Half-Baked by Liz baking, nail art, crafting, & other fun things

A Week in Newfoundland

August 22, 2016 | Travel | Permalink

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Late last week I returned to Paris after spending a lovely week at home in Newfoundland. For the first time since our move to France, when it came time to leave Newfoundland, I didn’t want to go. read more →

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A Weekend in Noirmoutier

August 8, 2016 | Travel | Permalink

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A couple of weekends ago, Hitchen and I took a road trip to the island of Noirmoutier on the west coast of France. We chose the destination because Coeur de Pirate was playing a concert there, and I’ve wanted to see her live for ages, but before finding out about this show, I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of Noirmoutier at all read more →

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Classic French Eclairs

August 6, 2016 | Sweet Recipes | Permalink

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This past Friday, I was supposed to attended a short course at Le Cordon Bleu to learn to make choux pastry and eclairs, but unfortunately the class was cancelled at the last minute. I was a little bummed out, but decided that with some research and experimentation, I could figure it out for myself. I’m not going to lie read more →

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Lemon Ice Cream Cheesecake

July 31, 2016 | Sweet Recipes | Permalink

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Now that summer is here and the days are nice and warm, there’s something extra appealing about cold desserts that require little or no baking time. This cake makes for a perfect summer treat, and it includes some of my favourite things… lemons, ice cream, and cheesecake. read more →

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Homemade Oreos

July 26, 2016 | Sweet Recipes | Permalink

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I have to admit that although I don’t often eat store-bought cookies, I have a weakness for Oreos. There’s something so satisfying about that crispy dark chocolate cookie and the creamy filling. But considering that most things are better homemade, I decided to make my very own Oreos from scratch. read more →

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Touton (Yeast) Donuts

July 18, 2016 | Breakfast Recipes, Sweet Recipes | Permalink

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If you’re a Newfoundlander, you definitely know what a touton is… but if not, let me explain. Essentially, a touton is a small piece of fried bread dough (usually made if you have a little extra dough after you make actual bread), generally served with molasses and maybe butter. I’m not going to lie, they’re a delight. And they’re distinctly a Newfoundland delight! (Even wikipedia knows. Though they refer to it as a type of “pancake”, which it definitely is not.)

My love of donuts goes way back, read more →

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Capsule Wardrobe: Summer 2016 Edition

July 13, 2016 | Fashion | Permalink

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All in all, it was a pretty chilly Spring / early Summer in Paris. That, combined with our trip to chilly Canada, means I’ve only really switched over to my Summer capsule wardrobe earlier this week!  So I’m pretty late posting this, but I’m going to go ahead and blame the weather :) I also did a little more shopping than usual for this capsule… read more →

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