Lithuanian Profiles: Apostle of the Alleghenies

By Albert Cizauskas Apostle of the Alleghenies The first Catholic priest ordained in the United States , who received all his training here, was descended from one of Lithuania’s greatest rulers, Gediminas. Truth is stranger than , fiction and seldom was this more evident than in the life of Father ...

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the Man From ‘Red October’: Jonas Pleškys

by Marijona Venzlauskaite Boyle THE MAN FROM RED OCTOBER When Tom Clancy’s novel “The Hunt for Red October” became a best seller and was made into a successful motion picture starring Sean Connery, everyone believed it was only fiction. Everyone, except Jonas Pleškys, the man on whom the book was ...

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Pick These Tasty Mushroom Recipes: Mushroom Bake Grybų Apkepas, Veal Stew W Ith Mushrooms VeršIena su Grybais, Mushroom Soup (1) Grybų Sriuba, Mushroom Soup (2) Grybų Sriuba, Mushroom Rice Pilaf Grybai su Ryžiais

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. PICK THESE TASTY MUSHROOM RECIPES Fall is mushroom picking time in Lithuania. Forests are bursting with the tasty delicacy and picking it is as much fun as eating it MUSHROOM BAKE Grybu apkepas 1 lb. medium size fresh mushrooms 2 Tbs. butter 1/3 cup ...

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It’s Apple Pickin’ Time: Rice-Stuffed Baked Apples, Apple & Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Apple or Pear Salad, Apple Crisp a La Mode

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. IT’S APPLE PICKIN’ TIME Today you see all kinds of tropical and exotic fruits in stores and markets of Lithuania — bananas, oranges, kiwis, etc. But for centuries, only fruits and berries that grow in northern climates were known. These — and particularly apples ...

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Vytautas the Great

by Tomas A. Michalskis,Ph.D. Vytautas the Great VYTAUTAS THE GREAT (1350- J1430), the eldest son of Birute rand Kestutis was born into a troubled world. It was a time in which the very existence of the Lithuanian people and emerging state were seriously threatened. Internally, Lithuania was both blessed and ...

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Cool Soups: Cold Beet Soup (1), Low-Cal Cold Beet Soup, Cold Beet Soup (2), Chilled Cucumber Pill Soup, Cold Apple Soup

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas COOL SOUPS Although cold soups are not as popular here in America as they are in Europe, a cold soup will cool you off and give you that extra lift and energy during the warm summer days. Europeans have been enjoying cold soups for ...

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Lithuanian Roots: Women’s Names Part Six. Origin and Formation of Lithuanian Surnames

By RIMA MEDELIS Origin and Formation of Lithuanian Surnames Part Six Women’s Personal Names Since names of women did not begin to appear in Lithuanian historical records and documents until much later than those of men, we do not exactly know what types of personal names Lithuanian women used before ...

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Summertime Is Dessert Time: Spiced Sour Cherry Compote Vyšnių Kompotas, Chocolate Napoleons Šokoladiniai Napoleonai, Fruit and Ice Cream Pie Vaisių ir Ledų Pajus, Plum Cake Slyvų Pyragas

SPICED SOUR CHERRY COMPOTE Vyšniu kompotas 1 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 vanilla bean, split 1 cinnamon stick 6 whole cloves 3 heaping cups sour cherries, pitted 1/2 lemon 1 tbsp. cornstarch Combine water, sugar, vanilla bean, cinnamon stick and cloves in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over ...

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Kosciusko: Soldier, Humanitarian, Lithuanian

by Albert Cizauskas Soldier, Humanitarian, Lithuanian “Lithuania — My fellow countrymen and compatriots1. I was born on your soil and in my ardor for my homeland there is within me a special inclination toward those among whom I began my life… Lithuania — Glorious for valor and citizenship… I vow ...

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Two Lithuanian Favorites: Low-Fat Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Liesi Kopūstainiai, Dumplings Virtiniai (Koldūnai)

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. TWO LITHUANIAN FAVORITES LOW-FAT STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS Liesi Kopustainiai 2 lbs. round steak ground 1 large onion chopped 2 egg whites 1 can or pkg. sauerkraut 1 head cabbage 1 can condensed tomato soup Salt (optional) Pinch of pepper 1 1/2 cups rice 1 ...

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