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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. 230, No. 4, April

April: Your Southwest Guide
Red flag for citrusLast year, when a citrus disease called Huanglongbing (HLB) was discovered in a tree in Hacienda Heights, California, field inspectors rushed to pull out the infected tree, cut it up, double-bag it, and remove it for further study....
Dahlias A LOVE STORY
She resists! She swoons! She grows obsessed! One writer's unexpected romance with the wacky flower that's wooing gardeners all over the West.I always thought of dahlias as grandma flowers - cheerfully gaudy, the horticultural equivalent of a muumuu....
Dahlias a Love Story: She Resists! She Swoons! She Grows Obsessed! One Writer's Unexpected Romance with the Wacky Flower That Wooing Gardeners All over the West
I always thought of dahlias as grandma flowers--cheerfully gaudy, the horticultural equivalent of a muumuu. As if cursed by the garden gods, when I started as Sunset's test garden coordinator five years ago, topping my to-do list was, naturally: Plant...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessScallop, prosciutto, and mâche saladSERVES 4 | 25 MINUTESServe this party-worthy salad as soon as you make it - the tender mâche wilts fast.16 large dry-packed sea scallops*; pull off the tough...
Fast & Fresh: Recipes from Our Kitchen and Yours, in 30 Minutes or Less
Scallop, prosciutto, and mache salad SERVES 4 | 25 MINUTES Serve this party-worthy salad as soon as you make it--the tender mache wilts fast. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 16 large dry-packed sea scallops*; pull off the tough slender muscle from...
Gardeners, Dig In
LIKE ALL HUMAN ACTIVITIES, gardening has its fashions. And in the past decade or so, the fashion--among gardeners themselves and among those who write about gardens, including Sunset, of course--has been to grow what you can eat. The edible garden,...
GOLD COUNTRY in BLOOM
California's Highway 49 has brilliant spring wildflowers, greens green hills, and a burgeoning crop of restaurants and wineries.CALIFORNIA'S GOLD COUNTRY is famous for ... well, goldenough of it to make some 1849 miners very rich. But in spring, these...
Gold Country in Bloom: California's Highway 49 Has Brilliant Spring Wildflowers, Green, Green Hills, and a Burgeoning Crop of Restaurants and Wineries
1 THIS CIDER HOUSE RULES Indigeny Reserve brings the hard-cider renaissance to a region rich in apples. Jay Watson makes cider and Calvados-style apple brandy from his organic Granny Smiths and Arkansas Blacks; you sample them inside a cider works...
GRITS, GREENS, and MOLASSES
Bryant Terry makes a delicious case for vegan soul food."vegan food doesn't have to mean bland and boring, but rather flavorful, exciting meals," says Oakland cookbook author Bryant Terry. In his latest books (Vegan Soul Kitchen and The Inspired Vegan),...
Grits, Greens, and Molasses: Bryant Terry Makes a Delicious Case for Vegan Soul Food
"VEGAN FOOD doesn't have to mean bland and boring, but rather flavorful, exciting meals," says Oakland cookbook author Bryant Terry. In his Latest books (Vegan Soul Kitchen and The Inspired Vegan), he proves it. His recipes infuse vegan food with deep...
Growing Forward
These trendsetters and innovators are redefining every aspect of gardening in the West-and changing the way we live, eat, and connect with one another.IN A WORLD WHERE rock stars and Hollywood celebs grab daily headlines, there are unsung heroes among...
Growing Forward: These Trendsetters and Innovators Are Redefining Every Aspect of Gardening in the West-And Changing the Way We Live, Eat, and Connect with One Another
IN A WORLD WHERE rock stars and Hollywood celebs grab daily headlines, there are unsung heroes among us quietly changing the way we live. They are landscape architects, environmentalists, urban farmers, soil scientists, and horticultural visionaries...
Hold the Spandex
Seattle designer Ann DeOtte brings a little Project Runway to your morning bike to work.ANN DEOTTE'S new Iva Jean clothing tine (ivajean.com) puts a feminine spin on the maledominated world of urban-cool bike clothes. The company, named after her can-do...
Hold the Spandex: Seattle Designer Ann DeOtte Brings a Little Project Runway to Your Morning Bike to Work
ANN DEOTTE'S new Iva Jean clothing line (ivajean.com) puts a feminine spin on the male dominated world of urban-cool bike clothes. The company, named after her can-do grandmother, proves that "utilitarian can still be fashionable," she says, with pieces...
Market Fresh
What to cook this month: strawberries, carrots, and asparagusSmall-batch strawberry jamMAKES 4 CUPS | 2 1/2 HOURSAs delicious as fresh jam is, you don't always want a freezer full of it. This easy recipe makes just enough for you and for a gift.3 1/2...
Market Fresh: What to Cook This Month: Strawberries, Carrots, and Asparagus
Small-batch strawberry jam MAKES .4 CUPS 2 1/2 HOURS As delicious as fresh jam is, you don't always want a freezer full of it. This easy recipe makes just enough for you and for a gift. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 3 1/2 lbs. strawberries, washed,...
Moscato for Grown-Ups
Know what your kids are drinking? We finally gave this shockingly popular wine an open-minded taste, by SARA SCHNEIDERMY DAUGHTER, AUDREY - a millennial of drinkingage - recently dealt me a crushing blow. A couple of years ago, she and her housemates,...
Moscato for Grown-Ups: Know What Your Kids Are Drinking? We Finally Gave This Shockingly Popular Wine an Open-Minded Taste
MY DAUGHTER, AUDREY-a millennial of drinking age--recently Ng dealt me a crushing blow. A couple of years ago, she and her housemates, keen on learning about wine, agreed to a deal: I would bring them bottles as long as they would drink them with meals...
Peak Weekends
From unexpected bloom hikes to wine tasting's soaring new heights, six adventures that are at their best right nowPAICINES, CAMeet your newest national parkPart of the "wow" moment of rolling up at Pinnacles National Park, about two hours south of San...
Peak Weekends: From Unexpected Bloom Hikes to Wine Tasting's Soaring New Heights, Six Adventures That Are at Their Best Right Now
PAICINES, CA Meet your newest national park Part of the "wow" moment of rolling up at Pinnacles National Park, about two hours south of San Francisco, is the unexpected contrast. One minute you're on a grassy country road, then suddenly: a shambling...
Red Flag for Citrus
Last year, when a citrus disease called Huanglongbing (HLB) was discovered in a tree in Hacienda Heights, California, field inspectors rushed to pull out the infected tree, cut it up, double-bag it, and remove it for further study. Then they destroyed...
Sprig Awakening
They're bright, bold, and borderline intoxicating... so why do we limit ourselves to a restrained sprinkling of fresh herbs? Chef Jerry Traunfeld of Seattle restaurant Poppy has spent three decades promoting herbs from garnish to main ingredient. Now...
Sprig Awakening: They're Bright, Bold, and Borderline Intoxicating ... So Why Do We Limit Ourselves to a Restrained Sprinkling of Fresh Herbs? Chef Jerry Traunfeld of Seattle Restaurant Poppy Has Spent Three Decades Promoting Herbs from Garnish to Main Ingredient. Now He Shares His Secrets for Unlocking Their Magic
For chef Jerry Traunfeld, culinary inspiration doesn't start with I a juicy steak or a bounty of tomatoes but with something Less obvious: a fresh herb. "I go to the garden and think, 'What can I do with Lemon thyme?' versus 'What can I do with a piece...
Spring Growing Guide
Tips and picks: what to plant now for a garden full of beautiful blooms, abundant edibles-or both10 ways to GROW ANYTHING1 Pack in the veggies!Proof that even a postage-stamp garden can produce big resufts (and Look great too)"I CALL IT my front-yard...
Spring Growing Guide: Tips and Picks: What to Plant Now for a Garden Full of Beautiful Blooms, Abundant Edibles-Or Both
1 Pack in the veggies! Proof that even a postage-stamp garden can produce big results (and look great too) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "I CALL IT my front-yard grocery store," says Elaine Uang of her kitchen garden, in Palo Alto, California. Although...
Strawberry
Fewer tourists than Sedona, better hiking than Flagstaff. Welcome to Arizona's hidden high-elevation getaway.The Arizona AndesGateway to some of the state's prettiest swimming holes, Fossil Springs Trail (js.usda.gov/ coconino) is an 8-mile out-andback...
The Skeptic's Guide to the City Chicken
Backyard chickens have been a phenomenon for awhile now, but new and expanded urban chicken laws in cities from Seattle to L.A. mean it's easier than ever to start a coop within city limits. Here, six reasons from our favorite coop designers on why you...
The Skeptic's Guide to the City Chicken: Backyard Chickens Have Been a Phenomenon for a While Now, but New and Expanded Urban Chicken Laws in Cities from Seattle to L.A. Mean It's Easier Than Ever to Start a Coop within City Limits. Here, Six Reasons from Our Favorite Coop Designers on Why You May Want to Join the Flock
1 COOPS ARE FINALLY (PRE) FABULOUS. When Peter Strzebniok and his wife, Deborah Wong, had troubte finding a small and stylish urban coop, they took matters into their own hands. Strzebniok, a San Francisco architect who specializes in prefab, put...
The Wild Ride
A weekend in Baja's Valle de Guadalupe wine country engages the senses with food, wine, and a new adventure at every turn, by CLAIRE MARTINThe sky is dark, the kind of inky black that only exists without a single streetlight. We bounce down the washboard...
The Wild Ride: A Weekend in Baja's Valle De Guadalupe Wine Country Engages the Senses with Food, Wine, and a New Adventure at Every Turn
The sky is dark, the kind of inky black that only exists without a single streetlight. We bounce down the washboard dirt road and, when it forks, turn toward our destination: the area's best new restaurant. Or is it the other way? The road keeps twisting...
You Said It
Bring on the butter?In "The Great White" (February, page 60), Sara Schneider descnbes traditional Chardormays as "flabby" and "cloying." Personally I don't know why anyone would want to drink wine high in "acidity" and "rranerality." Most Chardonnays...
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