Aloha!

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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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,…

Blueberry and banana cake (11 of 17)

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…

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…

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Limoncello part 2

Well I have failed to post very day for advent this year – this week has been so buy with work and getting ready for Christmas. However I did succeed in getting the Limoncello finished as you will see here……and one or two of you may find a bottle in your Christmas stocking this year!!

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Pearl barley and feta bake

OK – I’m back with a vengeance with lots of recipes, photos and photoshopping ideas!  Today I thought I’d hop on the meat-free Monday train with this  lovely vegetarian twist on the frittata packed full of green goodness and tangy cheese. Pearl barley has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance of late and is now…

Morning walk

That was January (17)

That was January

My poor Blog has been very neglected over the past few months.  We had so much going on here that I sort of lost my  way and my Blogging mojo.  However 2016 is well and truly here and I’m planning to get back into the swing of things again. So as a bit of a…

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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