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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Soothing Beverages to Warm a Winter Day: Hot Cranberry Tea Karšta Spanguolių Arbata, Hot Apple Cider Karšta Obuolinė Gira, Spiced Apple Cider Pikantiška Obuolinė Gira, Hot Holiday Punch Karštas šVentinis Punšas, Mulled Cider Šilta Pikantiška Gira

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. Soothing beverages to warm a winter day HOT CRANBERRY TEA Karšta spanguoliu arbata 2 cups water 2 orange pekoe tea bags 1/2 cup sugar Grated rind (colored part only) of 1 orange removed with a zester or fine grater, about 1 1/2 Tbsps. 2 ...

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Lithuanian History Highlights: Bells & Bellringers Varpas and the ‘Varpininkai’

BY  TOMAS MICHALSKIS, PH.D. In Janury , 1889, th e first issue of  Varpas (The Bell) appeared. With it began a new stage in the history of the developm ent of the Lithuanian press. Varpas lasted until 1905, much longer than any other periodical in Lithuania at that time. With ...

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Meatless Dishes—For Kūčios and Other Days: Cranberry Pudding Spanguolių Kisielius, Fish Dumplings Žuvies Kukuliai, Mushroom Buns Pyragėliai su Grybais, Cottage Cheese Potato Puffs Kepti Bulviniai Varškėčiai

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. Meatless dishes —for Kucios and other days Some of the foods eaten at the Kucios dinner (cranberry pudding, fish, herring, hard biscuits with poppy seed milk, etc.) are traditional and no Lithuanian table will be without them on this day But other meatless dishes ...

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