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About Camera & Clementine

Camera & Clementine is a vegetarian* food blog, run by me Anna Pettigrew. It was founded on the principals of using healthy and seasonal produce in the kitchen. Most of which during the summer months I grow myself. My love of beautiful food and cooking, combined with my skills as a photographer motivated me to start this blog in 2013, and it is my hope that it will inspire others to cook and eat seasonally as well as grow their own and forage for wild food. I have roots both in Denmark and in Scotland where I currently live and work as a photographer and recipe writer for cooking and gardening magazines. I have been lucky enough to have traveled extensively around the world and eaten some really weird as well as magically wonderful food along the way, something that I think is reflected in my ‘world’ cooking style. I like to have fun with my photography, which results in my food photographs being a mix of colourful and rustic images. I shoot using a …

Super Green Spinach Smoothie

  I don’t know about the rest of the world, but here in Scotland, its still cold and wet. April is said to be the rainiest month, and my garden is living proof. I’ve not seen the sky for 10 days straight, just a drab grey cloud cover. In which case, now’s a good time to devour some extra vitamins – the green way! A super green spinach smoothie to boost your immune system, and get you lean and mean for spring time! Helping the spinach become more palatable, is sweet pear and tangy kiwi, delicious yoghurt and fragrant vanilla. Once blended, its best to drink the smoothie immediately. __________________________________   Serves 2 1 large handful of spinach (50g) 1 kiwis 2 bananas 150ml pear juice 2 tbsp natural yogurt ¼ vanilla pod, scraped a dash of lemon juice _________________________________ Chop the banana and kiwi into chunks and pop them in the freezer for 30min. (they do the job of ice cubes) Place the spinach and pear juice into the blender, and blitz until smooth. …

Pear and Marzipan Tartlets with Lemon Marmalade

Spring seems to come and go, this past week. But there are sure signs of its increasing presence, with the hedgerows turning light green and the daffodils standing tall in full bloom. Spring will triumph once again! And if you feel like you are just sitting around waiting for spring to really get going, then I’ve got just the recipe if you’ve got a bit of time on your hands.   These little pear and marzipan tarts are a perfect afternoon treat, for friends and family to enjoy on a grey day. ______________________________________________ Makes 8 tarts For the pastry 225g plain flour 100g butter 80g sugar 1 large free range egg ½ lemon, zested Frangipane filling 170g sugar 170g ground almonds 50g marzipan 1 tbsp flour 1 large free range egg 1 tsp almond extract ½ lemon, zested Plus 3-4 pears, sliced 2 tbsp almond flakes 5 tbsp lemon marmalade, heated ____________________________________________ Add the cold butter and flour to a food processor and blitz to bread crumbs. Add the sugar and egg, and blitz until just …

Fig and Honey Yoghurt with Poppy Seeds and a Taste of Portugal

  I am back from a most wonderful time in Portugal. The weather was magnificent, gifting us with pleasant warm breezes and cloud free skys. It wasn’t easy adjusting back to the autumn weather up here in the more northern latitudes of Scotland, but I can comfort myself with the knowledge, that under this thick fisherman’s sweater, I do indeed have a tan! The best thing about taking a trip away, for me, is forgetting all the everyday tasks of home life and work, and allowing yourself to fall into a new more relaxed routine. Our routine whilst away, was to be woken up at dawn by the local cockerel, make our sleepy way to the balcony and watch the sunrise over freshly made coffee. When I’m on holiday, breakfasts are my favorite meal, they are a chance to sample the county’s freshest produce, usually in a way which requires little preparation or cooking, and usually in its most simple of forms. I spent lost of time traipsing through local vegetable markets, and filling my …