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 […]
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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 […]
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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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 […]
Tangy and fragrant spring rhubarb topped with fluffy oaty biscuits in this simple and delicious rhubarb cobbler. An everyday winner! All of my friends know I am a rhubarb fanatic, quite literally. I snap it up as soon as the first bundles appear in shops and I go on cooking and baking it until nothing […]
It’s where our beloved potato skins and Spanish Patatas Bravas meet! It probably won’t come as a complete surprise to you, my friends, that I am a huge potato lover! Who isn’t though?!? I love potatoes cooked in every way possible. Potatoes is what I missed and craved most during my year in a rice […]
Maze Grill dining experience and review. Dining out should me more than a good meal. It should be an experience you remember, including the food put in front of you, but so much more as well. This is one of the reasons we’ve enjoyed using Star Deals through Bookatable, and why we’ve now gone back […]
This Moroccan Chicken Tagine flavoured with warm and aromatic spices is a huge crowd pleaser due to its delicious and exotic taste. Guess what?! I overcame! Yesterday was one of the darkest, gloomiest days of spring I’ve seen in a while. As if the spring changed her mind and decided to retire until the next […]
These baked meatballs in a rich tomato sauce could be whipped up in a matter of minutes! The perfect weeknight meal! Hello Tuesday, which is really kind of like a Monday since we just had a bank holiday weekend. So you know what it’s like. We are slowly and painfully getting into the work mode. […]