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For your Kūčios table

Let’s Cook Lithuanian with Dana Siliūnas The following recipes could be used for the traditional Lithuanian Christmas-eve meal, which is eaten after sundown on Christmas Eve. The Lithuanian word for Christmas Eve is Kūčios (pronounced Koo-chios). At the end of the Kūčios meal, the family goes off to midnight mass ...

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Kūčios Christmas Eve Lithuanian Style

Christmas EVE and CHRISTMAS [a.k.a. Kucios ir Kaledos] Ancient historical sources confirm the main moments of the winter holiday, the return of the sun, which are found in the 20 century Lithuanian beliefs and traditions. Supper on Christmas Eve “ Kucios”, the oldest Lithuanian feast, celebrated according to the sun’s calendar. ...

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Autumn Delights

Let’s cook Lithuanian PLUM CAKE Slyvų pyragas 1 stick ( ½ cup), plus 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature ½ cup sugar 1 large egg 2 Tbsps. sour cream or yogurt (not non-fat) 2 tsps. vanilla 1 ¼ cups cake flour ½ tsp. each: baking powder, baking soda, salt 16 ...

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Vilnius University 425 Years of Enlightened Learning

  The Vilnius University, which celebrates its 425th anniversary this year, is the oldest establishment of higher education in Lithuania. Established in 1579, for a long time it became the easternmost European university spreading the light of learning not only to ethnic Lithuania, the multinational Grand Duchy of Lithuania, but ...

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Summer Harvest

BROCCOLI SALAD Brakoliu mišrainė 1 medium head broccoli 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup raisins 1 red onion, chopped ½ cup apple cider vinegar ½ cup sugar 2 Tbsps. mayonnaise Trim broccoli and remove tough ends; wash thoroughly. Chop into ½ – inch pieces and place in large bowl. Add ...

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Four for Four in ‘04?: the Lithuanian National Basketball Team Makes Its Fourth Olympics Appearance This August in Athens, and Expectations Have Never Been Higher. We Introduce the Powerful Squad Which Could Garner Our Fourth Straight Medal

by Tom Gregg (Grigonis) The Lithuanian national basketball team makes its fourth Olympics appearance this August in Athens, and expectations have never been higher. We introduce the powerful squad which could garner our fourth straight medal. RINGE SPORTS LIKE SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING can come or go, but the showcase event of ...

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Say cheeeeeese!

POTATO CAKE WITH COTTAGE CHEESE Bulvių plokštainis su varške 2 lbs. potatoes 1½ cups dry cottage cheese 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup milk 2 oz. bacon, chopped 1 Tbsp. sour cream 6 Tbsps. butter 1 tsp. French tarragon 1 tsp. sugar Pinch of salt Grate potatoes and remove most of ...

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“Little Lithuania, Usa” Schuylkill County, PA

BY JOHN J. CHERNOSKI (ČERNIAUSKAS) “Little Lithuania, Usa” Schuylkill County, PA THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES THERE ARE NUMEROUS places where a particular ethnic group has long been identified with an area, and names such as “Little Italy,” “Germantown,” “Chinatown,” etc. have become a part of the local fabric. I decided ...

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For your Easter table

BAKED EASTER HAM Keptas Velykų kumpis 1  7–8 lb. fully cooked smoked ham shank 1 cup maple syrup 2 Tbsps. cider vinegar 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard Whole cloves Combine syrup, vinegar and mustard. Place ham, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Pour about ½ cup mixture over ...

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Rimantas Stankevičius 1944 – 1990: Test Pilot Cosmonaut

BY INA BERTULYTĖ BRAY SEPTEMBER 9, 1990. CNN SHOWS A JET FIGHTER slicing the TV screen, vanishing, then — a ball of fire.The announcer calmly reports that a Soviet Sukhoi SU-27 airplane crashed at an air show in Italy, killing the pilot and a bystander, injuring eight. Another disaster with ...

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