Hi, I’m Mary West and welcome to Olive Crazy, my blog about my favorite old fruit – the olive.
I spent the last three decades as a government relations expert (lobbyist), elected state official (Georgia House and Senate), Army enlisted soldier and officer (Private First Class to Captain), wife (to Tom) and mother of four (three boys and one girl).
During this time I worked and represented clients in many areas. Some of those areas are health benefits, juvenile law, water management, urban heat island mitigation, crops innovation, energy diversification, national security, and software technology. Despite my various experiences and deep love for my family I am plain-old crazy about olives — Olive Crazy.
In my blog, Olive Crazy, I want to share with you my love of all things olive. I cover topics from growing and harvesting olives to cooking with olive oil, from pressing olives to the proper storage of olive oil, and from the health and beauty properties of the olive leaf to recipes for a delicious martini, and much more.
Olive Crazy is for fun and learning. Let’s share what we know, as we explore this old fruit.