V-Something Esoterics

writing, photography, esoterica

Bites and Pieces of America is filled with pieces from my 2017 journey from Australia to the USA where I got to visit a dear friend on Whidbey Island, celebrate July the 4th in Salem the Witch City, visit puffins in Maine and meet a baby sloth in Boston. There are also many bites of recipes from the foods that inspired me along the way.


Available from Lulu and Amazon

Includes 27 recipes

In 2017, witch, environmentalist and culinary experimenter Vicky Vladic, took a short trip to the USA to catch a glimpse of the comical Atlantic Puffin and meet America’s pre-eminent Panda Cartoonist.


She also visited Salem to see the city that she previously only knew through the TV show Bewitched.


Over the course of her travels, she met interesting and engaging people, saw some incredible sights and sampled some wonderful food. This book tells the journey and the recipes it inspired.





Meeting in the Middle Cupcakes



Death by Cocoa



Buttermilk Pancakes



Dark Ale Spider



Blueberry Pancakes



Boston Cream Pie



Maraschino Cherry Lemonade