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

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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Dublin – St. John’s – Vancouver – Calgary

July 12, 2016 | Travel | Permalink

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Well hello there! It’s been a long time with no blog post… too long. Between traveling for nearly three weeks, having friends visit us in Paris, and being pretty busy with work, it’s been a hectic (in a good way) month. I’ve got some fun new recipes and a capsule wardrobe to share soon, but for now, I thought I’d share some travel highlights from our Great Canadian Tour (that actually started in Dublin)! read more →

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Exploring the French Riviera

June 14, 2016 | Travel | Permalink

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A couple of weeks ago, while my parents were visiting, we spent just over a week exploring the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur). I met my parents in Bordeaux (they had already spent a few days in nearby Saint-Émilion), and from there we drove to Saint-Tropez, where we stayed for five nights, followed by Cannes, where we stayed for another three nights. Our plan had been use each of those places as a kind of “home base” and to drive around to explore other towns on the coast, however, due to a major strike read more →

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Dîner en Blanc 2016

June 12, 2016 | Paris | Permalink

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This past Wednesday evening, we attended the annual Dîner en Blanc for the second time. Last year, being our first time attending the event, we didn’t really know what to expect – but it ended up being one of our favourite and most memorable nights of 2015. And this year, it most definitely didn’t disappoint! read more →

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Mini Angel Food Cakes

June 3, 2016 | Sweet Recipes | Permalink

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Oh hey blog world, I’ve missed you!! Life has been pretty busy lately… Mom and Dad are visiting (hooray!), we spent a couple of weeks exploring the French Riviera, and I’ve been planning a (30th!) birthday bash for my other (better) half. But more on those things later – today I have a recipe to share read more →

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Polish Your Nails Like A Pro

May 23, 2016 | Nail Art | Permalink

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It’s no secret that I love having polished nails. Many years ago, I used to get manicures religiously every two weeks. But besides the fact that it was an expensive habit, I found that, with a little practice, I could easily achieve the same effect at home! Here’s how I apply my polish, so that it looks like a professional job. read more →

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Savoury Puff Pastry Pinwheels

May 7, 2016 | Savoury Recipes | Permalink

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I made these pinwheels to bring to a picnic / potluck a couple of weekends ago. They’re pretty quick to make, and transport well too! And, like pretty much anything made with puff pastry, they’re super tasty. I filled these with two types of cheese, sausage, olives, and tomatoes, however, you could get pretty creative read more →

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Simple Homemade Tomato Soup

May 5, 2016 | Savoury Recipes | Permalink

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I’ve always loved tomato soup (I think it reminds me of grilled cheese sandwiches), so when I had a fridge full of tomatoes that needed to be used up, soup was the first thing that came to mind. It’s really simple to make, and takes very little time, making it an ideal weeknight supper! read more →

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