You need something to warm you up — something soothing and satisfying. Something you can stir and sip until you stop shivering. We’ve got just the things: Winter warmers. As cozy as a soft blanket and a pair of fluffy bunny slippers, these are guaranteed to warm your heart, your soul, and all the rest of you, too. Sure, you could just pour a hot cup of coffee. Or you could dump out a packet of instant cocoa or dunk a tea bag into hot water.
One of 2018’s really lovely trends — particularly now, in the middle of winter — is to infuse foods and beverages with florals and teas. It’s almost as though those plants are trying to pop their pretty petals out through the snow to give us hope that spring will, indeed, be coming. Violet, geranium, rose, saffron, lavender, and elderflower are just a few of the culinary candidates, but they’re not being used merely as eye candy or garnishes.
Cookies have their heyday at the holidays, of course. But that certainly doesn’t mean we’ll stop eating them now that it’s January. So I don’t think it’s too late to offer some helpful advice, even though the big baking binge is behind us. I heard from two different people, a few weeks ago, who were having cookie conundrums. One woman had written: “I have baked 80 peanut blossom cookies. They inadvertently stayed out without being wrapped and they are hard as rocks.” She hoped they could be salvaged.
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".