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 […]
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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 […]
How about this fresh and exciting whipped feta and ricotta dip with mint pistachio pesto for your holiday table? On Sunday I woke up with the realisation that the holiday season is upon us whether I am ready or not. I haven’t done any Christmas shopping or planning and it’s very much unlike me. So […]
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 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 […]
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 […]