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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!

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Hello 2019 – better late than never!

News Years resolution 1 – stop procrastinating. Well that failed spectacularly – January 14th and I still haven’t published a single Blog post. I’ve been scribbling things down but until now nothing has made iit onto the virtual page. So here goes – hello 2019! If you look back on this Blog you will see…

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And so that was 2018!

AND SO THAT WAS 2018 What a year! Where do I start?  As usual I have left it until the very last minute to sort  photos for, and write this post, so I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves with just a brief run down of the main highlights! My son Tom graduated from…

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In remembrance of Sydney Bacon

I first published this post in 2014 and it seems very fitting to republished today on the 100th anniversary of the armistice. Amazingly my Dad discovered this newspaper amongst his own fathers memorabilia yesterday. This morning I will be going to our local service to remember all of those who perished in this and other…

Food and recipes

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Dryathlon day 15: lovely kale!

Just to prove that I’m not spending all of my alcohol free days scoffing chocolate I though I’d show you something healthy that I’ve been eating! Kale seems to be the super food of the moment – lush, green and full of nutrients. I haven’t quite braved juicing it yet – in fact I have…

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Dryathlon day 5: I poured some wine!

Yes I poured some red wine – it smelt so lovely! But don’t worry not a drop passed my lips instead it went in with the roast lamb where after a couple of hours it turned into a lovely rich gravy! This was the hardest day of the Dryathlon so far. I do so love my…

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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…

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That was May

It’s the 1st of June although you wouldn’t know it.  My Facebook feed is full of picture of friends flaming woodburners! The year is flying by and May was certainly a busy month… On my morning walks I saw buzzards, a heron, swallows and swifts and heard a cuckoo (walking in Cuckoo Lane). My son came back…

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That was April

A looong over due Blog post! April was busy, cold and full of flowers and amazing skies…. I ate lots of eggs both real and chocolate The new season garlic and asparagus arrived The blossom was beautiful Morning walks were crisp and uplifting  

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Muddy roads and signs of spring

So finally – after a break of over two weeks I was back out first thing for my early morning walk. It’s amazing how quickly spring is approaching! In January the sun was just breaking over the horizon as I started out  – where as this morning it was quite high in the sky. It was…

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