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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Always room for dessert

SQUARE WITH FRESH FRUIT Plokštainis su žaliais vaisiais 2 cups flour 4 oz. butter 1 egg ½ cup water Some milk Various sliced fresh fruit or berries Knead all the ingredients to mix them together, roll out a thin layer and spread it in a prepared baking sheet. Make a ...

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Fresh fruit makes summer sensational!

PLUM DUMPLINGS Slyvų virtiniai 25 prune plums 3 Tbsps. sugar 2 large potatoes, peeled and quartered ½ tsp. salt 3 egg yolks 2 Tbsps. shortening or butter, softened Dough 2½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. sugar ½ tsp. baking powder Sauce ½ cup butter 1½ cups dark brown sugar ¼ ...

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The Lithuanian Chapel in St. Peter S Basilica

By K. Paul Žygas A TRIP TO ROME WITHOUT VISITING ST. Peter’s Basilica would be like going to a birthday party but missing out on the cake. This great church, one of the Eternal City’s principal monuments, is continuously open, even during repairs and restorations, and admission is free. But ...

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Cool as a salad

BEET SALAD WITH HORSERADISH Burokėlių salotos su krienais 4 medium red beats 1 horseradish 1 cup diluted vinegar 1 bay leaf 6 of both kinds of peppercorns 1 tsp. sugar Salt to taste Peel boiled beets and grate coarsely. Put in glass dish in layers, alternating with grated horseradish. Pour ...

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Vegetarian delights

TOMATOES STUFFED WITH EGGS Pomidorai su kiaušiniais 6 medium tomatoes 3 hard-boiled eggs 1 raw egg 1 Tbsp. bread crumbs 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley 4 Tbsps. butter Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 350 ° . Cut off the tops of the tomatoes and, using a serrated spoon, ...

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