Very berry nice

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas Cranberries have always been popular in Lithuania in autumn. The shinny little red berries are not only attractive, they are suited for many delicious recipes.  If frozen, they can be kept up to one year. CRANBERRY  SALAD Spanguolių  mišrainė 1 pkg. fresh cranberries 4 ...

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Folklore: the Lithuanian-Celtic Connection

By Jonas Balys THE LITHUANIAN-CELTIC CONNECTION For ages Lithuanians lived in close proximity to the Germans and Slavs, and we would think their folklore was greatly influenced by both. Not so, as this article shows. The folklore of the Lithuanians is rich and diverse. About half a million legends, tales, ...

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Folklore: the Lithuanian-Celtic Connection

By Jonas Balys For ages Lithuanians lived in close proximity to the Germans and Slavs, and we would think their folklore was greatly influenced by both. Not so, as this article shows. The folklore of the Lithuanians is rich and diverse. About half a million legends, tales, songs, customs, beliefs, ...

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Souper Summer

LET’S COOK  LITHUANIAN Cold sweet soups are very popular with  Lithuanians,  especially in summer.  In olden times and  now,  soups made with berries, fruits and tiny dumplings are always a treat. And another summer favorite, cold  beet soup or šaltibarščiai,  is perhaps the most popular of all. PRUNE SOUP Slyvų  ...

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Contrasts: a Tale of Two (Small) Cities

By Kazys Almenas A Tale of Two (Small) Cities Actually, when our story opens , one of these is just a charming town, the other — a picturesque village. The town is called Krantas, Cranz in German. Located at the spot where the Curonian Spit begins, 33 km by train ...

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Refreshing Summer Salad

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas RED  BEET  SALAD  WITH  ONIONS Bu rokėlių  salotos  su  svogūnais 4 medium red beets 2 medium onions 1/2 cup wine vinegar 1 bay leaf 6 peppercorns 1 tsp. sugar Salt to taste Boil  unpeeled  beets  until  soft,  peel, and grate coarsely. Add chopped onions. ...

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For your Easter table

LET’S  COOK   LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas Easter is a very special event for Lithuanians.The Easter meal usually includes a variety of meats to celebrate the end of long fasting during Lent. ROASTED   DUCKLING Kepta  antis 1 duckling, 5 to 5 1/2 pounds, excess fat removed 1 orange, quartered 1 tart ...

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Beautiful Lithuania: Samogitians: a Breed of Their Own?

By Tračevskis Rokas In western Lithuania there is a group of people who speak a different dialect and sometimes claim a different nationality. Still, they remain a part of Lithuania. Rokas M. Tračevskis reports on how the Samogitians became a “sub-nation” of Lithuania. WE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL FAMILY, SAID Vilma laughing, ...

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Our Lithuanian Roots: Lost & Found

By Jeanne Leita Stump Lost & Found A lengthy, exhaustive, and meticulous search for Lithuanian roots on two continents culminates in a joyful meeting with long-lost relatives. It seems impossible that just last August I was sitting at a table filled with savory Lithuanian food and surrounded by Leita cousins! ...

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Hot Soups

HOT SOUPS On cold days like those we are having this winter, nothing warms you up better than a bowl of hot home-made soup. CHICKEN DUMPLING SOUP Viščiuko sriuba su leistinėliais 1 cup onion, medium diced 1/2 cup celery, medium diced 1/2 cup carrots, medium diced 1 stick butter 1/2 ...

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