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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!

21 March 2020 (10)

The corona diaries – National Poetry Day

Corona virus Ordinary life on hold Fish swim in Venice These are very strange and worrying days indeed. In the course of a week our lives have changed dramatically to ones of fear, self-isolation, panic and fights in the supermarket over toilet rolls. It is like something out of an apocalyptic disaster film. Yet here…

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Painting course!

At the weekend, in the nick of time before the Covid-19 shutdown, I went on a two day course –  Painting with acrylics – a fab present for my big birthday last December. The course was run  by the highly talented Nicola Slattery in her beautiful studio in South Norfolk. I dabbled a tiny bit…

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REPOST: 25 years in the quest for the perfect pizza

I get lots of requests on social media for some of my recipes so i’m republishing this article which was originally published in True Loaf magazine 10 years ago! If your do the maths then we have been making pizzas on a Saturday night for 25 years! For the last 15 years or so Saturday…

Food and recipes

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Dryathlon day 3: feeling souper!

One of the things I remember very clearly about the first few days of the Dryathlon last year is the greatly improved quality of sleep that you get when you go to bed alcohol free. Now I’m not saying that I collapse into bed in a drunken stupor every night but even a couple of…

Sandals and daisies

The arrival of spring and more good intentions

Hurrah – spring has finally arrived!  The weekend was lovely with temperatures well into double figures and plenty of sunshine.  This winter has been a really long haul for everyone and I was beginning to wonder if it would stay for good – let’s hope that the warm weather is here to stay. Well Monday…

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The first wet garlic of Spring

While we were shopping on Saturday I spotted the first wet garlic of the spring on one of the stalls on Norwich market. For the uninitiated, wet or green garlic is the first fresh harvest of the season and it is called  “wet”  because it has not been hung up to dry so does not…

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…