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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. 218, No. 3, March

3 Ways with Chicken Thighs
This versatile, flavorful cut shines in a tangy sauce, rich stew, and hearty ragoutEasy chicken adoboInspired by the Philippine national dish, this simple blend of garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce gives chicken a zingy boost. Traditional adobo sauces are...
3 Ways with Chicken Thighs: This Versatile, Flavorful Cut Shines in a Tangy Sauce, Rich Stew, and Hearty Ragout
Easy chicken adobo Inspired by the Philippine national dish, this simple blend of garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce gives chicken a zingy boost. Traditional adobo sauces are commonly enriched with coconut milk, and the dish is frequently made with...
Base Camp Kanab
Hunker down in a timeless town for local flavor-and easy access to southern Utah's dramatic terrainDEEP WITHIN THE SERPENTINE CHASM of Wire Pass, the sandstone walls narrow to a passage just 2 feet wide. The curving rock is luminous, glowing in shades...
Bridging the Gap
A clever addition spans a driveway to turn two cramped cottages into one airy homeTWO TINY HOUSES, each measuring 640 square feet, sat next to each other for more than 80 years, separated only by a driveway narrower than 8 feet. The one-bedroom cottages...
Bridging the Gap: A Clever Addition Spans a Driveway to Turn Two Cramped Cottages into One Airy Home
TWO TINY HOUSES, each measuring 640 square feet, sat next to each other for more than 80 years, separated only by a driveway narrower than 8 feet. The one-bedroom cottages were smaller than any other homes in the working-class neighborhood of Albany,...
Bright, Savory Soup
Light-tasting and quick to make, this is a dinner that puts spring color and flavor on the tableHerb ravioli soupThis pretty soup takes on an added delicacy if you use ravioli made with thinly rolled pasta, but it's good with the sturdier type too.PREP...
Bright, Savory Soup: Light-Tasting and Quick to Make, This Is a Dinner That Puts Spring Color and Flavor on the Table
Herb ravioli soup This pretty soup takes on an added delicacy if you use ravioli made with thinly rolled pasta, but it's good with the sturdier type too. PREP AND COOK TIME About 25 minutes MAKES 6 servings; about 9 cups NOTES Cooking time...
Common Ground
Smart design lets neighbors live large on small lotsBY BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES between their gardens, two neighbors created a landscape that feels much larger than it actually is. The trick, says their designer, Susan Calhoun, was to unify the gardens...
Dream Gardens
Presenting the top winners of our Dream Garden Awards: All are inspiring spaces for living and entertaining. Plus each has something extra-a dash of dream qualityGrand prizeWalnut Creek, California The perfect garden for entertaining can also work for...
Dream Gardens: Presenting the Top Winners of Our Dream Garden Awards: All Are Inspiring Spaces for Living and Entertaining. Plus Each Has Something Extra-A Dash of Dream Quality
Grand prize Walnut Creek, California The perfect garden for entertaining can also work for quiet relaxation--even in a small space. This landscape, created for John and Kathy Ott, accommodates both functions seamlessly. The designers organized the...
Drive Away from It All: An East Bay Backroad Promises Fresh Air, Wildflowers, and Views to Savor
WITH SKIES THEIR BRIGHTEST BLUE, fields popping out all over in electric greens, and that invigorating spring charge to the air, the time to get outside is now. But spring is never the time to go anywhere fast: This is the season of the journey, not...
Eaves of Grass
From the Northwest to Nevada to California, homeowners are discovering the beauty and efficiency of the green, "living" roofAT FIRST, Suzanne Johnson was skeptical of putting a "living" roof on part of her new house in the hills near Gardnerville, Nevada....
Eaves of Grass: From the Northwest to Nevada to California, Homeowners Are Discovering the Beauty and Efficiency of the Green, "Living" Roof
AT FIRST, Suzanne Johnson was skeptical of putting a "living" roof on part of her new house in the hills near Gardnerville, Nevada. But she wanted a home that blended into the surrounding alpine meadows of the Sierra Nevada, and she liked the idea...
Essential Herbs
Planet these perennials once for years of fresh seasoningsTHE CLASSIC HERBS no chef would be without are also the easiest to grow. They're all perennials, so you don't have to plant them every spring or summer the way you do cilantro or basil. You don't...
Essential Herbs: Plant These Perennials Once for Years of Fresh Seasonings
THE CLASSIC HERBS no chef would be without are also the easiest to grow. They're all perennials, so you don't have to plant them every spring or summer the way you do cilantro or basil. You don't need an acre to grow them, either--especially if you...
Flavors to Savor: Home of Fat Tire Ale, Colorado's New Belgium Brewing Mixes Old World Methods and Cutting-Edge Production. Its Great Beer Inspired Our Hearty Recipes
A TOUR OF New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado, begins at a display of beer ingredients: hops, barley, wheat. All the usual suspects. But then there's kaffir-lime leaves and orange peel. And the barley and orange peel are laid out in the shape...
Fresh Noodle Salads
Make one dish or a buffet with bright combinations from Southern California's Little Saigon(ProQuest-CSA LLC: ... denotes formulae omitted.)AT HER PARENTS' HOUSE in Qrange County, Ann Le tears tender leaves of mint, cilantro, and basil and scatters them...
From the Editor
THIS MONTH'S COVER STORY on dream gardens (page 94) has me thinking of my own wish list. My dream garden would be one part peaceful and one part social, with a lounge chair for napping and watching butterflies as well as firepit to draw friends on...
Grand Lake: There's a Full, Fun Day Waiting for You in Oakland's Lake Merritt Neighborhood
GLEAMING AT THE HEART of the Grand Lake neighborhood, Oakland's Lake Merritt is a home for migratory birds and a great jumping-off point for exploring. Embark on the 3.1-mile footpath around the lake and be surrounded by locals jogging with strollers...
Handy Book
Handy bookSunset's new wine-and-travel guideMANY FINE BOOKS have been written about California wine. We felt there was room for another: our own. California Wine Country: A Sunset field Guide isn't a heavy wine tome for the bookshelf. Editor-at-large...
Handy Book: Sunset's New Wine-and-Travel Guide
MANY FINE BOOKS have been written about California wine. We felt there was room for another: our own. California Wine Country: A Sunset Field Guide isn't a heavy wine tome for the bookshelf. Editor-at-large Peter Fish and wine editor Sara Schneider...
How to Feed Plants
Tips for choosing the correct fertilizer for your plants, plus the right ways to apply itWELL-FED PLANTS grow fast and large, shading out weeds and usually staying disease-free. But shopping for the right plant food at the nursery can be confusing; specialty...
How to Feed Plants: Tips for Choosing the Correct Fertilizer for Your Plants, Plus the Right Ways to Apply It
WELL-FED PLANTS grow fast and large, shading out weeds and usually staying disease-free. But shopping for the right plant food at the nursery can be confusing; specialty fertilizers for camellias, lawns, roses, tomatoes, and other plants crowd shelves...
How to Make a Wall Vase
Display the first signs of spring in a dramatic frameBRING IN THE FRESHNESS and color of the new season with this simple project, which turns a shadow-box frame into a vessel for your favorite things from the garden or the florist. Flowers or cuttings-such...
How to Make a Wall Vase: Display the First Signs of Spring in a Dramatic Frame
BRING IN THE FRESHNESS and color of the new season with this simple project, which turns a shadow-box frame into a vessel for your favorite things from the garden or the florist. Flowers or cuttings--such as these leucadendron blooms--extend through...
March Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenCream puff gateauEdith Shulman, Sedona, AZThis cake, is made from choux pastry, the same dough used to make éclairs. It's easier to make than you might think, and the end result is irresistible.PREP...
Nell Newman
SANTA CRUZ, CACofounder of Newman's Own Organics, she talks peaches and peanut butter-and how she got her dad, Paul, to go organic INTERVIEW BY PETER FISHOn starting Newman's Own Organics I was a frustrated fundraiser for a small nonprofit environmental...
Nell Newman: Cofounder of Newman's Own Organics, She Talks Peaches and Peanut Butter-And How She Got Her Dad, Paul, to Go Organic
On starting Newman's Own Organics I was a frustrated fundraiser for a small nonprofit environmental group. I saw what my dad was doing with Newman's Own foods. I thought, I could do that with organic foods and raise money for environmental groups....
Newport, Oregon Goody's Place
WHEN GOODY CABLE gets her guests to play Two Truths and a Lie, her whole being takes on a manic glow. Her eyes shine and she bounces slightly in her chair, like a 10-year-old girl staging the tea party of her dreams.Goody Cable co-owns Sylvia Beach hotel...
One Plant, One Pot
A simple strategy spotlights containers at their peakCONTAINER GARDENS are pretty and portable. But replanting them several times ayear is labor-intensive. To simplify the process-and have good-looking containers all year-follow this time-saver strategy...
One Plant, One Pot: A Simple Strategy Spotlights Containers at Their Peak
CONTAINER GARDENS are pretty and portable. But replanting them several times a year is labor-intensive. To simplify the process--and have good-looking containers all year--follow this time-saver strategy from the new edition of the Sunset Western Garden...
Paradise Preserved
10 places saved Our 2007 Environmental Awards celebrate 10 amazing success stories: public-private partnerships preserving vast stretches of wildlife-filled tundras, rain forests, canyons, grasslands, and rivers throughout the West. Our picks include...
Peak for All Seasons
A March trip to Washington's Mt. Baker lets you sample springtime and a little winter tooYOU'RE IN SEATTLE when suddenly there's a burst of sun and blue sky. Quick! What to do when the Northwest's inclement weather suddenly clears? Mt. Baker makes an...
Peak for All Seasons: A March Trip to Washington's Mt. Baker Lets You Sample Springtime and a Little Winter Too
YOU'RE IN SEATTLE when suddenly there's a burst of sun and blue sky. Quick! What to do when the Northwest's inclement weather suddenly clears? Mt. Baker makes an ideal escape when you're dying to get outdoors, but don't have time to venture too far...
Play with Patterns
Adorn a clean background with bold elements for a fresh, friendly lookTHE LEAST-EXPECTED design combinations are sometimes the most rewarding. For Mariam and Michael Mader of San Francisco, learning to juxtapose styles all started with a traditional...
Play with Patterns: Adorn a Clean Background with Bold Elements for a Fresh, Friendly Look
THE LEAST-EXPECTED design combinations are sometimes the most rewarding. For Mariam and Michael Mader of San Francisco, learning to juxtapose styles all started with a traditional Victorian, which they hoped to turn into a comfortable home fully reflecting...
Reader Letters
Support your local growersThank you for your article about Southern California's Inland Empire orange growers (February, page 92), the importance of local food growers and supporting them, the necessity to consider how we use our precious land and natural...
Resources
Following are sources for some products in this issue. Care has been taken to verify information, but info can't be guaranteed. Items not included may have sources named elsewhere in the issue, have come from personal collections, or have been discontinued....
Rethink the Garage
Add flexibility and functional style with smart strategies for storageWHEN THE HOUSE starts feeling cramped, it's time for the garage to multitask. Homeowner and interior designer David Rivera packed his garage with multiple functions to free up space...
Rethink the Garage: Add Flexibility and Functional Style with Smart Strategies for Storage
WHEN THE HOUSE starts feeling cramped, it's time for the garage to multitask. Homeowner and interior designer David Rivera packed his garage with multiple functions to free up space in his home. "It's really the place where our family enters the house,...
Salt Lake's 9th and 9th
The popular neighborhood's bright new colors match its personalityAS ECLECTIC AS ALWAYS, yet on the up-and-up, one of Salt Lake's most popular old 'hoods has a colorful new look: lime green metal benches and purple lampposts, compliments of a renovation...
Scottsdale's New Day
Upscale shops, art walks, nightlife, and new hotels: Downtown is now anything but dustyOUR HIKE UP Cholla Trail to the peak of Camelback Mountain isn't really about exercise-although that last heart-pumping stretch, a scramble up granite boulders, surely...
Scottsdale's New Day: Upscale Shops, Art Walks, Nightlife, and New Hotels: Downtown Is Now Anything but Dusty
OUR HIKE UP Cholla Trail to the peak of Camelback Mountain isn't really about exercise--although that last heart-pumping stretch, a scramble up granite boulders, surely burns a million calories. Instead, my husband and I are seeking a little yin to...
Serene View: Plant Soothing Greenery for Year-Round Appeal outside a Window
CREATING INTEREST in a small garden without overwhelming the space can be a challenge. But as landscape designer and contractor Mark Bourne proved when he reinvented Wally and Gudny Kean's 10- by 40-foot backyard in Menlo Park, the best solutions are...
Side-Yard Makeover
Tricks for transforming an underused space into a true garden destinationLONG AND NARROW side yards are often overlooked as valuable garden real estate. It's easy to treat them simply as pass-throughs between the front and backyards. But with a little...
Side-Yard Makeover: Tricks for Transforming an Underused Space into a True Garden Destination
LONG AND NARROW side yards are often overlooked as valuable garden real estate. It's easy to treat them simply as pass-throughs between the front and backyards. But with a little planning and ingenuity, you can turn your side yard into an inviting...
The Next Wine Country
Paso Robles used to be famous for cattle, not Cabernets, but these days it's the most unpretentious and enjoyable wine region in the WestDRIVE ANY PASO ROBLES backroad in spring, and you remember why you love California. Here are the rolling hills, deep...
The Next Wine Country: Paso Robles Used to Be Famous for Cattle, Not Cabernets, but These Days It's the Most Unpretentious and Enjoyable Wine Region in the West
DRIVE ANY PASO ROBLES backroad in spring, and you remember why you love California. Here are the rolling hills, deep green at this time of year with firecracker flashes of oranges and purples from poppies and lupine. Cattle graze the hills--after...
Top 10 Secret Coastal Escapes
Spectacular one-day outings to celebrate the greenest, breeziest month1 TOFINO, B.C.A HIDDEN HOT SPRINGS COVE It's rare to find hot springs near the coast. But the rarest experience of all is to soak in a natural stone pool so close to the water's edge...
Top 10 Secret Coastal Escapes: Spectacular One-Day Outings to Celebrate the Greenest, Breeziest Month
1 TOFINO, B.C. A HIDDEN HOT SPRINGS COVE It's rare to find hot springs near the coast. But the rarest experience of all is to soak in a natural stone pool so close to the water's edge that the ocean swells gently flow in and out, bathing you alternately...
What to Do in Northern California March
BERKELEY Spring into a park Get out to enjoy fresh air along the bay at grassy Cesar Chavez Park, the best spot for flying a kite on March's famously swirling winds. Or head to the Berkeley Meadow nearby to admire kites of a different sort--the...
What to Do in the Rockies March
LAFAYETTE, COA little dinner musicIf you love nightlife but don't relish staying up until the wee hours, head to Nissi's, just voted Boulder County's best place to hear live music. This intimate performance venue and bistro features both regional and...
What to Do in Your Garden March
Shopping Organically grown plants Vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings, plus berries, perennials, and fruit trees, are available at Homegrown Gardens in Santa Cruz. The new nursery benefits the Homeless Garden Project, a local nonprofit agency....
What to Do in Your Garden March
PlantingBare-root stock As soon as the soil has thawed, plant bare-root nursery stock (clematis, ferns, grapes; perennials such as bleeding hearts, daylilies, Oriental poppies, peonies, and phlox; rhubarb, shrubs, strawberries, and trees).Hardy cyclamen...
Whopper Perennials
Tall bloomers steal the spotlight in beds and bordersBOLD CANDLES OF BLOOM rising from beds and borders are like starlets on the red carpet. You'd notice them, wouldn't you, no matter how pressing the crowds around them? Tall, staunchly upright plants...
Whopper Perennials: Tall Bloomers Steal the Spotlight in Beds and Borders
BOLD CANDLES OF BLOOM rising from beds and borders are like starlets on the red carpet. You'd notice them, wouldn't you, no matter how pressing the crowds around them? Tall, staunchly upright plants ending in an explosion of blossoms are hard to miss:...
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