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Sauce: • 1 stick unsalted butter

Salsa: Prepare at least one hour ahead. • 1 English or seedless cucumber, finely chopped

• 1 clove garlic • 1 tbsp. honey • 2 tbsp. soy sauce • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice • 6 Salmon fillets (or fish of your choice), skinless

• 1 green onion, thinly sliced • 1 tbsp. cilantro, cut into strips

• 3-4 tbsp. seasoned rice wine vinegar • 2 cups fresh California strawberries, hulled and diced small • 1 yellow pepper

Directions: Mix cucumbers, green onion, cilantro, yellow pepper and vinegar. Cover and chill at least one hour. Just before serving, add strawberries. In a small saucepan melt butter with garlic over low heat. Stir in honey, soy sauce and lemon juice and cook 2 minutes, set aside. Prepare a charcoal grill, when ready brush sauce on salmon pieces and place on a well-oiled fish grilling rack. Place rack over coals about 4 inches from fire and grill approximately 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Brush with the sauce again after turning, and again when done. Transfer to warm platter and top with salsa. Makes six servings.

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Get Ready for Golf It’s finally here (or depending on where you live, it may have been here for a while...) and it’s time to hit the greens for another golf season. Aside from dusting off the clubs, ironing the paisley pants and stretching out the glove, preparing your body for the season is important too. Stretching your neck, arms, shoulders, sides and legs before a game will make you less likely to get injured and could also improve your swing. Hold each of the following stretches for 10-15 seconds and repeat twice on each side. Add additional stretches if a particular area of your body feels tight or if you’re prone to injury. Typical neck stretches include looking over your left and then right shoulder; trying to touch your ear to your shoulder to stretch the sides of your neck and finally bringing your chin to your chest. Arm stretches should focus on the wrists, forearms and triceps. Holding a club in front of your body, arms outstretched, extend your wrists down and up to stretch your forearms and wrists. Trying to touch the centre of your back while your elbow is pointing up will stretch the triceps. Stretch your shoulders and sides by holding a club in your hands above your head; arms straight. Then bend your body to the right and left without twisting. Hold the position when you feel a stretch in your side. Then, hold the club behind your back, parallel to the ground, with your arms straight. Raise the club away from your body while sticking out your chest. Complete the stretches by touching your toes; stretching your hamstrings by putting your foot on the golf cart and leaning forward from the waist and stretching your quadriceps and calf muscles with simple lunges. Now you’re ready to hit the greens. Enjoy the game!

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