This Salmon Teriyaki is a dreamy summer dinner that is both light and flavourful! Real summer has come to London and it’s no small thing! London…where dry weather is considered good weather, where it drizzles most of the year, where school emails demand to pack sunscreen for your child or be deemed a neglectful parent […]
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Step into an Italian fable with me! (This post is sponsored by Italian Fable, thank you for keeping Vikalinka kitchen cooking!) I have never shared this before but…Do you know that we moved from Canada to Europe because of one trip to Italy?? Well, the story actually goes further back. The obsession began when I […]
These porcupine meatballs baked in a rich sour cream and tomato sauce are a perfect mix of deliciousness and nostalgia! Just a couple of days ago I wrote about my favourite childhood meal, the recipe that won me many friends including my parents-in-law! Curious? Check out my best Vareniki recipe! And today I am sharing […]
Potato, Bacon and Caramelised Onion stuffed Vareniki. These little pockets of joy are Russian cousins of Polish Pierogi. Let me introduce you to little pockets of heaven aka Vareniki. You might know them by another name Pierogi. Vareniki (plural) are Polish pierogi’s Russian cousins. What is the difference? Well I can’t really tell you. I […]
Tangy and fragrant spring rhubarb topped with fluffy oaty biscuits in this simple and delicious rhubarb cobbler. An everyday winner! All of my friends know I am a rhubarb fanatic, quite literally. I snap it up as soon as the first bundles appear in shops and I go on cooking and baking it until nothing […]
It’s where our beloved potato skins and Spanish Patatas Bravas meet! It probably won’t come as a complete surprise to you, my friends, that I am a huge potato lover! Who isn’t though?!? I love potatoes cooked in every way possible. Potatoes is what I missed and craved most during my year in a rice […]
Well hello, I am so happy you stumbled upon my blog. I am Julia and Vikalinka is my space to share bits of my life with the world. Incidentally, much of my life is taken up by cooking, due to very hungry children and occasionally hungry husband, so you will become witnesses to my culinary endeavours if you choose to stay around.
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Maze Grill dining experience and review. Dining out should me more than a good meal. It should be an experience you remember, including the food put in front of you, but so much more as well. This is one of the reasons we’ve enjoyed using Star Deals through Bookatable, and why we’ve now gone back […]
This Moroccan Chicken Tagine flavoured with warm and aromatic spices is a huge crowd pleaser due to its delicious and exotic taste. Guess what?! I overcame! Yesterday was one of the darkest, gloomiest days of spring I’ve seen in a while. As if the spring changed her mind and decided to retire until the next […]
These baked meatballs in a rich tomato sauce could be whipped up in a matter of minutes! The perfect weeknight meal! Hello Tuesday, which is really kind of like a Monday since we just had a bank holiday weekend. So you know what it’s like. We are slowly and painfully getting into the work mode. […]
All the tips on how to make your Saint Petersburg visit one of the most unforgettable trips of your life! Saint Petersburg has long been the holy grail of cities for us. A place Julia had visited in her youth, it’s been on our list for as long as we’ve been together. Although long overdue, […]
Tired of your usual lettuce and tomato salad? This creamy dill cucumber, radish and egg salad is here to rescue you from the salad rut! We’ve been home for about 10 days and I can’t stop making all the salads we’d been eating in Russia! So much creaminess and so much dill!! Correct me if […]
Enjoying this delicious Chicken Marsala doesn’t require a restaurant trip, only 25 minutes of your time! Lots and lots could be said in favour of recipes that are on trend. They are beautiful, fresh, vibrant and full of avocado! What could be said in defence of classic recipes? They have stood the test of time. […]