In honor of the glorious peaches that tempted me at the local farmers’ market, I just made a peach brown Betty. It’s so good I’m going to make another one as soon as it’s gone–like tomorrow! (BWT, the peaches, pictured below, were called “Glowing Star;” a perfect name, don’t you think?) In case you aren’t familiar with the comforting old-fashioned American dessert called peach brown “Betty,” it’s somewhat similar to a peach cobbler or a crisp.
I’ve been fascinated with spring violets for a long time. As I child I loved picking and making mini-bouquets with four different kinds of native violets. These little beauties just popped up on our Maryland farm and came in purple, white with blue markings, yellow, and cream; see them here. Later, when browsing in antique American cookbooks and herbals, I was excited to discover that these pretty spring flowers were edible! Initially, I was timid and used them only as garnishes.
Certain herbs seem to belong in certain dishes: Sage defines poultry stuffing. Tarragon dazzles in sauce béarnaise and, as it happens, lavender is killer in pork fried rice. Oh, wait. You don't put it in your fried rice? Well, you're missing out.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".