tisdag, mars 12, 2013

2013 Week # 11

Genealogy Tips, Week # 11

This week Í will give you a link to:  the Andrew Peterson Society
The website is dedicated to the Swedish emigrant Anders Pettersson, who moved to America from Sweden in 1850, and changed his name to Andrew Peterson.

Andrew Peterson was born on October 20th 1818 in Vastra Ryd parish, Ydre in the county Ostergotland. His parents, Petter Jonsson and Ingrid Samuelsdotter, were farmers in Sjoarp.
Andrew worked as a farm hand on other farms in the area, but after his father's death in 1846 he moved back to Sjoarp to take over the farm.

Andrew Peterson in front of his first shanty, a simple log cabin, in Minnesota back in 1855.


tisdag, mars 05, 2013

Coffee Latte Cookies

Now I think it's time for a little cake .... This seems good, or what do you think?  

Coffee Latte Cookies
Makes about 30

220 g butter, at room temperature
125 g brown sugar
125 g sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
275 g flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
30 g cocoa powder
1 tsp instant coffee
150 g dark chocolate, finely chopped
150 g white chocolate, finely chopped

Beat butter and both sugars until the mixture is fluffy and feels light.
Add eggs and vanilla, and beat well.
Mix the flour with salt and baking soda, and stir this into the cookie dough.

Now, remove half of the dough and place in a separate bowl.
Add cocoa powder, instant coffee and dark chocolate to one of the bowls, and the white chocolate to the other bowl.

Scoop about 1 tbsp of each cookie dough, and place together on a baking sheet.
Make sure to leave a lot of room between each cookie - I could fit about 10 on one cookie sheet.

Bake at 175°C for 8-10 minutes.

2013 Week # 10

Genealogy Tips, Week # 10

This is a website that has information about:


The Swedish Census 1890

- Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Jämtland and Värmland counties

  • Glossary to the most commonly occurring words in the Census
  • How to search in ANNO 1890
  • Web Links to Swedish Genealogy and to Scandinavian Censuses. 
I find it very interesting, hope you do too!



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