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Cold beet soup

RECIPE NUMBER 1 4 cups ice-cold water 2 cups buttermilk 2 cups canned, diced or 3-4 fresh beets, boiled and peeled 2 small cucumbers, peeled and diced 2 hard-boiled eggs, diced ½ cup sour cream Salt and pepper to taste 3 Tbsps. fresh dill, shopped Pinch sugar In a large ...

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Remembering Darius-Girėnas Memorial 1933-2003

By Edward Baranauskas Remembering Darius-Girėnas Memorial 1933-2003 SEVENTY YEARS AGO, ON July 15, 1933, two Lithuanian American flyers, Stephen (Steponas) Darius and Stanley (Stasys) Girėnas, took off from Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn, New York at 6:24 A.M. EDT, on their attempted nonstop trans-Atlantic flight to Kaunas, at that time the provisional ...

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in Search of Baltic Roots: Tracing the Trail of One’s Ancestors

BY JOHN MILLAR ASOFT “CLUNK” FROM SOMEWHERE BELOW my feet and a slight, insistent pressure pushing me back into the seat indicated that the undercarriage had retracted and the aircraft was reaching for altitude. I leaned my head against the headrest as my thoughts went swirling, tumbling crazily through my ...

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Spring Salads

TASTY SLAW Skani kopūstų mišrainė 1 medium-sized head of cabbage, about 2 pounds (tough outer leaves removed), cored and thinly shredded 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled and grated 1 green bell pepper (stems and seeds removed), halved and grated 1 Tbsp. coarsely grated yellow onion 2 cups mayonnaise ½ cup sugar ...

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Our Lithuanian Roots: the Lithuanian State: Historical Archives

By Edward Baranauskas I BELIEVE MANY AMERICANS OF LITHUANIAN descent may be wondering how they can learn more about their ancestors and roots. The wonderful adventure of searching for the past may not be as difficult as one may think, but it does require patience. The place to start is ...

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Easter Sweets

DEEP-FRIED PASTRY STRIPS Žagarėliai “Žagarėliai” are delicate pastry dough cookies, deep-fried in oil. The main ingredients are flour, eggs and sour cream. All ingredients should be kneaded together, then the dough should be beaten with the rolling pin, folding the dough toward the center, until blisters start to form on ...

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Lithuanian History Highlights: Lithuanian Military Under Napoleon

BY ILYA KUDRIASHOV The article by Vytautas J. Šliūpas about “Napoleon’s First and Last Steps in Lithuania,” and the report of the discovery of the mass grave of Napoleonic soldiers in Vilnius—both of which appeared in the July/August 2002 issue of Lithuanian Heritage— stirred more interest among readers of this ...

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Hot Soups for cold days

SPLIT PEA SOUP Žirnių sriuba 1 lb. split peas 1½ lbs. smoked sausage cut into chunks ¾ cup carrots, diced 1 onion, minced 1 stalk celery, diced 6-8 cups water Salt and pepper Rinse peas. In large pan bring water and peas to boil for about 30 mins. Skim off ...

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Culture: Goldsmithing in Lithuania: Seven Centuries Plus

BY K. PAUL ZYGAS The complete absence of gold or silver-bearing ores in their country has never stopped the Lithuanians from appreciating and crafting the noble metals. Jewelry found in archaeological sites reveals that silver has been prized and fashioned in Baltic lands continuously since times immemorial. While small deposits ...

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Traditional Kūčios dishes

Traditional Kūčios dishes Although in previous years we have featured dishes you can make for your Christmas Eve supper table,  we continue to get requests for more. By tradition Lithuanians abstain from eating meat on this day, and the Kūčios supper consists of twelve meatless dishes that usually include fish,  ...

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