If you need dessert on the table within 45 minutes, this peach and blackberry tart is your answer! And the blackberry obsession continues! In the summer I like nothing more than a fruit filled dessert. The more fruit the better. I also don’t like to have an oven on for too long. Although I can’t […]
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Find something a little bit different with a walking tour to see Shoreditch street art! Welcome to Shoreditch There are several ways London can be divided up. North and south of the Thames, for instance. Or the cultural gap between east and west. But having spent a few years in London, I’ve become very aware […]
If you haven’t discovered Eton Mess now is your chance! Blackberry and Pistachio Ice Cream Eton Mess is simple yet so impressive! Sadly I can’t say our impossibly hot days are driving us to frozen treats for a chance to cool off because these English skies have been depressingly gloomy and temperatures barely creep above […]
Shake up your lunch routine with this delicious Farro Salad!! Another summer week, another salad recipe but trust me this farro salad is not JUST another salad. I’ve discovered the farro grain a couple of years ago and I was instantly smitten with its earthy taste. I am a huge fan of adding healthy grains […]
These Asian pulled pork buns are the ultimate comfort food that is both good for you and is loaded with exciting flavours of the East! Don’t skip the slaw; it takes the flavour even further! Every Sunday night when we are hitting those “end of weekend blues”, we crave a bit of comfort food that […]
I can eat this tomato and cucumber salad every day of the summer and never get tired of it! It is not very often that Brad asks me to make a salad for dinner but he does in the summer all the time. And his favourite one is this tomato and cucumber salad. It’s not […]
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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This strawberry and cream cheese galette is a quick and lazy way to enjoy delicious fruit pies in the summer! And look how GORGEOUS! It was a long time since I baked…well apart from cupcakes for Vika’s school bake sale but that was not interesting or inspiring though tasty. I don’t actually like baking that […]
These Chipotle Mayo Roasted Potato Wedges are a lovely and fiery addition to your summer meals! I don’t know about you but I am still recovering from the weekend, which wasn’t really a weekend, more of a “let’s get everything done” type of a thing. First of all, our firstborn turned 13, so we had […]
This Easy Spanish Chicken and Rice with Shrimp is the recipe that will make your summer brighter and tastier! Spanish sun is bold and intense but the sea is warm and friendly. The waves are so tame and playful that all I wanted to do was bob along the natural flow of the Mediterranean sea […]
This Panzanella Salad made with ripe and juicy tomatoes, crusty ciabatta and fragrant basil is the best of the summer offerings! I am always amazed how my cravings change as soon as the summer finally makes an appearance in England. When it’s finally warm and sunny, all I want to eat is fresh salads and […]
This Chili Garlic Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Tenderstem Broccoli is a one pan beauty, which means less time cleaning and more time playing in the sun! Hello, Summer! (Thank you Very Lazy for sponsoring this post and keeping the Vikalinka kitchen cooking! I was compensated for my work, all opinions remain my own.) We’ve […]
This Summer Fresh Cobb Salad with Yogurt and Preserved Lemon Dressing is a meal in itself. A delicious update on the popular classic! A few days ago I was trying to relax after a long day of unpacking and organising, so naturally I plunked myself in front of an episode of Friends, the one with […]