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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Lithuanian Profiles: Among the Great Apes: Birutė Galdikas

BY TOM GREGG AMONG THE GREAT APES Birute Galdikas, born of World War II Lithuanian refugees, has forged an international reputation with extensive research on Borneo’s orangutans. What’s My Line?” was early television’s most popular game show. They awarded no vacation cruises or luxury cars, but the game itself was ...

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It’s Apple Baking Time: Apple Cake Obuolinis Pyragas, Apple Hot Cakes Obuoliniai Blynai, Apple Crisp Trapus Obuolių Pyragas, Apple Slices Obuolių Riekės

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. It s apple baking time APPLE CAKE Obuolinis pyragas 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. each salt, cinnamon, baking soda and vanilla 3 cups Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced, unpeeled (about 2 large ...

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Folklore: the Musical Heritage of Lithuanian

BY RODERICK TUCK THE MUSICAL HERITAGE OF LITHUANIA Lithuanian music ranges from the most archaic forms of folk music to the more stylistic compositions of today. Throughout the centuries music has accompanied Lithuanians on every sort of occasion. There were songs, called dainos, for the daily tasks of reaping, herding, ...

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Hot Summer, Cool Soups: Cold Beet Soup Šaltibarščiai, Potato and Leek Soup Bulvių ir Svogūnų Sriuba, Cool Cucumber Soup Šalta Agurkų Sriuba, Cherry Soup With Dumplings Vyšnių Sriuba su Leistinukais (Kleckučiais)

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. HOT SUMMER, COOL SOUPS COLD BEET SOUP Šaltibaršciai 4 cups ice-cold water 2 cups buttermilk 2 cups canned, diced or 3-4 fresh beets, boiled and peeled 2 small cucumbers, peeled and diced 2 had-boiled eggs, diced 1/2 cup sour cream Salt and pepper to ...

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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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