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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. 216, No. 4, April

April Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenSeared Halibut on Lemon TabboulehDEB WANDELL, PIEDMONT, CABright with lemon and rich with pine nuts, it's just the sort of food we crave in spring.PREP AND COOK TIME: 40 minutesMAKES: 4 servings1 cup...
A Taste of Los Gatos: Head to the South Bay for Bocce, Biking, and a Splurge Dinner
The culinarily curious don't think twice about braving the traffic along State 17 to get to Los Gatos, thanks in large part to Manresa, a restaurant that foodies are flocking to. But there are plenty of reasons besides David Kinch's celebrated tasting...
Bainbridge Island
PLACES IN THE WESTOn an island near Seattle, meet the most passionate gardeners in the worldIf you were going to choose one place in the West where people live to garden, Bainbridge Island would be it. The 32-square-mile island in Puget Sound is just...
Bainbridge Island: On an Island near Seattle, Meet the Most Passionate Gardeners in the World
If you were going to choose one place in the West where people live to garden, Bainbridge Island would be it. The 32-square-mile island in Puget Sound is just a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, but a world away in spirit. Here is an entire community...
Bold and Beautiful
Paint plays up this cottage's personalityRadiant-that's what Ken Schuricht and Mary Hall wanted their new home to be, and they knew color would play a key role in making it happen. As owners of a paint-and-home store near their house on Bainbridge Island,...
Chaparral Spring
Sometimes you need a hit of spring the way you need a drink of water. When that need strikes, a lot of people go out and admire tulips and daffodils and meadows. Not me. I go to some steep hillside where tangled brush is stabbed by stray bursts...
Chenin Blanc
The West's first great white is growing upChardonnay hasn't always been California's white wine of choice. Before the 1970s there was actually more Chenin Blanc planted in the state than Chardonnay-more than any other major white grape, in fact. I'm...
Chenin Blanc: The West's First Great White Is Growing Up
Chardonnay hasn't always been California's white wine of choice. Before the 1970s there was actually more Chenin Blanc planted in the state than Chardonnay--more than any other major white grape, in fact. I'm almost embarrassed to say that I have good...
Chocolates for the Garden: Use Rich Brown Foliage to Inject Plantings with Drama
"Chocolate is the new black. It goes with everything," says Marie Lincoln, who owns Chocolate Flower Farm on Whidbey Island, Washington, with her partner, Bill Schlicht. The new nursery sells more than 300 dark-foliaged (and dark-flowered) kinds of...
Clay Plaster
SPECIAL COLOR SECTIONEasy-to-apply mix adds warmth and texture to wallsNo coat of paint can match the richness and depth of color that clay plaster provides. Combining ground clay and water with natural pigments, it's the easiest of all plasters to apply,...
Cozy Up to Lake Powell
EXPLOREA guided kayak trip offers both dramatic views and peaceful momentsSapphire sky, pink stone, turquoise water. Tree extravagances of nature-each one deep and intense and starkly beautiful in most provocative spectacle. A manmade 186-mile-long footprint...
Cozy Up to Lake Powell: A Guided Kayak Trip Offers Both Dramatic Views and Peaceful Moments
Sapphire sky, pink stone, turquoise water. Three extravagances of nature--each one deep and intense and starkly beautiful in itself--intersect at Lake Powell, the West's most provocative spectacle. A manmade 186-mile-long footprint spanning Utah and...
Dive into Color: Seven Stories to Use as Spring Boards for Easy Home Transformations-From Breakout Trends and Bolder Picture Mats to Bringing Vivid Hues Outside
DECORATING Make a splash Bold color combos leap out against a neutral backdrop Opposites attract, but what happens when they marry and move in together? Caitlin Blue knew she would need more than her professional expertise as a Disney set...
Explore New Mexico
destinations that embody a land of enchantmentEXPLORING THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT JUST GOT EASIERFor only $20, the New Mexico CulturePsss opens the doors to 14 exceptional museums and monuments that celebrate the essence of New Mexico. Purchase the New...
Favorite Goat Cheeses
Some of the finest goat cheese anywhere is made here in the West--in fact, California's Laura Chenel was one of the first to introduce it to America back in the '70s. From Hawaii to Colorado, these 4 companies (out of a group of 12) wowed our Sunset...
Friendly Front Yard
Lessons in creating a garden with your neighborsIt takes a village to complete a garden-well, practically. More than 50 of Stacia Payne's neighbors had a hand in creating her front yard. They dug ditches, installed irrigation, laid flagstone, and planted...
Friendly Front Yard: Lessons in Creating a Garden with Your Neighbors
It takes a village to complete a garden--well, practically. More than 50 of Stacia Payne's neighbors had a hand in creating her front yard. They dug ditches, installed irrigation, laid flagstone, and planted up a storm. To understand how this extraordinarily...
Go West, Young Art Lovers
Galleries-and the Gateway-bring Salt Lake's west side to lifeLong overlooked, the warehouse district on Salt Lake City's west side has been transformed by artists and developers drawn to its pioneer-era brick-and-steel façades. Now bustling with boutiques,...
Greek Easter
Celebrate spring in your garden with a tasty menu of traditional favoritesFor Paige Poulos and many fellow Greek Americans in the West, Greek Easter-or Pasch-comes a little later this year (April 23). There's no glazed ham or bunny-themed centerpiece,...
Homestyle Chinese
Forget takeout: These dishes are fast to makeChinese restaurant fare always seemed too daunting to try making at home. But I saw another side of Chinese cooking when eating with my boyfriend's parents, Peter and Wendy Lee. With a few fresh ingredients,...
Island Escape
Hide out at a new resort in British Columbia's Southern Gulf IslandsThe Render Islands are the prettiest places you've never heard of. Rising from an inland sea off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, they're among the southernmost of the Southern Gulf...
Island Escape: Hide out at a New Resort in British Columbia's Southern Gulf Islands
The Pender Islands are the prettiest places you've never heard of. Rising from an inland sea off Vancouver Island. British Columbia, they're among the southernmost of the Southern Gulf Islands--call them Canada's San Juan Islands. North Pender Island...
Listening to the San Andreas
WINDOW ON THE WESTOne hundred years ago, San Francisco crumbled. PETER FISH discovers what today's scientists are learning about the big quakes to comeTake a flight between Los Angeles and San Francisco and you see it about the time you finish your peanuts....
Listening to the San Andreas: One Hundred Years Ago, San Francisco Crumbled. Peter Fish Discovers What Today's Scientists Are Learning about the Big Quakes to Come
Take a flight between Los Angeles and San Francisco and you see it about the time you finish your peanuts. Below you, running across central California, a scar as vivid as any caught on a plastic-surgery show like Dr. 90210 or Extreme Makeover. The...
Los Angeles Deals
Shopping, more shopping, a star, and a (brief) TV appearanceNo one can outshop my sister, Jennifer. She is a master in both breadth (at home in Target as well as Tiffany & Co.) and depth (culling vintage pottery from knockoffs at a glance).Naturally,...
Los Angeles Deals: Shopping, More Shopping, a Star, and a (Brief) TV Appearance
No one can outshop my sister, Jennifer. She is a master in both breadth (at home in Target as well as Tiffany & Co.) and depth (culling vintage pottery from knockoffs at a glance). Naturally, Jen appreciates a good bargain. So when I say I've...
Make a Splash
Bold color combos leap out against a neutral backdropOpposites attract, but what happens when they marry and move in together? Caitlin Blue knew she would need more than her professional expertise as a Disney set decorator when it came to renovating...
Mulch: More Than a Pretty Face
Six of our favorites, plus the basics you need to knowHazelnut hullsGood for general use and ideal for paths because hulls let water through easily and don't stick to shoes. Most readily available in and around Oregon's Willamette Valley. Apply 2-3 inche.Decomposed...
Mulch: More Than a Pretty Face; Six of Our Favorites, Plus the Basics You Need to Know
Hazelnut hulls Good for general use and ideal for paths because hulls let water through easily and don't stick to shoes. Most readily available in and around Oregon's Willamette Valley. Apply 2-3 inches. Decomposed granite (DG) Compacts quickly...
Paradise Found: A Young Couple Turns a Condemned Beach Shack into Their Dream Home
There are fixer-uppers, and then there are complete wrecks. Joe and Kalli Rivers Altieri were determined to put down roots in the desirable beach town of Venice, California. But given their $300,000 budget, their dream seemed like a long shot--until...
Quick Calzones
Three ways to stuff a pocket-and please every palateA perfect all-in-one meal, calzones are a hearty way to tuck several food groups into one compact package. Easy to vary, easy to make.Our simple recipe uses purchased dough to speed up prep time, which...
Secret San Francisco: Shopping. Food. Nightlife. Four Experts Share Their Favorite Finds
The news is out: San Francisco is having a rebirth. This isn't the same town you knew even five years ago. Ever since the famed dot-com boom and bust, a sense of creative rediscovery has taken over the scene; the crop of baby millionaires has been...
Spring Break: Hike, Bike, and Knock Back a Pint in Chico-The College Town That's All Grown Up
Surrounded by almond farms and dramatic rocky buttes at the northeastern border of the Sacramento Valley, this idyllic college town is still dogged by a 1980s-era frat-boys-gone-wild party-school reputation. The truth is that the school--and the town--are...
Start Sunday with This Lively Spring Brunch
Asparagus and Prosciutto StrataEggs and asparagus are a perfect pair, accented with salty prosciutto, chives, and lemon.PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 ¼ hours, plus at least 1 hour to chillMAKES: 8 servings1 pound asparagus, tough stem ends snapped off,...
Vertical Veggies
Grow vining edibles in a small spaceSquashes and melons are some of the most rewarding summer crops to plant. But vining types can take up a lot of garden space. So why not grow them on trellises instead of along the ground? After all, we vertically...
Vertical Veggies: Grow Vining Edibles in a Small Space
Squashes and melons are some of the most rewarding summer crops to plant. But vining types can take up a lot of garden space. So why not grow them on trellises instead of along the ground? After all, we vertically train other trailing edibles, such...
What to Do in Your Garden in April
PLANTING * Bare-root perennials. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: Before planting perennials you've ordered from mail-order sources, remove any packing medium and carefully untangle roots. Dig a hole about twice the width of the rootball and build...
What to Do in Your Garden in April
PLANTING* Calendulas. These cheery, daisylike annuals are easy to grow from seed, and they bloom from spring until July or August in hot-summer areas and all summer in cooler locales. Edible petals add color to salads and soups. Sow seeds now for June...
Wild Earth
When you live in California for a long time, you can be pretty certain you'll experience an earthquake. It may just be a gentle shake that rattles the picture frames and leaves you asking, "Was that what I think it was?" Or it could be much bigger,...
Your Sunset
OFF THE PAGE, ONLINE, IN YOUR LIFEREADER CONNECTiONTeaching greenWhile reading about El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa (February 2006, page 24), I could not help smiling as I thought: What does not-for-profit YMCA Camp Campbell in the Santa Cruz...
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