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Hawaii sues 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' business for $35,500

HONOLULU (AP) — "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman's bail bonds business owes Hawaii $35,500, the state attorney general said Wednesday.<p>"Bail bond companies promise to pay us when their clients skip court," state Attorney General Doug Chin said in a statement announcing …

Reality TV

Rieslings may be the Finger Lakes' best wines, but what are the Finger Lakes' best Rieslings?

GENEVA, NY -- The Riesling grape -- which originated in northern Europe -- has for years produced the most distinguished and award-winning wines of …

Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

4 Servings<p>If you cut the chicken into smaller pieces before breading, they’re nuggets—the guilt-free kind.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup all-purpose flour<p>2 large eggs<p>1½ cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)<p>¼ cup grated Parmesan<p>1 tablespoon mustard powder<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 …

Cast Iron Skillet

Thirsty Guide to Chilean Red Wine

<i>It seems unlikely that the thin, long country of Chile is a larger producer of Cabernet Sauvignon than the US, but it’s true!</i>Chile’s vineyard area …

Wine & Spirits

Tignanello 2012 A Great Tradition Continues

The Antinori family – the legendary Piero, Marchese Antinori and his three remarkable daughters Albiera, Allegra and Alessia – have built a huge and impressive portfolio of wines over the last 40 years. From the entry level Santa Cristina Toscana red (about $10) to the ultra-luxe, Cab-dominated …

Grapes

Why I Think Cabernet Franc is Better Than Cabernet Sauvignon

<i>There are those things we eat, make, read, and gush over that are just too good to keep to ourselves. Here, we resist the urge to use too many exclamation points and let you in on our latest crushes.</i><p><i>Today: An ode to Cabernet Franc, the largely</i> <i>produced, yet too often unsung, little gem of a …

The Best Gin for a Martini

The Surprise Favorite:<p>Ford's Gin<p>What do you want when you drink a martini?<p>I know what I want: A crisp, cold, silky-smooth drink that tastes of juniper and woody herbs and citrus peel. I want subtle hints of spices, in both the aroma and the flavor, and I especially want to taste things like …

Martinis

The Latitudes and Longitudes of Pinot Noir

Every year, just as Winter, or what passes for winter in southern California, begins to turn the corner towards Spring, lovers of Pinot Noir gather …

Wine & Spirits

Where to Buy Amazing Tea Online

So you've fallen in love with tea. You've learned how to tell your high mountain oolongs from your shade-grown gyokuro. Now you're ready to buy some tea of your own.<p>Whenever I buy tea these days, I think back to a story from Verdant Tea's David Duckler:<p>When I was studying tea, one tea master forced …

Tea

The Best Gin to Buy on a Budget

Theoretically, finding good gin that doesn't cost an arm and a leg should not be difficult. After all, gin is a simple thing to produce. (Need a reminder about how gin is made?) You start with neutral grain spirits, which many distilleries just buy inexpensively from other producer, and then you …

Flavors

Happy Hour: Gin Mare, a Gin Worth Drinking Straight

My first Gin Mare experience was in a tapas bar in Seville. I'd ordered a gin and tonic, these days Spain's obsessed-over national cocktail, and the bartender pointed at the long shelf and asked, "Which gin?"<p>At the end sat one bottle I'd never seen before, so in my best Bloomberg Spanish I eked …

Alcohol

Chard-Stuffed Flat Bread

2. Mix It Up <b>Chard-Stuffed Flat Bread</b> <b></b> Serves 4 as a main course or 8 as a starter You can get serious and make your own dough, but this creation works just as well with store-bought pizza dough (you’ll need about 2 pounds). Make it vegetarian by leaving out the pancetta (add salt and pepper to taste …

Flatbread

Chard Soup

<b>3. Use It Up</b><p>Chard Soup<p>Serves 4<p>When you make soup, chard cooks down and takes on the flavor of whatever else you’ve put in the pot. The possibilities are nearly endless, but this simple soup highlights the chard. Like most soups, it’s pretty flexible: Add red pepper flakes and a few cloves of garlic …

Food

What to Do With Your Leftover Candy Canes (Besides Just Eating Them)

More leftover candy canes than you know what to do with? From DIY peppermint ice cream to candy truffles, here are some tasty ideas to get rid of them all.<p>Candy canes seem like such a good idea in early December. Every year, it's the same routine: You buy a big box (They're so cheap!), and hang …

Dessert

Daily hits and misses in pop culture

Videos, photos, tweets capture the mood after Ferguson decision

Cars on fire. Tear gas. Protest chants. Those are just a few of the scenes that unfolded nationwide as reaction to a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson swelled in Ferguson and across America.<p>Images from social media shared about Ferguson<p>Ferguson burning after grand …

Ferguson officer pens letter to supporters

Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, who learned Monday he will face no state charges in the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, issued a letter thanking supporters "for standing up for me during this stressful time.''<p>In the letter, Wilson said watching video of a rally by his …

Wilson: Struggle with Brown was like fighting 'Hulk Hogan'

Officer Darren Wilson testified before a St. Louis County grand jury that Michael Brown looked "like a demon" as the bigger man repeatedly punched and assaulted him in an Aug. 9 scuffle that turned deadly.<p>Wilson said Brown became overpoweringly violent after the officer asked him to stop walking in …

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21 Smoothie Recipes That Are Actually Good

With ingredients like kale, apples, parsley, spinach, kiwi, and avocado, these 21 smoothie recipes are the quickest, easiest way to get in your fruits and veggies.<p><b>Ready in under ten minutes</b> and packed with fruits and veggies, these creamy drinks are our go-to for an easy breakfast (or snack). …

Breakfast

Spinach-Honeydew Cooler

Makes 2 Servings<p>“I'll juice just about any green, but spinach is my go-to. Melon just sweetens the deal.” –Alison Roman, senior associate food editor<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 bunch flat-leaf spinach<p>2 cups cut-up honeydew melon<p>½ lemon, peel and white pith removed<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Pass spinach, …

Food

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

8 to 10 Servings<p>November 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons Dijon mustard<p>1 tablespoon minced shallot<p>1 small garlic clove, finely grated<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for seasoning<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>2 large bunches of Tuscan kale (about 1 1/2 lb. total), center …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Franks and Beans

4 Servings<p>A little white wine and lots of fresh herbs put a refined spin on this classic that tastes just as good the next day.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoon olive oil, divided<p>1 medium onion, chopped<p>6 cloves garlic cloves, smashed<p>1½ lb sweet Italian sausage links (about 6), divided<p>2 15-oz. …

Sausages

Five Mistakes You're Making with Your Chili

It doesn't matter what kind of chili you like—avoid these five mistakes, and you'll make the best batch you've ever made.<p>There are handfuls of ways to make chili: some people like it with ground beef and beans, some like it Texas-style with big chunks of meat, and plenty go vegetarian. Whatever …

Cooking

Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

Breakfast

New TV “Channels” to Broadcast Live Stream of Otters, Meerkats

Changing Planet<p><b>Otters, meerkats, and Galapagos tortoises at the London Zoo are the latest guinea pigs in testing a new technology that could allow us to spy on wildlife in real time almost anywhere in the world.</b><p>The action will be coming to you thanks to a new wildlife “channel” known as TV …

William Shatner Brown Bags It

• Back in the days when we knew <b>William Shatner</b> as Captain James Kirk of the <i>Starship Enterprise</i>, we all thought space was the final frontier. Of …

New York State Cracks Down on Its Top Wine Merchants

Business is getting tougher for wine merchants in one of America’s biggest markets, and consumers may pay the price. The New York State Liquor …