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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. 228, No. 4, April

April: Your Mountain Guide
TECHNIQUEHOW TO PRUNE FROST DAMAGECold snaps may have left your tender perennials - angel's trumpet, bougainvillea, citrus, and the like - looking ragged. Before you grab your shears, keep these tips in mind:1 | Wait until all risk of frost has passed...
Beauty for the Planting
The tale of one family's first real kitchen garden, and how it grew... like mad!FOR SOMEONE who didn't consider herself much of a gardener, Rachel Weill had quite a harvest last summer. After producing nearly 140 pounds of vegetables and herbs in her...
Beauty for the Planting: The Tale of One Family's First Real Kitchen Garden, and How It Grew ... like Mad!
FOR SOMEONE who didn't consider herself much of a gardener, Rachel Weill had quite a harvest last summer. After producing nearly 140 pounds of vegetables and herbs in her first-real kitchen garden, she has definitely earned the title. That big harvest...
Blurring the Boundaries
In L.A.'s Echo Park, a pair of product designers makes use of every inch of their small homeEvery piece of furniture that Makoto Mizutani and Ben Luddy create for their design company, Scout Regalia, isa product of necessity. The couple needed a place...
Blurring the Boundaries: In L.A. Echo Park, a Pair of Product Designers Makes Use of Every Inch of Their Small Home
Every piece of furniture that Makoto Mizutani and Ben Luddy create for their design company, Scout Regalia, is a product of necessity. The couple needed a place to eat but had no dining room in their tiny LA. cottage, so they designed one for their...
Check into Spring
The top hotels to stay at- or just swing by for a bit- if you have a plant obsession1 | Estancia La JollaLA JOLLA, CAEstancia shows off a garden's power to transform. Just steps from UC San Diego and a busy road, the hotel still feels worlds away, thanks...
Day Trip Hopland
Why go now: You already drive a Prius, compost the family banana peels, and lug your own cloth bags to Whole Foods. Now it's time to take your eco geekdom to new heights. Sun city: Hopland (pop. 1,756) uses the most solar power per capita in the world....
Denver Day Trip Westminster
Why go now: If there's sun? Seventy-four miles of hiking trails await. Snow? A butterflydotted tropical conservatory in bloom. Either way, there's a solid spring teaser. Alter ego: A surprising cache of authentic ethnic restaurants and art galleries...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessLamb kebabsMichaelfurukawa, MENLO PARK, CASERVES 6 I 30 MINUTES2 lbs. ground lambZest and juice of 1 lemon1 tsp. each fine sea salt, pepper, ground sumac*, and ground cumin½ onion, finely chopped2...
From One Block to Many
How a Sunset experiment spawned a healthy face-off among backyard farmersSOMETIMES THE STORIES we publish have very deep roots. "The Ultimate Block Party" (page 70), about a group of eight families who tried to grow every ingrethent for a party menu...
From One Block to Many: How a Sunset Experiment Spawned a Healthy Face-Off among Backyard Farmers
SOMETIMES THE STORIES we publish have very deep roots. "The Ultimate Block Party" (page 70), about a group of eight families who tried to grow every ingredient for a party menu last summer, is the latest flowering of a project that began in 2007. ...
Good Morning, Vegetables!
Why Wait till lunchtime?Bacon, egg, and toast salad with OJ dressingSERVES 4 I 40 MINUTESFor a warm salad - the way we like it - let the vegetables come to room temperature and toast the bread just before serving.½ English cucumber2 cups slivered orange...
Graphic Green
What happens when hard (pavement) meets soft (plantings) in your yard? Modern art you can walk onStripesBaby's tears growing between cast pavers create the bold look of a mod rug in this San Francisco courtyard, which maintains a serene air even as the...
Graphic Green: What Happens When Hard (Pavement) Meets Soft (Plantings) in Your Yard? Modern Art You Can Walk On
Grid 'Elfin' thyme turns this patio into a giant checkerboard. Growing in 4-inch-wide strips dividing poured-in-place concrete squares, it's irrigated by a subsurface drip system and needs only the occasional light pruning. Sea thrift keeps the...
Growing Tips from the Field
Sunset's test garden guru Johanna Silver answers your burning horticultural questionsQ: Why can we send a man to the moon but not invent a tomato cage that actually works? -USA HOWARD, SACRAMENTOA: I love the kind I make in the test garden because they...
Growing Tips from the Field: Sunset's Test Garden Guru Johanna Silver Answers Your Burning Horticultural Questions
Q: Why can we send a man to the moon but not invent a tomato cage that actually works? -- LISA HOWARD, SACRAMENTO A: I love the kind I make in the test garden because they support vigorous vines without toppling and allow easy access for harvesting....
How Sweet It Is
Spring in Ojai is all about the Pixie. How the runts of the tangerine litter became a citrus sensationGEORGE THACHER has a long history of pilfering the family fruit. In the mid-'yos, when he was a boy and some of the country's first Pixie tangerines...
How Sweet It Is: Spring in Ojai Is All about the Pixie. How the Runts of the Tangerine Litter Became a Citrus Sensation
GEORGE THACHER has a long history of pilfering the family fruit. In the mid-'70S, when he was a boy and some of the country's first Pixie tangerines were ripening in Ojai groves, it was not unusual to find trees stripped from waist-high down. In...
Moab, All Grown Up
If you haven't been here since your dude days, you're in for a pleasant, even refined, surpriseHARD-CORE. That's been the rap on Moab, Utah, ever since the boom-to-bust mining town became a high-desert outpost for the slickrock set in the '8os - a colossal...
Moab, All Grown Up: If You Haven't Been Here since Your Dude Days, You're in for a Pleasant, Even Refined, Surprise
HARD-CORE. That's been the rap on Moab, Utah, ever since the boom-to-bust mining town became a high-desert outpost for the slickrock set in the '80s---a colossal outdoor playground for hikers, bikers, climbers, and paddlers who shred, tear, rip, roar,...
Mountain Editor's Picks
CRESTED BUTTE, COAprès-spring-skiing cocktailsMost skiers follow the last run of the day with a good old-fashioned beer. But ever since Montanya Distillers opened in town last November, our new go-to is rum. The distillery and tasting room moved into...
New Bargains
Top labels are producing less expensive, "second" wines - same winemaking talent and, sometimes, even the same vineyardsBIG NAMES giving their wines away for half-price? True. Some of our most respected wineries have produced a wave of "second labels/'...
New Bargains: Top Labels Are Producing Less Expensive, "Second" Wines-Same Winemaking Talent and, Sometimes, Even the Same Vineyards
BIG NAMES giving their wines away for half-price? True-Some of our most respected wineries have produced a wave of "second labels," partly prompted, I suspect, by how hard it is to sell higher-priced bottles in these miserly times. The term "second...
Packed-with-Flavor Varieties That We've Tested for You Tomatoes
If you've never grown tomatoes, how on earth do you choose the best varieties from the thousands of seedlings crowding the shelves at nurseries? You could choose the plants by photos on the labels, follow recommendations from friends, or simply close...
Passover Goes Gourmet
After years of jarred gefilte fish, one woman discovers a Seder meal worth eatingWHY WAS THIS NIGHT different from all other nights? For starters, there was a bar. And not a bottle of sticky-sweet Manischewitz behind it. People at this Passover Seder...
Passover Goes Gourmet: After Years of Jarred Gefilte Fish, One Woman Discovers a Seder Meal Worth Eating
WHY WAS THIS NIGHT different from all other nights? For starters, there was a bar. And not a bottle of sticky-sweet Manischewitz behind it. People at this Passover Seder were drinking. Good wine. Before the first of the traditional four glasses was...
Peppers
6 of our favorites-all good-looking in pots 4d in the groundFORGET PLANTING peppers in row-byrow plots. These striking plants belong in borders and patio containers, where you can let their glossy, vibrant fruits really shine. Among the easiest crops...
Peppers: 6 of Our Favorites-All Good-Looking in Pots and in the Ground
FORGET PLANTING peppers in row-by-row plots. These striking plants belong in borders and patio containers, where you can let their glossy, vibrant fruits really shine. Among the easiest crops to gro, they're especially pretty among sunnyhued flowers...
The $5-a-Head Farmers' Market Challenge
Can you really feed 6 people-using fresh, local ingredients- for about $30? Sure, as long as one of them brings the wineShopping listWe priced ingrethents for the menu from our local farmers' markets and a few perishables (cream and yogurt) from a nearby...
The $5-a-Wad Farmers' Market Challenge: Can You Realty Feed 6 People -- Using Fresh, Local Ingredients -- for about $30? Sure, as Long as One of Them Brings the Wine
Shopping list We priced ingredients for the menu from our local farmers' markets and a few perishables (cream and yogurt) from a nearby supermarket. We didn't factor in staples: salt, pepper, mustard, sugars, oil, bread crumbs, chicken broth, a...
The Market Pro
French-influenced chef Olaiya Land brings her veggie savoirfaire to the Pantry, Seattle's new restaurant/catering/cooking school hub, where ingredient-driven classes often sell out months in advance. Her tips for making the best of flash-in-the-pan...
The New Chicken Salad
Use your vegetable garden to transform a - let's face it - boring old standbyChicken salad with roasted beets and dandelion greensSERVES 4 TO 6 | 1½ HOURSDandelion greens give a bright, appealingly bitter edge to the rich chicken and the sweet beets.3...
The New Taste of Hawaii
From haute cuisine to popsicles, the food scene is heating up, thanks to newly available fresh ingrethents with amplified flavors. Here, our 30 top picks on the IslandsTO START A MEAL with a salad at chef Ed Kenney's Town restaurant on Oahu is no mundane...
The New Taste of HawaII: From Haute Cuisine to Popsicles, the Food Scene Is Heating Up, Thanks to Newly Available Fresh Ingredients with Amplified Flavors. Here, Our 30 Top Pick on the Islands
TO START A MEAL with a salad at chef Ed Kenney's Town restaurant on Oahu is no mundane graze before the good stuff arrives. The arugula is earthy, perfectly peppery. The cilantro pops. The citrus is bold. Food tastes more intense -- better -- in Hawaii,...
The One-Day Edible Garden
Getting started is easier than you think. Follow these steps, and you'll be harvesting in weeks9 a.m.Plan and shopChoose a spot that you can reach with hose and gets at least six hours of sun a day. Sketch a plan, taking into account how large everything...
The One-Day Edible Garden: Getting Started Is Easier Than You Think. Follow These Steps, and You'll Be Harvesting in Weeks
9 a.m. Plan and shop Choose a spot that you can reach with your hose and gets at least six hours of sun a day. Sketch a plan, taking into account how large everything will be when fully grown -- don't jam the plants too close together -- or follow...
The Ultimate BLOCK PARTY
Neighbors band together to learn how to grow everything they plan to eat (even oysters, wheat, and sugar), winning Sunset's One-Block challengeNot a whole lot grows in foggy, windy Morrò Bay, a quiet surfing outpost on California's Central Coast. But...
The Ultimate Block Party: Neighbors Band Together to Learn How to Grow Everything They Plan to Eat (Even Oysters, Wheat, and Sugar), Winning Sunset's One-Block Challenge
Not a whole lot grows in foggy, windy Morro Bay, a quiet surfing outpost on California's Central Coast. But when Sunset launched a grow-your-own block party contest last spring, 8 families in the town's Beach Tract neighborhood entered right away,...
Tomatoes
Packed-with-flavor varieties that we'vejested for youIF YOU'VE NEVER grown tomatoes, how on earth do you choose the best varieties from the thousands of seedlings crowding the shelves at nurseries? You could choose the plants by photos on the labels,...
What's in Season?: Italian Parsley
make it toniçjhtParsley ravioli with brown butter sauceSERVES 4 I 1 HOUR1 cup ricotta cheese¼ cup grated parmesan cheese1 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus ½ cup leaves1 large eggAbout ½ tsp. kosher salt¼ tsp. pepper48 round won ton wrappers...
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