This Black and White Chocolate Cake with Blackberry Compote is how I celebrate Vikalinka turning FIVE! Five years ago today I published my first post. A lot has changed since then. What started out as a food diary that was meant to be an online record of my recipes has since turned into a small […]
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This sausage meatball and pumpkin pasta is the creamiest pasta pasta dish you will make without using cream! (Thank you Essential Cuisine for sponsoring this post and keeping the Vikalinka kitchen cooking. As always all opinions remain my own.) Lately I don’t believe a week has passed without me using pumpkins, squashes or gourds in […]
These truffled egg soldiers with a touch of shallots and mushrooms cooked in butter, topped with melty cheese is the ultimate luxury weekend breakfast that you deserve! (Thank you the happy egg co., the producer of high welfare free range eggs, for sponsoring this post and keeping the Vikalinka kitchen cooking! As usual all opinions […]
I can’t believe it’s November! Definitely a chicken pot pie weather! Lately most of my recipes come to me at night. Not in a dream. I wish. They come to me in that irritating stretch of time between hitting the pillow and actually sleeping. I often can’t get to sleep. Too many thoughts, too many […]
Visit Norway as soon as you can! If you haven’t heard all the buzz about Scandinavia lately, you must be living in a parallel universe! It seems that there is nothing that those countries can do wrong. They have the best education in the world, happiest people with the shortest work days and longest holidays […]
Ever made cookies your slow cooker? Well…now you can! My slow cooker cookie is one giant hunk of joy! This post is sponsored by Crock-Pot. All opinions are mine alone! I’ve had a busy week and even the word ‘busy’ might be an understatement! They kids are off school for a half term break and I’ve have […]
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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The easiest and the loveliest this Russian frikadeller soup needs to be in your recipe box! Every time I try to recreate my mum’s recipes I think that I am forgetting something. There is just no way that a handful of very ordinary ingredients can create such delicious flavour! And every time I come back […]
Not a fan of sweet breakfasts? Try this wholesome savoury buckwheat breakfast bowl! Buckwheat is my comfort food. It’s the taste of childhood. Memories of sitting in a tiny, sun-filled kitchen and slurping on a warm and fluffy buckwheat kasha drowned in cold milk are one of my earliest. I still remember the contrast of […]
This Brie and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese sounds very posh but in reality is easier to master than the classic recipe! If you are anything like my family, you could always use another macaroni and cheese recipe, right? I don’t actually make mac and cheese too often as I feel it’s too indulgent to be […]
Everything you need to know for travelling in Sweden as a family! For the average Brit planning summer holidays, the orientation is almost always towards the southwest. Spain, Greece and other Mediterranean countries are a massive draw for rather obvious reasons. So it raised a few eyebrows when we mentioned to our friends our plans […]
If you are looking for a special occasion/breakfast in bed recipe…These bakery style blackberry muffins are for YOU! I don’t bake nearly as much as I used and mostly because we are quite health-conscious in this house. I never want to have loads of baked goods laying around that are just so dang tempting! But […]
It’s time to pull out your slow cooker and make these delicious pulled lamb birria tacos! This post is sponsored by Crock-Pot. All opinions are mine alone! I’ve had busy three weeks, friends. And by busy, I mean I haven’t had a weekend in three weeks. I know I’d told you those days were over […]