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Eating green… …Lithuanian Style

LETTUCE WITH SOUR CREAM Salotos su gretiene 2 small heads soft lettuce (such as bib, Boston, or similar) 3 hard-boiled eggs 1 tsp. sugar Juice of 1 lemon 1 cup sour cream Salt Wash and dry lettuce thoroughly and set aside in a cool place. Separate hard- boiled egg yolks ...

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The 150 Year Anniversary of the Birth of Jonas Šliūpas (1861–1944)

By Charles Perrin IN 1902 THE COAL MINERS IN THE ANTHRACITE region of Pennsylvania, which at that time had the most dangerous mines in the world, went on strike. It was one of the largest strikes the region ever experienced and Lithuanians played a prominent role in it. Jonas Šliūpas, ...

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Dumplings – Lithuanian “Soul Food”

COTTAGE CHEESE DUMPLINGS Varškėčiai ½ lb. dry cottage cheese 1 egg yolk ½ onion, chopped 1 tsp. butter 1½ cups sifted flour 1 egg Salt 1 Tbsp. water (about) Sauté onion in butter; combine with cottage cheese and egg yolk. Make dough of flour, egg, salt and water; roll thin ...

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Tribes – People of Lithuania Before Statehood

by Al (Alvydas) Karaša Who were the people that comprised the tribes which Mindaugas united and ruled as their first king? BEFORE THERE WAS A LITHUANIA, AND BEFORE her first Christian king united her people in the 13th century, there were tribes. Made up of clans, and families extended to ...

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Sweet delights for your Easter table

LITHUANIAN DOUGHNUTS Spurgos ½ cup milk 1/3 cup sugar 1 tsp. salt 1/3 cup butter, melted 2 packages active dry yeast ½ cup warm water 3 egg yolks, beaten 3¾ cups all purpose flour, sifted Jam of any type (raspberry, cherry, prune, etc.) In a large bowl dissolve yeast in ...

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Nothing like some hot soup on cold winter days

BEET SOUP Burokėlių sriuba, “barščiai” 2 quarts beef stock 3 cans drained (or 3-4 fresh boiled and peeled) beets, grated 1 large onion, chopped 1 celery stalk with leaves, chopped 1 carrot, grated 3 Tbsps. oil Salt and pepper to taste In stock pot or Dutch oven, heat oil and ...

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Hillforts of Lithuania

by Gloria Kivytaitė O’Brien LITHUANIA IS A LAND OF MANY LAKES AND, IT seems, even many more hills. The oval, flat-topped shapes and looming aspect of many hills identify them as hillforts (piliakalniai), or the remains of ancient fortified places. There are more than 800 places in Lithuania that are ...

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A carnivore’s feast

LITHUANIAN STEW Lietuviškas šutinys 2 lbs. lean beef for stew 2 Tbsps. flour for dredging 4 Tbsps. butter 1 medium onion, sliced 3 medium carrots, sliced 2 stalks celery, sliced 1 leek, sliced 1 parsnip, sliced 1 bay leaf 2 cups broth ½ cup sour cream Salt and pepper to ...

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The Kosciusko Nationality Question

By Henry L. Gaidis “What am I if not a Lithuanian, one of your chosen countrymen?… Whom should I defend if not you and myself?… It angers me to be away from Lithuania and serving in Poland…” –Thaddeus Kosciusko I RECENTLY ATTENDED A SEMINAR AT THE U.S. Military Academy in ...

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Ona Grand Duchess of Lithuania

by Alvydas (Al) Karaša WITHOUT DOUBT, THE MOST PROMINENT PERsonality of the 14th-15th centuries Lithuania is Vytautas the Great. He stands as the most astute and powerful ruler, who suppressed enemies and negotiated alliances beyond any his immediate predecessors or followers could manage, and led his nation to become the ...

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