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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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The Prague diaries – Day 1

THE PRAGUE DIARIES – DAY 1 THE PRAGUE DIARIES – DAY 1 RECAP: MAY 2019 At Christmas there was a ridiculously large and mysterious box under the tree from our children Tom and Reya  (well they are 19 and 24!). It was one of those Russian doll presents – boxes within boxes until finally there…

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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…

Food and recipes

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Dryathlon day 25: Target reached!

I seem to have filled the gap left by alcohol with cake as January has worn on. This morning I had an impromptu coffee morning with a few friends which added over £20 to my sponsorship money. After putting a picture of my cakes up on Facebook more donations rolled in and I’m thrilled to…

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Rainy Summer Sunday – so let’s make lime and coconut cake!

It’s a summer Sunday washout! It’s cold and it’s pouring with rain which has scuppered my plans for some weekend gardening.  Instead I’ve been pottering the kitchen, listening to Cerys at Womad and making this ridiculously simple, but delicious cake.  The addition of some extra virgin coconut oil makes it super coconutty and and provides a healthy…

Mary Berry's cherry cake (4)

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…

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