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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!

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No brainer bread!

My daughter Reya sent us a photo on Sunday morning of the bread that she had rustled up for her uni flat mates for brunch. Not only did it look delicious the recipe sounded insanely simple – just a few ingredients and no kneading! Now I have always been of the “beefy forearms, lots of…

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Welcome to lockdown life!

So here we are – just over a week into the third lockdown of this hideous pandemic. We are pretty much holed up in our Norfolk home – keeping away from people as much as possible. We are in the over 60’s category (no idea how that happened!) and Geoff has had several serious health…

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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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Let’s make Kimchi!

Hello there – how are we all doing in Lockdown 2.0? Like many of the people I speak to at the moment we are finding this one much tougher than Lockdown 1.0. Back in the spring it was all rather new and strange but the sun was shining and we had sour dough and zoom…

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I must go down to the sea again!

Here is a little photo story from last week! We finally made it to the beach and got to swim in the sea! It was one of those lovely, warm, late summer days that feel like a real bonus – particularly in these dark COVID days. Our go-to beach of choice has always been Wells,…

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Blueberry and banana cake

As lock down went on we were very happy to be able to get regular home deliveries – mostly from Sainsburys. This was a little tricky to start with – sometimes logging on past midnight to secure a slot as they became available! Luckily things have calmed down a bit and it’s normally pretty easy…

Spicy pear chutney (23 of 25)

Spicy pear chutney

We have a glut of pears at the moment – a result I think of this fantastic spring and summer! Sadly the pears have rarely been very tasty over successive years so I always have to find something else to do with them rather than just eating as a fruit. A couple of years back…

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Throwback Thursday: Orford Ness lighthouse

I was really sad to see in the news yesterday that the lighthouse at Orford Ness in Suffolk has had to be demolished because of coastal erosion. You can’t beat the sight of a lighthouse towering up out of the landscape – especially the red and white striped ones which are so iconic and photogenic.…

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Norfolk Show revisited

NORFOLK SHOW REVISITED 29th JULY 2020 NORFOLK SHOW REVISITED 29th JULY 2020 So today would have been the second day of the Norfolk Show – our county’s oldest and most wonderful show case. I have memories of the Norfolk Show going back to childhood, when we would all get days off school so that we…

Food and recipes

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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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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 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…