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Get ready to get back to the region with travel restrictions lifting from 1st June within NSW. Our accommodation providers, restaurants, cafe's and galleries have been busy getting ready to safely welcome visitors back to our region. Now is the perfect time to start planning your next adventure and we hope to see you soon and share with you the many memorable experiences Glen Innes Highlands has to offer.
June 1, 2020
Spend time at one of our Glen Innes Highlands Farm Stay Accommodation options. Experience working agricultural operations and access some of the region's most private and beautiful waterways and scenery, like the beautiful Severn River! Find a Farm Stay.
It’s no wonder that more and more people are flocking to Glen Innes Highlands to fossick. We're part of the most prolific sapphire region in New South Wales, inside one of the world’s richest mineral diversity belt. It’s internationally famous for the deep rich, royal blue sapphires. And there are other reasons: fossicking is easy, cheap, no licence is needed in NSW and it’s a fun activity for the whole family – with the prospect of glittering rewards.
Immerse yourself in the timeless wonder of the Gibraltar Range and Washpool World Heritage National Parks which offer 80km of scenic trails. There are so many remarkable walking tracks to discover. Read more.
The latest products and bargains celebrating our region.
SAVE 20% on the last unique three piece ‘Celtic Country’ ovenware set made by Nicci Parry Jones. They can be used as a decorative centerpiece or a perfect vessel to cook delicious oven to table winter warming dishes in any kitchen. Hop to the Glen Innes Highlands online shop to purchase and take advantage of free warehouse pickup from the Visitors information Centre.
SHOP NOW From $132.00.
If you are looking for a tried and tested Beef & Guinness recipe to go with your new ovenware set we’ve included it here. This dish was highlighted and cooked at our Special St Patrick’s Day event by the Caledonian Society and would be a perfect fit.
2 tbsp canola or olive oil 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1.25 kg bolar roast or chuck steak cubed 1 tbsp soy sauce
3/4 tsp each salt and black pepper 3 cups (750 ml) chicken or beef bone broth
3 garlic cloves chopped 3 carrots sliced
2 onions chopped 2 large celery stalks sliced
2 shallots chopped 2 bay leaves
1/2 cup raisins 1 sprig tarragon
180g bacon or pancetta diced 3 sprigs fresh thyme
3 tbsp atta or plain flour or 21/2 tbsps 1 cup dried porcini mushrooms
cornflour for GF option 1 tsp green peppercorns
440ml Guinness Extra Stout Salt to taste
4 tbsp tomato paste
Step 1: Cut the beef into 5cm cubes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Step 2: Heat oil in a heavy based pot over high heat.
Step 3: Add beef in batches and brown well all over. Remove onto plate. Repeat with remaining beef.
Step 4: Lower heat to medium. Cook garlic and onion for 3 minutes until soft, then add bacon or pancetta.
Step 5: Cook until bacon is browned, then stir through carrot and celery. Add flour and stir for 1 minute to cook off the flour.
Step 6: Add Guinness, chicken stock and tomato paste and sauces. Mix well then add bay leaves, tarragon, thyme, porcini mushrooms and green peppercorns.
Step 7: Return beef into the pot, cover, lower heat to a gentle simmer. Cook for 2 hours – then remove lid and simmer for a further 30 - 45 minutes.
Step 8: Adjust seasonings. Remove bay leaves and thyme.
Step 9: Serve with creamy mashed potatoes and chunky bread. Enjoy!
NOTE: To make in a slow cooker reduce stock by 1 cup and cook on low for 8 hours.
There are a series of online events and webinars that our community and businesses can get involved in as we all wait for good news regarding Covid-19 restrictions on events.
TRIAGE 2020 - 5th June
Have you got a good idea? Learn how to bring and idea to life and pitch it at TRIAGE 2020! This event is a free online workshop and pitch event for members of the Glen Innes Severn Local Government Area. Learn some new skills or hone existing ones. REGISTER HERE.
For more upcoming events in Glen Innes Highlands head to our website and check out our event calendar.
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