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Special Stir Fry Beef
500g topside steak cut into thin strips
1 red onion coarsely chopped
1 cup of shredded chop choy
1 cup of bean shoots
1 cup of sweet corn
1 cup of snow peas
1 cup of chopped shallots
2 tablespoons of chopped garlic
2 tablespoons of chopped ginger
1 teaspoon of chopped chilli
2 tablespoons of Jimmy’s satay sauce
2 tablespoons of Ketchup Manis
1⁄2 cup of beef stock
2 teaspoons of corn flour mixed in a little
2 tablespoons of peanut oil
Place oil in wok. Heat and add meat, onion,
garlic, ginger and chilli. Cook until meat
is half cooked. Add corn, peas and chop
choy. Toss for a few minutes then add the
manis, Jimmys and beef stock. Stir for a
few minutes. Add bean shoots and shallots
then, just before ser ving, add the corn flour
to thicken. Ser ve with boiled rice.
with Captain Chaos
02 4360 1231
Killcare Marina has
some exciting news!
The team at Superior Jetties will be installing a
new floating marina during April/May 2016.
Construction commenced on March 7 to remove the old
timber wharf, ready for the installation of a brand-new
‘state of the art’ floating marina on the site.
Once the new wharf is completed it will feature 29 marina
78m of floating walkway with a 3m extra-wide walkway
Wider berths for easier access, with berths further out
in deeper water and easier access to vessels including
improved access for the disabled
Swing moorings, plus a full service marina with boat lift
capable of lifting vessels up to 9.5m in beam
To secure a berth with generous discounts on mooring and
maintenance fees, call or email Killcare Marina today.
I’ve been having a great month; the water
has been so clean and warm for this
time of the year. The northern current
is very strong hence the warm sea. The
beach near me on the Far North Coast is
where I have been spending early mornings
walking the dog and boogie boarding in the
surf. Taking advantage of the late summer
weather so any activity outdoors or on the
water is great.
beach because I’d heard the waves would
be a good size as the weather man was
predicting an afternoon southerly. As I
was passing the boat ramp I noticed an old
mate with about five others sliding an 18ft
clinker boat into the water. I pulled over.
“Afternoon Chaos where are you
“I was just going down to check out
the waves and walk the dog.”
“Feel like a sail we are going out for
an hour or so?”
“Doesn’t sound long. Why such short
“ We have four handicapped boys and
a strong blow is coming up the coast but
we will be back in before it hits.”
“ I was wondering about the safety boat
sitting out on the water.”
“ Yeah, it’s there if anything goes
“OK I’ll join you. Just wait while I park
the car and tie the dog up.”
When I got back to them they were all
sitting happily in the boat.
“I see you have everyone in life jackets.
You got one for me? ”
They threw one to me and while I was
putting it on I noticed in the centre of the
boat what looked like a thin foam mattress.
“ What’s that? ” I said pointing to the
folded mass in the bottom of the boat.
“It’s one of those new ideas. A floating
raft. I think this small one will hold four
It was good fun, there was a light
breeze and the handicapped boys were
enjoying themselves as we sailed up and
down the river.
I was leaning out and showing off, when
suddenly an almighty gust of wind set the
boat onto its side. I tried to let the main
sail out but it was too late ... the southerly
had arrived early.
The boat stayed on its side then
capsized. I grabbed one of the boys and
pulled him over on top of the main sail. I
looked over and saw my mate laying the
blanket thingy in the water. No one was
panicking. I think they thought it was all
part of the adventure.
“Hey, we will put everyone on the
I look around and there was the boat
with a couple of blokes pulling the rest
of the boys into the boat. The boy I had
with me was very large. I could see it
would be hard if we tried to man handle
“Hey Chaos! I think this would be a
good time to try out this blanket thing.”
I looked at the boy and he was smiling
and nodding his head. I don’t think he had
ever had so much fun. The two of us rolled
him onto the blanket and to my surprise it
floated well with the boy’s weight even in
the choppy and windy conditions.
“ Head into the shore Chaos, hey. These
things are easy to tow.”
We made it to shore and sat in the
shallows. The young bloke was sitting on
the blanket smiling.
“ Well that was something, I ’m amazed
that no one panicked.
“Before we go out we sit down and
talk them through how to sail and water
safety. We warned them the boat may
capsize and what to do if it does, by the
way we have been using this blanket for
about four months.
“Now you tell me!”
“My wife’s cooking some Indonesian
dish for all of us to try. Why don’t you join
An afternoon with
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