DIY brownie gift

I made this DIY brownie gift as a 'thank you' to someone who helped me out. This is also a fun gift for a birthday or as 'get well' wish.

 

Here is what you will need:

  • Brownie in pieces
  • A fun popcorn basket (or any other kind of basket you like)
  • Gift tag
  • Some ribbon
  • Plastic foil

 

Here is what you do:

  • Put the brownies into the basket. Make sure the brownies are visible ove the edge. 
  • Wrap the basket with some plastic foil. Add the ribon and gift tag.
  • Voila, your gift is ready!

 

 

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Photo above: 25th of December – Second course of the Christmas dinner. Pineapple carpaccio.

 

19th of December – Poffertjes for lunch!

 

22th of December – Thesis!

 

23th of December – Jummy pizza for dinner.

 

 

23th of December – Unwrapping Christmas presents.

 

24th of December – Baking brownies…. gonna be soo good. 

 

24th of December – Tortillas for dinner. 

 

25th of December – Merry Christmas. Breakfast with champagne.

 

25th of December – Chocolate salami!

 

25th of December – First course of the Christmas dinner. Pulled salmon spoon. 

 

25th of December – Third course of the Christmas dinner. Soup with mushrooms. 

 

25th of December – Sixth course of the Christmas dinner.

 

Apple lemon curd pie

Sometimes you have left overs and these left overs make for a very nice apple lemon curd pie. We had a jar of lemon curd lying in the freezer and had a ton of apples from the garden. They are perfect for making apple pie, apple sauce and more. 

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For one pie you will need:

  • 1 x 540g pack puff pastry
  • 7 tbsp of lemon curd
  • 4 apples
  • 5 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon

 

Here is what you have to do to make this apple pie:

Preheat the oven on 220 degrees Celsius. Cut the apple in small slices, put them in a bowl and add the sugar and cinnamon. Mix together. Let the puff pastry slices defrost on the countertop. Grease the tin with a little butter. Place the puff pastry slices on the tin, so they overlap and press them together. This way you have filled both the bottom and the sides with puff pastry. Spread 5 tablespoons of the lemon curd on the bottom. Lay the apple slices standing up on the pastry until you have filled the bottom (if you have any apple left, try to squeeze them in between the other apples. Put the tin in the oven and bake for around 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, we will be creating the glaze. In a small pan add the remaining 3 tablespoons of lemon curd with 2 teaspoons of water. Stir until it is just runny. When the tarts are finished and you have removed them from the oven,  brush the apples and pastry edges with the glaze. 

 

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Life in Photos 43/52

Photo above: 26th of October – Popping the popcorn at home. Surprised about the amount that comes from a hand full of seeds. 

 

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26th of October – Working on a presentation for the focus group I'm organising.

 

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26th of October – Working on some goodie bags!

 

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26th of October – Great dinner and a delicious dessert with my aunt.

 

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26th of October – Saw a fun show in the theatre.

 

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27th of October – My sister baked bread. Soo good. 

 

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27th of October – Looking for some ideas on Pinterest. 

 

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27th of October – Baked brownies, added some white chocolate on top.

 

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27th of October – First focus group for my graduation thesis.

 

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28th of October – Making poffertjes for lunch. 

 

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29th of October – Pretty view early in the morning. The fog is quite magical. 

 

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29th of October – Focus group number 2.

 

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29th of October – Home made pizza for lunch. Pretty good.

 

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30th of October – Pretty greens in the garden.

 

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30th of October – Making a little fire!

Life in Photos 42/52

Photo above: 22th of October – Tasting this amazing new red velvet cake from the HEMA. It is very good.

 

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17th of October – Work work work work work. 

 

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18th of October – Made dinner: Quesadillas with chicken.

 

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19th of October – Getting ready for the movie night.

 

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19th of October – Getting ideas for goodie bags. 

 

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19th of October – Drying rosemary.

 

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20th of October – Sharing a pizza with bae.

 

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20th of October – Made dinner: pastaaaaa…

 

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21th of October – Great view with pretty clouds, green field and cows.

 

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21th of October – Another jummy dinner. Bread with cheese and carlic sauce. 

 

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22th of October – Dinner. Roast beef and potatoes from the oven.

 

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23th of October – At the gym.

 

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23th of October – Tortillas for dinner. 

 

Life in Photos 41/52

Photo above: 15th of October – Working in the garden… Pick your favourite gloves.

 

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10th of October – Pretty images from the garden.

 

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10th of October – Real autumn dinner, beef stew with mashed potatoes.

 

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10th of October – Leftover cake to end the night with.

 

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12th of October – Made dinner: mustard soup and pasta with pumpkin, mushrooms and chicken.

 

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12th of October – Fire…

 

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14th of October – Great lunch!

 

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15th of October – Planting garlic… to harvest next summer.

 

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8th of October – Garden harvest of the day! Awesome…

 

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15th of October – Delicious sushi dinner!

 

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15th of October – Pretty and clean garden again!

 

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16th of October – Fun family tennis tournament. 

 

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16th of October – A beauty of a sunset from the car!

 

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16th of October – Delicious Turkish food!

 

Life in Photos 40/52

Photo above: 8th of October – Beautiful pumpkin flower arrangements by mama.

 

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3th of October – Nice food…. Get in my tummy.

 

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3th of October – Sunset on the walnuts…

 

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4th of October – Daddy's birthday dinner!

 

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5th of October – Status update of the garden: Needs some loving soon….

 

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5th of October – Howdy neighbour!

 

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6th of October – Doing a dance! And popping it all.

 

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6th of October – What a horrible lunch…. #itsahardknocklifeforus

 

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8th of October – Making apple pies.

 

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8th of October – Pretty flowers the mama made. Love the autumn colours.

 

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8th of October – Pumpkin soup.

 

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9th of October – View from the car!

 

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9th of October – Seeing Briget Jones Baby in the cinema.

 

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9th of October – Current mood: Tea with Honey.

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Photo above: 30th of September – Pizza for dinner!

 

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26th of September – Lunch. A sandwich with cheese and home made pesto.

 

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27th of September – Bright red tomatoes from the garden.

 

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27th of September – When visiting work and snapping some pictures. 

 

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27th of September – Aaaaaamazing Surinamese dinner! So good. 

 

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27th of September – When your cup is in a happy mood ;P
 

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28th of September – Made a very nice Mexican dinner… Tortillas and chips.

 

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30th of September – Working, working, working

 

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1st of October – The view from our house! I love watching those ships go by.

 

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1st of October – When your parents are drawing room interiors… And have big discussions about them, too funny.

 

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2th of October – Delicious lunch with the bf. Jummy.

 

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2th of October – Dinner… Ooh how I love food.

Life in Photos 38/52

Photo above: 22th of September – Baking scones with a little help from dad.

 

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19th of September – Enjoying my saoto soup while getting some work done. 

 

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19th of September – Feeling truly nostaglic when eating these cookies.

 

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20th of September – Thrift store finds for Ambers Great Brittain party. Can you spot the Converse All Stars!

 

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21th of September – Being creative and making a garland. 
 

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22th of September – Pizza for dinner is always a good idea.

 

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22th of September – Making plum pies!

 

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23th of September – Amber's English themed birthday party.

 

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23th of September – With this came a real English dinner: fish and chips, pies and salad.

 

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24th of September – A breakfast full of love!

 

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24th of September – Delicious DIY turkish pizza for dinner at a friends birthday

 

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25th of September – Got out my old, pink tea thermos.

 

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25th of September – Amazing chinese noodles with chicken!

 

Life in Photos 37/52

Photo above: 17th of September – Pretty boats in the harbour. 

 

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12th of September – Pancakes for lunch!

 

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13th of September – Another stunning sunset. I can not get enough. 

 

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13th of September – The garden during sunset…

 

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14th of September –  Enjoying the last hot days of the summer!


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14th of September – This home grown zucchini is bigger then my cutting board. 

 

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14th of September – Making pesto! Jummy 

 

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15th of September – The most amazing smelling and tasting pizza for lunch! 

 

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17th of September – Pretty little flowers. 

 

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17th of September – Dinner in the harbour. 

 

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17th of September – Doesn't that look amazing? It indeed was amazing!

 

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18th of September – When your boyfriend takes pictures of flowers for you! Thanks babe.