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Hi and welcome to my site! I’m Debbie - the Pixel Chef – a freelance photographer, media creative 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!

From 2020 I am also offering support to artists, small businesses and community to help them with their online presence - from setting up a Blog or website to help with social media.  If you have a project that you would like help with then please get in touch!

That was September-23

That was September!

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Mum’s best ever scones

It’s no exaggeration to say that my Mum Greta’s cheese scones were simply the best! I have given the recipe to many people over the years and we even included it in the order of service at her funeral earlier in the year. Yesterday I made them for a Macmillan coffee morning that I organised…

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Jumbleberry jam

As I type the last gasp of the summer heatwave has well and truly left and Autumn is blowing in on chill wet winds. While a lot of our summer garden produce has finished (the tomatoes fell foul of blight and the magnificent runner and French bean wigwam blew over) our Autumn raspberries are producing…

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It’s been a while…

…is an understatement! It’s nearly two years since I’ve posted in this poor neglected space and during that time my creativity has mostly been confined to taking photos on my iPhone (I took the plunge last year and jumped from android) and scribbling random thoughts and haikus in my morning journal. The last two years…

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Pickled lemons

I thought that I would revamp and republish some of my old favourite recipes using the new fab recipe plugin that I discovered recently – WP Recipe maker from Bootstrapped ventures. First up is this recipe for pickled lemons – picked because I have a new batch steeping away in the kitchen at the moment.…

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The Merz vintage fashion shoot

As I sit typing looking at the gloom of a very dismal, grey and chilly bank holiday weekend I’m reminded of how different the last one was at the end of May. It was the end of spring, the sun was warm and delicious with the promise of summer to come. Sadly that summer has…

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Move and shake to London Town!

A couple of weeks back we headed off to London Town with our daughter Reya “soft moving” to her new London life! She is starting her MA at RADA at the end of September and in the meantime has managed to secure two temporary jobs to help finance her through this next part of her…

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Slow roast spicy pork revisited!

I first posted this slow roast pork recipe back in 2013 and am making it again today to warm us up on a cold May Bank Holiday weekend. I have made a couple of changes – like adding coriander seeds to the fennel – but otherwise the recipe is the same as it was 8…

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A year of lockdowns – photo stories

This post has sat as a draft for nearly two weeks while I have procrastinated about what to write about the last year. It has been a roller coaster for us all in many ways and something we just couldn’t have imagined back in the good old days before 2020. All of these photos are…

Food and recipes

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In a pickle

They may not be the most sociable things but I just LOVE pickled onions!  And home made ones are the best.  So two nights ago I tucked myself up in front of the wood burner with a couple of bags of small onions and a sharp knife and set about my first pickles of the…

Herby cheese scones

Herby cheese scones

You can’t beat a good scone!! I’m particularly partial to a cheese one – there’s something so lovely about their soft warm cheesiness dripping with butter! This is a very straightforward recipe but with the addition of a lovely herby mixture that just adds a top note to the flavour. My favourite is a pizza…

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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…