Christmas Favorites: Christmas Compote Kompotas, Christmas Bread Kalėdų Pyragas, Honey Cake Meduolis, Cranberry Pudding Kisielius

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. Christmas favorites From “Treasures o f Lithuanian Cooking”, “Popular Lithuanian Recipes”, and other sources. CHRISTMAS COMPOTE Kompotas 4 cups water 1 (8-ounce) package mixed dried fruit 1 cup pitted prunes 1 cup dried apples 1/2 cup golden raisins 4 cloves Juice of 1 lemon ...

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Lithuanian History Highlights: the Noble Beasts of Lithuania Part I- Stumbras

By: William J. Morrison THE NOBLE BEASTS OF THE LITHUANIA In 1517 Maciej from  Miechow, Master of the Krakow Academy included the following in a description h of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: “There are large territories covered with primeval forest, completely unpopulated, spreading for 10,15 and 25 miles. Only ...

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An Apple a Day… : Spiced Pork and Apples Pikantiška Kiauliena su Obuoliais, Apple Raisin Dessert Cake Obuolinis Pyragas su Razinom, Apple Cake Obuolinis Pyragas, Apple Squares Pyragėliai su Obuoliais, Apple Cheese Obuolių Sūris

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. An apple a day… Apples (or obuoliai, if you prefer) have always been a favorite in Lithuanian cooking, especially this time of year. They were plentiful in everyone’s back yard and were easily stored over the winter. SPICED PORK AND APPLES Pikantiška kiauliena su ...

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Beautiful Lithuania: Northern Exposure, Lithuania’s Liquid Amber

BY VAL RAMONIS The Biržai and Rokiškis regions of northeast Lithuania offer the visitor beautiful sights and long-lasting memories. MOST TOURISTS VISITING LITHUANIA FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME usually travel in groups organized by travel agencies or tour operators. They are taken to Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Trakai, Neringa, and perhaps ...

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” Soul Food”: “Zeppelins” Cepelinai -Didžkukuliai, Grated Potato Kugel Kugelis – Bulvių Plokštainis, Samogitian “Zeppelins” Žemaitiški Cepelinai, Potato Kugel With Bacon Bulvių Plokštainis su Spirgučiais

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. LITHUANIAN “ SOUL FOOD” No Lithuanian can resist kugelis or cepelinai. You will find these two dishes in many Lithuanian restaurants and at Lithuanian parties and picnics around the world. Although we have printed their recipes in earlier issues, the ones on this page ...

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Lithuanian History Highlights: “Battle of Žalgiris” the Memory of the Nation On Display

  The arrival of a painting on loan from a Polish museum has become one of the biggest events in Vilnius. FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY, LITHUANIA HAS BEEN WAITing for a nearly 50-square-meter painting. It has never been exhibited in Lithuania before, but every Lithuanian has seen copies of ...

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Souper Soups: Beet Soup With Mushrooms Barščiai su Grybais, Pea Soup Žirnių Sriuba, Mushroom Soup With Bacon Grybų Sriuba su LašInukais, Sorrel Soup Rūgštynių Sriuba

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas SOUPER SOUPS Lithuanians eat soup every day. Soup is their main dinner and supper food. In olden times, soup was also eaten for breakfast. BEET SOUP WITH MUSHROOMS Baršciai su grybais 2 cooked beets, peeled, coarsely grated 1 carrot, finely sliced 1 onion, chopped ...

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Lithuanian Profiles: Science Fiction’s Shining Seer

By Tom Gregg He was again looking out at night-softened Manhattan. “Are you still confident that no one has deduced our -ah- personal dynamic ? ” “Perfectly confident.” Domino was shocked at the suggestion.  “No one knows that you and I run the world. — Algis Budrys, Michaelmas Science Fiction deals ...

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Heart Cookies and Other Goodies: Honey Cookie-Hearts Meduolis (“Kaziuko Širdelės”), Little Ears Ausytės-Žagarėliai, Butter Cookies Sviestiniai Sausainiai, Honey Cookie-Hearts (Another Version)

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. Heart cookies and other goodies HONEY COOKIE-HEARTS Meduolis (“Kaziuko širdeles”) 1 cup honey 3 eggs 3 Tbsps. sugar 3 Tbsps. cream 4 oz. butter 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. cloves 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 2 cups flour Note: A little ...

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Lithuanian Profiles: Saint Casimir in the Context of His Time

By Tomas Michalskis, PH.D   Saint Casimir ( Šventas Kazi ieras), Lithuania’s PATRON AND ONLY CANONIZED SAINT, WAS BORN INTO THE ILLUSTRIOUS LITHUANIAN DYNASTY OF GEDIMINAS in Cracow, Poland in 1458. He was the grandson of Jogaila, Grand Duke of Lithuania, who accepted Christianity and ascended the Polish throne in ...

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