Thank you for all of your questions via the contact form, email, Facebook, and the comments at the end of each post. Here are the frequently asked questions I get from readers of Olives-n-Okra.
How did you get your name?
The name olives-n-okra represents my heritage. Olives represent my dad’s family, Italian immigrants who settled in Rhode Island by the end of World War I. Okra represents my mom’s family, tobacco farmers who lived in the Appalachian mountains of Eastern Tennessee, and whose roots can be traced to seventeenth century America. Our family has expanded since the days of my grandparents and so has our family cuisine. We traveled all over the world while my dad was in the army, and over time, we adopted army mess recipes as well as recipes of those cultures in which we lived. And as we expanded our family in number, we also expanded and revised our cuisine.
Where do you get your recipes?
Our recipes come from various sources. We have our original family recipes, recipes we collected over the years from favorite cookbooks, recipes from our extended family and friends, and new recipes that we make up. A long time ago, while I was working on one of my many other projects, I collected historic “how to” books, which included cookbooks and military manuals (yes, an odd combination). Just for fun, I also include some of these old eighteenth and nineteenth century American recipes. All of our recipes posted here are tested and revised until we are satisfied with the results, but as always, we welcome comments and suggestions from our readers.
What about guest bloggers?
If you are interested in guest blogging, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form.
What are your social networks?
You can keep up with Olives-n-Okra through social media.
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How can I contact you?
You can use the contact form, provide comments at the end of a post, or email me at email@example.com. I’m fairly good about answering emails, but I do travel a lot. That means I don’t always answer my emails right away.
Can I advertise on Olives-n-Okra?
If you are interested in advertising on Olives-n-Okra, or if you are interested in sponsorships, giveaways, special promotions, or reviews, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who takes the photos on olives-n-okra?
All photographs shown on this website were taken by me, my husband, my dad, or one of my other family members or friends. Olives-n-okra holds the copyright for all photographs shown on this website unless otherwise noted.
Can I link to a recipe or photo?
Yes, you may link to a recipe and photo. You must link to the recipe and then to the home page. For example: This Doughboy recipe is from Sherry at Olives-n-Okra. Please don’t link to the photo without the recipe and without giving me full credit. I do reserve the right to rescind my permissions, depending on the circumstances about the use of the recipe and photograph. Unfortunately, I had a recipe and the photos stolen earlier this year, and I’m still trying to recover.
A Word About Comments
Comments are welcome on all posts and pages. Keep in mind that this is our family food blog, so please don’t post anything that you wouldn’t say to your family or that you wouldn’t want your family to hear. Before you post your comments, ask yourself if these comments best represent your character and are something that you would say to your children or grandparents as these are two groups where we generally censor our conversation. Constructive criticism, recommended improvements, and notification of errors are highly encouraged but should be addressed to me through email at email@example.com. A good sense of humor, including sarcasm (my personal favorite), is always welcome. Hateful, cruel, rude, offensive, belligerent, or downright nasty comments will not be approved to post. Only comments that are relevant to the topic will be posted.