Sunset

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. 212, No. 3, March

All Choked Up
Grown in the Mediterranean for centuries, artichokes were brought to California's central coast and Central Valley by Italian and French families in the early 20th century. Today most of the United States' artichokes are grown near Castroville in California,...
Arizona's West Coast
Paddle the hidden canyons and teeming marshes along the lower Colorado RiverAided by a slow but steady current, the 11-mile paddle from the base of Hoover Dam down the Colorado River has delivered on its promises. The towering volcanic walls of Black...
Bargain Seattle
The Seattle buzz is a caffeinated mix of walks, ferries, and shoppingMy husband, Jim, works too hard, so I decided to whisk him away for a quick three-day pick-him-up. Caffeine is his favorite vice, so I knew Seattle was the perfect destination.But Jim's...
Bargain Seattle: The Seattle Buzz Is a Caffeinated Mix of Walks, Ferries, and Shopping
My husband, Jim, works too hard, so I decided to whisk him away for a quick three-day pick-him-up. Caffeine is his favorite vice, so I knew Seattle was the perfect destination. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Beautiful Espiritu Santo
Explore Baja's newest island preservePaddle a sea kayak off Baja California's Isla Espiritu Santo, and you'll glide beneath high volcanic cliffs and along white-sand beaches. Elegant frigate birds soar high overhead, sea lions bark from their crowded...
Beautiful Espiritu Santo: Explore Baja's Newest Island Preserve
Paddle a sea kayak off Baja California's Isla Espiritu Santo, and you'll glide beneath high volcanic cliffs and along white-sand beaches. Elegant frigate birds soar high overhead, sea lions bark from their crowded rock perches, and schools of angelfish...
Best Places Revisited
When I first glanced at "The Best Places to Live" (January, page 66), I was excited to see a Wyoming town included! However, upon reading the article, I found you had simply made an error on your map (page 73), placing Gunnison, Colorado, in Wyoming....
Changing Tastes
Savor an array of vibrant dishes at an Asian small-plates partySharing many delicious dishes at a communal table has long been a daily ritual in Asian families. Now restaurants around the West are encouraging this way of dining, letting food lovers sample...
Changing Tastes: Savor an Array of Vibrant Dishes at an Asian Small-Plates Party
Sharing many delicious dishes at a communal table has long been a daily ritual in Asian families. Now restaurants around the West are encouraging this way of dining, letting food lovers sample more dishes by sharing little tastes. This small-plates...
City Gem
Some gardens are created for daytime use. Others are nighttime party palaces. This San Francisco garden is designed to be enjoyed both day and night--yet it packs a lot of living into a small space. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Though the garden measures...
Doggy Digs
The typical ready-made doghouse is nothing to bark about, so here's an alternative for the beginner-to-intermediate woodworker who would like a little more style. It can be built in a weekend and costs about $200. Roomy enough for a large-breed dog,...
Favorite Roses
Dozens of new roses are introduced every year, and we try growing some of these varieties in Sunset's test garden. Here are three of our favorite performers from the last few years; look for them at your local nursery, or order from Regan Nursery (www.regannursery.com...
Favorites: Nursery Tale
Your first spring nursery visit is like breakfast--a chance to satisfy your appetite for plants early on, just as the garden wakes up for the season. Here are a few of our favorite independent nurseries to whet your appetite. Each offers a range of...
Free Information
Travel To receive all information on a state or category, circle the state or category number. 101. Summer Vacation Destinations 102. Hilton Anaheim 103. Caesars Tahoe 104. City of Palm Desert 105. Cody, Wyoming 106. Corvallis...
Fresh Eyes on the West
SUNSET GRAND TOURTracing the pat of Lewis and Clark helps, us rediscover the.meaning of hoas-se BYPETERFISH.The Missouri Riven Green water mirrors cottonwoods and willows. Cloud puffs drift across a silent blue sky.Then "Bear! Bear!"As we watch from...
Fresh Eyes on the West: Tracing the Path of Lewis and Clark Helps Us Rediscover the Meaning of Home
The Missouri River. Green water mirrors cottonwoods and willows. Cloud puffs drift across a silent blue sky. Then: "Bear! Bear!" As we watch from the opposite bank, hunter George Drouillard, rifle at the ready, plunges into the willows, pursuing...
Grow a Garden Naturally
Creating an organic kitchen garden is easier than you thinkThese days, the buzz about organic gardening comes mostly from the garden itself. Every day at Sunset's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, bees, hummingbirds, chickadees, and frogs add to...
Grow a Garden Naturally: Creating an Organic Kitchen Garden Is Easier Than You Think
These days, the buzz about organic gardening comes mostly from the garden itself. Every day at Sunset's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, bees, hummingbirds, chickadees, and frogs add to the quiet music of trickling water as the creatures flit...
Harmony in the Headlands: Find Cultural and Natural Wonders beyond the Golden Gate Bridge
The Marin Headlands, the dramatic bluffs and canyons just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, are a perspective-altering place. From lookouts at Battery Spencer, it seems you might just be able to reach out and touch the bridge's north tower; from beachfront...
March Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchensSpinach, Asparagus, and Strawberry SaladTRISHA KRUSE, BOISEThis unusual combination came about as Trisha Kruse was searching for a way to use two of spring's freshest ingredients. To toast walnuts,...
March Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchens
Spinach, Asparagus, and Strawberry Salad TRISHA KRUSE, BOISE This unusual combination came about as Trisha Kruse was searching for a way to use two of spring's freshest ingredients. To toast walnuts, place in a baking pan and bake in a 350[degrees]...
Only in Sebastopol: Enjoy Eye-Catching Sculptures and Alternative Shopping
As you approach Sebastopol on State 116 west, an hour's drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge, look for the Fosters Freeze to your right: Perched on the roof is a scarlet convertible driven by a guy accompanied by his red-haired wife and a yapping...
Open House
A young family move West to enjoy patio livingLloyd Dallett attended high school in Ojai, California, and later, while living in Brooklyn, New York, she found herself reminiscing about the West's outdoor lifestyle. "I wanted my daughter, Lucia, to grow...
Open House: A Young Family Moves West to Enjoy Patio Living
Lloyd Dallett attended high school in Ojai, California, and later, while living in Brooklyn, New York, she found herself reminiscing about the West's outdoor lifestyle. "I wanted my daughter, Lucia, to grow up surrounded by nature and beauty," she...
Our Remodel
If you've been reading Sunset for at least the past several months, you've probably noticed changes in the look of the magazine: new typefaces, cleaner layouts, and a bolder start to the Travel, Garden, Home, and Food departments. In this issue, several...
Our Remodel
If you've been reading Sunset for at least the past several months, you've probably noticed changes in the look of the magazine: new typefaces, cleaner layouts, and a bolder start to the Travel, Garden, Home, and Food departments. In this issue, several...
Pizza Perfect
Throw a party with pizzeria-style dough from a champTony Gemignani throws pizza dough like a Harlem Globetrotter works a basketball. he can propel a wheel of dough across his shoulders and spin two rounds at a time, as well as toss and catch them blindfolded.Tony...
Pizza Perfect: Throw a Party with Pizzeria-Style Dough from a Champ
Tony Gemignani throws pizza dough like a Harlem Globetrotter works a basketball. He can propel a wheel of dough across his shoulders and spin two rounds at a time, as well as toss and catch them blindfolded. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Tony started...
Pomp, and Circumstance
I'd been warned the place was out of the way, but still I wasn't prepared. Having gotten myself to Jordan Valley, in the high desert of southeastern Oregon, I scanned U.S. 95 for instruction but saw only snow. I pulled off on a side road, drove a few...
Rediscover Arcadia
Stroll and dine in this charming Phoenix neighborhoodLife can feel pretty near perfect on an early-spring day in Arcadia, an up-and-coming neighborhood between Phoenix and Scottsdale. Except for the palm trees, which tower over the 1950s ranch homes...
Slope Success
Hilly ground can present gardening challenges. A slope may be the only available space for outdoor living. But if it's not planted or stabilized properly, it can present a hazard in wet weather. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Marta Krampitz's Oakland,...
Sly Stone
Today's new faux veneers are surprisingly realistic and versatileStone veneer has always been a cheaper alternative to the real stuff. The problem was that it looked like it. But thanks to new casting techniques, manufacturers can now replicate in concrete...
Sly Stone: Today's New Faux Veneers Are Surprisingly Realistic and Versatile
Stone veneer has always been a cheaper alternative to the real stuff. The problem was that it looked like it. But thanks to new casting techniques, manufacturers can now replicate in concrete the textures, shapes, and colors of real stone with exacting...
Steam Heat
Cook shellfish in minutes in a versatile brothA simple dish like steamed clams or mussels doesn't take much more time than warming up a frozen dinner, but it provides a hands-on meal worth the minimal extra effort. Throw a few ingredients into a pan...
Steam Heat: Cook Shellfish in Minutes in a Versatile Broth
A simple dish like steamed clams or mussels doesn't take much more time than warming up a frozen dinner, but it provides a hands-on meal worth the minimal extra effort. Throw a few ingredients into a pan for a savory broth to steam the shellfish in;...
The Art of Display
Show off and store books and collections with styleThese days it seems as if every catalog and home store offers a wider variety of display shelves than ever. Freestanding shelves, wall-mounted cubes, and corner brackets are available in many sizes,...
The Art of Display: Show off and Store Books and Collections with Style
These days it seems as if every catalog and home store offers a wider variety of display shelves than ever. Freestanding shelves, wall-mounted cubes, and corner brackets are available in many sizes, materials, and moldings. The range makes it possible...
The Directory
* TRAVEL DESTINATIONS * SPECIAL OFFERS * SCHOOLS & CAMPS * GARDEN & OUTDOOR PRODUCTS * SHOPPING * CLASSIFIED ADS FOUR EASY WAYS TO REQUEST FREE INFORMATION: 1. Call 800/967-3189 2. Mail the response card on page 59 3. Fax 413/637-4343...
The Right Bulbs
Plant now for great summer colorOf all the flowers in my garden, a few are like old friends who go away for winter, then return all refreshed and exuberant when temperatures warm in late spring. They're the easygoing summer bulbs-callas, dahlias, gladiolus,...
The Right Bulbs: Plant Now for Great Summer Color
Of all the flowers in my garden, a few are like old friends who go away for winter, then return all refreshed and exuberant when temperatures warm in late spring. They're the easygoing summer bulbs--callas, dahlias, gladiolus, and lilies (Asiatic and...
Tomato Taste-Off
For many years, 'Sweet 100' has been the standard by which all other cherry tomatoes are measured. But that hasn't stopped breeders from trying to develop new and better varieties. Last summer, we grew a number of other cherry tomatoes in our test...
Tuscan Entry
Here's a great example of creating a better first impression. The new entryway practically beckons guests to the door. Before, an expansive asphalt driveway butted directly against the stark white walls of this unadorned Mediterranean-style home, and...
What's the Score?
Cellar master Wilfred Wong reveals how critics rate wineWine Spectator gave the Robert Mondavi 2000 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon an 86. Robert Parker gave it 91 to 93 points. Which score should you believe?A lot is riding on the scores a wine gets...
What's the Score? Cellar Master Wilfred Wong Reveals How Critics Rate Wine
Wine Spectator gave the Robert Mondavi 2000 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon an 86. Robert Parker gave it 91 to 93 points. Which score should you believe? A lot is riding on the scores a wine gets from a handful of experts. With a 90, bottles fly...
What to Do in Your Garden in March
SHOPPING * Perennials. Several Northern California nurseries offer a wide variety of perennials by mail, including Canyon Creek Nursery (www.canyoncreeknursery.com or 530/533-2166), Digging Dog Nursery (www.diggingdog.com or 707/937-1130), and Mountain...
What to Do in Your Garden in March
PLANNING AND PLANTING* Catch the show in Boise. Plan to attend the eighth annual U.S. Bank Boise Flower & Garden Show, March 26-28, at the Boise Centre on the Grove (10-9 Fri-Sat, 11-5 Sun; $7; www.gardenshowboue.com or 888/888-7631). See indoor...
World Tour
Shop for fantasy and food in Denver's international Cherry Creek NorthTake a stroll along Denver's East Third Avenue, and you might hear shoppers and storekeepers conversing in French, Chinese, or Turkish. With its international flavor and vibrantly...
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