Of all the bountiful citrus available in the winter, Meyer lemons most represent California. They were introduced to the U.S. from China and now grow widely in our state. As an exceptionally fragrant cross between a tart lemon and a sweeter orange relative, Meyers feature a high juice content. Their subtle sweetness pairs especially well with chicken and vegetables and makes an easy vinaigrette. Because their thinner skins bruise easily, they don’t ship as well as other citrus.
I’ve been sneering at the kale worshipers for years, but they’ve started to wear me down. It really is a nutritional powerhouse and extremely versatile for cooking. It’s a member of the cruciferous cabbage family—and a significant source of vitamins A and C, fiber, calcium and iron. Kale is alleged to have anti-inflammatory as well as cholesterol-lowering and cancer-fighting super powers. To get all these benefits, though, you need to eat it regularly.
As if it wasn’t obvious that we’re a Mediterranean climate, olives grow abundantly in Northern California. In the Central Valley, they litter sidewalks and campuses with their oily emanations. Instead of cursing them, pick up some fresh olives and try curing them yourself. You can brine them in salt water or leach out the bitterness using regular changes of fresh water. Olives must cure and ferment before they resemble the fruits you plop in a martini or nibble with cheese.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".