Beautiful Lithuania: Palanga Yesterday… and Today

BY  VYTAS KERNIUS PALANGA  Yesterday ….. and Today Lithuania’s most popular beach resort is probably the finest in the Baltics. With its long history intertwined with legends, it looks to a bright future. PALANGA, Situated a few miles north of the port city of Klaipe­ da, is the most famous ...

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Lithuanian Favorites: Potato Dumplings (Zeppelins) Cepelinai, Meat Dumplings Virtinukai (Koldūnai), Bacon Buns LašInėčiai, Potato Pancakes Bulviniai Sklindžiai (Blynai)

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. LITHUANIAN FAVORITES Versions of these recipes have appeared in earlier issues of this magazine. But some readers, particularly new ones, have been asking for them. So, here they are POTATO DUMPLINGS (ZEPPELINS) Cepelinai 10 lbs. raw potatoes 2 large boiled potatoes 3-4 lbs. ground ...

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Lithuanian Language: All in the Family

BY Prof. Casimir Dobilas ALL IN THE FAMILY Most of us are aware o f how old and rich the Lithuanian language is. We also know how strong were the ties which bonded Lithuanian families and kept them together through good and bad times. Nowhere is this more evident than ...

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Great Recipes for Your Easter Table: Cottage Cheese Cheesecake Varškinis Pyragas, Easter Bread Velykinis Pyragas, Goose or Duck With Apples ŽąSisarantis su Obuoliais, Raspberry Wine Glazed Ham Kumpis su Vyno ir Aviečių Glajum

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana SiliUnas GREAT RECIPES FOF YOUR EASTER TABLE COTTAGE CHEESE CHEESE CAKE Varškinis pyragas 2 lbs. cottage cheese 1 cup sugar 4 eggs, separated 2 tsps. grated lemon rind 4 Tbsps. flour 2 tsp. salt 1 cup milk Pastry for 2-crust pie crust If cottage cheese ...

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The Lithuanian Experience: in Search of One’s Roots

By Robert Duda Wanting to find his roots—and the land of his grandparents—  the author goes to Lithuania and discovers some pleasant surprises. Growing up in a small western Massachuset ts town in the ’50s and ’60s, I was fortunate enough to live my first fourteen years with a pair ...

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Let’s Cook Lithuanian: ‘spurgos’ and Other Užgavėnės Dishes: Lean Potato Pudding Liesas Kugelis, Potato Pancakes Bulviniai Blynai, Ancient Lithuanian Hash Senoviškas Šiupinys, Individual Noodle “Kugelis” Lakštininis Kugelis, Fried Cakes Spurgos (Pončkos, Pampuškos), Yeast Pancakes Mieliniai Blynai

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. ‘SPURGOS’ AND OTHER UžGAVENES DICHES LEAN POTATO PUDDING Liesas kugelis 10 medium potatoes 1/2 cup sour cream 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine 1 medium onion 4 Tbsps. farina 2 eggs Salt, pepper Peel and grate p o tato es. Add chopped onion, melted butter ...

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Our Immigrant Heritage: …Up, Up, But Not Quite Away! the Saga of a Lithuanian Flying Machine

  The Saga of a Lithuanian Flying Machine Edward V. Gillis (Gylys) is the author of the still unpublished book, Growing Up Lithuanian in Old Lithuanian Town of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The book of over 500 manuscript pages deals with Lithuanian life in Grand Rapids from 1885 to 1940 and ...

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The Sporting Life: the Unsurpassable Johnny U.

BY TOM GREGG. A generation after his football exploits, star quarterback Johnny Unitas remains a source of Lithuanian pride and inspiration. Michael Jordan doesn’t realize this yet. But twenty five years after he retires, mention of his name is going to evoke mainly blank looks from the offspring of the ...

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Delicious Christams Cookies: Earcakes Ausikės, Cream Cheese Cookies Sūrio Sausainiai, Lemon Snowballs Citrininės Sniego Gniuždės, Pineapple-Oatmeal Cookies Ananasiniai-Avižiniai Sausainiai, Gingerbread Ornaments Imbieriniai Papuošalai

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Silidnas DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS COOKIES EARCAKES Ausikes 2 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 5 Tbsp. milk and 1 tsp. rum extract or 5 Tbsp. rum 3 cups flour Cream eggs and sugar. Add milk and rum extract or rum. Add in flour. Mix together to form stiff ...

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Customs & Traditions: the Lithuanian Wedding a Family Celebration

THE LITHUANIAN WEDDING A FAMILY CELEBRATION THEN … THE MOST IMPORTANT WAY OF PRESERVING AND continuing cultural traditions has always been, and still remains, through the family. In Lithuanian culture, starting a family was not just the couple’s personal responsibility. Weddings were always community affairs joining not only two people, ...

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