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Catherine wheel sausage with garlic and sage

Catherine Wheel Sausage with Garlic and Sage and Cider Onion Gravy

So I’ve decided to start something new as a homage to the country I call home. British Friday. What do you think? Aren’t you curious at all to learn more about what people actually eat here? Forget Fish’n Chips, there is so much more to British food and I want to share it with you. […]

Skinny Mango Coffeecake with Toasted Coconut Crumble

{Skinny} Mango Coffeecake with Toasted Coconut Crumble

I am not sure how often a recipe is born in this kitchen only because something is languishing in the fridge but this coffeecake is definitely one of those cases. I bought a big tin of mango pulp a couple of weeks ago on a whim. I was browsing an international aisle in my local […]

Eltham Palace

A Palace in my Backyard

There is a palace in my backyard. A real one. Princes and princesses used to live there and play in its never-ending, breathtaking parkland. Those walls have seen grand balls, banquets, heard deadly secrets and witnessed amazing historic moments. Eltham Palace, in various incarnations, has been around since 1300s and was Henry VIII’s childhood home. […]

Mediterranean Pasta with Zucchini

Mediterranean Pasta with Zucchini

It seems that I accidentally stumbled on another winner while on my unending quest for a quick midweek meal. Do you too call upon pasta when a speedy and not fussy dinner is necessary, but a long day at work requires a bit of extra comfort at the end of it? It’s often my go-to […]

Plum Tarte Tatine with Lavender Cream

Plum Tarte Tatin with Lavender Cream

The abundance of ripe summer fruit has been driving me mad! I LOVE baking but my busyness has got the best of me and I’ve been missing out on one of my favourite pastimes. So I had to cheat a little… or compromise…whatever you are more comfortable with. I was thinking that, since I don’t […]

Behind the scenes with Vikalinka

Behind the Scenes with Vikalinka

After a year and a half of blogging some of you have got to know me pretty well or so I thought.  Then my friend Noemi came over and said, “You need to show your readers who you are! People would love to see the person behind the camera.” Hmm, when I gave that idea […]

Eton Mess Semifreddo

Eton Mess Semifreddo

This past week I’ve had the joy of two friends stay with me. My friend Noemi came from the States and her sister Elizabeth all the way from Devon. I know I am starting to think like a British person because a 4 hour train ride from the other side of the country seems like […]

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