Profiles: a Lithuanian Musical Jewel “Mūza the Magnificent”

By Arnold Voketaitis PERHAPS MANY OF LITHUANIAN, HERITAGE readers or opera/concert goers will remember my name from my 45 year international/ national operatic/concert career. Well, this article is not about my career, but about Lithuania’s great internationally acclaimed, honored and brilliant pianist Muza Rubackyte. When Chicago’s premiere classical radio station ...

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Sweet Holidays

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. HONEY COOKIES Meduolėliai 4 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 3 egg yolks 3 Tbsps. honey 2 Tbsps. melted butter 2 Tbsps. sugar 2 Tbsps. sour cream 1 tsp. spice mixture 1 Tbsp. caramel (burnt sugar liquid) Add honey, spices, and butter to ...

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Museums: Prehistoric Lithuania a New Museum Dedicated to the Past

BY JULIE SKURDENIS Prehistoric Lithuania a New Museum Dedicated to the Past IN THE HEART OF VILNIUS, LITHUANIA’S CAPITAL, rises Gediminas Hill. At 158 feet it towers over the city spread out below. Here — so legend says — King Gediminas founded Vilnius in the 14th century, making it his ...

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Recipes with a-peel

LET’S COOK  LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas APPLE  CRISP Traškus obuolinis  pyragas 4 cups apples, peeled, cored, andsliced 1/4 cup orange juice 1 cup sugar 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg Dash salt 1/2 cup butter Preheat oven to  375°.  Lightly oil or spray with nonstick vegetable oil ...

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Lithuanian History Highlights: Those Magnificent Men in Their Winged Armor

By K. Paul Žygas Those Magnificent Men in Their Winged Armor OF ALL THE ARMOR DISPLAYED IN THE ART ! Institute of Chicago, the “Half-armor for a hussar” invariably catches and holds the attention of every Lithuanian history buff. Worn by the crack hussar units of the Polish and Lithuanian ...

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Profiles: ‘The Klaipėda Liberator’

BY TOM GREGG (GRIGONIS) ‘The Klaipėda Liberator’ Although Jew historical works record it, Jonas Budrys was the chief engineer of one of Lithuania’s proudest moments: 1923 suprising in the Klaipėda Territory. History is like as sieve , a great filter of facts. The smaller, less significant data falls through and ...

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Profiles: Brenner of Baranauskas?: Unraveling the Mystery of the Name and Origin of the Designer of the Lincoln Penny

By Edward W. Baranauskas BRENNER OR BARANAUSKAS? Unraveling the mystery of the name and origin of the designer of the Lincoln penny Many of us think of the penny as having more nuisance value than any monetary worth, as it clutters up our pockets and purses, and seems to buy ...

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Easter Delicacies

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas Traditional Lithuanian Easter foods are made of pork, veal,  fowl, and milk. Also an abundance of baked goods, both sweet and savory. ROAST DUCK Kepta antis To  prepare  duck  for  roasting,  re­move all loose fat and giblets from cav­ity.  Trim   wings  off at  the  ...

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The Noble Beasts of Lithuania

Lithuania’s vast forest tracts were some of the last havens for two species of spectacular wildlife, the European bison and the aurochs, or stumbras and tauras respectively in Lithuanian. Archeologists have found images of these animals in cave paintings, clay figures, and carvings from the Stone Age. Similarly, the stumbras ...

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| Sveikatą!

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas You probably have already celebrated the new year with champagne. No matter.  These beverages can be enjoyed all year around. MILK LIQUEUR Pieninis krupnikas 1  qt.  grain  alcohol 1  qt.  milk 4 cups sugar 2  oranges 2  lemons 1  stick vanilla, or 1  Tbsp.  ...

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