21st Annual Christmas Party & Sale!

Tonight’s the night! I hope to see some of you here at the studio- we’ll have some food and drink to share and a door prize for one of you! We’ll also draw our annual gift card prize from the list of eNewsletter subscribers at 9pm.

Doors open at 7pm, and we’ll stay as late as you want! We’d love to see new faces as well as our regular supporters- please bring friends!

  • Christmas music, snacks, punch and mulled wine
  • Door prize $100 gift card: don’t forget to put your name in the bag!
  • Subscriber’s draw for a $100 gift card
  • 25% off (almost) everything in the shop!
  • Sale is valid in-store 7-11pm, and online all day.
  • Everyone welcome to join in!

Tibb’s Eve

Tickets for our 6th Annual Tibb’s Eve event drop today!
Buy your tickets here at the studio, or in the online shop.

Quickly becoming the most anticipated event of the season, Tibb’s Eve at Norton’s Cove Café will mark its sixth year December 23rd, 2022! 

Doors open at six o’clock to enjoy pre-dinner tasties.

The three-course festive meal starts at seven o’clock.  Menu choices are as follows:


Thai Lentil & Coconut Soup

Warm Chickpea salad with spices

Seasoned Cod Crêpes


Sundried tomato & artichoke stuffed chicken with local damson-apple jelly, couscous, and roasted root vegetables

Raspberry maple glazed pork tenderloin served with mashed potato and roasted root vegetables

Spinach and cheese curry with rice and vegetables (V)


Hazelnut chocolate cheesecake with salted toffee pretzel

Baked bread pudding with custard

After supper, we’ll head downstairs to dance the night away with Mick Davis performing live at the Lower Deck!  Mick takes the stage at 9pm.  

$100 ticket price includes all food, 15% gratuity, access to the Live @ Lower Deck performance, and 2 beverages.  HST is extra.  

This year, we are able to offer 20 extra tickets for the dance portion of the evening only.  These tickets cost $36 and include access to the Live @ Lower Deck performance starting at 9pm, and two beverages.  HST is extra.

Rockin’ Around the Christmas tree, let the Christmas spirit ring!  

Café closing very soon!

Get it while you still can! Our wonderful Norton’s Cove Café is scheduled to close on the 17th of this month, and we’re seeing such slow days this week that we may need to close up a bit earlier. If you’re hoping to visit, please make your reservations now so that we’ll know what to expect and help us to make decisions about how to handle the next few days. Call 536-2633.

Product Spotlight

Our Head Chef at Norton’s Cove Café, Ted O’Connor, makes an amazing Stuffed Pork. Full of flavour and creaminess, I love it best with mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables, as shown here. It’s one of our best filling comfort foods on the regular supper menu! You can order it with rice instead of potato, and there is an new option of a Moroccan inspired chickpea salad in lieu of the vegetables.

Product Spotlight

Duke had to drive to the Great Northern Peninsula to help with another family business project, and managed to stop in at the Dark Tickle Company in Griquet to pick up an order that we had placed recently. So we now have lots of new stock in the studio and at the Café Gift-Shop! We love their products, and the people ain’t bad either, even though they’re family! Check out their website for all the other wicked things they do, like serve up house-made ice-cream in a sculpin cone, and take people out in a super-cool jet boat to see whales, icebergs, dolphins, and stuff like that!

You can find the link to the Dark Tickle product page in the online shop HERE.


11 degrees celcius on October 19th at Newtown. Calm with a gentle fog on the water, and the sun starting to set. Amazing, considering that a week or so ago we took the same little trail and had our breath taken away with a cold and fierce wind on this same little walking trail. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to live in a place where the weather doesn’t change drastically from day to day. Winds, tides, and whether or not we see the sun is a topic for discussion all the time here in Newfoundland.

New in the ‘Hood!

I’m happy to report some brand new hoodies I’ve had printed up by Living Planet with the Norton’s Cove logo and my Fresh Caplin image…

Available in maroon or grey, sizes S-XL, unisex, for $60 each.

I introduced the new product at last weekend’s Craft & Gift Wholesale Show in St. John’s, and they are now available in the online shop as well as here at the studio.

Valentine’s Night

Our Feast of Saint Valentine went off without a hitch- if you were there, thank you for being a part of a lovely evening; if you weren’t, here’s what you missed…

Seafood Soup, Butternut Squash Soup for starters.
Moose Ragu with fresh Fettuccine Pasta, Vegeetable Curry with Basmati Rice and Tomato Jam,…
… and Chicken Pot Pie with Mashed Potatoes were the tasty (and filling!) main courses.
Carrot Cake and Bread Pudding with Partridgeberry Rum Sauce for dessert options.
Mike Sixonate at the mic.

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend from all of us here at Norton’s Cove, with special thanks to guest Chef Peter Burt, his Valentine Robin Crane who did a gorgeous job as server, and to Mike Sixonate for his performance which capped off the night.


We grabbed a take-out supper from the café and ate at the picnic table in the first gazebo on the Greenspond walking trail last night. Duke had the Baxter Burger & Chippies with a Dad’s Root Beer, and I had the Chick Pea Curry with an iced coffee. Yummy supper.

Beautiful evening, until the mosquitoes found us. In Greenspond! The 1st time I’ve ever seen them there! Never mind all the tragic things happening all over the world- I’m upset about the immigration of mosquitoes to Pond Island!!! I think I’m prejudiced towards mosquitoes.