FAQ

Since people have been emailing me with a bunch of various questions, I thought I’d save us both some time and try to compile the answers in one place.

Can you tell me your site details, designer/host/etc.?  The lovely Lindsay of Purr Design created this site.  I’m currently using Liquid Web as my host, which has worked out great so far.  The one time I had a tiny problem it was resolved in minutes AND they tried their best (in vain, unfortunately) to explain the technical details to me.

What kind of camera/lens do you use? I use an older model Canon 30D and a Canon 50mm 1.4 lens. I’ve also heard that the inexpensive Canon 50mm 1.8 lens is really great. I am currently saving my pennies buy a Canon Speedlite.

Do you cook/bake professionally? Negative. I worked in both the front and back of the house of various and restaurants and cafes during my summers in high school and college but I now have a full-time job in a very different field. Sometimes I daydream about opening a gluten-free cafe or food truck, but that’s probably not ever happening… I have a hard enough time keeping up with this blog.

Why are all of your recipes gluten-free? Because gluten-free is the wave of the future. In all seriousness, I have several autoimmune diseases and will be on a gluten-free diet for life. Pretty good for somebody who doesn’t like commitment!

Any Tips for Gluten-Free Baking? My #1 advice? Make sure all of your flours are superfine, otherwise your baked goods will have the dreaded gritty texture. I also wrote a post with some other tips here.

Can I use one of your recipes/posts/photos on my site? Possibly. Everything on the site (photos and content) is protected by copyright. My general rule is that you’re welcome to use one picture, as long as you provide credit and a link back to Girl Cooks World. In those cases, there’s no need to email and ask for permission. But please don’t copy and paste my text. If you’d like to feature some of my photos and recipes and/or text in your blog or website, just contact me to see whether it’s OK.

I wrote a comment and it was never published- why? You know, I’ve had friends tell me they’ve written a comment and it never got published. I do moderate every comment, but only weed out those that are spam. It seems as though some are getting lost in blogland? I’ve recently moved over to WordPress from Blogger and I hope I don’t have that problem anymore. If you’ve commented and it doesn’t get published (but keep in mind, it can take me awhile to approve your comments since I do try to take internet breaks- entire days even!- now and again), please let me know via email.

Do you accept copies of cookbooks to review or products for consideration? Yes!  I often share great cookbooks and products with readers.  If there’s a cookbook or product that you think I (and my readers) should know about, contact me via email with a description of the item or just send it along to the address listed further down the page.

To be clear, my acceptance of a product does not guarantee a good review, nor is it a promise of any review at all. I generally try to abide by the saying, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

Do you have any advertising opportunities or do you accept advertising content to your site? I’m currently part of the BlogHer network but I’m open to other working with individual companies that I feel would be a good fit for Girl Cooks World for advertising and/or giveaway opportunities. I do not accept any content… all posts are written by me or guest bloggers. Per my contract with BlogHer, there are some guidelines that I have to follow regarding placement and other details for outside advertising or giveaways. Just contact me and we can discuss the specifics.

Affiliate Links: OK, so nobody has actually ever asked about this, but for disclosure purposes, you should know that some posts do contain Affiliate Links. That means that if you follow a link and make a purchase from an affiliate site, then I may make a small commission from that purchase.

How can I contact you? Easy. Either make a comment on one of the posts, use the contact form on the contact page, or email me at girlcooksworld [at] gmail [dot] com. I should note that although I try my best, I’m not always very good at responding to emails. I’m working on it….

And if you’d like to help do your part to keep the United States Postal Service in business, you can always send snail mail to:

Girl Cooks World
335 Merchant Street #4525
Honolulu, HI 96813

Have a burning question that’s not answered here? Let me know and I’ll try to update this page ASAP.