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How to leave comments

It seems that since our blog has taken on this fancy new look, some of our readers (namely our parents) have had difficulties in leaving comments. Readers’ comments make for some of the best entertainment this blog has to offer; therefore, I will now outline the proper way to leave a comment on

1) Choose the entry for which you would like to leave a comment. At the bottom of almost every entry, next to the “Category” (i.e. Italia, Famiglia), you will see either “No Comments”, “1 Comment” (or the number of however many comments have been left), or you will see nothing at all.

2) Going with the two first scenarios described above: click on the link labeled “No Comments” or “1 Comment”. You will be taken to another page and there will be a section labeled “Leave a Reply”. Below that are three boxes: one asks for your name (you can use your Christian name or some geeky nickname you have given yourself); another asks for your email address (again, it is required and your email address will NOT be published anywhere on the blog or on BootsnAll); and your website’s URL, if you in fact have your own website or blog (if you do not, leave this box empty). Next is a large box in which you may type your comment. Once you have finished that, look to the right of the Reply box. There you should find a smaller box, possibly shaded in a different color (such as pink), with a series of numbers and/or letters. Do not be alarmed; simply type the characters as you see them in the tiny box to the lower left of the shaded-in box. (This is done to prevent comment spammers from polluting our blog.) Then all you have to do is click on “Submit Comment” and your words of wisdom, words of praise, or (most likely) words of ridicule will go down in infamy.

3) If you wish to leave a comment for an entry and there is no link labeled “No Comments” or “1 Comment”, there is just a blank space, click on the title of that specific entry (for example, the title of this entry is “How to leave a comment on our blog”). That will take you to the “Leave a Reply” page mentioned above. From that point on, just follow the directions outlined in #2 and you are good to go!

I hope this helps, and I also hope that more of you start leaving comments! It is not as much fun to keep this blog without your participation.

Posted by Francesca

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3 responses to “How to leave comments”

  1. Holly says:

    Just emailed you on Flickr— please go see that comment and request….


  2. Holly & Skip says:

    Dear Francesca

    (We also put this on note on Flickr).

    My name is Skip Lombardi. Holly (Holly Chase) is my inamorata and partner in crime and all other things in my life.

    I wrote a small cookbook in 2004 called Almost Italian, which featured approximately 87 recipes that have come to be associated with Italians and Italian culture but that were–in fact–invented here in America. You know the sort–Clams Casino, Chicken Parmesan, Pasta alla Caruso….

    We are planning to do a 2nd edition –online–of Almost Italian, and that is where we would love to include some of your photos. Mostly the vintage b&w pictures, but also a few of your own contemporary shots (like that great portrait of your dad making meatballs & GRAVY). We want to show faces of those who personify the Italian-American experience. And you have certainly got them! We would not identify the people in the photos.

    Although we may eventually produce and market a modest PDF text-only version of the cookbook (recipes and commentary), your photos would appear only on the blog-posts. We would want to make this a mutually satisfying experience and so would want to include a photo credit and link back to you. We propose something like the text below, which would appear on each page that featured one of your photos.

    * Photo (s) by (or courtesy of) Francesca (Surname or screen ID).
    All rights reserved. (or better yet, your blog address)

    Your blog has the spirit we are trying to capture, and we would hope that you’d get some serious traffic back from our site to your own.

    So, whaddya think?

    We’d love to exchange links with you. You already have the main address:
    The cookbook feed won’t be up for a few days, but we have got a separate domain name for it, which will be

    Thanks for getting back to us so quickly. We look forward to a fun and fruitful collaboration! Please use our REAL email addresses below (that will make it easier for all of us to keep track of our correspondence.

    Tante grazie e buon appetito!

    Skip Lombardi

    941-330-8738 home

    Holly Chase & Skip Lombardi
    1718 Prospect Street
    Sarasota, FL 34239 and

  3. Fran says:

    I’m on the Associate Board of Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control. I see that you have mentioned the Bow Wow Meow in your blog in previous years. This years event is coming up! Can you please post something? The information below is from our press release.

    Tee off for Chicago’s neediest animals at the 2nd Annual Bow Wow Meow Open at Cog Hill on August 14th to benefit the critters of Chicago Animal Care & Control.

    The nonprofit Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control group will host the 2nd Annual Bow Wow Meow Open to benefit the nearly 30,000 animals the city shelter takes in very year. On Thursday, August 14, duffers and pros alike are invited to get in the game at Cog Hill, 12294 South Archer Ave in Lemont, IL. You’ll be helping improve the quality of life for animals while they’re at the shelter as well as find them new homes and families.

    Staggered tee times begin at 10 a.m. If you don’t have your own foursome, the organizers will create one for you. The $150 donation includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and an afternoon barbeque with an open bar. A silent auction will be part of the fun.

    The “Animobile” will be on-site this year filled with animals from the shelter, just waiting to find their forever home. This amazing 30-foot mobile surgical and adoption van was donated by the Chicago Wolves, one of this year’s sponsors.

    All proceeds benefit animals from the city shelter at 2741 S. Western Avenue. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

    For reservations, call 312-224-1115, or visit before August 9.

    For more information, please contact Fran Leibsker
    of Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control
    at 312/213.9448

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