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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Cool Summer Salads: Snow Pea Salad Žirniukų Salotos, Summer Barley Salad Perlinių Kruopų Salotos, Cucumber & Tomato Salad Agurkų ir Pamidorų Salotos, Cole Slaw Kopūstų Salotos, Fruit Salad Vaisių Salotos

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana SiliUnas COOL SUMMER SALADS SNOW PEA SALAD Žirniuku salotos 1/2 lb. snow peas, trimmed, strings removed 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, stems trimmed 1 large red bell pepper, cored and seeded 6 Tbs. bottled reduced-calorie vinaigrette or “lite” Italian dressing Blanch snow peas in boiling water ...

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Lithuanian History Highlights: the Lithuanian Women in Legend and History

THE LITHUANIAN WOMAN IN LEGEND AND HISTORY No one has contributed more to the preservation o f Lithuania’s national identity — and perhaps its very existence — than the Lithuanian woman. Throughout all the turbulent times o f Lithuanian history; the Lithuanian woman played an important role and often assumed ...

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The “Family Jewels”: Hot Beet Soup Burokėlių Sriuba, Potato Pudding Kugelis, Rhubarb Cobbler Rabarbarų Pyragas, Mushrooms With Sour Cream Grybai su Grietine, Tiger Ears Tigro Ausytės

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. The “Family Jewels” HOT BEET SOUP Burokeliu sriuba 1 lb. boiling beef 2 1-lb. cans of beets 1 1-lb carton sour cream Vinegar Sugar Cook the boiling beef. To the broth add the beets, which have been shredded; salt, pepper and pinch of mixed ...

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The Lithuanian Experience: Hurray for Hollywood: Lithuanians On the Silver Screen

A MOVIE IS IN TROUBLE IF THE FINAL CREDITS are as interesting as the picture. But study the closer on Disney’s blockbuster “The Lion King”. In the five long minutes it runs, you will acquire a sense of where today’s $80 million budgets are coming from. And you will see, ...

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Cookies: Chocolate – Oatmeal Cookies Šokoladiniai – Avižiniai Sausainiai, Almond Spice Cookies Migdoliniai Sausainiai, Honey Cookies Meduolėliai, Sugar Cookies Cukrininiai Sausainiai

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. You don’t knead much dough to bake these COOKIES CHOCOLATE – OATMEAL COOKIES Šokoladiniai – avižiniai sausainiai 3/4 cup flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/3 cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts or pecans) 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup ...

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The Sporting Life: and We Play Baseball Too!

BY TOM GREGG YOU MAY BE SURPRISED TO know that basketball is very popular here,” a Lithuanian schoolteacher wrote her longtime American pen pal in the early 1970s. “Some of our players are very good.” I know when my mother read this I was surprised. And skeptical. The first generation ...

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Lithuanian Roots: Your Coat-Of-Arms Is Showing: an Outline of Lithuanian Heraldry

By RIMA MEDELIS Your Coat Of Arms Is Showing: An outline of Lithunian Heraldry HERALDRY—- AN OLD WORD DERIVED FROM GREEK -— is the art or science having to do with coats-of-arms. Heraldry is closely related with history, archaeology, numismatics, sphragistics (the study of seals), and particularly genealogy. It helps ...

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Delicious “Kūčios” Recipes: Potato & Herring Salad Bulvių ir Silkių Mišrainė, Fried Marinated Smelts Marinuotos Stintos, Marinated Mushrooms Marinuoti Grybai, Potato Salad Bulvių Mišrainė, Beet Salad Vinagretas

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. DELICIUS “KUCIOS” RECIPES Meatless dishes for a traditional Lithuanian Christmas Eve dinner POTATO & HERRING SALAD Bulviu ir silkiu mišraine 6 large boiled potatoes 1 large dill pickle, diced 3 Tbsps. capers, drained (optional) 3 Tbsps. onions, finely chopped 2 Tbsps. chopped pickledherring fillets ...

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Lithuanian Profiles: Apostle of the Alleghenies

By Albert Cizauskas Apostle of the Alleghenies The first Catholic priest ordained in the United States , who received all his training here, was descended from one of Lithuania’s greatest rulers, Gediminas. Truth is stranger than , fiction and seldom was this more evident than in the life of Father ...

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