{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Cobblestone Lane, an oasis for your belly..

cobblestoneThere is one place in town that is my ABSOLUTE favourite.

Cobblestone Lane is the most deliciously delightful location in the Central West offering local ingredients and wine in the most beautiful ambience in relaxed surroundings.

Owned and operated by lovely husband/wife duo Heath and Elissa Smith, Cobblestone Lane offers contemporary Australian dining at its absolute finest.

Once you step inside the doors of the striking George Street building you are welcomed with open arms by brilliant service, delicious food and great local wine.

Cobblestone Lane has been offering people of Bathurst and surrounds an oasis of fine dining for almost nine years.

The staff are efficient without being uncomfortably overbearing. They have a wonderful knowledge of the food and can make sure your dining experience is a pleasurable one.

Heath and Elissa are well known in the Bathurst community and are always the first to sponsor school fetes, sporting teams and community events whenever possible. You know that you are supporting the ‘local guy’ when you choose Cobblestone Lane.

Contact:

| Address: 2/173 – 179 George Street Bathurst |

| Phone: 02 6331 2202 |

| Email: reservations@cobblestonelane.com.au |

| Website: www.cobblestonelane.com.au |

| Instagram: @cobblestonelane |

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The sensational Cobblestone team have generously decided to give away a $50 voucher to one very lucky Nester!

This competition is a wee bit different than our usual ones in that you need to head over to Instagram to enter!

All you have to do is be an Instagram liker of @cobblestonelane and @thecentralnest and ‘like’ the competition post on our page, It’s that easy!

(Remember for an additional entry ‘tag’ a friend!)

Prize will be drawn 5pm 21 December 2014

{The Nest Can Cook} Stuff my kids ate: Chicken Patties

We had another success in the Nest this week, let me introduce you to the chicken vegie and fetta patties.

They are little balls of happiness and hidden vegies!

I found that the little birdies hoed into them because they are fun to make, fun to roll and fun to eat.

This is the recipe we used (but it is heavily opened to interpretation and feel free to use whatever is in the depths of your fridge’s vegie section)chicken patties copy

INGREDIENTS:

  • 700g chicken mince
  • One egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 carrots (grated)
  • 2 green onion, chopped finely
  • Small can of corn
  • Handful of flat-leaf parsley
  • 150g fetta

STEPS:

1. Combine chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, carrots, green onions, corn and fetta in a large bowl.

2. Roll into patties (makes about 16 we found)

3. Heat a large frypan with oil and cook until browned (and cooked through)

We served with salad.

Takes about 30 minutes to make this.

Enjoy Nesters!

{Locally Found} Why you should head local this weekend

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Sometimes it is so easy to take for granted the wonder that surrounds us.

We are so very lucky to live in a such a wonderfully, beautiful and resourceful part of Australia.

Orange is the food basket of New South Wales and offers some of the best wines and food that Australia has to offer.

This short video reminds us locals just how lucky we are to live in such a remarkably gorgeous part of the world.

Why not grab some friends and head local this weekend?. 

You can find more information at: www.visitorange.com.au

{Raising Little People} Green Fries for your little birdies

Getting the little birdies to eat green beans is not the easiest thing. Especially if you make an epic fail and let it slip that they are good for them..

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So, instead of just cooking them the old-fashioned-steaming-way, why not try something just a little bit different?

The fantastic team at Super Healthy Kids have added a little spin on the boring old beans. You can’t tell me that “Green Fries’ doesn’t sound just a little more appetising?

Head here to find the recipe -> Green Fries

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Do you have a sneaky way to get your kids to eat more veggies?

Happy eating Nesters!

{The Nest Can Cook} Steamed dot-dot cupcakes, just do it.

Cooking is for me, is what classical music is for smart people. Relaxing. Enjoyable. Escapism.

I really enjoy finding exciting, new ways to cook. Ways, that aren’t exactly the norm.

Steamed cupcakes – who-woulda-thunk-it?cupcakes

These little bad-boys look like little dreams I can’t wait to try out!

You can find the recipe here -> Steam cupcakes: Apam Dot Dot

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Enjoy cooking Nesters!

{Locally Found} Orange FOOD Week is here, must-find-elastic-waisted-pants..

Orange FOOD Week is nearly here! Kicking off on 4 April it continues through to Sunday 13 April 2014.

This is your opportunity to experience ‘The Food Basket” of NSW in Australia’s longest running food festival.

It is an opportunity for local producers to showcase their fine products, for chefs to show off their skills and for everyday food loving Australians to experience all that is delicious around Orange, NSW.

You should get some elastic waisted pants and head over to -> Orange FOOD Week‘s website for more information!

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Happy eating Nesters!