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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. 222, No. 3, March

Better Eggs
Farm-fresh eggs from pastured hens taste great and are a boon to your bodyA FRESH EGG FROM A HEN that spends most of its time pecking around in open pasture is a wonderful thing to eat: deeply flavorful, with a bright yellow (sometimes almost orange)...
Bloggers We Can't Live Without
The new frontierThe blogosphere is filled with fresh takes on living, eating, and planting in the West-if you know where to look. We show you how to get past the navel-gazing to the good stuffMolly Wizenberg OrangetteWizenberg's Seattle-based blog has...
Bloggers We Can't Live Without: The Blogosphere Is Filled with Fresh Takes on Living, Eating, and Planting in the West-If You Know Where to Look. We Show You How to Get Past the Navel-Gazing to the Good Stuff
Molly Wizenberg Orangette Wizenberg's Seattle-based blog has foodies (and us) tuning in for her warm, personal musing about everything from blackberry bushes to how to love underappreciated vegetables like kohlrabi. The Oklahoma native's passionate...
Capital of Creativity
Unleash your inner artist in Helena, Montana BY BEVERLY MAGLEY | PHOTOGRAPHS BY AUDREY HALLDURING THE MUD AND MUCK of March's schizophrenic weather, there's no better time to visit Montana's artiest town for a crash course in indoor creativity. Here...
Colorado Day Trip: Salida
Why go now: Winter may be dragging on, but in this town, there are plenty of ways to get warm. Why it's warmer here: Situated in Colorado's "Banana Belt" and surrounded by three mountain ranges, Salida gets only a fraction of the snow that blankets the...
Earth-Friendly Spot
Corvallis, OR Beautiful, earnest, and very, very green POPULATION * 51,388 WHAT A HOUSE COSTS * $265,388 THE VIBE * As small towns go, you don't get much greener than Corvallis. This Willamette Valley town happily took up the Corvallis Energy...
Earth-Friendly Spot
Corvallis, OR Beautiful, earnest, and very, very greenPOPULATION» 51,388 WHAT A HOUSE COSTS» $265,388THE VIBE» As small towns go, you don't get much greener than Corvallis. This Willamette Valley town happily took up the Corvallis Energy Challenge, where...
Food & Wine Haven
Walla Walla, WA A Cab capital stays true to its rural soul POPULATION ** 30,794 WHAT A HOUSE COSTS ** $224,900 THE VIBE ** This southeastern Washington town was once famous for wheat and sweet onions. These days, show up at Saffron Mediterranean...
Food & Wine Haven
Walla Walla, WA A Cab capital stays true to its rural soulPOPULATION» 30,794 WHAT A HOUSE COSTS» $224,900THE VIBE» This southeastern Washington town was once famous for wheat and sweet onions. These days, show up at Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen on a...
Grown to Garden
How two friends turned their passion for plants into an inspiring nursery where the planting ideas are free"Gardeners need inspiration, not just plants. Coming up with ideas is the fun part of the job' -SAMANTHA OWENSNOT many people start a business...
Grown to Garden: How Two Friends Turned Their Passion for Plants into an Inspiring Nursery Where the Planting-Ideas Are Free
NOT MANY PEOPLE start a business while still in their 20s. But Samantha Owens and Danica Hirsch each knew they wanted to own a nursery almost from the time they could first hold a trowel. Owens grew up on a flower farm, while Hirsch is her family's...
Hot Sake: From Restaurant Menus to Retail Stores, Sake Is Having Its Moment. We Asked Marcus Pakiser, the Sake Sommelier of Young's Columbia Wine Company in Oregon, What We Should Try Now
Sake Why we love it Where to order it Serve it at standout home with Watari Bune Made with an Zilla Sake House ($$; Simple dishes Junmai heirloom rice, zillasakehouse....
It's BYOBB Night
Hold a bring-your-own-bargain-bottle party to find the best deals BY SARA SCHNEIDERPRICES IN some wine aisles - from discount stores to supermarkets-look too cheap to be true. Could a $5 bottle actually taste good? You could spend months punishing your...
L.A.'S Persian Spring
Celebrate a joyful, delicious new year in "Tehrangeles'MARKETS AND STORES around certain Los Angeles neighborhoods are taking on a festive buzz, with shoppers stocking up on chickpea cookies, bakeries filling shelves with honey-soaked pastries, and storekeepers...
L.A.'S Persian Spring: Celebrate a Joyful, Delicious New Year in "Tehrangeles"
MARKETS AND STORES around certain Los Angeles neighborhoods are taking on a festive buzz, with shoppers stocking up on chickpea cookies, bakeries filling shelves with honey-soaked pastries, and storekeepers doing a brisk business in ceremonial symbols...
March: What to Do in Northern California
Go shopping Buy rhododendrons The renovated rhododendron garden at the San Francisco Botanical Garden is coming into bloom, and its designer, Georgia Madden of Feyerabend & Madden Landscape Design in Emeryville, recommends these early-flowering,...
Northern California Weekend
START Hop on to bike the coast Pacific Grove's rocky edge is made for cyclists. From Lovers Point, riding west threads you along a designated bike lane on the beachside road for a nice, easy 4.7-mile ride. Stop often to watch foamy waves crashing...
Oceanside View
Capitola, CA The tiki gods smile on the capital of perfect surf POPULATION * 9,521 WHAT A HOUSE COSTS * $643,150 THE VIBE * Capitola-by-the-Sea started in the 1860s as a resort town, a place for people from "over the hill" in San Jose to escape...
Oceanside View
Capitol, CA Th e tiki gods smile on the capital of perfect surfPOPULATION» 9,521 WHAT A HOUSE COSTS» $643,150THE VIBE» Capitola-by-the-Sea started in the 1860s as a resort town, a place for people from "over the hill" in San Jose to escape the heat....
Only in Dry Creek: Scenes from Our Wine Editor's Serendipitous Off-Peak Weekend in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley
THE HAIRPINS OF West Dry Creek Road require a different kind of Wine Country crawl--that slow-and-go pace useful for reading winery signs and deciding which you trust for your next glass of wine. Here, it's stop and go. I sneak a quick glance across...
Outdoorsy Burg
Moab, UT Bike, raft, climb rocks, think POPULATION * 4,779 WHAT A HOUSE COSTS * $265,000 THE VIBE * How in love with the outdoors is Moab? So in love that one of the community's main activities is trail maintenance. What do you expect from a...
Outdoorsy Burg
Moab, UT Bike, raft, climb rocks, think+ four more outcloorsy burgsDOWNIEVILLE, CAPopulation: 325What a house costs: $345,420The Sierra gold-mining town hosts the annual Downieville Downhill mountain bike race. info sierracounty chamber.netHOOD RIVER,...
Past Perfect
This kitchen recaptures the past, smartly using salvaged vintage materialsTO make an old KITCHEN workable, you needn't yank it forcefully into the present. Instead, like former decorator Joan Reeves, you might let it lead you back to an era of fine materials,...
Past Perfect: This Kitchen Recaptures the Past, Smartly Using Salvaged Vintage Materials
TO MAKE AN OLD KITCHEN workable, you needn't yank it forcefully into the present. Instead, like former decorator Joan Reeves, you might let it lead you back to an era of fine materials, burnished wood floors, well-used tables, and casement windows....
Portland to Go
The food carts in this town are more Like mobiLe gourmet kitchens. We went for a taste and came back with wonderful recipes. BY ELAINEJOHNSON | PHOTOGRAPHS BYJOHN CLARKIN FOOD-SAVVY PORTLAND, the restaurants that create a buzz aren't always high-profile...
Portland to Go: The Food Carts in This Town Are More like Mobile Gourmet Kitchens. We Went for a Taste and Came Back with Wonderful Recipes
IN FOOD-SAVVY PORTLAND, the restaurants that create a buzz aren't always high-profile places with big-name chefs. Surprisingly often, they're food carts. Portlanders line the sidewalks for tastes, then blog at foodcartsportland.com and post reviews...
Reinvent Your Wheels
Reach for the handlebars instead of your car keys. Here's how you can smoothly roll into the new two-wheeled lifestyleRemember how a bike used to mean possibilities? The whistle of the wind, any destination just a few pedal strokes away? You say you've...
Reinvent Your Wheels: Reach for the Handlebars Instead of Your Car Keys. Here's How You Can Smoothly Roll into the New Two-Wheeled Lifestyle
Remember how a bike used to mean possibilities? The whistle of the wind, any destination just a few pedal strokes away? You say you've grown up? Cycling has too. Now you can find a bike that drives more like a station wagon than a toy, and wear clothes...
Small Towns
As frequent readers of this column know, I'm a small-town girl. I grew up in Sebastopol, California, which used to be known mainly for its apple orchards, the train that ran down Main Street, and not much in the way of nightlife. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Travel as Tonic
Step outside your boundaries and you may discover not just a new place, but a new you too. Susan Casey makes the case for why traveling might just save your lifeABOUT FIVE MONTHS AGO, I accidentally moved to Maui. It wasn't my first visit to the island;...
Travel as Tonic: Step outside Your Boundaries and You May Discover Not Just a New Place, but a New You Too. Susan Casey Makes the Case for Why Traveling Might Just Save Your Life
ABOUT FIVE MONTHS AGO, I accidentally moved to Maui. It wasn't my first visit to the island; I knew I liked the place, but when I stepped off the plane, I certainly didn't realize that instead of returning to my New York City apartment, I'd be signing...
What to Do in the Rockies March
Go shoppingSee Sunset's top tool picks As you gear up for spring, having great tools can help get garden jobs done faster and more easily. To see some of our favorites, go to fresh dirt.sunset.com and, under "Categories," click on "Tools of the Trade."Plant...
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