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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Rediscovering a Lost Heritage

By John J. Chernoski (Černiauskas) REDISCOVERING A LOST HERITAGE THE HOLOCAUST HAS NEARLY ERASED FROM OUR collective memory a people who were long a vibrant part of the Lithuanian scene – the Litvaks (Lithuanian Jews.) During the 14th century Grand DukeGediminas encouraged immigrants to assist in the economicgrowth of the ...

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The Battle of Durbė – 13 July, St. Margaret’s Day, 1260

BY AL (ALVYDAS) KARAŠA LESS WELL KNOWN THAN THE crusades in Outremer, crusading wars in the Baltic region were just as bloody and fruitless as those in the Holy Land. Crusading was an ongoing military occupation, supported politically by European rulers, and sanctioned by the Church. Just as Pope Urban ...

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