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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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A long weekend in Prague

A LONG WEEKEND IN PRAGUE A LONG WEEKEND IN PRAGUE At Christmas there was a great big 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 with in boxes until finally there was just an envelope. Inside the…

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Blustery morning walk

I have got out of the habit recently of going for my morning walk and I woke up this morning realising just how much I had missed it! I don’t mind admitting that I was in a bit of a grump yesterday – it has not been an easy week and I was generally feeling…

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That was January 2019

Well I blinked and that was the first month of 2019 done and dusted! It was a strange month in many ways as it was our first proper taste of having an empty nest. Our son Tom moved to Bristol at the end of November last year but it wasn’t long before our daughter Reya…

Food and recipes

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Dryathlon day 20: Comfort food

I have been a prisoner in my own kitchen this weekend – not because anyone has forced me but with the oven on it’s the warmest place to be in this continuing cold weather! Yesterday was a baking day and between us (while putting together the Spotify Dryathlon Dance mix) my daughter and I made…

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The arrival of spring and more good intentions

Hurrah – spring has finally arrived!  The weekend was lovely with temperatures well into double figures and plenty of sunshine.  This winter has been a really long haul for everyone and I was beginning to wonder if it would stay for good – let’s hope that the warm weather is here to stay. Well Monday…

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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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The first day of Autumn

So today is the first day of Autumn in the meteorological sense at least.  I prefer to go with the equinoxes and won’t really feel it’s Autumn until 21 September.  That said today was not very inspiring.  After a warm and rather cloudy start it was wet for most of the day. Here are a…

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Absolute rubbish

This is not the first time that I’ve posted pictures of rubbish in the verges. Over the years since I’ve been doing my morning walk I’ve seen beds, sofas, computers, fridges, car seats as well as the usual litter that people chuck out of their cars into the verges.  I am always at a loss…

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Carpe diem

Today started at about 12.10am when our son woke me from that deep early night sleep to say that Robin Williams was dead.  I didn’t quite believe it until the morning when the early morning Radio confirmed his late night whispers. Oh captain oh my captain… Just over 12 hours later  we were at the Woodland Burial at…

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