Tie on that apron and get your rolling pin ready!Just in time for holiday feasts, here’s a bevy of award-winning pie recipes from The Pilot’s 10th annual Dream Team competition. This year, our team of eight local pie bakers took home five ribbons from the State Fair of Virginia’s baking contest, where the competition is fierce.So turn on the oven, turn out one of these pies and amass some accolades of your own.
Those tomato plants in your garden have exploded and you are up to your ears in the juicy good redness of summer.But your friends don’t want any more or have the same problem you do.Yep. It’s a tyranny of tomatoes this time of year. Luckily, there are about as many things to do with them as there are tomatoes on your vines.Pilot staff writers Lorraine Eaton and Lee Tolliver cooked up a few tasty dishes.
Steamed shrimp is one of summer’s simplest pleasures. To find the area’s best, we chose four of our readers as testers (culled from a big pile of applications) and spent a sweltering Saturday afternoon scoring piles of shrimp from the three restaurants most nominated by readers. Here’s what the testers found.– Lorraine Eaton, The Virginian-PilotOur testers
+6 Shrimp Taste Test judge, Loyce Bryan.
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".