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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. 232, No. 3, March

Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS.Q: My granddaughter, a junior at Colorado State, is turning 21 soon. We want to celebrate witn a trip to California wine country, including introductory wine tasting, good meals, and nice lodging...
Ask Sunset: Have a Question about Life in the West? We Have the Answers
Q: My granddaughter, a junior at Colorado State, is turning 21 soon. We want to celebrate with a trip to California wine country, including introductory wine tasting, good meals, and nice lodging (it needn't be luxurious). We'd love to see redwoods...
Backyard Wonders
SUNSET HAS ALWAYS taken the West's wild areas personally. Our very first issue in 1898 featured a cover story on Yosemite, and over the years, we lobbied for the establishment of new parks (like Redwood) and the maintenance of the classics, and extolled...
Best of the West
OUR 12 FAVORITE THINGS THIS MONTH1. Cultivating veteransOur returning soldiers need jobs, and our country needs more farmers. For these two crises, Michael O'Gorman, who for decades ran organic farms in California's Salinas Valley, came up with a single...
Best of the West: Our 12 Favorite Things This Month
1. Cultivating veterans Our returning soldiers need jobs, and our country needs more farmers. For these two crises, Michael O'Gorman, who for decades ran organic farms in California's Salinas Valley, came up with a single solution: Teach veterans...
Bouqets Made Easy
With the color wheel as your guide, you'll he on your way to arranging flowers like a pro.IT'S EASY TO GRAB all your favorite flowers at the market and wind up making a bouquet that looks like horticultural confetti. Yes, flower arranging is an art,...
Bouquets Made Easy: With the Color Wheel as Your Guide, You'll He on Your Way to Arranging Flowers like a Pro
IT'S EASY TO GRAB all your favorite flowers at the market and wind up making a bouquet that looks like horticultural confetti. Yes, flower arranging is an art, but it's also a bit of a science, says floral expert Debra Prinzing. Her method: Take cues...
Glacier, Montana
FOR THE CLASSIC Glacier Park experience, drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road up to Logan Pass, park, then hike a mile into the Highline Trail. Here's what you'll see: mountain after mountain reaching north, into Canada, seemingly to the edge of the planet--Glacier's...
Grand Canyon, Arizona: Mesmerizing Views, Mule Rides, Historic Architecture
WHILE IT'S UNDOUBTEDLY true that every American should see Grand Canyon National Park at least once, 10 visits may be a more fitting life goal. First-timers invariably feel either overwhelmed by the sheer immensity of the 277-mile-long canyon or confounded...
Growing THE GOOD LIFE
For one Santa Barbara gardener, harvest season never ends. Here, secrets from her extraordinary, ever-changing edible gardenValerie Rice didn't grow up gardening. In fact, for all she knew as a child, carrots and broccoli sprouted from supermarket shelves....
Growing the Good Life: For One Santa Barbara Gardener, Harvest Season Never Ends. Here, Secrets from Her Extraordinary, Ever-Changing Edible Garden
Valerie Rice didn't grow up gardening. In fact, for all she knew as a child, carrots and broccoli sprouted from supermarket shelves. "I thought all food came from Ralphs," says Rice, whose family lived in a master-planned community in Newport Beach,...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAM"Chervil's feathery sprigs give way to lacy white flowers that are bee magnets."PLANT IT NOWThree cheers for chervilNot only does French chervil give soups and salads a certain je ne sais quoi, it's also pretty enough to double as a...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
COOKBOOK OF THE MONTHSimple pleasuresChez Panisse alum David Tanis is the rare chef who creates recipes that regular people can make. His latest cookbook, One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal (Artisan, 2013; $26), is filled with short recipes...
Living in Sync
Learn from two pros who packed all the best water-wise eco-smart ideas into one home-their own.don't buy iti" was architect Ken Radtkey's reaction when his then-girlfriend, Susan Van Atta, was considering the 1-acre parcel in Montecito, California. "The...
Living in Sync: Learn from Two Pros Who Packed All the Best Water-Wise, Eco-Smart Ideas into One Home-Their Own
"DON'T BUY ITI" was architect Ken Radtkey's reaction when his then-girlfriend, Susan Van Atta, was considering the 1-acre parcel in Montecito, California. "The place was a mess," admits Van Atta, recalling the overgrown castor plants and tiny concrete...
Olympic, Washington: 'Wild Beaches, Rain Forests, Roosevelt Elk
ONE OF THE MOST amazing things about Olympic National Park is perhaps what isn't here: the 108-foot Elwha Dam and, soon, the 210-foot Glines Canyon Dam. A century ago, the roaring Elwha River cut across the entire park and supported five salmon species,...
Plan Your Trip
WHEN TO GO Summer's prime time here (Going-to-the-Sun Road doesn't fully open until the third week in June). Compared with other parks, Glacier seldom feels crowded even in midsummer, except in the Logan Pass area. But if you can swing an early September...
Plan Your Trip
WHEN TO GO Even in this big park, summer gets busy and campsites and rooms can be hard to Find. September can be ideal--daytime temps in the 60s, clear skies, and beautiful fall color. Winter is cold but offers good cross-country skiing and world-class...
Ready, Set, Lego!
I was confused. We were standing ankle-deep in Tess's favorite ride, which wasn't really a ride at all. "I found a foot," she shouted. "For real. A real dinosaur foot!" We were excavating in a pit that concealed three concrete dinosaur skeletons....
Rocky Mountain, Colorado
THERE'S NO BETTER PLACE to get a jolt of sheer alpine wonder than Rocky Mountain National Park. Scrambling to the top of one of its 77 adrenaline-pumping peaks over 12,000 feet and gazing out at a toothy tableau of snowcapped ridges and spring green...
San Juan Capistrano
A PERFECT DAY INDISCOVERThe most famous flock in the West has returned to this sun-soaked slice of Orange County after a decade-long absence. You'll want to revisit for its charming shops and historic downtown. By Robin JonesLegendary birdsLast year,...
San Juan Capistrano: The Most Famous Flock in the West Has Returned to This Sun-Soaked Slice of Orange County after a Decade-Long Absence. You'll Want to Revisit for Its Charming Shops and Historic Downtown
Legendary birds Last year, for the first time in more than a decade, Mission San Juan Capistrano's swallows returned to nest--just in time to enjoy the fruits of a 10-year restoration project, which renovated the Great Stone Church and Serra Chapel....
Show & Tell
WANDERLUSTAt California's Legoland, a blind dad and his 6-year-old daughter build memories, one brick at a time.I LOST MY sight nearly 20 years ago, yet some challenges never seem to get easier, particularly as a father. Consider how difficult it is...
Show & Tell: At California's Legoland, a Blind Dad and His 6-Year-Old Daughter Build Memories, One Brick at a Time
I LOST MY SIGHT nearly 20 years ago, yet some challenges never seem to get easier, particularly as a father. Consider how difficult it is to play. You wouldn't want me riding bikes with Tess, my 6-year-old daughter. We don't play catch, either. Draw...
Small in Name Only
Make no mistake: Petite Sirah is a powerhouse red. By Sara SchneiderDON'T be fooled by the name. First, Petite Sirah is anything but little. It's a deep, dark bruiser of a wine-a stain-your-teeth-purple kind of wine. Second, it's not Syrah (spelled with...
Small in Name Only: Make No Mistake: Petite Sirah Is a Powerhouse Red. by Sara Schneider
DON'T BE FOOLED by the name. First, Petite Sirah is anything but little. It's a deep, dark bruiser of a wine--a stain-your-teeth-purple kind of wine. Second, it's not Syrah (spelled with a "y"--that's a different grape variety with a different personality),...
Spice It Up
A chef's easy-to-adapt curry recipes unlock a world of Indian cooking.no one does Indian food like Meeru Dhalwala. At the celebrated Vancouver, B.C., restaurants Vij's and Rangoli-which she co-owns with chef Vikram Vij-and at her new place, Shanik, in...
Spice It Up: A Chef's Easy-to-Adapt Curry Recipes Unlock a World of Indian Cooking
NO ONE DOES Indian food like Meeru Dhalwala. At the celebrated Vancouver, B.C., restaurants Vij's and Rangoli--which she co-owns with chef Vikram Vij--and at her new place, Shanik, in Seattle, Dhalwala is known for transforming Northwest ingredients...
Spring Bean
PEAK SEASONNothing beats sweet, tender favas in sandwiches, soup, and risotto.OPEN-FACE FAVA and EGC SALAD SANDWICHESSERVES 4/45 MINUTESMashed favas and an exotic mix of spices give the familiar egg salad sandwich a makeover. North African-cookbook author...
Spring Bean: Nothing Beats Sweet, Tender Favas in Sandwiches, Soup, and Risotto
OPEN-FACE FAVA and EGG SALAD SANDWICHES SERVES 4 / 45 MINUTES Mashed favas and an exotic mix of spices give the familiar egg salad sandwich a makeover. North African-cookbook author Kitty Morse introduced us to the Tunisian spice blend called...
The Real Denver
ASK A LOCALYou didn't travel a mile high only to come up short. Two tour guides show you the town.Where do you go to see classic Denver?annelise: The lobby of the The Brown Palace Hotel. It's plush and comfortable and there's a musician named Danny Showers...
The Real Denver: You Didn't Travel a Mile High Only to Come Up Short. Two Tour Guides Show You the Town. as Told to Kasey Cordell
ADAM LERNER Director of Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver A NNELISE LOEVLIE CEO of ski company Icelantic Skis Where do you go to see classic Denver? ANNELISE: The lobby of the The Brown Palace Hotel. It's plush and comfortable and there's...
The Ultimate Guide to the West's Classic National Parks
GO NOW. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "I'here's never been a better time to visit our national parks. For starters, they're open again, after last fall's maddening shutdown. They're sporting new trails and renovated lodges....
The ULTIMATE GUIDE to the WEST'S CLASSIC NATIONAL PARKS
GO NOW. There's never been a better time to visit our national parks. For starters, they're open again, after last fall's maddening shutdown. They're sporting new trails and renovated lodges. And, in a ease of addition by subtraction, Olympic National...
Weeknight Cooking
Recipes in 30 minutes or lessQUICK CHICKEN MOLESERVES 4 TO 6 / 30 MINUTESA traditional Mexican mole sauce takes hours, but we tinkered with it and came up with a version that achieves similarly deep flavors in a fraction of the time.1 tbsp. vegetable...
Weeknight Cooking: Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
QUICK CHICKEN MOLE SERVES 4 TO 6 / 30 MINUTES A traditional Mexican mole sauce takes hours, but we tinkered with it and came up with a version that achieves similarly deep flavors in a fraction of the time. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 1 tbsp....
Yellowstone, Wyoming: Geysers, Bison, Its Own Grand Canyon
YELLOWSTONE IS WHERE planet Earth really shows off. You want geysers shooting superheated water and steam hundreds of feet into the air? You got it. Herds of bison, otherworldly hot springs, and a canyon that rivals the Grand in beauty? Check, check,...
Yosemite, California: Giant Sequoias, Granite Faces, Waterfalls
GOOD NEWS: Yosemite didn't burn down last summer. The Rim Fire that scorched parts of the Sierra Nevada region nibbled at some remote backcountry in Yosemite's far northwest, but you can't see evidence of it from any road in the park. Indeed, Yosemite...
Your CHECKLIST
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAPlantStart seeds tor summer vegetables, including eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes, in pots by a sunny window. Seedlings will be ready to plant outdoors in about six weeks.Sow cilantro, fennel, lettuce, radish, and Swiss chard seeds...
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