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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. 228, No. 3, March

Appetizers for Dinner!
After all, they're everyone's favorite course. And with this rustic yet modern menu- adapted from San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino'* new book of starters- you really won't miss the mainsMenu for 8ARTICHOKES WITH MINr AND LEMONSPRING LAMB ROASTED WITH...
Appetizers for Dinner! after All, They're Everyone's Favorite Course. and with This Rustic Yet Modern Menu-Adapted from San Francisco Chef Chris Cosentino's New Book of Starters-You Really Won't Miss the Mains
Menu for 8 ARTICHOKES WITH MINT AND LEMON SPRING LAMB ROASTED WITH MINT AND GARLIC EGG AND ANCHOVY CROSTINI STRAWBERRINS WITH BALAAMIC AND BLACK PEPPER Artichokes with mint and lemon SERVES 6 TO 8 | 30 MINUTES Because this is such...
A Red for Right Now
This new Cab- a great to food- is perfect for springUNTIL JUST RECENTLY, I thought of Cabernet Franc as a sort of Tour de France supporting team member to its front cyclist, Cabernet Sauvignon. The grape was almost always hiding in a classic Bordeaux...
A Red for Right Now: This New Cab-A Great Friend to Food-Is Perfect for Spring
UNTIL JUST RECENTLY, I thought of Cabernet Franc as a sort of Tour de France supporting team member to its front cyclist, Cabernet Sauvignon. The grape was almost always hiding in a classic Bordeaux blend, added to make the king of reds look better...
Escape to Spring
Blink and you'll miss it. Here's an insider's guide to the season's best getaways in the West-right now.YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CAFeel the mist on your skinEven if you've been to Yosemite a thousand times, visit in spring and it feels like the first...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessProsciutto and asparagus pastaChristine Oatian, LAS VEGASSERVES 4 I 25 MINUTES8 oz. angel hair pasta1 tbsp. olive oil½ large onion, sliced2 garlic cloves, minced2 cups sliced mushrooms4 oz. thinly...
Fast & Fresh: Recipes from Our Kitchen and Yours, in 30 Minutes or Less
Prosciutto and asparagus pasta Christine Datian, LAS VEGAS SERVES 4 25 MINUTES 8 oz. angel hair pasta 1 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 large onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups sliced mushrooms 4 oz. thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into strips 1...
Fittest Towns of the West
Like to pian your trips based on the best hiking trails, kayaking spots, and beach bike paths? We polled the West's best sources- 2012 Olympic hopefuls- to determine where the Living is active BY AMY WOLFIF ONE OF THE REASONS you love living in the West...
Fittest Towns of the West: Like to Plan Your Trips Based on the Best Hiking Trails, Kayaking Spots, and Beach Bike Paths? We Polled the West's Best Sources-2012 Olympic Hopefuls-To Determine Where the Living Is Active
IF ONE OF THE REASONS you love living in the West is that it's easy to be fit here, you're not alone. Not only does the West have big mountains, bike-friendly towns, and beaches that practically beg for a volleyball net, it's also where American athletes...
Future Tents: In Seattle, REI's David Mydans Is the Frank Gehry of Nylon and Aluminum Poles
HOW'D YOU GET A TENT-DESIGNING GIG? Luck. I was a 40-year-old dirtbag climbing bum with an art degree. I had no prospect of earning a living. REI gave me a fantastic break. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN DID YOU MAKE YOUR FIRST TENT? I was 16. I...
Make Soup a Habit
Stock the freezer with your own broth, and a healthy dinner is minutes awayGOOD FOR YOUThese homemade broths add lots of flavor without Lots of salt.MAKING BROTH1 SIMMERPut all ingrethents (see options below) in a large pot and add 4 quarts water. Bring...
Make Soup a Habit: Stock the Freezer with Your Own Broth, and a Healthy Dinner Is Minutes Away
MAKING BROTH 1 SIMMER Put all ingredients (see options below) in a large pot and add 4 quarts water. Bring to a boil and spoon off any foam that forms on top. Reduce heat and simmer until broth is reduced by half, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. 2 STRAIN...
March Madness
For author Anne Lamott, spring's the season of wiidf lowers, doomed love, deer ticks, and utter joy ILLUSTRATIONS BY EUI-KAIJA KUUSNIEMII WAS BORN in spring of 1954 at Children's Hospital in San Francisco, where, for a long time, I believed all California...
March Madness: For Author Anne Lamott, Spring's the Season of Wildflowers, Doomed Love, Deer Ticks, and Utter Joy
I WAS BORN in spring of 1954 at Children's Hospital in San Francisco, where, for a long time, I believed all California babies were born. I don't remember much of that experience, nor of the next few springs. But I clearly recall the spring when...
March: Your Mountain Guide
To-do list* When new green shoots appear, cut ornamental grasses down to a few inches tall.* Sow seeds of beets, carrots, parsnips, peas, radishes, and turnips.* Feed early-blooming bulbs with a foliar fertilizer as soon as flowers fade. Don't remove...
March: Your Northern California Guide
TECHNIQUE PICK HEALTHY VEGGIES Take care at the nursery to choose seedlings that will grow into productive plants. 1 Look for vibrant green foliage and stems on a plant with at least six leaves. 2 Avoid leggy seedlings. Tomatoes and peppers...
Mexican Food's Moment: At a Handful of Restaurants around California and Way beyond the Combo Plate. Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-Winning L.A. Food Writer, Reveals the Top Trends
HAVE YOU tried many California Mexican restaurants lately? Because it's a new world out there, really it is, where tacos are likely to be stuffed with sea urchin or pork belly; tostadas may be topped with smoked marlin; and, in some parts of the state,...
Mexicans Food's Moment
At a handful of restaurants around California and just south of the border, Mexican cooking goes way beyond the combo plate. Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning LA. food writer, reveals the top trends PHOTOGRAPHS BY CORAL VON ZUMWAIIHAVE YOU TRIED...
Mountain Editor's Picks
DENVERVEGGIES IN STYLEOwner Dan Landes isn't bringing fresh produce into his vegetarian restaurant City, O' City from just any organic farm. He harvests from his own backyard for dishes like vegan roasted-vegetable pizza, and waffles with veggie ragù...
Northern California Weekend
Day trip Davis Why go now: March is the perfect time to get schooled on Davis's finer qualities: bike-friendly streets, one-of-a-kind retail, and farm food at its freshest. The scene: A loosely wound downtown with shops and galleries. West of...
Purslane
Don't toss it-this is one weed you should eatIn the gardenAlthough low-growing wild purslane is often considered a weed, it's actually an ultrahealthy green high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C. And domesticated varieties, like golden purslane...
Purslane: Don't Toss It-This Is One Weed You Should Eat
In the garden Although low-growing wild purslane is often considered a weed, it's actually an ultra-healthy green high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C. And domesticated varieties, like golden purslane (at left), grow relatively tall,...
Smell the Fruit Blossoms
The Topa Topa Mountains frame a valley filled with citrus groves heavy with lemons. In midafternoon, a sweet breeze flows in and freshens Ojai with a hint of ocean air. So by the time Ojai's pink moment arrives at sunset, well, get ready to swoon....
Sunset Environmental Awards 2012 Saved
Have we got good news for you. Even in these challenging times, the west's passion for the environment hasn't ebbed an ounce, as is evident from the barrage of emails we received nominating candidates for sunset's 2012 environmental awards. From the...
The Envelopes, Please
Judging Sunset's 2012 Environmental Awards is one of the hardest, best things we've ever doneWANT TO FEEL GOOD? Just turn to page 72 and check out Sunset's 2012 Environmental Award winners. We honor n groups and 2 individuals who have saved some of the...
The Envelopes, Please: Judging Sunset's 2012 Environmental Awards Is One of the Hardest, Best Things We've Ever Done
WANT TO FEEL GOOD? Just turn to page 72 and check out Sunset's 2012 Environmental Award winners. We honor n groups and 2 individuals who have saved some of the West's most beautiful places--thousands of square miles of mountains, beaches, forests,...
The New Face of the Flea
It's gone beyond vintage. These days, flea markets are adding indie designers, artists, food carts, even live music.Century Ballroom Every Saturday, you can shop to the sound of swing music in this lush art nouveau ballroom turned Seattle flea market....
The New Face of the Flea: It's Gone beyond Vintage. These Days, Flea Markets Are Adding Indie Designers, Artists, Food Carts, Even Live Music
RAMEN REVOLUTION The Japanese noodle shop is gunning for sushi bar status. At places like UnderBelly in San Diego, ramen dishes now include nontraditional additions like oxtail dumplings, smoked brisket, and truffle oil, ail served in a wine bar...
THIS Is Tofu?
A bywo for blandness no mcfre, bean curd is taking center: tage at last. As proof, five great dishes, each inspired by a top Wet Coast chefGrilled tofu sandwichesCharles Phan's fried tofu bánh mi at Out the Door in San FranciscoGrilled tofu, bacon, and...
Upgrade Your Bathroom
Just how big an upgrade? That depends on you. Try on these personality profiles for Size BY EMILY HSIEHTHE SHOPPER "I can hang a new shower curtain, but anything more hardcore... well, isn't that what landlords are for?"SHOWER CURTAINBamboo flowers silhouetted...
Upgrade Your Bathroom: Just How Big an Upgrade? That Depends on You. Try on These Personality Profiles for Size
THE SHOPPER "I can hang a new shower curtain, but anything more hardcore ... well, isn't that landlords are for?" SOAP DISH Wine bottles, bulletin boards--now there's another use for the versatile cork tree. $12; schoolhouseelectric.com HAND...
Utah Day Trip: The New Provo
Why go now: Because the home of Brigham Young University is shakingthings up with a new attitude. Where is it? About 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City, along the snowcapped Wasatch Front and the base of Mt. Timpanogos. The old rep: A squeaky-clean town...
What's in Season? Sugar Snap Peas
make it tonightSnap pea minestrone with poached eggsSERVES 4 30 MINUTES½ cup diced ham1 carrot, peeled and cut into small dice1 leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced into half-moons and rinsed well 1/3 cup sliced green onions1 tbsp. butter1...
You Said It
New ways to eat well.Thank y ou for the plethora of vegetarian recipes in your January issue. My daughter recently became a vegetarian, and when she visited we were able to provide nutritious, delicious meals for her. Even my husband remarked that he...
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