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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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Sticky good life pork belly

This is a fantastic tasty and very economical roast which will have your whole house smelling just wonderful! As with all of my recipes I only use good quality, high welfare meat sourced as close to home as possible from local butchers.  I bought the piece of belly that you see above from B W…

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Advent: 10th December – Limoncello

Every year at Christmas I always come up with one scheme or another to make something a bit different to eat or drink. Last year it was raspberry gin and pickled pears. This year I stumbled across the recipe for Limoncello via the Domestic Sluttery Blog and though that I would give it a go.…

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International food photography day

I have just discovered via Twitter that it is International Food Photography Day.  If you read my Blog you’ll know I’m very partial to snapping and cooking at the same time (it drives my family mad) So I’ve had a quick delve into the archives and pulled out some random foody shots.  It made me…

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…

That was May (42)

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…

That was April (5)

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