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Captain Cook’s Naturalist, Georg Forster, in Lithuania 1784-1787

Today, Johann Georg Adam Forster is not a household name. This contrasts very much with his own time, when he was the author of a celebrated book about James Cook’s second voyage to the South Pacific, A  Voyage Round the World. As a traveler and naturalist, he made major contributions ...

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Cool as a cucumber

FRESH CUCUMBER SOUP Šviežių agurkų sriuba 4 cups prepared broth or bouillon 2 to 3 medium cucumbers 1/2 lb. smoked ham 1 medium onion, sliced 2 cloves 1  Tbsp. flour 1  Tbsp.  butter 1 cup heavy or medium cream 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup cooked barley Salt and pepper Chopped ...

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Have a Fruitful Spring!

BLUEBERRY COBBLER Mėlynių pyragas 3 cups fresh blueberries ½ lemon 1¼ cups sugar 4½ Tbsps. butter, softened 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1½ tsps. baking powder ¾ cup whole milk 1½ cups sugar ¾ tsp. salt 1½ Tbsps. cornstarch 1 pinch ground cinnamon ¾ cup boiling water Preheat oven to 350°. ...

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Sweets for your Easter table

LITTLE EARS Auksukės, krustai 2 eggs 1¾ cups pastry flour 3 Tbsps. sweet cream 1 Tbsp. sugar Oil for frying Powdered sugar Beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar and cream. Add enough flour to make a dough which can be rolled very thin. Cut into diamond shapes. Slash ...

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The Liberation of Klaipėda

By Henry L. Gaidis An ingenious plot returns Lithuania’s only seaport after centuries of separation, and opens up its gateway to the world THIS YEAR MARKS THE NINE- tieth anniversary of the Liberation of Klaipėda, one of the most significant events in Lithuanian history in the modern era. Although most ...

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Was Columbus a Lithuanian Prince?

By Miltiades Varvounis arvounis WHO WAS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS? WELL, THE date of his birth, his birthplace, and his parentage are all tangled in obscurity. To this day, no hard evidence tells us exactly where he came from, what his native language was or even his proper name. For unknown reasons, ...

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Cabbage – A Lithuanian favorite

CABBAGE ROLLS Balandėliai – Kopūstainiai 1 large head of green cabbage 1 large onion, chopped 1 lb. ground meat (pork, veal or beef. Ground turkey can be used) 1 egg 1 cup rice, cooked ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper Sauce 1 can Campbell’s tomato soup 1 (15 oz.) can ...

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Rev. Antanas Mackevicius – an Unlikely Lithuanian 1863-1864 Insurrection Leader

By Henry L. Gaidis ALTHOUGH MOST LITHUANIAN Americans are aware of the Soviet and Nazi occupations of Lithuania during World War II and the subsequent heroic partisan struggle, few are aware of the heroic struggle fought by Lithuanian partisans during the 1831 and 1863-1864 insurrections. On three occasions, the Lithuanian ...

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Fish – Can’t have Kūčios without it

FISH CROQUETTES žuvies kotletai 3 lbs. fish (bass. perch, whitefish, etc.) boned and skinned ½ cup breadcrumbs 1 medium onion, grated 3 Tbsps. butter 2 eggs ½ cup milk Salt and pepper to taste To make boning easier, put the fish into hot water for a short time. This sets ...

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