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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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The first asparagus of Spring

A couple of days ago husband Geoff returned from his lunchtime bike ride (zero food miles!) with a small rucksack full of the first asparagus of the Spring bought from Portwood Asparagus in Great Ellingham, Norfolk.  With the exception of my son Tom, we all love asparagus in our household and look forward to the…

roast sweet potato with feta and avacado

Monday’s good intentions….

My daughter always teases me about the fact that I always start a diet on Monday. Just as I always vow stay wine until Friday, sort out my In Box and my In Tray, start that patchwork quilt that I’ve bought the material for, renovate the old picture frames I bought at the auction a…

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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…