These Filipino Noodles with Pork and Shrimp are simply to die for!! Filipino noodles with pork and shrimp aka Pancit Canton are very hot in our house right now. It seems that children simply don’t get tired of these moorish, salty noodles with crunchy vegetables and neither do we. I must admit I am slightly […]
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Beef Bourguignon is one of the few recipes everyone needs to know how to cook! So a whole week passed since I’ve started working from home, and so far I’ve enjoyed it much more than I’d expected. I love going though my mornings at a slower pace instead of dashing out of the door into the […]
This quick naan bread pizza will soon become the fist thing you turn to on Friday night!! This post is coming to you on Valentine’s Day, which is being spent quite unromantically. No, no, don’t feel bad for me!! I was 100% prepared for it and was planning to make up for the loss of […]
A sweet little bite of this chocolate cake truffle is all I want after my Valentine’s Day dinner! So let’s talk about Valentine’s Day desserts. I usually have grand plans and, even if I don’t make one myself, I buy something spectacular. The thing is though by the time we are done with our starters, […]
This Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Wild Rice soup is just the thing you’ve been looking for! Do you know what a sign of ageing is? It’s when everything you’ve done, seen and tasted in your 20s is much more appealing than it used to be. It’s when you realise that “Bring Back the 90s” […]
Delicious Salmon en croute for two! So Valentine’s Day is coming up…Do you celebrate? And if you do, are you a going-out or a stay-in type of a couple? We definitely celebrate, and through the years we’ve done it at home much more than out. When we were young, childless and still in college we couldn’t […]
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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Well, this is a big moment for our site – the official launch of Vikalinka Travels! Since I, Brad, have been a featured character on the food blog for four years, it’s high time I piped up and made myself known. I’ll be largely taking ownership of the travel section, although you’ll be relieved to […]
Delicious Cream of Broccoli Soup that is ready in under 30 minutes! I am not the one who usually practices minimalism in cooking but the recipe I am sharing today is one. This Cream of Broccoli Soup with Smoked Gouda is a good example of quality and seasonal ingredients standing on their own. 6 ingredients, not […]
You might not believe it but we’ve hit a real cold patch here in London. It feels even colder because Brad and I just returned from our mini break in Prague, where we braved sub zero (okay -2C/28F) temperatures for the love of art, adventure and a good goulash. It feels like we’ve been frozen […]
As much as I envy the training and skill of professional chefs, I find it hard not to feel a bit bad for them as well. The thought of making the same few dishes over and over again is more than a little mind numbing. I can’t imagine how it must feel for someone with […]
This might come as a surprise to you, given my background, that I carry a very strong emotional attachment to all things Filipino, and this Chicken Adobo in particular. I spent a year of my life in the Philippines in my early twenties, and although it was one of the most difficult years in my […]
Both Brad’s and my birthdays fall on the holiday season; the very end of November and the Christmas Day respectively, so you can imagine it is quite difficult to keep those days special as they get quickly absorbed by a long string of various celebrations. We are both very aware that important dates are easily overlooked […]