Mrs Cope has just won the Hidden Star Award for Most Original Character!
Thank you to everyone who voted for our lovable and irreverent scone baker!
She’s very touched and humbled and when asked how she felt, she said:
"A plug a day keeps the doctor away, oh and make sure to practice your Kegels everyday.”
Umm, yeah, we’re still scratching our heads too!
Wallabies - the smaller cousin to kangaroos.
Beautiful Board House Dam in the Watagan National Park.
And of course, the ever gorgeous, Jasper!
Edward dressed for drinks with Carlisle… Sorry, Ed, but he’s still gonna want you!
Carlisle’s care: a Mercedes C-Class Coupe.
This is also where Belle shows off because she helped Roberto come up with the name and designed the logo, signage and menus for the restaurant!
Yes, folks, I hand-drew that Griffin and then had to paint it onto two walls of the restaurant as well!
BTW if you’re ever in Newcastle, it’s a fabulous restaurant serving melt in your mouth dishes… Just ask Jasper’s family!
Ristorante Il Grifone, situated on the Boardwalk in the Honeysuckle Precinct along the harbourside of Newcastle.
Carlisle had intended to take Edward here for dinner, and you may recall Jas had dinner here with his parents and Rose for his 21st.
The Dockyard where Carlisle took Edward for drinks, situated on the harbourside foreshore of Newcastle in the Honeyscuckle Precinct.
Because of requests for the recipe… here it is…
Slice 2 chorizo sausages (equivalent salami can be substituted) into 3-4mm diagonal slices and saute in a dry pan to render the fat. When the chorizo is browned, add sliced smoked chicken breast (similar amount cut into similar size pieces to the chorizo) and warm through. At this point you can add any additions that might take your fancy—chilli, garlic, olives, capers, etc—and cook or warm through dependant on the addition. Time for tomatoes now: either a homemade or store bought passata. Simmer to reduce and thicken slightly. In large pot, bring salted water to the boil and cook gnocchi (Ikg/2lb is a large serve for 4-6 people). For a quick mid-week meal I use a store bought dried gnocchi, but on the weekend I might make it from scratch. It’s easy but time consuming. Google for a recipe or PM me if you really need to. When gnocchi is ready, drain and set aside in the pot. Now add 1-2 tbsp cream, if desired, to the sauce, season with salt and pepper; taste/check first though because the meats are already salty. Stir through some fresh torn basil. Sauce is now ready. Pour sauce over cooked gnocchi in pot and stir gently to combine. One addition you can make here that is very nice is a handful or two of baby rocket (arugula) leaves, but if you do that I suggest omitting the basil. Plate up and dress with grated or shaved parmesan. Enjoy! A nice shiraz suits perfectly as well.
The Smoked chicken & chorizo gnocchi, Jas made for Ed - Delish!
Yum… Jas in his white briefs. No wonder Ed was nearly drooling.
Coffees and views of Rolador Cafe, Hamilton.
Pink’s music video for Fuckin’ Perfect