Sunset

Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 210, No. 3, March

3-Stage Composter
HOME - WEEKEND PROJECT This compost center is as handsome as it is hardworking. It features three bins (for three-- stage composting) framed by rot-- resistant composite wood decking and screened with galvanized wire mesh. Tall fence posts at each corner...
3-Stage Composter. (Weekend Project)
This compost center is as handsome as it is hardworking. It features three bins (for three-stage composting) framed by rot-resistant composite wood decking and screened with galvanized wire mesh. Tall fence posts at each corner of the bins attach to...
Back to the Future
This restoration of a modern classic celebrates nature and open space While taking a walk with a friend, Lauri Gaffin came across this vintage example of modern architecture. Designed by A. Quincy Jones-one of the principal architects for developer Joseph...
Back to the Future: This Restoration of a Modern Classic Celebrates Nature and Open Space
While taking a walk with a friend, Lauri Gaffin came across this vintage example of modern architecture. Designed by A. Quincy Jones--one of the principal architects for developer Joseph Eichler, the father of the mass-produced Eichler house of the...
Bring out the Best with Lamb. (Food: Adventures in Cooking)
For everyday wines, I am the buyer; my companion, David, buys for the cellar. In the early 1970s, when prices were exceptionally low for great quality, he took advantage of it. Time flew, and before long, those good-value wines aged and became almost...
Broadway Way, Way West
High energy, sassy, even irreverent, Salt Lake City's performing arts scene is rooted in tradition The music swells and stage lights come up on a backdrop of red rock cliffs and a small town. The characters begin to sing-- about beehive hairdos, beauty...
Broadway Way, Way West: High Energy, Sassy, Even Irreverent, Salt Lake City's Performing Arts Scene Is Rooted in Tradition. (Travel & Recreation)
The music swells and stage lights come up on a backdrop of red rock cliffs and a small town. The characters begin to sing--about beehive hairdos, beauty pageants, federal land policies ("This Land Is My Land, This Land Ain't Your Land"), and helicopter...
Champions of the West
SUNSET'S 2003 ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS Meet our backyard heroes-eight people and organizations that have saved forests, restored rivers, built trails, and made the West a better place to live Six months ago, we asked Sunset readers to send in nominations...
Champions of the West: Meet Our Backyard Heroes-Eight People and Organizations That Have Saved Forests, Restored Rivers, Built Trails, and Made the West a Better Place to Live. (Sunset's 2003 Environmental Awards)
Six months ago, we asked Sunset readers to send in nominations for our first Environmental Awards. Nominations poured in by the hundreds--by phone, by letter, by e-maiL Now we are pleased to announce the eight winners of Sunset's 2003 Environmental...
Cheese Tasting
FOOD For a simple, sophisticated party, pair artisan cheeses with wine Cheesemaking is an old art that has been making a big comeback in the West. Local artisans from Colorado to California are handcrafting cheeses in the Old World tradition, working...
Cheese Tasting: For a Simple, Sophisticated Party, Pair Artisan Cheeses with Wine. (Food)
Cheesemaking is an old art that has been making a big comeback in the West. Local artisans from Colorado to California are handcrafting cheeses in the Old World tradition, working in small batches and attending to every detail, from what the cows eat...
Extraordinary Ibarra
PASADENA-"Here they are," the book begins, "two North Americans, a man and a woman just over and just under forty, come to spend their lives in Mexico and already lost as they travel cross-country over the central plateau." The book is Stones for Ibarra,...
Extraordinary Ibarra. (Western Wanderings)
PASADENA -- "Here they are," the book begins, "two North Americans, a man and a woman just over and just under forty, come to spend their lives in Mexico and already lost as they travel cross-country over the central plateau." The book is Stones...
Family Garden
How to design your landscaping for kids, a dog, and a very full life In Stacie Crooks's garden, mornings are magic. As she and husband Jon breakfast on the patio, they can look through a leafy screen to see son Dylan bouncing on a trampoline. Or they...
Family Garden: How to Design Your Landscaping for Kids, a Dog, and a Very Full Life. (Living Well in the Garden)
In Stacie Crooks's garden, mornings are magic. As she and husband Jon breakfast on the patio, they can look through a leafy screen to see son Dylan bouncing on a trampoline. Or they can glance across flowering perennials to the main lawn, where son...
Gathering Friends
An artful detached patio sets the stage for intimate parties What would a garden be without an inviting patio on which to celebrate the joys of friendship? Daniel Sparler and Jeff Schouten turned a sunny spot in their Seattle garden into such a place....
Gathering Friends: An Artful Detached Patio Sets the Stage for Intimate Parties. (Living Well in the Garden)
What would a garden be without an inviting patio on which to celebrate the joys of friendship? Daniel Sparler and Jeff Schouten turned a sunny spot in their Seattle garden into such a place. But unlike most patios, which are connected to the house,...
Good Eggs
Whip up an airy omelet for a great early spring meal My grandmother had a way with egg whites. Not only did she make the best lemon meringue pie in the world, but she also used egg whites to produce a delicious puffed omelet. Somewhere between a frittata...
Good Eggs: Whip Up an Airy Omelet for a Great Early Spring Meal. (Weeknight)
My grandmother had a way with egg whites. Not only did she make the best lemon meringue pie in the world, but she also used egg whites to produce a delicious puffed omelet. Somewhere between a frittata and a souffle, this comforting, old-fashioned...
Good Food, Good Health
The smallest vegetable beds can pack in lots of nutrients-and great flavor-if you choose plants carefully First we heard from Hippocrates: "Let your food be your medicine." Then our grandmothers chimed in: "Eat your vegetables; they're good for you."...
Good Food, Good Health: The Smallest Vegetable Beds Can Pack in Lots of Nutrients-And Great Flavor-If You Choose Plants Carefully. (Living Well in the Garden)
First we heard from Hippocrates: "Let your food be your medicine." Then our grandmothers chimed in: "Eat your vegetables; they're good for you." And finally, seed grower Renee Shepherd advises: "The more color on your plate, the healthier your meal...
Growing Supper
Living Well IN THE GARDEN Home landscapes these days are more than places to grow plants. They are sanctuaries from the outside world where we find physical and spiritual well-being. This special section is filled with ideas to help you enjoy outdoor...
Growing Supper: Raising Produce Is a Pleasure in This Southern California Potager. (Living Well in the Garden)
If you want to get the most Out of your garden with a soupcon of style, consider copying the French. That's what Linda and Steven Brombal did at their home in Newport Beach, California, and the whole family is delighted with the results. Their kitchen...
Killer Cereal
BEST GRANOLA It's taken more than 30 years, but it looks like the '60s may be losing steam. Gun barrels outnumber flower stems, tie-dye no longer merits a Converse high-top color, and it's really starting to seem like Jerry Garcia isn't coming back....
Napa Bargains Uncorked
Taste your way through premium wine country on a bread-and-water budget By Lisa Taggart Napa is the valley of indulgence. Here, north of San Francisco in the land of grapevines and mansions, is where you'll find the country's finest wines and fanciest...
Napa Bargains Uncorked: Taste Your Way through Premium Wine Country on a Bread-and-Water Budget. (Value Vacation)
Napa is the valley of indulgence. Here, north of San Francisco in the land of grapevines and mansions, is where you'll find the country's finest wines and fanciest meals. It's so lovely here--and so predictably posh--you could easily drop a paycheck...
On the Trail of the Ancients
Explore the lesser-known gems of an archaeological treasure trove near Colorado's Mesa Verde Sleeping Ute Mountain looms over southwest Colorado, its low, dark profile instantly recognizable as a supine figure. In the mountain's shadow are numerous archaeological...
On the Trail of the Ancients: Explore the Lesser-Known Gems of an Archaeological Treasure Trove near Colorado's Mesa Verde. (Travel)
Sleeping Ute Mountain looms over southwest Colorado, its low, dark profile instantly recognizable as a supine figure. In the mountain's shadow are numerous archaeological sites that, like Sleeping Ute Mountain, can quickly stir the imagination to envision...
Open House
Grow watermelon radishes Your recipe for Sweet-tart Watermelon Radish Salad (January, page 16) sounds great. I have been searching for the seeds so I can grow these beauties. -Jerolyn Nappier Reno Editor's note: Also known as rose-- heart or shinrimei...
Pollinator Pots
Fill pots with native plants for birds, bees, and butterflies The iridescent flash of hummingbirds' wings, the fluttery beauty of butterflies, and the friendly buzz of bees can bring a garden alive. If you fill pots with carefully chosen plants, you...
Pollinator Pots: Fill Pots with Native Plants for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies. (Living Well in the Garden)
The iridescent flash of hummingbirds' wings, the fluttery beauty of butterflies, and the friendly buzz of bees can bring a garden alive. If you fill pots with carefully chosen plants, you can entice these creatures to your yard. "Natives are the...
Pure Nuts
New California oils and flours infuse dessert with flavor In France a few years ago, I browsed happily in every food shop and supermarche. The cheese and pate were lovely, but what really caught my eye were bags of almond flour. I love using nuts in...
Pure Nuts: New California Oils and Flours Infuse Dessert with Flavor. (Food: Guide)
In France a few years ago, I browsed happily in every food shop and supermarche. The cheese and pate were lovely, but what really caught my eye were bags of almond flour. I love using nuts in baking, and I've spent way too much time scraping lumps...
Reuse, Recycle, Remodel
Environmentally friendly materials and techniques are changing the way we build in the West A flatbed truck pulling out of Hayward lumberyard in Salinas, California, carries familiarlooking building materials-siding, insulation, studs, and beams-destined...
Reuse, Recycle, Remodel: Environmentally Friendly Materials and Techniques Are Changing the Way We Build in the West
Aflatbed truck pulling out of Hayward lumberyard in Salinas, California, carries familiar-looking building materials--siding, insulation, studs, and beams--destined for a home construction site. But something is different. The siding is wood-textured...
Rites of Spring in Arvada
A day of history and serendipity in this timeless Front Range town Open the door to Rheinlander Bakery in downtown Arvada and the seductive aroma of fresh hot cross buns envelops you like a mother's hug. Curved-glass pastry cases filled with Easter cookies...
Rites of Spring in Arvada: A Day of History and Serendipity in This Timeless Front Range Town. (Mountain Day Trip)
Open the door to Rheinlander Bakery in downtown Arvada and the seductive aroma of fresh hot cross buns envelops you like a mother's hug. Curved-glass pastry cases filled with Easter cookies and Old World cakes shaped like bunnies and chicks take you...
Runners in the Woods
Say good-bye to the last snow of winter with dinner and a sleigh ride The departure area is abuzz. People are introducing themselves, climbing into sleighs, and pulling warm blankets over their laps. Beneath the darkening sky, wranglers make final adjustments...
Runners in the Woods: Say Good-Bye to the Last Snow of Winter with Dinner and a Sleigh Ride. (Mountain Day Trip)
The departure area is abuzz. People are introducing themselves, climbing into sleighs, and pulling warm blankets over their laps. Beneath the darkening sky, wranglers make final adjustments to harnesses and jingling bells as the teams of locomotive-size...
Running Wild
Why Copper River salmon is worth $20 a pound, and why it may disappear forever this is going to be tricky," says George Covel as he guns the engine of his 30-foot aluminum jet boat and turns toward the beach. Cresting over the back of a wave, the boat...
Running Wild: Why Copper River Salmon Is Worth $20 a Pound, and Why It May Disappear Forever
This is going to be tricky," says George Covel as he guns the engine of his 30-foot aluminum jet boat and turns toward the beach. Cresting over the back of a wave, the boat plunges into a trough and rides up the back of another swell, crashing through...
Spring Flings
Readers' recipes tested in Sunset's kitchens Barbecued Chicken Pizza Meredith McGowan, Valencia, CA Meredith McGowan likes devising original combinations to top her family's favorite dish-pizza. McGowan makes dough from scratch, but prebaked pizza crusts-available...
Spring Flings: Readers' Recipes Tested in Sunset's Kitchens. (Food: Kitchen Cabinet)
Barbecued Chicken Pizza Meredith McGowan, Valencia, CA Meredith McGowan likes devising original combinations to top her family's favorite dish--pizza. McGowan makes dough from scratch, but prebaked pizza crusts--available in many supermarkets-are...
Tea in the Garden
It's a pleasure that bridges generations If you want a child's undivided attention, host a tea party, suggests Agatha Youngblood, a gardener in Rancho Santa Fe, California. There's something about the ceremony of brewing and sipping tea that soothes...
Tea in the Garden: It's a Pleasure That Bridges Generations. (Living Well in the Garden)
If you want a child's undivided attention, host a tea party, suggests Agatha Youngblood, a gardener in Rancho Santa Fe, California. There's something about the ceremony of brewing and sipping tea that soothes and settles everyone, she says, even the...
The New Rice Bowl
Combine easy toppings and versatile rice for worlds of flavor For most of us in the West, a meal composed of rice with a saucy topping of meat and vegetables means Chinese or Japanese cuisine. But as a staple food for more than half the world's population,...
The New Rice Bowl: Combine Easy Toppings and Versatile Rice for Worlds of Flavor. (Food & Entertaining)
For most of us in the West, a meal composed of rice with a saucy topping of meat and vegetables means Chinese or Japanese cuisine. But as a staple food for more than half the world's population, rice partners well with an unlimited number of flavors,...
The Real Deal
THE WINE GUIDE Expensive wines are-naturally-exciting to write about. Cheap wines can be satisfying too: a strange glee comes over you when you find a bottle that costs 70 percent less than it deserves to. On any given night, however, most of us aren't...
Viva Los Cabos
Head for a long weekend on Baja's southern tip At its busiest, Cabo San Lucas can seem a lot like Las Vegas: a little too crowded, a little too boisterous. That's the rap the once-sleepy fishing village got in the early 1990s, when late-night hangouts...
Viva Los Cabos: Head for a Long Weekend on Baja's Southern Tip. (Travel)
At its busiest, Cabo San Lucas can seem a lot like Las Vegas: a little too crowded, a little too boisterous. That's the rap the once-sleepy fishing village got in the early 1990s, when late-night hangouts like El Squid Roe drew flocks to resorts at...
What to Do in Your Garden in March. (Mountain: Checklist)
PLANNING AND PLANTING * PLANT GRAPES. Dormant vines are available now and can be planted as soon as the soil is workable. Choose hardy varieties such as 'Beta', 'Concord', 'Golden Muscat', 'Interlaken', 'Lakemont', 'Suffolk Red', and 'Valiant'....
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