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A Sweet Easter

EASTER BREAD Velykų pyragas 2 cups scalded milk 2 packages active dry yeast ¼ cup plus ½ cup sugar 3 cups plus 3½ cups sugar 3 large beaten eggs 1 tsp. salt 1 cup white raisins ½ cup melted butter 1 large egg yolk 1½ Tbsps water Cool scalded milk ...

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The Jesuits in Vilnius

By Antanas Saulaitis, S.J. VILNIUS HAS BEEN THE center of Lithuania, both Grand Duchy and Replic, for seven centuries. For two of those centuries, Vilnius was the hub of a wheel of Jesuit education and ministry from Prussia to Russia, Estonia to northern Poland. The Jesuit heritage in the capital ...

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For Your Sweet Tooth

SOFT HONEY CAKE Minkštas meduolis 3 cups flour 2 cups honey 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup black coffee 1 tsp. soda or baking powder 1 tsp. spices 1 tsp. cocoa 8 eggs Beat honey with sugar until white. Mix flour, cocoa, spices and baking powder and add a little ...

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Warm soups for chilly days

DILL PICKLE SOUP Raugintų agurkų sriuba 4 large dill pickles, diced or thinly sliced 2 Tbsps. flour 2 Tbsps. oil 3 cups beef broth 2/3 cup liquid from pickles 2½ cups diced boiled potatoes (optional) 1 cup sour cream Coat pickles with flour. Stir-fry pick-les in oil over medium heat ...

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The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania: Hidden Gold of Lithuania’s Past?

BY JOLANTA KARPAVIČIENĖ THE PALACE OF THE GRAND Dukes of Lithuania, which is now being reconstructed in Vilnius, embodies the whole course of Lithuanian history. The foundation signifies the beginnings of statehood in the thirteenth century and multiple layers of artifacts document the expansion of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania ...

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Adolfas Ramanauskas the Hawk vs. the USSR

By Alvydas (Al) Karasa One of the last and best known commanders of Lithuanian armed resistance to Russian occupation was born in Connecticut HE STORY OF LITHUANIA’S ARMED RESISTANCE to Russian occupation during and after World War Two is a long and tragic one More than 50,000 died in the ...

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A traditional Kūčios table

CHRISTMAS EVE BISCUITS Kūčiukai/preskučiai/ųližikai 1 oz. yeast 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 cup milk ½ tsp. salt 1½ cup all purpose flour Cream yeast with sugar. Add warm milk and salt. Sift in flour. Stir thoroughly. Put in warm spot to rise a little. If necessary, add more flour to dough. ...

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How Lithuanian Women Affected Politics From Behind the Scenes

BY JŪRATĖ MIČIULIENĖ Historian Jolanta Karpavičienė states that women surrounding Lithuania’s rulers, from the time of Mindaugas, lived a more active public life than Slavic princesses shut up in their ivory towers.— JOLANTA KARPAVIČIENĖ, Assistant director of the National Museum Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius, said ...

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Apples and plums… …two autumn favorites

BREAD AND APPLE CASSEROLE Duonos ir obuolių apkepas 2 cups black bread crumbs 1 cup cranberry juice 1 cup sugar 6 medium apples 2 Tbsps. butter or oil Milk Cinnamon Moisten bread crumbs with cranberry juice or milk. Peel apples and grate coarsely. Mix apples with sugar and cinnamon. Grease ...

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