You Can’t Beet These Recipes: vegetable salad with beets (daržovių-mišrainė ar vinagretas), tangy beet salad (burokėlių salotos), ukrainian borsch (ukrainietiški-barščiai), easy borsch (lengvi barščiai)

East and Central Europeans have always been fond of beet dishes, and Lithuanians are no exception. Try these and see how you like them. VEGETABLE SALAD WITH BEETS Daržovių mišrainė – Vinagretas 4 medium potatoes 3 medium red beets 2 carrots 1 onion or some scallions 1 egg 2 pickles ...

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Napoleon’s Lithuanian Adventure

by  Vytas Kernius. While the arrival of the French Emperor in Lithuania was all fun and games, his departure turned out to be a disaster. IN THREE SUCCESSIVE PARTITIONS during the second part of the 18th century – and particularly the last one in 1795 – Austria, Prussia and Russia ...

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Rx: Lithuanian Penicillin? Kugelis, Bandelės su Lašiniais

In this issue I’m including a couple of recipes which were sent in by two of our readers, Ann Smilgys from Country Club Hills, Illinois and Lynn Andrysiak from Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Also, a recipe of Dr. Rennard’s ” Lithuanian cold-busting chicken soup ”, which I “borrowed’’ from the Eat ...

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The First Lithuanian in America

BY VAL RAMONIS. Many stories abound about early Lithuanian immigrants and colonizers in America. Some of these stories are undocumented, while others have some historical background that still needs to be researched. There are speculations that the first Lithuanians to arrive on the American continent were craftsmen in the group ...

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Romancing the Potato: Dilled potato scones (bulviniai trikampiai), zeppelins (cepelinai or virtiniai), potato pancakes (bulviniai blynai), potato galettes (keptu bulviu blynai), cream of potato soup (pertrintu bulviu blynai)

Maybe you still can’t get a decent french fry in Lithuania, but their potato dishes are legendary DILLED POTATO SCONES Bulviniai trikampiai 1 cup flour 1/4 tsp. baking powder 2 1/2 cups unseasoned mashed potatoes 2 Tbsp. melted butter 3/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. ...

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Easter Treats for Your Favorite”Bunnies”: Plum Cake (Slyvų Tortas), Traditional Easter Bread (“Velykų Boba”), Poppy Seed Cake (Aguonų Tortas), Sour Cream Cookies (Grietininiai, Sausainėliai), Little Ears (Ausytės – Žagarėliai)

EASTER TREATS for your favorite “bunnies” PLUM CAKE Slyvų tortas 1 cup sugar 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking powder 1 stick butter / margarine 1 large egg, beaten 10 fresh plums, halved, pitted Sift all ingredients into large mixing bowl. Add butter/margarine and blend until mixture ...

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On a Cold Winter Day, How About Some Hot Lithuanian Cider? Caraway Cider, Cranberry Cider, Lemon Cider, Midus (Mead), Ancient Lithuanian Honey Drink, Black Bread Cider

CARAWAY CIDER 2 gallons water 3/4 to 1 cup caraway seeds 1 lb. sugar (honey may also be used) 2 tbsps. fresh yeast 1 lemon Rinse caraway seeds, add water, cover and simmer 30 minutes (to produce a very strong fragrant caraway tea). Strain to remove seeds, add sugar. Cut ...

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Beautiful Lithuania: Sahara on the Baltic

BY JOE LUKAITIS. IT IS TOLD that a long, long time ago, Karvaitis, ruler of the Island of Užmaris in the Baltic Sea, had a giant daughter named Neringa. Neringa was very beautiful and very good to people. She would try to help them in any way she could. During ...

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“Kūčios”. Recipes We Think You’ll Enjoy: Šližikai or Preskučiai, Christmas Eve Biscuits, Herring Salad Platter, Dried-Fruit Compote, Poppy Seed Milk

The Lithuanian Christmas Eve Dinner is not just a meal – it’s a ritual. The dishes are delicious, and what’s more – they’re healthy ŠLIŽIKAI OR PRESKUČIAI Christmas Eve Biscuits 1 cup self-rising flour 2 cups ordinary flour 2 tbsps. powdered sugar 1 egg 1/2 lb. margarine (2 sticks) 1 ...

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