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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Super Soups to Warm You Up: Barley Soup With Mushrooms Perlinių Kruopų Sriuba su Grybais, Potato Soup Bulvinė Sriuba, Sauerkraut Soup Raugintų Kopūstų Sriuba, Pea & Smoked Sausage Soup Džiovintų Žirnių Sriuba su Rūkyta Dešra, Cream of Potato Soup Pertrintų Bulvių Sriuba

LET’S COOK LITHUANIAN with Dana Siliūnas. Super soups to warm you up! BARLEY SOUP WITH MUSHROOMS Perliniu kruopu sriuba su grybais 2 lbs. beef and poultry with bones 1 cup barley 1/2 lb. soup greens 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 4-5 dried mushrooms Pepper, bay leaf Put meat, greens, ...

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a Man for All Reasons: Jurgis Matulaitis

by Albert Cizauskas A Man for All Reasons: Jurgis Matulaitis “What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty!…In action, how like an angel!” – Shakespeare ARCHBISHOP JURGIS (GEORGE) MATULAITIS is revered for his adamant refusal tolerate politics within the Church. For this and ...

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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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