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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The Great Families of Lithuania

by Vytas Kernius. MANY OF US HAVE heard of the Tudors and Windsors of England, the Valois and Bourbons of France, the Habsburgs of Austria and Hungary, and the Radziwills and Czartoriskis of Poland. Right? Wrong! Well, at least partially wrong. The truth is that the Radziwills and Czartoriskis are ...

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Did Adam and Eve Speak Lithuanian?

by Prof. Casimir Dobilas. We often hear that Lithuanian is the oldest and most archaic European language still spoken today. We also hear that it is one of the most difficult languages to learn. Both statements are probably true. The prominent Swiss scholar and great friend of Lithuania Professor Dr. ...

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