What’s Cooking On the Back Burner? Three Lithuanian Americans – Culprits of a Unique Museum

by Ramunė Zdanavičiūtė CHICAGO CAN NOT ONLY BOAST OF THE LARGEST Lithuanian community in the United States, but also as the proud owner of some of the best museums anywhere: the Art Institute, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Chicago Historical Society, and ...

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For a typical Kūčios supper

CRANBERRY PUDDING Spanguolių kisielius 4 cups cranberries 2 cups sugar 1 cup potato starch, dissolved in 1½ cups cold water 5 cups water ¼ cup lemon juice Cinnamon, cloves, orange peel Rinse cranberries, removing any stems or brown berries. Place in large pot and fill with cold water, covering the ...

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Exploring the Kėdainiai Territory

Text and photos by Val Ramonis   KĖDAINIAI IS A CITY I HAD HEARD AND READ MUCH ABOUT, but never had the opportunity to visit during any of my earliertrips to Lithuania. While in Vilnius during the Millennium celebrations at the beginningof July, I wanted to get away from the ...

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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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