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Hi and welcome to my Blog! I’m Debbie - the Pixel Chef – a freelance photographer, writer and lover of food, walking, yoga and cycling. On the Pixel Chef Blog you’ll find lots of my photos along with recipes for cooking up digital manipulations. You'll also find real recipes - with more photos - to help you cook up a storm in the kitchen!

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Walking: 14 March

It was so grey and dull this morning so I added a yellow filter and a saturation boost to try and cheer things up. The VW Camper van and Fish and chips lorry were an added bonus!

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Fun with frames, patterns and textures

One of the things I plan to do with the Pixel Chef is to share images that I have developed in Photoshop using a a wide range of techniques such as actions, textures and frames.  There is a huge range of resources on the Internet from photographers and developers – many of who offer things…

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A trip to the seaside down memory lane

We’ve recently been making the effort to frame and display a few of the many hundreds  (no thousands!) of family photographs that we have languishing on our server.   With so many to chose from I decided to go back to the summer of 2004 when we bought our first digital SLR.  I eventually picked these…

Food and recipes

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Dryathlon day 20: Comfort food

I have been a prisoner in my own kitchen this weekend – not because anyone has forced me but with the oven on it’s the warmest place to be in this continuing cold weather! Yesterday was a baking day and between us (while putting together the Spotify Dryathlon Dance mix) my daughter and I made…

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Blackcurrant and blueberry jam therapy

Life has been very hectic over the past few weeks to say the least !  Work has been manic and we have my mother in law Dora living with us as she is very frail and her previous living situation became intolerable. She was doing really well until a couple of weeks ago when she suffered another…

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Dryathlon day 1: Detox!

Most years I plan to go dry for January!  It’s fine for the first few days then I inevitably slip off the waggon and go back to my evil drinking ways… Well this year is going to be different.  My son Tom told me about the Cancer Research Dryathlon just before Christmas and threw down…

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A visit from the beast from the East!

I suspect like me you are very bored of hearing about the snow and the beast from the East! However as I type the big thaw is already well underway and it is feeling much warmer in our cold old house! Over the snow days we managed to get out for a few walk –…

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The unveiling of spring

This week has been a mixed bag of weather. It started with the equinox on Monday which was cold and wet and miserable. But as the week has gone on the sun has taken over and slowly but surely things are warming up. As always I’ve been out walking every morning – taking the same…

Foggy Halloween sunrise

It was one of those beautiful ethereal mornings today – with the dew hanging off cobwebs and the sun gradually burning through the heavy fog.  Every where I looked there were photos! As usual on my morning walk all of the photos below were taken on my mobile phone.  

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