Christmas and Cookies go Together: Christmas sugar cookies, lemon cookies, farmers cookies

Christmas and Cookies go together CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIES Cukriniai sausainiai 1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 12 oz. package (1-3/4 cups) semi-sweet chocolate baking bits OR 1 12 oz. package ...

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M. K. Čiurlionis: Visionary Painter and Composer

by Vytas Kernius. M.K. ČIURLIONIS Visionary Painter and Composer “Lithuanian folk art must be the foundation of our art; and an original Lithuanian style must come out of it; it is our pride because the beauty which it contains is pure, original, and completely Lithuanian” M. K. Čiurlionis MOST OF ...

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The Women’s Hour

by Albert Cizauskas. BAD, BOLD AND BRILLIANT, six women ruled Czarist Russia in their own right and notas royal wives during the most turbulent years in its history. Few are aware that three were of Lithuanian ancestry. Matching skill with skill, violence with violence and guile with guile, all were ...

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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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