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American Lithuanian – Nobel Prize winner

Interview with economist at Yale University professor Robert Shiller By Raimundas Marius Lapas.   Yale University Professor, Robert J. Shiller, who is of Lithuanian descent, was one of the recipients of this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science. An economist, academic, and author of numerous popular books dealing with ...

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Apples – fall’s favorite fruit

APPLE AND PEAR SALAD Obuolių ir kriaušių salotos 6 sweet-sour apples or pears 3 cups water 1 cup sugar 1 lemon 5 cloves 5 aromatic peppers ¼ stick cinnamon Dash of salt Peel apples, cut into quarters and core. Cook 2-3 minutes in marinade, on low heat. Remove apples and ...

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Lithuanian Soldiers in Combat in China and the Philippines

Recently, Lithuanian troops have deployed as part of the coalition fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, but this is not the first time Lithuanians have seen combat in Asia. In 1896-1899, they fought in the Philippines, then in 1899-1901, in China. Lithuanians served as volunteers in the US armed forces, but ...

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Stay cool as a cucumber

COLD BEET SOUP Žaltibarščiai 3-4 fresh red beets (canned beets can also be used) 2 small cucumbers 2 hard-boiled eggs ½ cup sour cream 2 cups buttermilk 4 cups cold water ½ cup chives, chopped Fresh dill, chopped Salt to taste Pinch sugar, if desired Cook unpeeled beets in water ...

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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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