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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. 222, No. 4, April

3 Ways with Rhubarb: This Tart Vegetable Gets Some Sweet Attention
Scallop and snow pea stir-fry SERVES 4 TIME 20 minutes 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 2 tbsp. each minced garlic and fresh ginger 1 lb. large sea scallops, halved crosswise 8 oz. snow peas 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 3 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce 2...
Avocados with Attitude: In California, the Hass-Buttery, Silky, a Little Bit Smoky-Is King of the Avocado Crop. You Know It Makes Good Guac Now Get Ready for a Few Surprises. Avocado Fries, Anyone?
Spicy avocado poblano salad SERVES 4 TIME 50 minutes Roasted chiles, crunchy jicama and radishes, silky avocado, crumbly cheese, and a spicy-sweet dressing make this salad an explosion of flavor and texture. Try it with pork chops or a juicy steak. 4...
Digging into Veggies
The passionate foodie WILLI GALLOWAY SEATTLE | When Willi Galloway and her husband, Jon, moved into their first house, she didn't dream about redoing it. Instead, the cooking-obsessed Willi fantasized about a veggie garden: "My first memories...
Dream Garden Awards
These days, the most serene retreat is your own backyard. Although the winners of our 2008-09 design contest offer ultraluxe touches, they also take advantage of the greatest freebie of all: nature. Let this eye candy inspire your yard at home BY KATHLEEN...
Dream Garden Awards: These Days, the Most Serene Retreat Is Your Own Backyard. Although the Winners of Our 2008-09 Design Contest Offer Ultraluxe Touches, They Also Take Advantage of the Greatest Freebie of All: Nature. Let This Eye Candy Inspire Your Yard at Home
MAKEOVER Is this a postcard? When our judges first saw this photo, they said, "We want to be there. Now." While the owners probably wouldn't want us vacationing in their backyard, we briefly fantasized about it. The fiberglass lounge chairs offer...
Exotic Squeezes: A Chef and Backyard Grower Talks about Two Unusual Varieties He Can't Live or Cook Without
AS A KID growing up in Northern California, Cal Stamenov's favorite food was Meyer lemons from the tree in the family garden, cut in half and dipped in powdered sugar. Fast-forward: Stamenov, the acclaimed chef of Marinus restaurant at Bernardus Lodge,...
Feed Your Soul
My first vegetable garden was the product of peer pressure. We'd just rented a tiny house in a marginal neighborhood of other tiny houses--the wrong side of the tracks. But the week we moved in, a neighbor surprised me with a basket of 'Early Girl'...
Five Tomato Questions
What are the best varieties for beginners to plant? All are easy to grow if they're adapted to your region. For a medium-size slicer, 'Early Girl' produces well nearly everywhere. Cherry (salad) tomatoes are almost foolproof throughout the West;...
Homegrown Passover: Make a Feast Full of Spring Flavors: This Napa Valley Gardener Shows You How
IT'S THE FIRST NIGHT OF PASSOVER. As the sun sets, friends and family assemble outdoors under a canopy of oaks and olive trees, and Amy Giaquinta lights a ceremonial candle to begin the seder. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Her garden flourishes just...
Hot-Color Flower Garden
Temper fiery tones with cool. chocolate hues for dramatic flower beds and bouquetsTO CELEBRATE sunny colors, Sunset test garden intern Tanya Eggers designed this cutting garden around a sizzling palette of yellow, orange, and red. Her goal was to plant...
Hot-Color Flower Garden: Temper Fiery Tones with Cool Chocolate Hues for Dramatic Flower Beds and Bouquets
TO CELEBRATE sunny colors, Sunset test garden intern Tanya Eggers designed this cutting garden around a sizzling palette of yellow, orange, and red. Her goal was to plant flower beds that looked good in the garden and also provided blooms for bouquets...
Magical Mystery Tour
You don't have to know a zinnia from zoysiato be wowed by the West's most dazzling gardens1 DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN, PHOENIXCHIHULY IN THE DESERTGO FOR THE ... Dale Chihuly show, which busts out beyond gallery walls to plant his shimmering, neon-colored...
Mood Changers
From a refreshing cocktail to the weird plants and delicious decor our editors are crazy about now, here are three ways to embrace springThe new "it plants"What's on our garden radar nowROCOTO PEPPER (CAPSICUM PUBESCENS)Most pepper plants get spindly...
Mood Changers: From a Refreshing Cocktail to the Weird Plants and Delicious Decor Our Editors Are Crazy about Now, Here Are Three Ways to Embrace Spring
The new "it plants" What's on our garden radar now ROCOTO PEPPER (CAPSICUM PUBESCENS) Most pepper plants get spindly and cranky in shade and chill, refusing to flower. Not the high-altitude rocoto. This pepper evolved in Peru and Bolivia and...
Mountain Planting
APRIL CHECKLIST* GROW ROSES Modern shrub varieties are low care. Michael Connolly of Hooper's Garden Center in Kalispell, Montana (hoopers gardencenter.com or 406/752-2770), says about the Easy Elegance series, "They bloom from June to frost." His favorites...
Mountain Shopping
APRIL CHECKLIST* BUY FOR XERISCAPESChoose unthirsty options such as new pasque flower (PulsatitLa vutaaris), a (ow grower that does welt in all elevations. Find it at Timberline Gardens in Arvada, Colorado (timberlinegardens. corn or 303/420-4060), which...
Nursery Day Trip Denver and Beyond
Namesake flower: Denver daisy State flower: Rocky Mountain columbine Number of parks: More than 300. Check out denvergov.org/parks Number of Denver Botanic Gardens locations: 3; the main downtown location (1005 York St.), plus Littleton and Mt. Evans....
Plant Scandals
Author Amy Stewart reveals the mysterious inner lives of the "characters" growing in her gardenI LOVE A PLANT with a troubled past. Tell me that conspirators once tried to liberate Marie Antoinette from prison by tucking a note in the petals of a carnation,...
Plant Scandals: Author Amy Stewart Reveals the Mysterious Inner Lives of the "Characters" Growing in Her Garden
I LOVE A PLANT with a troubled past. Tell me that conspirators once tried to liberate Marie Antoinette from prison by tucking a note in the petals of a carnation, and I must have that carnation for my flower bed. Suggest that an heirloom hyacinth was...
Raising Chickens
Fresh eggs, and fun, from your own backyard flock? Even in the burbs? Yes! BY ELIZABETH JARDINA | PHOTOGRAPHS BY E. SPENCER TOYOUR GOAL WAS GARDEN-FRESH EGGS-blue- or buff-shelled ones with deep yellow yolks, tender whites, and rich flavor. So we installed...
Raising Chickens: Fresh Eggs, and Fun, from Your Own Backyard Flock? Even in the Burbs? Yes!
OUR GOAL WAS GARDEN-FRESH EGGS--blue- or buff-shelled ones with deep yellow yolks, tender whites, and rich flavor. So we installed a coop in a corner of Sunset's test garden, then bought six baby chicks whom we named Alana, Ophelia, Charlotte, Honey,...
Roast Chicken with Vegetables
Preheat oven to 375[degrees]. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a 12-in. ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle both sides of 2 chicken thighs with bones and skin (6 oz. each) with a total of 1/4 tsp. each kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper,...
Seeds of Change
How one family started with their garden and transformed an inner-city neighborhood into an oasisA TREE IS NOT JUST A TREE. Within it is the power to transform. Don't believe it? Take the story of Brent Green and his wife, Cheryl. Six years ago, the...
Seeds of Change: How One Family Started with Their Garden and Transformed an Inner-City Neighborhood into an Oasis
A TREE IS NOT JUST A TREE. Within it is the power to transform. Don't believe it? Take the story of Brent Green and his wife, Cheryl Six years ago, the couple purchased a Spanish colonial home in a blighted Los Angeles neighborhood called Mid-City,...
The City Farmer Justin Wiener
SAN FRANCISCO | You might say that Justin Wiener is an accidental gardener. While clearing 4-foot-tall weeds from a small yard behind his San Francisco apartment, the multimedia specialist discovered a 5- by 12-foot concrete pad. While some might have...
The Garden-Party Grape: The Most Floral of Whites, Viognier Is Your Pour for a Warm Spring Day
HONEYSUCKLE, CITRUS BLOSSOMS, gardenias, peaches--garden meets orchard in a glass of Viognier. The grape is a relative newcomer to Western wine country. Twenty years ago, there were a paltry 25 acres of Viognier vines in California, and those only...
The Guru Rosalind Creasy
LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA|One look at Rosalind Creasy's garden, and you know the garden designer and cookbook author will never go hungry. Nearly 60 kinds of fruit, vegetables, and herbs fill the beds, borders, and pots in her front yard alone, and vibrant...
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