Among private golf courses in the GTA, Cedar Brae Golf Club is recognized for its large, well maintained putting surfaces. It would also be impossible to play a round without being struck by the natural beauty and serenity of the natural surroundings of the Rouge River Valley. Amid rolling hills, hardwood forests and tranquil streams, lies a mature and challenging country club golf course.
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Today I will teach you the recipe for sate lilit, a traditional Indonesian dish. For this recipe you will need bumbu, an Indonesian spice. Learn the recipe for bumbu here
Lets get started on how to make sate lilit!
1 pound ground chicken
2 tbsp. bumbu
Salt and pepper to taste
Lemongrass or bamboo skewers
Place ground chicken and bumbu in a mixing bowl and add salt and pepper. Mix together till well incorporated. Take about 2- 3 ounces of mixture and mold it into an egg shape, push lemongrass stick into it and mold down to even out the layer over the lemon grass.
For best results allow to sit in the fridge for an hour before cooking. The sate can be grilled or placed in the oven and baked.
Serve with kecap manis, peanut sauce or sambal bajak.
Today I will share my recipe for khao pad, a Thai style fried rice.
1.5 cups of cooked Jasmine rice cooled
1/4 of a big white onion (or ½ of a very small white onion, like I used)
1 bunch of Chinese broccoli (cut into smaller pieces)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
Pinch of sugar (optional)
1 tablespoon of oil for frying
In a large pan or wok heat oil in medium heat and saute onion and garlic, next add the Chinese broccoli and saute for 2 minutes. Add your rice, soy sauce and oyster sauce. Sauté for 4-5 minutes. Add 1 egg and sauté for another minute. Add any spices you like and then serve!
You can add additional toppings like chicken or beef to your dish. Or you can always serve the dish on its own.
Today I will share with you my recipe for kungpao cauliflower bites. They are certainly a favourite around the clubhouse. You won’t miss getting takeout when you have this recipe at home!
Kung Pao Sauce:
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup hoisin
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup sesame oil
1/8 cup cornstarch
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1 tbsp. chopped ginger
2 tbsp. chopped green onion (white parts only)
2 tbsp sugar
Place everything in a small pot and mix together well with a whisk. Turn heat on medium and simmer for 5 minutes. The sauce will thicken quickly. Do not cook the sauce on high heat as it will burn fast.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup milk
1 tsp. baking powder
Place flour, cornstarch, milk and baking powder in a mixing bowl and whisk together till smooth.
Next you are going to dip the cauliflower florets in batter and deep fry till golden. Then toss in the kung pal sauce while the cauliflower is still hot. Garnish with crushed chilli flakes, chopped scallions and toasted cashews.
Serve with rice or by itself. This will for sure be a meal your whole family will enjoy.
Today I will share with you my recipe for marinated olives.
This recipe is great for an appetizer or to have in your spread at your next dinner party.
500 grams of olives
½ cup olive oil
5 cloves of garlic sliced thin
1 tbsp. chili flakes
In a medium size pan on low heat, place olive oil and sliced garlic and toast until garlic is light golden brown. Add chili flakes, orange peel and olives. Sauté for 2 mins mixing everything together. Place in serving bowl and allow to cool for 10 mins before serving.
Today I will share with you my recipe for Bumbu Dasar Kuning; an Indonesian yellow spice paste
200 grams shallots
100 grams cloves garlic
150 grams turmeric roots (toasted for better flavour and colour)
2 tsp ground turmeric powder (add if you feel the colour is not too yellow)
75 grams galangal
25 grams candlenuts (toasted before for better flavour)
4 Indonesian bay leaves (Daun Salam)
2 stalk lemon grass
2 kaffir lime leaves
If you use a mortar and pestle, the order to be followed when grinding spice paste ingredients is the hard items first, candle-nuts, turmeric and ginger. You can chop the ginger and turmeric to make the grinding process easier. Once all of these are quite smooth, then add ingredients that are full of moisture, such as shallots and garlic.
If you use a food processor just blend all the ingredients until smooth.In low heat place the paste with some cooking oil in a pan. Add Indonesian bay leaves, kaffir lime leaves, turmeric and lemon grass. Allow to simmer in the oil for about 10 minutes to infuse all the flavors together and set aside to cool. Any leftover paste and be saved in a jar or ziplock bag for 1 week in the fridge or freeze remaining and you will have bumbu paste ready to go anytime you need it.
This spice is great to use when making Indonesian style dishes like soto ayam lamongan (Lamongan style chicken soup)
Vacuum packing is a type of packaging that removes air from the package prior to sealing it. You place the items in a plastic film bag, remove the air from the inside using the machine and seal the package.
Using this machine removes oxygen in the packaging to extend the life of food and be able to store the package without taking up a lot of space.
Vacuum packing limits the growth of bacteria or fungi and preserves the components in your food for a long period of time. You can store cereals nuts, cured meats, cheese and smoked fish for long period of time. Fresh foods such as vegetables, meats and liquids can only be stored for a short period of time in the vacuum packaging because it anticipates bacterial growth.
You can store the bags in the fridge or freezer and it will be a
good way to prevent freezer burn on your meats.
Vacuum packing is great for non-food items as well. If you
wanted to store clothing or bedding, you are able to vacuum seal these items
and will reduce the amount of clutter in your home and save space.
You can buy a vacuum packaging machine at Canadian Tire, Walmart or Best Buy.
Today I will teach you how to approach and handle your shot from off the tee.
Ball Position: Off the heel of the front leg.
Clubface Position: Square to the target.
Stance:Wide, feet even with the shoulders.
Weight Distribution: Slightly toward or on the back foot.
Hand Position: Neutral in front of the body. Arms hanging loosely
Swing:Greater separation and rotation and loading are required. Make certain that you transition smoothly, think low & slow as you initiate the takeaway….then go. Hold the finish with the weight completely on the heel of the front, belt buckle facing the target, knees together, and body/spine angle maintained.
understanding these areas of the golf swing completely along with practice and
coaching, you will enjoy your game and time on the course. Your scores will go down and you will have
more personal satisfaction.
Practice with a purpose, have fun, and as Mr. Hogan once said “the secrets in the dirt.”