This braised savoy cabbage with bacon, mushrooms and sour cream number is flavourful and filling enough to be the star of the show or an extra special side dish! Cabbage is definitely not given enough appreciation as far as vegetables go and it’s a real shame! It’s extremely affordable, very versatile and don’t even get […]
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This spatchcocked chicken in spicy yogurt sauce boasts thin and crispy skin and the juiciest meat! And the entire chicken is cooked within 45 minutes! As we are in the dead of winter and days seem so short and bleak I find myself craving vibrant flavours to perk up our evening dinners. Don’t get me […]
Wouldn’t you want to come home and to find that the house smells of this amazing Venetian Chicken Ragu? All you need is to load up your slow cooker and press ON! The other night I woke up with a jolt because the most delicious aroma had somehow escaped the confines of my kitchen, climbed […]
What to see and do in beautiful Vienna! (We’ve been invited to visit by the Vienna tourism board, all opinions remain our own.) Vienna has been a city on our must-visit list for as long as we’ve lived in London, with the cities history at the centre of European politics and legendary elegance no small […]
This restorative beef and cabbage soup will give you the energy you need in the dead of winter! I am sure we are not the only family longing for something healthier right after all the Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities. We are also probably not alone in our desire for comfort food, which is […]
What we saw on our visit to the iconic Vienna Christmas Markets! (We’ve been invited to visit by the Vienna tourism board, all opinions remain our own.) Vienna has long been on our list of cities to visit, both because of its historic significance and impressive sites. But what really pushed us to make a […]
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 most delicious and festive looking this Pomegranate French 75 will wow your guests this holiday season! (This post was created in partnership with Splenda®. I was compensated for my work, all opinions remain my own.) Oh Christmas season how I love thee! My house is decorated and has never looked prettier. The presents are patiently waiting […]
These herby soft cheese stuffed dates wrapped in prosciutto are perfect party bites that literally take minutes to prepare! We hosted our first Christmas party of the season this past weekend, which put me in such a festive mood! If I am completely honest, it was my birthday party since because I was born on […]
Spoil the foodie in your life with these spectacular gifts! This foodie Christmas gift guide has a little something for every budget! ‘Tis the season of giving! I for one is so much happier to hunt for presents than to receive them. Unless my present is a city break for two, then I am ALL […]
This Chocolate Orange Hazelnut Tart is the most indulgent bit of chocolate heaven that could easily crown your holiday table. No professional pastry chef skills required! (This post is sponsored by Hotel Chocolat. All opinions remain my own!) Everyone has their special childhood memories of Christmas. For some it’s all about presents, for others the memories are […]
I keep coming to this Chilli Lime Salmon Mee Goreng whenever I am short on time. It’s such an incredible time saver! (Thank you The Saucy Fish Co for sponsoring this post and allowing the Vikalinka kitchen to keep cooking delicious meals!) I was raised in a stoic home and I don’t like to complain, […]
It’s difficult to find a cocktail more fitting for winter festivities than Brandy Alexander! Are you hosting any holiday parties soon? I am and I really feel like I could use some fresh ideas for food and drinks, which incidentally how many of you feel, according to my little survey. No worries I am here […]