small a place to try and run a restaurant out of. The building is back up for lease but it is pretty high rent for that small a place.

I have heard The Boathouse down on the harbor is taking over Dockside that is right next to The Boathouse. I have not confirmed that and I am not sure what they will do with that place. It is also pretty small.

This past Monday World of Beer opened in the Destin Commons. I saw some pictures from the opening and they had a big crowd there. We will be checking it out soon and I will have a report for everyone.

We don’t have a lot going on this weekend. We will be at our Parrot Head clubs get together on Friday night at Chip’s but nothing else really is planned. I am sure we will come up with something!

Have a great weekend. See ya Monday.

Article source: http://destinsteve.blogspot.com/2015/01/not-much-to-report.html

Gas under $2 in Destin

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We have seen pictures from other parts of the country of gas below $2 and now it has come to Destin. Several stations in town have gas for $1.99 per gallon. Let’s see how low it can go!

Sunshine Cindy and I got out a little this weekend. It started on Thursday. I went to Landshark Pizza in the afternoon for a while. I hung out and had some wings and a few PBR’s. It was relaxing. As I was leaving Brian said he was going to stop in at Beach Liquor to have a few craft beers. They have a small bar area with a dozen craft beers on tap. Each Thursday they have a 2 for 1 happy hour. While we were there a guy from Vermont, Rick, was buying some beer. He stopped by and had a few beers with us. This guy was a trip. I will leave it at that.

Friday Sunshine Cindy and I had a few errands to run. We ended up at Cheeseburger in Paradise for some lunch. The bartender who waited on us had moved to Destin from Helen, GA last summer. We chatted with her as we ate our lunch. We left there and decided to stop at a new place on the gulf called the Surf Hut. This place sits right on the water. It reminded us of places we visit in Panama City Beach. There were great views of the gulf and a nice vibe to the place. We were pleasantly surprised to see our old friend Glen (Jager) behind the bar. We had not seen him in about a year.

While we were there at about five minutes to four a big group of snowbirds descended on the place. Sunshine Cindy and I asked Jager what was up with that. Well, their happy hour started at 4 and the snowbirds were there to take advantage of it. That was funny seeing them all come in at the same time. We left the Surf Hut and decided to stop at Cuvee Bistro to see if our friend Dominic was working. He was. The last time we saw Dominic was at our wedding. It was good catching up with him.

As we headed home we decided to make one final stop at Chip’s. Brian, Glen and Bruce were there so we joined them. The guys like to smoke cigars. At one point Sunshine Cindy went up to Bruce to talk to him. As she did, Bruce’s cigar flamed up. We told him she made him spontaneously combust. He needed to be careful around her!

Saturday was a lazy day for us. We did get out to the Olive Garden for lunch. But that was about it. We spent the rest of the just relaxing around the house. Sunday we went to Landshark to watch the Packers game. Landshark is the local Packer fan headquarters. The place was packed. We had fun but the Pack lost it in the end. All the fans were bummed.

One final public service announcement….the Okaloosa County cops now have laser radar guns. There are a whole lot harder to avoid. They have been set up the last few mornings on Hwy. 98 using the laser gun to find speeders.

Have a great week. See ya Thursday

Article source: http://destinsteve.blogspot.com/2015/01/gas-under-2-in-destin.html

Buckeye’s Number One!!!

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Monday night was a fun time for us. Sunshine Cindy and I went to Anglers on the island. We were meeting up with some friends. Mike Nash and his girlfriend Melissa were coming through town and wanted to get together for dinner. Wayne, Kenny, Tommy and Faye all came out too. We had a big table right in front of a big screen TV where we could watch the football game. We had a great time catching up with Mike and Melissa. It looks like Mike and his band, Southern Drawl Band will be back in Destin in the spring. We can’t wait.

When halftime rolled around we all headed out. Sunshine Cindy and I went home as I had to work the next day. We were able to watch the balance of the game from home. Ohio State really played well and are now the National Champs. Way to go Bucks!

The rest of the week I worked on publishing the Crab Island Mambo Mullet Wrapper. You can read the January edition here: http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Mullet-Wrapper-January-2015-edition.html

Destin continues to have cloudy, rainy and warm days. We have hardly seen the sun this year. Summer can’t get here quick enough.

The city is talking about annexing Crab Island. The city annexing Crab Island would be a big boondoggle and another waste of taxpayer money. I agree there needs to be something done but this won’t solve anything. I can see the city “giving” someone like Peter Boz development rights or some crazy thing like that. Get a few more marine patrols and that would help. Besides everyone knows where the “family” area is and where the “party” crowd area is. This council is trying to legislate morality like their spending over 2 million dollars to buy out the strip club and now thinking of shutting down the bars at midnight. It’s time they realize this is not Destin of 20 years ago and to use our taxpayer money on things to make us safe like more sheriff patrols on the harbor and a pedestrian bridge over 98 . Okay, I am done. LOL

Don’t forget we are accepting registrations for the “21St Annual Phlocking of the Phaithful” Trop Rock music festival in Put in Bay, Ohio next June. Don’t be left out of all the fun! You can get all the information and get registered right here: http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Crab-Island-Mambo-presents-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful.html

Have a great weekend. See ya Monday!

Article source: http://destinsteve.blogspot.com/2015/01/buckeyes-number-one.html

The Snowbirds are back in Destin

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Yep, it’s that time of the year again. The Snowbirds have descended upon Destin for the winter. They are here in full force. We make jokes about them stealing all the sweet and low from the restaurants but they do bring in a lot of money to the local economy this time of the year. Sunshine Cindy and I have met many fine Snowbirds. We are glad they are back. But I can make fun of them. Here is a Brent Burns joke:

“This time of the year if a car with Michigan plates passes you….It’s stolen!”

Sunshine Cindy and I got out a little this weekend. Friday night was a Parrot Head meeting at Harry T’s. It was a fun time. Flash Flood duo played. Tim and Rusty did a good job having the crowd up and dancing. This was Sunshine Cindy’s first meeting since getting out of the hospital. Everyone was glad to see her.

We then went to the Legion for some Karaoke. There was a big crowd at the Legion. That surprised us as all other places around town were dead. We hung out for a good while talking to Steve, Dottie, Capt John and Julie. As the music was winding down we headed home so I could get my beauty sleep. LOL

Saturday we went to Julies for a party. We were celebrating her birthday which is in a few days. It was a good time with everyone bringing some food and we played “Left, Right, Center” game. Sunshine Cindy actually won one of the games. It was a fun night with good friends.

Sunday we went to Brick and Spoon where we met up with Larry and Brodie. The place was packed with mostly Snowbirds. The kitchen was way behind. We had some drinks and had a chance to catch up with Larry and Brodie. We decided against ordering any food due to the wait. If they keep getting that many folks for brunch they will need to ramp up the help.

We left and decided to go to Landshark Pizza to catch the second half of the Packers/Cowboys football game. With Landshark being Packer headquarters in Destin we knew the place would be packed and it was. We found a place to stand next to Glen. We had a bunch of friends in watching the game. John, Deb, Mike, Cindy, Blake, Rusty, Jim, Barb….you get the idea. It was a good game that swung on a controversial call that went the Packers way. The Packer fans love it. When the Packers won one guy went outside, picked up the big Packer flag and ran around the parking lot. It was a fun atmosphere.

When that game was done we were able to get a table to watch the second game. Alan, Jackie and Julie all came and joined us. Mike and Cindy stayed for the game as Cindy is a big Bronco’s fan. We ordered some pizza’s and drank a few beers. The game was good even though the Bronco’s lost making Cindy sad. We went home after the game to get ready for the upcoming week.

Have a great week. See ya Thursday!

Article source: http://destinsteve.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-snowbirds-are-back-in-destin.html

The Snowbirds are back in Destin

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Yep, it’s that time of the year again. The Snowbirds have descended upon Destin for the winter. They are here in full force. We make jokes about them stealing all the sweet and low from the restaurants but they do bring in a lot of money to the local economy this time of the year. Sunshine Cindy and I have met many fine Snowbirds. We are glad they are back. But I can make fun of them. Here is a Brent Burns joke:

“This time of the year if a car with Michigan plates passes you….It’s stolen!”

Sunshine Cindy and I got out a little this weekend. Friday night was a Parrot Head meeting at Harry T’s. It was a fun time. Flash Flood duo played. Tim and Rusty did a good job having the crowd up and dancing. This was Sunshine Cindy’s first meeting since getting out of the hospital. Everyone was glad to see her.

We then went to the Legion for some Karaoke. There was a big crowd at the Legion. That surprised us as all other places around town were dead. We hung out for a good while talking to Steve, Dottie, Capt John and Julie. As the music was winding down we headed home so I could get my beauty sleep. LOL

Saturday we went to Julies for a party. We were celebrating her birthday which is in a few days. It was a good time with everyone bringing some food and we played “Left, Right, Center” game. Sunshine Cindy actually won one of the games. It was a fun night with good friends.

Sunday we went to Brick and Spoon where we met up with Larry and Brodie. The place was packed with mostly Snowbirds. The kitchen was way behind. We had some drinks and had a chance to catch up with Larry and Brodie. We decided against ordering any food due to the wait. If they keep getting that many folks for brunch they will need to ramp up the help.

We left and decided to go to Landshark Pizza to catch the second half of the Packers/Cowboys football game. With Landshark being Packer headquarters in Destin we knew the place would be packed and it was. We found a place to stand next to Glen. We had a bunch of friends in watching the game. John, Deb, Mike, Cindy, Blake, Rusty, Jim, Barb….you get the idea. It was a good game that swung on a controversial call that went the Packers way. The Packer fans love it. When the Packers won one guy went outside, picked up the big Packer flag and ran around the parking lot. It was a fun atmosphere.

When that game was done we were able to get a table to watch the second game. Alan, Jackie and Julie all came and joined us. Mike and Cindy stayed for the game as Cindy is a big Bronco’s fan. We ordered some pizza’s and drank a few beers. The game was good even though the Bronco’s lost making Cindy sad. We went home after the game to get ready for the upcoming week.

Have a great week. See ya Thursday!

Article source: http://destinsteve.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-snowbirds-are-back-in-destin.html

Brrrrr

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It was 23 degrees in Destin this morning. The wind was blowing. At least the sun is out and it warmed into the mid 40’s today. I am over winter. Bring back the heat and humidity of summer!

The big news around town this week is the city council thinking about closing the bars at midnight. Currently bars can stay open till 4 am. The city manager quoted some statistics about the number of calls for police assistance increases from 2-4 am and it mostly represents locals and not tourist. The report said the harbor district is where most of the calls come from.

So let’s see…we have a district with bars and clubs in a growing city and they are surprised that the number of calls have increased. Maybe if there was some patrols in the harbor this might change. Sunshine Cindy and I are frequently on the harbor and we have NEVER seen cops down there unless there was a disturbance then they come and go quickly. The harbor district is now a small city. This is different from just two years ago. With more people and yes, alcohol drinking taking place you will get more calls. That is just a fact of life.

If they close down the bars at midnight you might as well kiss the revitalization of the harbor goodbye. Let the bums have it like they used to. You will be taking money from the people who work there and from the establishments who have invested in that area. Is the harbor perfect now? No. Can there be improvements in the area. Of course but this is a tourist town and you don’t start to limit the activities of the tourist or locals. This will be interesting to see what happens but they need to leave the hours alone. Okay, I am off my soap box. LOL

Sunshine Cindy and I have been taking it easy this week. We went to her parents house for dinner Tuesday night. Tiffany went back to Atlanta after spending the holidays with us. The house is quiet again. That has been about it.

Enjoy your weekend. We will be with the ECPHC at Harry T’s. And yes, it’s on the harbor! See ya Monday!

Article source: http://destinsteve.blogspot.com/2015/01/brrrrr.html

Back to reality…

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The holidays are over and it is back to work time. But before we hit the grindstone on Monday we had some good times in Destin over the last few days.

On New Year’s Day, Sunshine Cindy and I went to Chip’s to watch some football. We had Julie, Russ, Suzanne and Tiffany join us. We watched the FSU/Oregon game then the first half of Ohio State and Alabama. Being an Ohio State fan I was happy that the Bucks beat Bama. That was probably the best game of the day. Oregon destroyed FSU. Nothing to see here…  We had a good time. The place stayed pretty full.

Friday morning was spent working on the Crab Island Mambo Mullet Wrapper for January. In the afternoon Sunshine Cindy could see I was ready to get out of the house. She was doing things around the house so I took her up on her offer to go get a drink. I went to Landshark Pizza. Wayne joined me. Brian was mixing up another batch of hot sauce. This was made with the Scorpion pepper. It is supposed to be hotter than the Ghost pepper. I put a dot of the sauce on my fingertip and tasted it. OMG, it almost burned a hole in my mouth. I don’t know how anyone can eat more than a drop or two of that stuff.

About the time I headed home Landshark was getting filled up. They did a great business all during the holidays. One day last week there was a couple from Germany in there having some pizza. The guy got a pizza combination I had never heard of before. He got a BBQ and salami pizza. He seemed to love it! LOL

On Saturday Sunshine Cindy and Tiffany went shopping returning some things and looking for good deals. They got home in the afternoon. Sunshine Cindy and I then headed to the Ramada to join Alan and Jackie and watch some more of the NFL playoffs. They just got back from New Orleans and we wanted to hear all about their trip too. Of course NOLA was packed for NYE but they had a good time.

There was a couple sitting at the bar. It turns out they were originally from Ohio. We talked about Put in Bay. It turns out they know one of the musicians we will have playing for us during next June’s Phlocking of the Phaithful Trop Rock party. We might have some Phlocking Virgins as they are thinking about coming. If you want to join us, here’s the details: http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Crab-Island-Mambo-presents-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful.html

And on Sunday we rested. Sunshine Cindy was a little under the weather due to some of her meds so I made a run to Waffle House to get some of her favorite hash browns and an omelet. That made her smile! LOL  Other than that I watched more football and hockey on the tube. The reality of knowing I had to go back to work on Monday made for a lazy day.

It is supposed to get cold around here again. We had been wearing shorts the last few days but winter will remind us it is still here. Have a great week. See ya Thursday!

Article source: http://destinsteve.blogspot.com/2015/01/back-to-reality.html

Ready or Not…Here comes 2015!

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Did you have a good New Year’s Eve celebration? Sunshine Cindy and I took it easy. We went to Outback for dinner. We got there a little before 5 pm and the place was already crowded but we were able to get a table. We had a nice dinner. When we left, there was a line out the door as folks were waiting to get a table. I hope they all were able to eat before midnight! LOL

When we left Outback we stopped in at Chip’s for a few drinks and to watch some football. A decent crowd was around the bar. Tommy was there and he was thrilled to see Sunshine Cindy. Chip (yes, the owner) was there and we got a chance to talk to him for a while about advertising on Crab Island Mambo. Chip is also opening a bar in New Orleans. We wished him good luck on the new venture. We did find out the Parrot Head phlocking for January will be held at Chip’s. That’s cool. We left Chip’s and went home in time to see the east coast ball drop.

At midnight we could hear the fireworks from the Destin harbor. There were big crowds down along the docks for the party.

Earlier in the week I took Sunshine Cindy back to the doctor for a follow up. I am glad to say she is doing great and everything she is feeling is normal.

Tuesday night I was able to get Sunshine Cindy out too. We went to Landshark Pizza. She has not been there for a while and everyone missed her. The place was packed. I had their Philly Cheese sandwich. It was fantastic. They do a great job with all their food. It was fun hanging out there. On the way home we stopped at Chip’s. Becky was working the bar. They had a nice size crowd too. You can tell the town is alive over the holiday’s with tourist and snowbirds here.

Good luck to each of you in 2015. I will continue to keep all the Destin news and parties coming your way. Have a great weekend. See ya Monday!

Article source: http://destinsteve.blogspot.com/2015/01/ready-or-nothere-comes-2015.html

The Week Between the Holidays

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Thursday was a nice day at home celebrating Christmas with the family. Of course we ate too much but that is to be expected. LOL

Sunshine Cindy continues to get better which has allowed us to get out a little. Friday we went to the harbor with Tiffany. We stopped in at Harry T’s in the middle of the afternoon. The bar was packed. It took a while for us to get some seats. Tad was behind the bar. Lou came by to say hello. It was a festive atmosphere in there.

When we left we walked down to Crab Island Cantina. I talked to Mike for a while then we made a stop at Margaritaville. Becca was working there. It was nice to see her and say hello. One thing about Margaritaville in Destin…the bar service is slow. It has been this way from day one. Even with almost no one at the bar it takes forever to get served and even longer to pay your bill. On top of that I heard them saying they were out of Miller Lite and Mich Ultra. How can a major bar be out of two of the top selling beers?

Sunshine Cindy and Tiffany

We walked down to AJ’s to watch the sunset. On the way we saw Tony and Amy and caught up on the latest news with them. Then a little farther down we talked to Matt at his booth where he books charters. When we got to AJ’s we saw Sami. It turns out her son Layne and his new wife Tasha were in town and there. I have not seen Layne in about 10 years. He is in the Army now and he and Tasha make a great couple. I am happy for them both. While at AJ’s we also ran into Tom from Fishheads. He was there getting some sunset pics too.

Layne, Sami and Tashi at AJ’s

Saturday was more laid back. Sunshine Cindy and Tiffany went shopping. I made a stop at Landshark Pizza to watch some football and have some wings. That was the excitement for Saturday. Sunday I was back at Landshark to watch the Browns game. They were competitive but still lost. Oh well, wait till next year. Landshark filled up with Packer fans for the second game. John and Deb were there to watch the game. They are big Packer fans. The Pack won so they were all happy.

Sunshine Cindy and I met up with Alan and Jackie at the Ramada on the island for a few drinks in the evening. They had just got back into town. The Ramada had several touring basketball teams staying there. The lobby area was packed with kids. The kids were all nice and respectful. While we were there we heard the old Howl at the Moon is going to become a Mexican restaurant. Just what we need, another Mexican restaurant. That location should be some type of club like it was with Howl at the Moon. At least that’s my opinion! LOL

Have a great week. Be safe on New Year’s Eve. See ya on Thursday!

Article source: http://destinsteve.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-week-between-holidays.html

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