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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. 224, No. 3, March

20 Best Towns of the Future
Change your zip code. These forward-thinking places are where to live nowAll you need to do is take a tour of the West to be hopeful about the future. Here, young entrepreneurs are not hesitant to try something new, city halls are taking on the environment...
20 Best Towns of the Future: Change Your Zip Code. These Forward-Thinking Places Are Where to Live Now
All you need to do is take a tour of the West to be hopeful about the future. Here, young entrepreneurs are not hesitant to try something new, city halls are taking on the environment at a grassroots level, and universities are challenging old ways...
Designs for Living
As the winners of our biennial Western Home Awards demonstrate, the best architecture is meant to be used BY ALLISON ARIEFFGreen homeWINNERLET IT POUR pour With this catchment system, the Mod. Fab can make use of rainwater.The Wright wayPROJECT Taliesin...
Designs for Living: As the Winners of Our Biennial Western Home Awards Demonstrate, the Best Architecture Is Meant to Be Used
The Wright way [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PROJECT Taliesin Mod.Fab, Scottsdale, AZ WHAT WE LOVE The optimism and vision of Taliesin students are visible everywhere in this smart prefab. The result of a design/build class taught by Jennifer Siegal...
East Bay Day Trip
Ditch the freeway for a bike trail Think I-880 is the only show in town? Think again. The Alameda Creek Regional Trail is the Tri-Cities' freeway for bicycles. Once you pick up the trail a mile from the BART station and head toward the bay, city...
Edible Heirlooms
Plan for the future-grow old-time fruits and vegetables from seedWHAT THEY AREPassed down through generations, "heirloom" veggies and fruits are varieties at least 50 years old, preserved for their exceptional flavor, appearance, and vigor. They haven't...
Edible Heirlooms: Plan for the Future-Grow Old-Time Fruits and Vegetables from Seed
WHAT THEY ARE Passed down through generations, "heirloom" veggies and fruits are varieties at least 50 years old, preserved for their exceptional flavor, appearance, and vigor. They haven't been genetically modified, and most have been open-pollinated--that...
Eureka Moment
Meet the lemon that took the gardening world by storm-if you plant only one citrus this year, make it this tree BY JULIE CHAITHE TREE The variegated pink Eureka lemon is usually sold in as-gallon container when it's two to three years old. In the ground,...
Eureka Moment: Meet the Lemon That Took the Gardening World by Storm-If You Plant Only One Citrus This Year, Make It This Tree
THE TREE The variegated pink Eureka lemon is usually sold in a 5-gallon container when it's two to three years old. In the ground, it grows 12 to 15 feet tall. Keep it small enough for a pot by pruning the foliage and roots every four to five years....
Extreme Pairing
The popular new meats (the fine and the faux) are a pairing challenge. Follow our guide to picking the perfect wine companionFINE MEATHandcrafted salumiSweet pork laced with spices calls for a white. Pour a dry Alsatian-style variety; pungent salami...
Extreme Pairing: The Popular New Meats (the Fine and the Faux) Are a Pairing Challenge. Follow Our Guide to Picking the Perfect Wine Companion
FINE MEAT Handcrafted salumi Sweet pork laced with spices calls for a white. Pour a dry Alsatian-style variety; pungent salami makes the understand fruit pop. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PAIR WITH Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2008 (Willamette Valley;...
Fast & Fresh: Recipes from Our Kitchen and Yours, in 30 Minutes or Less
Asian peanut slaw with pork Sara Morris, Laguna Beach, CA SERVES 4 TIME 20 minutes 1/4 cup each canola oil and fresh lime juice 2 tbsp. each soy sauce and sugar 1 tsp. red chile flakes 4 boneless pork chops (about 6 oz. each) 2 cups each thin...
Garden Anywhere
Westerners are rethinking where a garden can grow. Got a wall? Plant it. Plus, more ideas for your outdoor living space BY SHARON COHOON AND KATHLEEN N. BRENZELthe latest in LIVING WALLSThere's no need to stick to the expected succulents when plantinga...
Garden Anywhere: Westmers Are Rethinking Where a Garden Can Grow. Got a Wall? Plant It. Plus, More Ideas for Your Outdoor Living Space
the latest in LIVING WALLS There's no need to stick to the expected succulents when planting a living wall. San Diego landscape designer Amelia B. Lima (ameliab.com or 858/243-4470), inspired after seeing one of Patrick Blanc's vertical gardens...
Meatballs, the Next Generation: 3 Modern Versions from the West's Culinary Crossroads
Puttanesca meatball sliders SERVES 5 or 6 as a main course or 8 to 16 as an appetizer TIME 1 1/2 hours SAUCE 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tsp. each red chile flakes and fennel seeds, crushed* 1 can...
Mountain Editor's Picks
EDEN, UTAn ice picnic on top of the worldOur favorite snowy adventure this winter is the Snocat Sunset Safari at Powder Mountain Ski Resort. Get cozy in the heated snowcat for an hourlong ride to White Pine Basin at 9,000 feet. On the way, watch for...
On the Edge: Land Artist Jim Denevan's Sand Drawings Last Only as Long as It Takes for the Tide to Come In-Redefining the Notion of Art That Treads Lightly on the Planet. March Is Prime Viewing: You Can Find Him at San Francisco's Ocean Beach or Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz
Inside New food crazes; what we're planting now; gadgets for the future Artisanal foods, to your door Artisanal foods, to your door * Farmers and fishermen can sell directly to the public through farmers' markets and dock-to-fork dining; now...
Pasta for Everyone
Quick sauces designed for the new gluten-free pastas-and great with the traditional kind tooShrimp, lemon, and parsley quinoa-corn linguineCook 8 oz. quinoa-corn linguine as package directs. Meanwhile, heat ¼ cup olive oil in a large frying pan over...
Solutions from Sunset
Useful ideas in a small spacePOSTED AT LOLALINA.COMI don't know about you, but the stories I am most inspired by in design and lifestyle mags (and on blogs, forthat matter) are the ones featuring real people living with big style in small spaces - and...
Telluride on a Dime
Think this ritzy Colorado ski'town is out of reach? With our four end-of-season strategies to save think againTUCKED INTO A BOX canyon with only one road in or out, tiny Telluride is easy to miss. And for most of ski season, it can feel impossible to...
Telluride on a Dime: Think This Ritzy Colorado Ski Town Is out of Reach? with Our Four End-of-Season Strategies to Save, Think Again
TUCKED INTO A BOX CANYON With only one road in or out, tiny Telluride is easy to miss. And for most of ski season, it can feel impossible to pay for. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Not in March. As winter winds down, locals...
Unique Sleeps
Looking for more than just a roof over your head? These 10 spots make the hotel room seem like boring snoring1FALL CITY, WASLEEP IN A... TREEHOUSESo. This is what it feels like to be a tree. A branch sways. A bird flaps by. It's just before sunrise,...
Useful Ideas in a Small Space
POSTED AT LOLALINA.COM I don't know about you, but the stories I am most inspired by in design and lifestyle mags (and on blogs, for that matter) are the ones featuring real people living with big style in small spaces--and on real-world budgets...
Vegetable King
Who needs meat as a main course? Chef Jeremy Fox's vegetable dishes are delicious, satisfying, and easy to make"I LIKE TO ROAST larger cuts of vegetables and butcher them afterward." It's not the most typical thing for the chef of a vegetables-only restaurant...
Vegetable King: Who Needs Meat as a Main Course? Chef Jeremy Fox's Vegetable Dishes Are Delicious, Satisfying, and Easy to Make
"I LIKE TO ROAST larger cuts of vegetables and butcher them afterward." It's not the most typical thing for the chef of a vegetables-only restaurant to say. But Jeremy Fox, 33, is anything but a typical chef, and his food has more gusto than most main...
What to Do in Northern California
March BEST-EVER PANSY After years of breeding, 'Mammoth' pansies are finally showing up in nurseries. Their clear or blotched flowers withstand freezing weather, and beefy stems support their extra-large blooms in rain and wind. [ILLUSTRATION...
What to Do in the Rockies March
NEW ZINNIA Try Z. grandiflora 'Golden Eye', a perennial with an orange puffball at the center of a yellow daisy that does well in hot, dry areas. Available from High Country Gardens (highcountry gardens.com or 800/ 325-9387).BEST-EVER PANSY After years...
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