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 […]
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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 […]
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 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 […]
These summertime gin and tonic cocktails will make the living EASY! (This post is sponsored by thebar.com Thank you for keeping Vikalinka cooking!) Summer to me is synonymous with sitting in my garden and enjoying the weather, even better with a summer cocktail in hand. I’ve been dreaming of doing nothing but this all weekend […]
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 […]
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 […]