Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Bounty - Gazpacho!

One of the many wonderful things to enjoy in July is summer's bounty.  Vegetables are at their peak and the tastes are delicious. I'll admit that I'm not a tomato lover but I do love growing them!  I feel that the perfect way to enjoy my summer bounty is by making gazpacho.  Smooth or chunky, this cold soup is a great way to drink your veggies and enjoy the fruits of your hard work. 

The Best of the Best

 We all know to maintain a healthy lifestyle we need to eat more fruits, vegetables and grains.  But which ones are the healthiest, the best of the best?  Nutrition Action Health Letter has compiled a factbook that calculates a score for many foods by adding up its percentage of the recommended daily intake for five nutrients plus fiber and carotenoids. These scores can help you choose superstars at every meal!  Top fruits include guava, watermelon, kiwi, papaya and grapefruit; vegetables include kale, spinach, collard greens and Swiss chard; best beans are soybeans, pinto beans, chickpeas and lentils and top grains are quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, bulgur and barley.

Try this Mighty Bowl of Goodness recipe that includes some of these healthy foods -- click here!
Try this Vegetable Barley Soup -- click here!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Genealogy Seminar - August 11

Genealogy Seminar
Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Featuring J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
Learn about the wonderful records that tell the story of our Kentucky & Tennessee Ancestors.  
Understand why our Ancestors were searching for limestone-filtered flowing springs
and abundant fruit and grain.   Discover the Kentucky & Tennessee record groups
that will help tighten migration travel routes and destinations.  
LOCATION:  FiftyForward Knowles, 174 Rains Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
(across from the entrance to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.)
REGISTRATION FEE:  $35 per person includes lunch and hands-on worksheets.  
To register, Contact Deborah Stillwell at 615-743-3487 or

Mark is a full-time professional genealogist, author and teacher who researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the South.   A native of Robertson Co, TN, he has held many offices with genealogical groups and professional organizations.  He was president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Vice President & Secretary of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, Vice President of the South KY Genealogical Society.  He is an instructor for the IGHR (Samford University’s renowned school of genealogy in Birmingham, AL) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy UGA, Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance), a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association (FUGA) and was awarded the APG – Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award; and is a member of the board of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society to name just a few of his many accomplishments and activities.   He has also worked on the genealogical TV series “African American Lives 2”, “Faces of America” and NBC’s  “Who Do You Think You are?”

Beginning Genealogy Class - July 23

Beginning Genealogy Class
Monday, July 23, 2012
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
(lunch included)

Class includes where to begin; organization; at-home records; vital records; County Records; Military Records (Revolutionary through WWII); Cemetery Records; Census Records 1790-1940;
Population schedules & non-population (farm, slave, industrial, state.)
    Conducted by:
Virginia Gooch Watson, Genealogist
Past staff member of the Tennessee State Library and Archives 1953-1965
and past president of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
Martha Orsborn Gerdeman, Genealogist
Retired librarian and past president of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical
Society; completedstudy courses at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, Samford University 2008-10 & National Genealogical Society.She
completed the National Institute on Genealogy & History at the National Archives.

FEE:$10 FiftyForward Members / $15 nonmembers

Reservations: contact Deborah Stillwell at
or call 615/743-3487
FiftyForward Knowles ~ 174 Rains Ave ~ Nashville TN 37203