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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 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…

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Huzzah for the great British bake off

Huzzah the Great British Bake Off is back on our screens!  I have to admit that I watch very little telly these days – probably because I spend far too much time than I should in front of my computer – but last year I (like most of  of the country) I became completely hooked on GBBO (as…

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What’s for tea Tommy? Sausage pasta!

Regular readers to The Pixel Chef will know that I have a teenage son, Tom, who is at University in Lincoln. I have to say that in spite being brought up in a house where there has always been lots of home cooking, Tom has yet to embrace catering fully for himself. From what I…

Morning walk

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Walking pixels: 30 April

After the awful weather of late this morning was sublime.  Warm,  sunny, the sky larks soaring.  I also saw my first swallow of the spring but I’ve yet to hear a cuckoo.  Today’s images are processed with a photoshop  action that I’m refining at the moment which will hopefully be available very soon for download.

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Walking pixels: 26 April

After the thunder and lightening and torrential rain of yesterday, today has a more sunshine and showers feel about it.  There was quite a lot of blue sky for my walk this morning – and more than the odd puddle.  It seems to be warming up a little bit too – but not quite enough…

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Walking pixels: 24 April

Yuk what horrible weather we are having at the moment. Rain, rain and then more rain!  Undeterred I strode out for my walk this morning – as you can imagine there were no Blue Skies today – just grey and gloom.  Still I managed to fire off a few quick pics on my mobile and…