Today marks the unofficial last weekend of summer (cue the moans and groans). On the plus side, that’s all the more reason to live it up. For me, a casual backyard get-together is just what I need to make the transition to fall tolerable. I also love any excuse to get all my friends together. This menu features a ton of in-season vegetables that are readily available at the farmers market. It starts off with chunky Portobello mushroom burgers.
After our wedding in late June, my husband and I quickly departed for our honeymoon in Napa and Maui. One of my favorite things about traveling is experiencing local cuisine. In Napa, it was all about wine. In Maui, it was all about poké. Poké (pronounced poh-kay) means “to cut or slice crosswise.” It’s served as a raw fish salad. You may even hear people talk about it as deconstructed sushi. Our first poké experience was at a restaurant called Koa in Lahaina.
I’ve hit a new milestone in life: hosting my first get-together as a newlywed (oh, and getting married, of course). During the craziness of wedding festivities, long, in-depth conversations were nonexistent. Needless to say, I wanted to have friends over to catch up. They couldn’t wait to hear about my honeymoon to Napa and Maui, so planning a gathering post-wedding was a must.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".