Winterizing your Pine Mountain Lake Home

Our winter temperatures in Groveland can occasionally dip into the teens, and if your home is not properly winterized, that could result in a burst water pipe.  When the air temp rises above freezing the water begins to flow from the burst pipe, and you could have a huge water bill to pay in a short time.  If the pipe is inside your home, … [Read more...]

Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course – Practice and Playing Strategies

Overview of Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course PMLGC is a beautiful 18 hole, 6,832 yard, Par 70 course located in scenic Groveland, CA, just 25 miles from Yosemite National Park.  It is a fair but challenging layout with many elevation changes and a vast amount of pine, cedar, and oak trees.  The greens keeping crew does an excellent job of keeping … [Read more...]

The Skinny on Foreclosures in Pine Mountain Lake

Hoping to score a bargain on a foreclosed property?  There are good deals to be found, including foreclosures in Pine Mountain Lake area, but the process is not as easy as you might think, and there can be risks and obstructions, depending on which phase of foreclosure that you seek to buy in.  Think you're ready to jump in?  Here's what you need … [Read more...]

Turkey Tips for Roasting, Smoking, or Deep Frying Turkey

GENERAL TURKEY TIPS Frozen turkeys are just as good (if brined), and less expensive.  If you have a frozen turkey, defrosting in most refrigerators will take 5 hours per lb, so a 15 lb turkey will take 75 hours (about 3 days).  You will also need to brine the turkey the night before the cook (at latest).  It does not hurt for the turkey to sit … [Read more...]

Pine Mountain Lake Fishing

Pine Mountain Lake fishing offers great opportunities for several varieties of fish throughout the year.  Bluegill are abundant and easy to catch in the summer, and trout are stocked and particularly catchable late fall through early spring.  But the spring offers the best opportunities for my favorites - largemouth bass and crappie! Today water … [Read more...]

Low Carb “Meatza Pizza”

In this very tasty and much healthier version of pizza, the crust is made from ground meat.  Original “Meatza” low carb pizza recipes use ground beef and/or sausage.  We tried it with ground turkey, using our Italian turkey sausage recipe, and the results were outstanding!  The crust stays together and the pizza is delicious. LOW … [Read more...]

Pine Mountain Lake Tennis Tips

I started playing tennis with the PML Racquet Club a few years ago, and my game was pretty bad at that point.  Helpful members offered free lessons and advice, which was a great way to get started.  My game continues to get better and I attribute it mostly to observations that I have made while playing with some of the better players in the weekly … [Read more...]

Lots of Snow at Pine Mountain Lake!

Pine Mountain Lake and Groveland received a much needed dose of snow last night.  There was 9 inches at my location and it looks like it will stick around for a few days with the cold temeratures that will continue.  I braved my way down the driveway this morning to get a few pics, and that turned into many pics. The major streets are plowed but … [Read more...]

Chinese Chicken Salad

Paula and I have had our differences on how to make the best Chinese Chicken Salad.  In fact, when we were doing our monthly cooking classes at Pine Mountain Lake, we essentially had a Chinese Chicken Salad "throw down" during our Chinese Cooking Class.  The class participants were the judges and each of us seem to remember that more people liked … [Read more...]