A Grand Undertaking: the Famous Radvila Map of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

The Famous Radvila Map of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Some 400 years ago, an enterprising Lithuanian magnate produced the largest and most accurate representation of Lithuanian lands. His map is regarded as one of the greatest cartographic achievements of all time. DUKE MIKALOJUS VIII KRIS- tupas Radvila (1549-1616), nicknamed ...

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Spring to Summer with a salad

RED CABBAGE SALAD Raudonų kopūstų salotos 1 medium head of red cabbage 2 Tbsps. wine vinegar or lemon juice 3 Tbsps. olive oil 1 tsp. sugar Salt to taste It is best to use red cabbage for this recipe, although green cabbage may also be used. Remove top leaves from ...

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Berry tasty treats

STRAWBERRY-LEMON CREPES Blyneliai su braškėm ir citrina 3 cups sliced strawberries ½ cup sugar 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. sugar ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 2 cups milk 2 Tbsps. butter or margarine, melted 1 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel (zest) 2 Tbsps. fresh lemon juice 2 ...

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Keeping the Dream of a Free Lithuania Alive

by William T. Kvetkas, Jr. IN THE LATE 1930S AS A TOTAL WAR IN EURO- pe appeared inevitable, Lithuania took the precautionary measure of depositing more than $1 million (a huge sum in those days) in a Washington, D.C. bank to sustain a continuing Lithuanian presence in its Embassy building ...

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All-weather soups

MUSHROOM SOUP WITH BACON BITS Grybų sriuba su lašiniukais – grybienė ¾ cup bacon, finely cut 4 cups mushrooms, cut into medium pieces 5 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 onion, finely cut 2 carrots, sliced thin 2 garlic cloves ¾ cup sour cream 5 sprigs fresh dill, chopped 5 peppercorns ...

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For your Kūčios table

HERRING WITH VEGETABLES Silkė  daržovių  rinkinyje 2 herrings 3 potatoes 3 carrots 2 red beets 2 onions 1 cup green peas 1/3 cup beans 2 Tbsps oil Vinegar, sugar Cook potatoes, carrots, red beets, beans and peas. Cut potatoes, carrots, and red beets into attractive slices or pieces, using a ...

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Restoring Faith and History

by Val Ramonis photographs by the author Two sanctuaries in Vilnius reflect the nation’s desire to revive its neglected and forgotten religious, cultural, and historic heritage. EVERY TIME I AM IN VILNIUS, I MAKE A POINT I I to revisit some of my favorite sites, or to discover new ones ...

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It’s apple time, again

APPLE CAKE Obuolių pyragas 1¼ cup butter ¾ cup sugar 2 eggs 2 cups flour ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 2 cups chopped apples (cube-shaped) 1 cup chopped nuts 1 cup chopped dates or raisins Beat butter with sugar. Add and beat eggs one at a time. Mix ...

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The When, How, and Why of the Lithuanians in Scotland

BY JOHN MILLAR (JONAS STEPŠIS) MY INTEREST IN THE LITHUANIAN COMMUNITY in Scotland stems, firstly, from the fact that I am the Scots-born son of Lithuanian immigrants who settled in Scotland at the beginning of the 20th century. Secondly, from a deep, compulsive desire to find my roots. When I ...

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Latvia: a Look At Our Northern Cousins

BY JAMES M. BOUBONIS Lithuanians often refer to their northern neighbors as “the nation of brothers.” But how many similarities and differences can we find between the two countries? THE CULTURE OF LATVIA BEARS A STRONG RE- semblance to that of its ethnic and linguistic sister to the south – ...

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