Recipes with a-peel

APPLE CRUMB CAKE Trupintas obuolių pyragas 1¾ sticks butter, softened 3 eggs 4 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2 tsps. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla extract or lemon juice (can also use nutmeg or cinnamon) 8-10 apples, shredded ¾ cup sugar Preheat oven to 350 ° . With your hands, ...

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Mindaugas – the Roots of Lithuania’s First King

by Al (Alvydas) Karaša July 6, 2009 marks the 756th anniversary of the coronation of Mindaugas as the first king of Lithuania. This date, known as Statehood Day, is an official national holiday in Lithuania. But who was Mindaugas, where did he come from, and in particular, what do we ...

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Spring fruits are in season

STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB COMPOTE Braškių-Rubarbarų kompotas 3 cups strawberries, hulled, halved, quartered if large 4 cups diced (½ inch) rhubarb 2/3 cup sugar ½ cup water 6 small scoops vanilla or strawberry ice cream or frozen yogurt Heat oven to 250 ° . Spread cut strawberries on baking sheet lined with foil, ...

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British Aristocracy in Lithuania, Lithuanian Aristocracy in Britain – What Connects Them Both?

by Prof. Alfredas Bumblauskas The first answer is, they are all connected with the great Shakespeare, The second answer is, I reveal the secret: they all are connected by their links with Lithuania. GREAT BRITAIN–LITHUANIA: DIFFERENT HISTORICAL CONTEXTS? When I was offered to make a speech on the occasion of ...

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The Lithuanian-Italian Connection

By Audrone Kasperaviciene It is a myth that both Rome and Vilnius were established by wolves. But it is no myth that the Italians left an indelible mark on Lithuania. For hundreds of years, the spirit of Rome has played a main role in the development ofVilnius, and to a ...

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Sweet goodies for Easter

PASTRY SQUARES Pusiau  trapios tešlelės 4 cups flour 10 oz. butter 1 cup powdered sugar 1 egg white 1 tsps. vanilla sugar To  sprinkle  on top: 2 Tbsps. sugar 1/2 cup chopped almonds 1 egg Knead all ingredients together to make a dough, cover it with a cloth and chill ...

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Another View: How Students of Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds See Lithuanian Culture

  After the Chair for Lithuanian Studies was endowed in the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1984, UIC launched a new course under the title “Lithuanian Culture.” Prof. Violeta Kelertas taught the course until 1994. Then I was hired to teach it. During two decades over 700 students ...

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Hot soup will keep you warm

CABBAGE SOUP Kopūstų sriuba ½ medium head of cabbage, shredded 1 lb. sauerkraut 5 cups chicken stock (low-sodium can be used, if preferred) 2 cups water 1½ lbs. smoked ham hocks 5 whole peppercorns 2 whole bay leaves 2 medium tomatoes, cored, seeded and diced 1 medium onion, chopped In ...

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On the Trail of Our Lietuvininkai Ancestors in Texas

By Liuda Žiaugra On the Trail of Our Lietuvininkai Ancestors in Texas IT IS ALMOST A DECADE SINCE WE FIRST BEGAN TO find items in the Lithuanian American press about Lithuanians emigrating from Lithuania Minor to Texas some 150 years ago. At that time and in subsequent articles in the ...

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What is Kūčios without fish?

HERRING  WITH  MUSHROOMS Silkės su  grybais 3 herrings 1/2 lb.  dried mushrooms 2 onions 2 Tbsps.  cooking oil Soak herrings overnight in cold water. Skin, fillet and slice. Boil mushrooms in water till soft; drain and slice fine. Slice onions, fry lightly in oil. Add mushrooms and dash of pepper. ...

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