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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. 214, No. 2, February

Art by the Sea: Ocean Scenery Meets Local Talent along the North Coast
Foamy surf detonating against rocky sea stacks. White, crescent-shaped beaches edging emerald coves. On a winter drive along the coast north of San Francisco, the vistas offer timeless appeal. Add a few stops in vibrant art towns to wander galleries...
Bit of Paradise
When I was growing up in rural Sonoma County, California, I couldn't wait to move to the big city. Spoiled by wide-open space, living among apple orchards and redwoods, I yearned to live closer to movie theaters and fast food. Much of where I grew...
Chow Town
Richmond, British Columbia, has the best Chinese food this side of ShanghaiPLACES IN THE WESTAt our table at Kirin Restaurant in Richmond, British Columbia, the conversation focuses on food, a recurring theme any time Chinese people dine together. "Honestly,...
Chow Town: Richmond, British Columbia, Has the Best Chinese Food This Side of Shanghai
At our table at Kirin Restaurant in Richmond, British Columbia, the conversation focuses on food, a recurring theme any time Chinese people dine together. "Honestly, Chinese food is better here," says Daisy Wong. "More flavor and freshness." [ILLUSTRATION...
February Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenSpiced OatmealLYNN LLOYD, MT. SHASTA, CATo avoid the packaging of instant oatmeal, Lynn Lloyd experimented until she came up with her own mix, a blend of dried fruit, grains, nuts, and mellow spices....
February Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Spiced Oatmeal LYNN LLOYD, MT. SHASTA, CA To avoid the packaging of instant oatmeal, Lynn Lloyd experimented until she came up with her own mix, a blend of dried fruit, grains, nuts, and mellow spices. She buys 4- or 7-grain hot-cereal flakes...
Home on the Range
Montana ranching families want to raise healthier beef for you-and save their way of life. Plus: a rich chili and the best steak you've ever eatenMorning across America: Red taillights stretch endlessly ahead on the freeway, cell phones chirp, Escalades...
Home on the Range: Meet Montana Ranching Families Want to Raise Healthier Beef for You-And Save Their Way of Life. Plus: A Rich Chili and the Best Steak You've Ever Eaten
Morning across America: Red taillights stretch endlessly ahead on the freeway, cell phones chirp, Escalades cut off Mini Coopers. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] But not here in central Montana, where Rick Jarrett tugs his lariat from the saddle strap...
House for All Ages
DESIGNA young famiiy bucks tradition to make a personalized homeMark and Carol Lerdal's lifestyle didn't match their surroundings. A couple with four active kids, an interest in energy conservation, and a love for all things modern, including art photography...
House for All Ages: A Young Family Bucks Tradition to Make a Personalized Home
Mark and Carol Lerdal's lifestyle didn't match their surroundings. A couple with four active kids, an interest in energy conservation, and a love for all things modern, including art photography and furniture, they lived in a traditional San Francisco...
Letters from Our Readers
Thanks for the recipesOur new websiteVisitors to Sunset.com will see we've been working on a makeover. Among the highlights:* Easier searching. Finding articles is simpler, and new categories-such as smallspace gardening, decorating, weeknight dinners,...
Mild Mâche
Taste why the French relish this gourmet greenOnce considered a coarse weed, mâche (mahsh) is now a chic salad green. Before French farmers began cultivating it in the 17th century, mâche (Valerianella locusta) was harvested from fields where it grew...
Mild Mache: Taste Why the French Relish This Gourmet Green
Once considered a coarse weed, mache (mahsh) is now a chic salad green. Before French farmers began cultivating it in the 17th century, mache (Valerianella locusta) was harvested from fields where it grew among cereal crops like corn, rye, and wheat--hence...
Music City
CULTUREHot jazz, cool classical: hear Portland swingJimmy Mak's is just about exactly what you'd expect of a jazz club-dark, sultry, and, tonight, packed. Darrell Grant strides on stage, sits down at a glistening black upright piano, and plunks out what...
Nature's Way
A winemaking family embraces earth-friendly gardening at their Sonoma vineyardThe scent of lavender and sage fills the air as Bob Benziger leads the way through drifts of perennials. "Stay still and this place vibrates. It's alive," he says. Sure enough,...
Nature's Way: A Winemaking Family Embraces Earth-Friendly Gardening at Their Sonoma Vineyard
The scent of lavender and sage fills the air as Bob Benziger leads the way through drifts of perennials. "Stay still and this place vibrates. It's alive," he says. Sure enough, bees are zipping around California poppies and Russian sage, and the warm...
One-Pan Pastas
TECHNIQUECook noodles right in their sauce for a lot of flavor and little workNothing turns dinner into a chore like a sink full of pots. Even for supposedly simple pasta, most recipes have you boil the noodles in one pan and make the sauce in another....
One-Pan Pastas: Cook Noodles Right in Their Sauce for a Lot of Flavor and Little Work
Nothing turns dinner into a chore like a sink full of pots. Even for supposedly simple pasta, most recipes have you boil the noodles in one pan and make the sauce in another. But you can simplify the process by starting the sauce, then adding the dry...
Paradise Saved: 10 Newly Preserved Western Treasures, Waiting for You to Enjoy Them
Surf crashes against a rocky cove. Hills greened by winter rains roll toward the horizon. The Hearst Ranch, in San Luis Obispo County, California, is surely one of the most beautiful places in the West. And now a portion of it has been preserved for...
Room for Color
Bold hues bring a kitchen into the limelightHer friends all insist it's a bigger kitchen. "But it's not," says Marie Huwe. "We did not add one iota of square footage, and we didn't move a single wall." What Huwe and her architect, Henry Lo, did do, however,...
Room for Color: Bold Hues Bring a Kitchen into the Limelight
Her friends all insist it's a bigger kitchen. "But it's not," says Marie Huwe. "We did not add one iota of square footage, and we didn't move a single wall." What Huwe and her architect, Henry Lo, did do, however, was reorganize the space and use a...
Simpler Soufflé
Take a shortcut for a foolproof dessertSeasoned cooks claim that soufflés aren't half the challenge most people think they are. But the traditional method does take some careful stove time-you have to constantly stir a flour and milk mixture to create...
Simpler Souffle: Take a Shortcut for a Foolproof Dessert
Seasoned cooks claim that souffles aren't half the challenge most people think they are. But the traditional method does take some careful stove time--you have to constantly stir a flour and milk mixture to create a thick white sauce, the secret to...
Tagine in No Time
A rich Moroccan stew-in half an hourA winter night is a great backdrop for a steaming, spice-laden Moroccan tagine. The word refers both to the mix of braised meat (lamb is a favorite), vegetables, and plumped-up dried fruit and to the conical ceramic...
Tagine in No Time: A Rich Moroccan Stew-In Half an Hour
A winter night is a great backdrop for a steaming, spice-laden Moroccan tagine. The word refers both to the mix of braised meat (lamb is a favorite), vegetables, and plumped-up dried fruit and to the conical ceramic casserole it's cooked in. But, like...
The Directory
Readers: Win a Sunset luggage tag! The first 100 readers who request information from our advertisers featured in THE DIRECTORY will receive one Sunset luggage tag FREE. Each elegant luggage tag features a vintage Sunset cover. Make sure it accompanies...
The Heart of San Mateo: Seek out Global Flavors and Local Charm on the Peninsula
The new movie theater tucked into downtown San Mateo is a comfy spot to pass a few hours on a chilly afternoon. It's also a good place to begin a relaxed exploration of a century-old city center that once again is bustling with energy. Within blocks...
Time out in Mexico
A Costa Alegre retreat clears the mind and soothes the soulAfter a few days on Mexico's Costa Alegre, I became convinced that luxury is space-in every sense of the word. Generous rooms that calm the soul; beaches and golf courses virtually to yourself;...
Time out in Mexico: A Costa Alegre Retreat Clears the Mind and Soothes the Soul
After a few days on Mexico's Costa Alegre, I became convinced that luxury is space--in every sense of the word. Generous rooms that calm the soul; beaches and golf courses virtually to yourself; the absence of noise except for the soft slap of sea...
Valentine from Vegas
On Valentine's Day in Las Vegas, Cupid works the graveyard shift. At midnight on February 14, the line at the Clark County Marriage License Bureau extends a block down Third Street. Prospective couples--some in formal wear, most in sweats--fill out...
What to Do in Your Garden in February
SHOPPING AND PLANTING* Bare-root stock. Sunset climate zones 4-7, 17: Continue to shop nurseries for bare-root berries, shrubs, trees, and vines. Before you take them home, be sure to have the staff wrap the bare roots in damp sawdust and burlap or plastic;...
Wind River Solitude
Head out on quiet groomed trails in southern WashingtonIf silence is golden, then the cross-country trails of Washington's Wind River Winter Recreation Area are the mother lode. The scolding of a chestnut-backed chickadee and the croaking of a curious...
Winner Plants
DESIGNSunset's Flora awards honor our favorite role-playersNearly every profession publicly honors its top performers with an award. Journalists get Pulitzers. Musicians receive Grammys. The advertising industry gives out Clios. Broadway awards Tonys;...
Winner Plants: Sunset's Flora Awards Honor Our Favorite Role-Players
Nearly every profession publicly honors its top performers with an award. Journalists get Pulitzers. Musicians receive Grammys. The advertising industry gives out Clios. Broadway awards Tonys; television, Emmys. And then, of course, there's the Academy...
Winter Fun in McCall
Test your skiing and snow-sculpting skills in central IdahoEveryone's hoping for a cold snap this month in McCall, Idaho. Not because they're fans of frostbite, but because subfreezing temps will keep the powder dry on the just-opened ski runs at the...
Winter Fun in McCall: Test Your Skiing and Snow-Sculpting Skills in Central Idaho
Everyone's hoping for a cold snap this month in McCall, Idaho. Not because they're fans of frostbite, but because subfreezing temps will keep the powder dry on the just-opened ski runs at the region's new Tamarack Resort. And chilly days will aid construction...
Winter Greens
Try endive, radicchio, and escarole in these warm, simple dishesThe chicory clan-Belgian endive, radicchio, and escarole-is sneaking into more and more produce sections. But raw might not be the best way for these greens to win us over; a little heat...
Winter Greens: Try Endive, Radicchio, and Escarole in These Warm, Simple Dishes
The chicory clan--Belgian endive, radicchio, and escarole--is sneaking into more and more produce sections. But raw might not be the best way for these greens to win us over; a little heat softens their bitter edge. In France, Belgian endive is commonly...
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