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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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Vignette app not Instagram!

As I don’t have an iphone (or an i anything for that matter!) I don’t have access to Instagram as it’s not yet available for Andriod.  However I have been experimenting with other similar photo manipulation apps – my favourite of which is Vignette.  I have had the demo for sometime now and have finally…

Walking The Pixel Chef

Walking pixels explained

Back in September last year my daughter started High School and for the first time in 12 years I did not have to do the walk to school in the morning. Even though it was only a quick 5 minute stroll round the corner and back I really missed the fresh air and a chance…

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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!

Food and recipes

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Pickled lemons

I’ve been making these lovely pickled lemons for years from a recipe in an old BBC paperback called the Perfect Pickle Book. It’s one of those battered books that I come back to every year at this time of the year as the recipes are just spot on – even though the hand knitted jumper…

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Dryathlon day 13: If you can’t drink it cook with it!

Blogging late again after a lovely relaxing Sunday.  I spent a lot of the afternoon in the kitchen cooking with my daughter.  I made pheasant cooked in red wine with spices and jumbo raisins and red cabbage with bacon with a splash of port.  Before you report me to the Dryathlon Police I can confirm…

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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…

Morning walk

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Blustery morning walk

I have got out of the habit recently of going for my morning walk and I woke up this morning realising just how much I had missed it! I don’t mind admitting that I was in a bit of a grump yesterday – it has not been an easy week and I was generally feeling…

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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…

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