With his new book, “Vinegar Revival,” Harry Rosenblum wants to convince us how much better homemade vinegar tastes than the commercial stuff. He gives instructions for making small-batch vinegars — with honey, fruit and all sorts of infusions. There are recipes for shrubs and cocktails, sauces and condiments, pickled veggies, eggs and even pigs’ feet. Another chapter has starters, mains and sides that use artisanal vinegar as an ingredient.
You can find many fresh herbs in the grocery store year-round these days, but if you are growing them yourself, summer is the time when many herbs are at their peak. Plus, we’re blessed with a climate that allows some herbs to grow as perennials in our gardens. Rosemary can develop into tall shrubs; thyme is used as a ground cover; oregano grows into large mounds that have to be pruned back. So, what to do with this bounty from nature?
The backyard of Megan and Don Lowe’s Carlsbad home was a large expanse of lawn that the kids loved. But the grass only looked great for a few months of the year, then dormant and brown the rest of the time. There were several motivations to give the yard a makeover, according to Megan. The kids were getting older and not using the lawn as much, and the Lowes discovered they could take advantage of rebates for turf removal.
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 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".