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January 2016

collinsmaintenancejanitorial@ gmail.com The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 Grandma Swain’s Cabbage Quickies Grandma Swain always had her own garden with squash, cabbage, collards etc. The boys always loved the different vegetables during the year and these cabbage recipies were their favorites. Boiled Cabbage Ingredients: Instructions: 1 head of cabbage 2 Tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil or saved grease ½ teaspoon salt Black pepper 1½- 2 cups Water - (Chicken broth if you have some, adds a little extra zip) * If you have ham leftovers add them in! Sausage and Cabbage Ingredients: 1) Cut Cabbage into quarters, removing the hard stem. 2) Slice each quarter into 1-inch wide strips. 3) In a large pot, add butter, oil, salt, pepper, & cabbage. (*Ham) 4) Add in Water (or chicken broth) and toss. 5) Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. 6) Cover and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until cabbage is tender. Do not overcook!! Instructions: ** If you are using red/purple cabbage, cooking it for any length of time will cause it to turn blue! To avoid this, simply add a splash of vinegar to the water before cooking. 2 tablespoons oil or saved grease Chop the sausage into 1” pieces. Join our online yard sale. 1 lb. link sausage Brown the sausage in a skillet with the oil. Post your items to sell. 1 head of fresh, tender cabbage, chopped When sausage is browned well, Over 7500 Members! 1 medium sweet onion. chopped Add in the onions and cook until tender. http://facebook.com/groups/ Salt and pepper to taste - Maybe a little hot pepper Add in the cabbage and seasonings. Cook until the cabbage AlbemarleTradingPost/ wilts down. Serve immediately. 18 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

Off-season by Jake Worthington When January rolls around about the only fish that seem to be caught are Rockfish. Some lucky people are able to head south and keep the fishing alive and others--like me-- are stuck home dreaming about being on the water. If you are shut in for the winter, now is a good time to start working towards a successful season by doing a few things. This is a good time to take the reels off the rods and get them serviced. No matter where you are, you should be able to find a reputable reel repair person to check your reel and service it. Servicing your reel now will hopefully reduce the chance of a problem in the heart of fishing season. Now is also a good time to change the lines on your reels. I have changed the line on many a reel while watching football and basketball games. Inspect your fishing rods closely while the reels are off. Look for loose guides, burred guides and loose tips. Guides are very important to the rod set up and if they are ignored they may cause you to lose a trophy fish, due to guides cutting line or breaking off. If your fishing rod is getting a little dull and old looking, a rod builder can give it a makeover by applying a fresh coat of epoxy and replacing the cork or grip on the rod. Now that the rod and reels have been taken care of, we can turn to our tackle. Organization of the fishing tackle can really be a challenge. I like to keep and store my tackle in clear tackle storage boxes. These boxes can be adjusted to how big or small your tackle may be. It is a good idea to organize your tackle in boxes according to the species you are targeting. For example, I group all my Rockfish tackle in one group, my Trout and Drum in another, and my pier tackle in another. Once I have them inventoried and boxed up, I use a label maker to identify what is in the box and then put it on the shelf. Some companies also make wall mounted tackle box racks for these boxes, and you can store them in an organized manner. I will also do the same organization to my topwater plugs, softbaits, trolling baits, and jigs. I also take this time to see what tackle I am running low on or out of so I can stock up during the offseason sales or various fishing flea markets. I make a lot of my own rigs so I have to make sure I have an ample supply of hooks, crimps, inline weights, and other terminal tackle. I organize and keep them in the same type of clear tackle boxes. I also take inventory of my fishing line, fluorocarbon line, and lead weights and make sure I have enough for the upcoming season. Now when the fish start biting, I am ready to hit the water! Next Evolution Wrestling Roaring crowds, bad guys battling good guys, over flowing table of toys and Santa. This describes the night of non-stop action on December 12th at the Elizabeth City National Guard Armory. Next Evolution Wrestling hosted Mistletoe Madness, a charity event for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Fill the Truck project. Between the hard fought battles in the ring and a surprise visit from Santa Claus, it was a fun filled evening. In David vs Goliath style, Mark Denny of The Geordie Bulldogs faced off against The Tongan Giant Asaffi of Pain and Suffering. Denny was declared the winner by DQ when Asaffi’s partner Diamond Victor Griff interfered in the match. The tattooed Technician Ryan Nuzzi battled Kevin Cross and came out on top via pin fall after hitting his diving head butt from the top rope. Next up was a Tag Team match featuring Joe King and Irvin Legend against Noise Pollution The newly formed team of King and Legend were able to pull out the win. The Platinum Icon Phil Brown and The Pain Train Preston Quinn fought a brutal battle and after a minor skirmish with Santa, Brown won, leaving Quinn pouting and threatening Santa. Join us in February’s edition for the remaining results of Mistletoe Madness. Come out to see us February 20 at the Elizabeth City National Guard Armory for Winter Warfare, featuring NEW champion Beau Crockett, AIWF Champion Damien Wayne, The Tongan Giant Asaafi and many more. Bell time is 7:30 pm and doors open at 6:30 pm. All seats are $10. Don’t miss this great night of entertainment. Mention this article and save $3 off your ticket price The Albemarle Tradewinds merges your business into printed and social media. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015 19