This harissa beef stuffed eggplant recipe is the one you want to try before the eggplant season is over. Delish! I love eggplant! The love affair started when I was a little girl and my mum would make fried eggplant and tomato stacks flavoured simply with salt, pepper, garlic and mayonnaise. They always signaled the […]
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With a little help of a food processor this stunning Rainbow Slaw with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing is ready in 10 minutes! A few days I go I did my main weekly food shop and I came home with an armful of stunning vegetables. In fact 70% of my shopping was vegetables. And not just […]
This Italian-style Rosemary Chicken and White Beans is a great everyday dinner that the whole family will love! I am slightly torn if I am completely honest. I miss the summer and our lovely outdoor dining but I am also stupidly happy about the sweater weather and cozy meals at home. Warm and comforting dinners […]
This Russian eggplant caviar is a silky smooth vegetable spread that is delicious warm or cold! As I was looking through the photos I took I knew right away this eggplant caviar is going to be a hard sell for two reasons. Not many people appreciate just how amazing eggplants could be, and the unattractive […]
These blackberry crumble bars are packed with jammy berries and a surprising ingredient that takes them to the next level! We are back from our holiday in Sweden and Norway, and for the first time in a long time I feel truly refreshed. Our time away was the most relaxing holiday we’ve had in years. No […]
Passion Fruit Mojito to celebrate the last days of the summer! It’s always interesting to me to see that kids in some parts of the States have already gone back to school, and therefore people declare their summer to be over. In the UK kids don’t break up for summer until the third week of […]
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 Georgian chicken tabaka is a spatchcooked chicken that cooks in half the time! I have a confession to make. I have an entire bookcase filled with just cookbooks and nothing else, but it does not stop me from buying new ones. Don’t get me wrong: I am not a cookbook junkie and do not […]
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 […]
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 […]