It was a beautiful day for a walk on the Greenspond trail. The seas are still rough along the shore after some recent high winds, making for some pretty spectacular view and quite a symphony of crashing waves.
It felt great to be outside in the sun after a long spell of indoor activities. (I’ve caught up on some home maintenance that had been put off for far too long. )
I’m happy to report that the 2017 staff of Norton’s Cove Studio & Café have been nominated for an award! I was recently contacted by the municipality of New-Wes-Valley, asking if it would be okay if they nominated us- it sure is okay!
The Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a gala event on November 22nd, in honour of the 18th Annual Joe & Clarice Goodyear Business Achievement Awards at the Quality Inn & Suites at Gander.
We are up for a Customer Service Award, which I’m quite proud of. Have you visited Norton’s Cove? What did you think of our customer service this year? Are we deserving?
We have developed ( and by we, I mean Ted, the Kitchen Magician) a set menu for private events and Christmas parties from now until the end of the year. For a set price of $40 per person, you will have these options for your three course meal including tea/coffee. We will still have all of our regular drink menu available at extra cost.
Mushroom Vol au Vent Puffed pastry bowl filled with a medley of mushrooms in cream and cheese sauce
Soup Vegetarian or hearty options available
Potato skins filled with a mixture of mashed potato & cheese, or potato & salt cod
Main Course Choices
Stuffed Chicken with Cranberry or Apple Cheese Stuffing, served with creamy mashed potato and sautéed vegetables.
Pork Schnitzel with dill cream sauce, served with creamy mashed potato and sautéed vegetables.
Chick Pea Curry served with Basmati rice and naan bread as a delicious vegetarian option.
Chocolate Raspberry Mousse
Gingerbread OR Pear Ginger Cake with Rum Butter sauce
Remember that we can always adjust recipes to fit gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan diets.
If your mouth is watering like mine is, give me a call at 709.536.2533 or send an email to book your Christmas party or get together (minimum 12 guests).
I’m on my way home to Norton’s Cove today after a 5 day show at the Jack Byrne Arena, selling my wares. It’s a lot of work to pack everything up, lug it to town, spend long hours on my feet selling and networking, then packing it all up again and bringing it back home and unpacking… but it’s a lot of fun too. I get to hang out with others artists, craftspeople, and small business owners, meet people from all over, and make some money too.
And I just love it when a customer sends me a photo of their newly acquired artwork hanging in their home! Doug & Corinne visited me at the Finest Fair in the Land (TM Gavin Will) this past week, and sent me this today:
I’ll be back in the studio tomorrow, unpacking and getting things ready for the Christmas shopping season! I hope lots of you will stop in for a visit!
Thank you to Ian Foster & Nancy Hynes for asking me to be a part of their latest album, a beautiful collection of Christmas songs, including the title track, Ian’s own A Week in December (my new favorite Christmas song)!
Next week this time, I’ll be selling my wares at the 45th Annual Christmas Craft Fair, hosted by the Craft Council of NL (of which I’ve been a member for 28 years!). It really is the best show of the season, with juried artisans of the best kind.
Until departing for St. John’s on Tuesday, I’ll be busy in my studio, framing up mini-prints and other artwork, and packing up for the road.
My hands are busy, but washing glass isn’t exactly the most interesting of my chores, and I’d love to have some brain exercise too- please stop in for a chat!