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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. 220, No. 3, March

3 Ways with Eggs
Essential to Easter hunts, they're a treasure in the kitchen tooSO OFTEN a supporting player in recipeshelping cakes rise and thickening sauces, for instance-eggs get star billing here. For a guide to buying the healthiest, tastiest, and most sustainably...
3 Ways with Eggs; Essential to Easter Hunts, They're a Treasure in the Kitchen Too
SO OFTEN a supporting player in recipes--helping cakes rise and thickening sauces, for--instance--eggs get star billing here. For a guide to buying the healthiest, tastiest, and most sustainably raised eggs, see "The Grocery-Store Egg Hunt," page 129....
7 (Hidden) Wonders of the West
A tropical retreat, a desert oasis, and maybe the most beautiful mountain in the world ... put on your walking shoes and follow us to these just-saved natural treasuresOahu's Moanalua Valley dazzles with lush vegetation and IMAX-worthy views.BEST PLACE...
7 (HIDDEN) Wonders of the West; A Tropical Retreat, a Desert Oasis, and Maybe the Most Beautiful Mountain in the World ... Put on Your Walking Shoes and Follow Us to These Just-Saved Natural Treasures
BEST PLACE TO SEE WHERE ANTELOPE PLAY American Prairie Reserve, MT [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] With wide-open vistas and lumbering bison, the Great Plains grasslands exemplify the West. Now the American Prairie Foundation has begun to buy Montana...
Asparagus and Butterhead Lettuce Salad Lettuce Salad
The texture of butterhead lettuce keeps this salad light and delicate. PREP AND COOK TIME 30 minutes MAKES 4 servings NOTE You can use any tender, sweet lettuce in place of butterhead. Find perlini mozzarella at specialty grocery stores and...
Boost Your Energy Savings; Saving the Planet Saves You Money: 13 Home Improvement Ideas, from Lightbulbs to Insulation, to Make Your House Work Smarter
START SMALL A budget of $300 can get big results What to do What it costs Why do it REPLACE incandescent $1-$20 each (quantity CFLs use 70% less lightbulbs with compact discounts available) energy fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) INSTALL...
Downtown Sacramento: Take the Train and Enjoy the Capital City's Walking-Friendly Center
THE STATE CAPTIOL, birthplace of pioneering green laws, is a perfect starting point for an eco-friendly day of exploring Sacramento. A low-environmental-impact train ride delivers you within blocks of the State Capitol and compact, walkable downtown....
Easter Lamb
Juicy chops on crisp greens make a casual, delicious mealLamb chops with little red potatoes and lamb's lettuceSmooth, small potatoes add substance without disrupting the delicacy of the dish.PREP AND COOK TIME 40 minutesMAKES 4 servingsNOTES Lamb's...
Eco-Design Goes Glam; in San Francisco's Mission District, Sunset Built an Idea House like No Other: Urban, Urbane, and Very, Very Green
Find more than 30 Earth-friendly ideas to make your own Special section Idea House IN DESERTS, mountains, and suburbs over the past 10 years, Sunset has built Idea House projects ranging from big homes to cottages. But our San Francisco Idea...
From the Way We Travel to the Food We Eat, Westerners Are on the Leading Edge of Eco-Friendly Trends
MY ROLE AS EDITOR often includes acting as a kind of ambassador of the West, visiting with advertisers in different areas of the country to help them understand what makes our region so unique. Last year, I spent many days in offices from Chicago to...
Green like Us; Portland's Got Great Parks, Public Transit, and a Commitment to Eco-Friendly Living but It's the People Who Make the City a Model for the Rest of the World. Meet Three Couples Who Prove That Living Green Can Be Fun
THE FIRST THING that hits you is the sheer physical beauty--evergreen forests, distant peaks, the shimmer of the skyline, and the graceful span of bridges across the Willamette River. The next thing most people notice about Portland is its sublime...
Happy Trails?: Sunset's Samantha Schoech Journeys to California's Big Sur to Find out Whether Volunteering Can Really Be a Vacation
IT'S COLD AND DARK and I'm alone in a puny, mildewed tent nursing a blister and some seriously sore triceps. I figure it's as good a time as any to take stock. When I decided to take a volunteer vacation, I thought it would be the best of both worlds:...
How Green Is Your Garden?
What you do to your own plot of land affects the larger landscape around you--your neighborhood as well as nearby meadows, deserts, or forests, and rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. How well are you doing as a steward of the land? Take our quiz and...
How to Make Your Own Compost
A master composter shares his secrets to cooking power food for the soilHEALTHY gardens start with healthy soil. And there's no better ingredient than compost, whether you till it into beds or use it as mulch. Ned Conwell is up to his elbows in the stuff,...
How to Make Your Own Compost; A Master Composter Shares His Secrets to Cooking Power Food for the Soil
HEALTHY GARDENS start with healthy soil. And there's no better ingredient than compost, whether you till it into beds or use it as mulch. Ned Conwell is up to his elbows in the stuff, both as a farmer and as a teacher: He uses as much as he can make...
Inside Sunset
In our own backyard Here at Sunset headquarters in Menlo Park, California, we're always looking for ways to green up our offices. We started recycling back issues of our magazine in the mid-1980s, and now we recycle everything from cardboard to...
Laura Dern
LOS ANGELESThe actress talks about good things you can do for the planet in just 10 minutesHow parenting made her an environmentalist When it's for ourselves, you think, I should take care of myself, but you don't. But when you're raising this child...
Laura Dern; the Actress Talks about Good Things You Can Do for the Planet in Just 10 Minutes
How parenting made her an environmentalist When it's for ourselves, you think, I should take care of myself, but you don't. But when you're raising this child you're responsible for, something shifts. You say, I want to do something now. Her work...
Lively Yet Low-Water
This front-yard makeover shows how to add curb appeal without raising your water billROCKS COVERED the front yard when Ken and Beverly Behymer bought this house in Grants Pass, Oregon. But summers here are hot, and the couple yearned for a more inviting...
Lively Yet Low-Water; This Front-Yard Makeover Shows How to Add Curb Appeal without Raising Your Water Bill
BEFORE Because of the rock landscaping, the soil directly beneath was nearly unplantable. The few existing trees--a windmill palm to the right of the front entry, and a purple beech and Himalayan birches (Betula jacquemontii) on opposite ends of the...
Lush Look, Light Touch; Creating an Eco-Friendly Garden Can Be Easier & Prettier Than You Think
MENTION THE PHRASE "Earth-friendly," and the words "stylish" and "livable" don't necessarily leap to mind. But two Los Angeles homeowners created a garden haven that is all those things. "If you live in the city, you need the balance of nature to stay...
March Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenYogurt-marinated chicken kebabs with Israeli couscousMargee Berry, Trout Lake, WAPREP AND COOK TIME 45 minutesMAKES 4 servingsNOTES Garam masala is an Indian spice blend. Find it and Israeli couscous,...
Queen of Green
Maui-based chef, author, and now television host Renee Loux radiates eco-friendly living, from her 20 rooftop solar panels to her beauty products ("You can practically eat them"). It's a lifestyle closely tied to her island home. "On such a finite...
Reading the Rivers; in 2008, the West's Rivers Are Loved and Threatened as Never before. We Invited Three of America's Best Writers to Tell Us What Rivers Mean to Them. and We Asked Top Water Experts to Explain the Problems
THE SKAGIT RIVER SOURCE: Cascade Mountains, British Columbia LENGTH: 160 miles MOUTH: Puget Sound, Washington WATERSHED: 3,130 square miles [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TOBIAS WOLFF fishes for steelhead and memories on the Skagit ...
Salvage with Style
Turn secondhand finds into decorating gold with tips from an expert bargain hunterFOR VICTORIA SMITH, creator of the design blog sfgiribybay.com, recycling is not just about doing the right thing-it's also about creating her own look. From flea markets...
Salvage with Style; Turn Secondhand Finds into Decorating Gold with Tips from an Expert Bargain Hunter
STATEMENT LIGHT Apartment dweller Victoria Smith so coveted this Venetian glass pendant owned by the previous tenants that she agreed to do their final move-out cleaning in exchange for it. NEW TABLETOP A sheet of glass turns this metal rolling...
Spring Flings
Luxurious or rustic. Remote island or classic coastal hike. Whatever your style, you can make it greenCALIFORNIA1 GO WINE TASTINGYou thought the movie Sideways told you all you need to know about Santa Barbara? You thought wrong. There is, for instance,...
Spring Flings; Luxurious or Rustic. Remote Island or Classic Coastal Hike. Whatever Your Style, You Can Make It Green
CALIFORNIA 1 GO WINE TASTING You thought the movie Sideways told you all you need to know about Santa Barbara? You thought wrong. There is, for instance, the Sustainable Vine Wine Tour that we're guessing you haven't tried. The six-hour, behind-the-scenes...
Sugar House
A classic Salt Lake City neighborhood turns shopping "green zone"ON THE SOUTHEASTERN CORNER of Sugar House, one of Salt Lake's oldest neighborhoods, just past Sugar House Park (where sled-towing parents and kids come to ride the snowy hills) is the city's...
Taste Sonoma; Our Guide to the Best of the Best for Every Occasion in a Town Where (Local) Food Matters
SONDRA BERNSTEIN shocked Sonoma 10 years ago with her tiny, Cab-free restaurant, the Girl & the Fig. No Chardonnay even--just Rhone wines (many locally grown and made) and a gutsy southern French menu fashioned out of the county's bounty. And at...
The Giving Trees
As a child, Patti Davis considered trees her sanctuaries. As an adult, she finds comfort in their permanenceWHEN I WAS BORN, my father planted an olive tree at our house and hung a welcome home sign from its young branches, a message meant for both mother...
The Giving Trees: As a Child, Patti Davis Considered Trees Her Sanctuaries. as an Adult, She Finds Comfort in Their Permanence
WHEN I WAS BORN, my father planted an olive tree at our house and hung a WELCOME HOME sign from its young branches, a message meant for both mother and newborn. I don't know if it's still there, but it exists in my memory and in the story line of my...
The West's Greenest Restaurant
How the Kitchen in Colorado does what others don'tWHEN HUGO MATHESON SAYS he's in one of his "moods," that means he'd rather be out on a farm than inside the Kitchen, the popular Boulder, Colorado, restaurant that he opened as chef and co-owner in 2004....
The West's Greenest Restaurant; How the Kitchen in Colorado Does What Others Don't
WHEN HUGO MATHESON SAYS he's in one of his "moods," that means he'd rather be out on a farm than inside the Kitchen, the popular Boulder, Colorado, restaurant that he opened as chef and co-owner in 2004. It makes sense, given that nearly everything...
What to Do in Northern California
March SAN FRANCISCO Sail the bay There's definitely something missing from Adventure Cat's bay cruises--namely noise, exhaust, and a large carbon footprint. The 55-foot catamaran sailboat offers bay tours and a sunset cruise that take you...
What to Do in the Rockies March
BEAVER CREEK, COSKI WITH A RANGER See a different side of the mountain by signing up for Beaver Creek's Ski with a Ranger program, a 45-minute environmental tour that traverses beginner and intermediate alpine ski trails. Each week yields a different...
Your Best-Ever Veggie Garden
We designed it, you plant it: all the freshest-tasting, easiest-to-grow summer crops in the ultimate small-space gardenTHE PLANFrom tiny seedlings to big rewardsSeventeen kinds of herbs and veggies cover the fence and fill two half-moon-shaped beds,...
Your Best-Ever Veggie Garden: We Designed It, You Plant It: All the Freshest-Tasting, Easiest-to-Grow Summer Crops in the Ultimate Small-Space Garden
THE PLAN From tiny seedlings to big rewards Seventeen kinds of herbs and veggies cover the fence and fill two half-moon-shaped beds, each about 3 feet across and 11 feet long. Our circular kitchen plot, small enough to fit into a 16-by 16-foot...
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