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Plains Producer, Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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Become an ambulance volunteer.
won't just be
The life you
JAM SAA /0273/PP
SKILLS FOR LIFE
Becoming a volunteer ambulance officer
is not just a great thing to do for the
community, it's also an amazing thing
to do for yourself.
Imagine what it would be like to have
the skills and confidence to save lives -- to
learn leadership skills and gain a broader
Aside from the medical skills they learn,
SA Ambulance Service volunteers gain from
every aspect of the vital role they play.
Ambulance volunteers come to this calling
at all ages, from all walks of life. Some
work in full-time jobs and others have
more time on their hands.
If you're ready to change your life and the
lives of others or want to find out more
about volunteering call 1800 655 306 or
visit our website: saambulance.com.au.
Many of us like eating the
tasty and healthy Japanese dish
called sushi, but have you had a
go at making it?
Balaklava's Kathryn Mahony
makes a mean sushi, and has
done so for about 20 years.
There are "cheat" sushi roll mak-
ers, handy little devices which
basically put the sushi together
for you, but Kathryn makes it by
hand. She wets a bamboo mat
which helps the seaweed sheet
not to stick when it's being rolled
up.Another tipis to cut your sushi
rolls with a wet knife, and also
don't use raw meats.
One of the staff here at the
Producer office had previously
had a bad experience with sushi
but we assured him this was deli-
cious and to have a taste. He did
and confirmed what we already
knew -- this was the best sushi
he'd ever tasted! You can put
ingredients in according to your
personal tastes, with chicken,
tuna, salmon and beef the most
popular.We dunkedour sushi in a
little mix of soy sauce and wasabi
-- but only use the tiniest bit of
wasabi (Japanese horseradish)
or you will blow your sinuses up!
So readers, and apprentice
master chefs, have a go at making
your own sushi -- and don't give up
if you don't succeed the first time,
as it takes a bit of practise.
Nori Maki(alsoknown byus as
Sushi and California Roll).
2 cups sushi rice
6 seaweed sheets
50g smoked salmon
300g chicken breast fillet cut
into thick strips
8 tblspn teriyaki marinade
Soy sauce and wasabi to serve
Cook sushi rice (unsalted) ac-
cording to the packet. Let it cool
(put in the fridge.)
Marinade the chicken and
stir fry in a wok. (You can just cut
up an already cooked chicken if
Place a seaweed sheet, shiny
sidedown, on a wetbamboo mat.
Spread rice over the sheet,
leaving 3cm at the top.
Squeeze some Kewpie may-
onnaise along the middle of the
rice and add the sliced avocado,
cucumber, carrot, chicken and
Pick up the edge of the mat
closest to you and roll while
holding the fillings in.
Cut each roll(with a wet knife)
into thick slices to serve with
the soy sauce and a tiny dash
A WEEK after the Balaklava Cup
has been run and won, the track is
still a busy hive of activity as workers
and community groups help pack up
Balaklava Racing Club CEO, Doug
Hall, said it was a signiﬁcant effort to
put everything together, which means
an equally signiﬁcant effort is required
to tidy up the site.
"It all takes about three weeks to
build it and about two weeks to de-
construct," he said.
"By this time next week, we expect
to have it all cleaned up, pretty well."
Sorting rubbish and taking down
the many marquees trackside present
the biggest tasks at hand.
It is all part of hostingan event of
such magnitude, last week's Cup draw-
ing a crowd of about 10,000.
This ﬁgure was slightly down on
"We were probably about 300 down
on our presale tickets but slightly up
on our casual sales, so overall, pretty
much line ball, if not a fraction down,"
Mr Hall said.
"All things considered with crowds
down at the ﬁeld days and Oakbank,
it's been a good result.
“It’s probably a reﬂection of the cur-
rent economic state of South Australia
and the nation in general.
"Our betting turnover was the same
though, which was positive."
He didn't feel the rain on Monday
and Tuesday leading into Cup day was
a factor on ticket sales. "Most people
have committed to coming before then
and the rain was probably a blessing for
us as the track was getting hard and the
lawns were getting dry and stressed,"
Mr Hall explained.
Those who did get trackside were
treated to a mild, mostly overcast day,
with Tony McEvoy's Longshoreman
taking out the coveted Balaklava Cup,
with gun local Jason Holder on board.
Earlier, Stuart Gower's Dubawi
Gold, piloted by Dwayne Dunn, ﬂashed
home over Peter Moody's Planet Voy-
age to claim the Cooper's Sprint.
Mr Hall said it was great to have
the likes of Moody trackside for the
"It builds us a pad for next year,
as the trainers know about the race
now," he said.
great Cup meet
10,000 came and now it's time to clean up
Host of the
cup are Sam
Pym and Jack
and the cup
clean-up is now
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