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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. 234, No. 3, March

A Perfect Day in Borrego Springs, Ca
Not far from the famous wildflowers of Anza-Borrego, this desert enclave boasts treasures all its own, from an outsize art scene to a revamped resort. By Valerie RainsA chic retreatBorrego Springs regained a touch of Palm Springs glitz in 2013, thanks...
A Perfect Day in Fremont's Niles District: Enjoy Small-Town Pleasures, Silent-Film Legends, and the Romance of the Rails in This Little-Known East Bay Enclave
A ride with all the bells and whistles In 1869, America's first transcontinental railroad rumbled through the narrows of Niles Canyon, carrying passengers and freight from the distant eastern seaboard to San Francisco Bay. Now the heritage Niles...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS. Q: For the first time in my life, I have a garden, but I'm intimidated by composting. I know it's important, yet I don't know why. Can you help me take my first composting steps? --B.R.,...
Birds of Paradise
Kauai, famous for emerald rain forests and precipitous coastal cliffs, is also the world capital of endangered birds. Bill Donahue plunges into the tropical wilderness to see what he can find. CONSIDER THE 'AKIKIKI. Gray-feathered, with a grayish...
Born to Be Mild
Use young, juicy green garlic by the handful in your cooking this month. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] GREEN GARLIC PROSCIUTTO TOASTS SERVES 4/30 MINUTES Serve these robustly flavored open-face sandwiches as a light dinner with a big salad, or as appetizers,...
Born to Be Mild
PEAK SEASONUse young, juicy green garlic by the handful in your cooking this month.GREEN GARLIC PROSCIUTTO TOASTSSERVES 4/30 MINUTESServe these robustly flavored open-face sandwiches as a light dinner with a big salad, or as appetizers, using small slices...
Full Bloom
This spring, bring on the beauty--and get out your vases. Here's our complete guide to planting a cut-flower garden. Over the years, we've grown everything from heirloom tomatoes to beer hops in the Sunset Test Garden. But when garden design assistant...
"Green Wine" Grows Up
Portugal's Vinho Verde is claiming more space on wine shelves here, but it's not all the spritzy sipper of legend. By Sara SchneiderFIFTEEN SUMMERS ago, I joined friends for a week on the coast of Portugal. Almost before we dropped our bags, we hit markets...
"Green Wine" Grows Up: Portugal's Vinho Verde Is Claiming More Space on Wine Shelves Here, but It's Not All the Spritzy Sipper of Legend
FIFTEEN SUMMERS AGO, I joined friends for a week on the coast of Portugal. Almost before we dropped our bags, we hit markets in search of crisp white wine, and we fell in love with Vinho Verde. The wines, named after the region in northwest Portugal...
Inside the Box
For five years, Erin Feher Montoya and her husband, Danny, relished the one-bedroom apartment they shared in San Francisco's Tenderloin District. Then they had a daughter. Instead of fleeing for the suburbs, they tweaked their compact setup to make...
Inside the Box
For five years, Erin Feher Montoya and her husband, Danny, relished the one-bedroom apartment they shared in San Francisco's Tenderloin District. Then they had a daughter. Instead of fleeing for the suburbs, they tweaked their compact setup to make room...
In Tbe SUNSET KITCHEN
KITCHEN TALKWHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO EAT AN ARTICHOKE?With California's artichoke crop at its peak, we're steaming them by the potful, and it seems you are too, judging by what you've said on our Facebook page. Add your ideas at sunset.com/ kitchcnconvcrsation."Take...
In the Western HOME
TIPS FROM OUR TEAM"Black paint ups the cool factor of these mismatched antique chairs."WESTERN MADECUPS NEVER LOOKED S0G00DFrom Portland-the home of craft beer, cider, spirits, coffee, you name it-comes Mazama Wares. The ceramics company's drinking vessels,...
Lessons from the Test Garden
Our planting plan, plus tips for creating your own backyard cutting garden Planning Take stock of your area Pay attention to light needs. "Full sun" means at least six hours of direct sun a day. Make a mood board Map out a plan that includes...
Love Blooms
Lauren Dunec Hoang, Sunset's garden design assistant, is always coming up with new projects to try in our Test Garden. In the past year, she and her colleagues built a low-water patio fountain, grew 12 varieties of berries in a berry "amphitheater,"...
Made in Chinatown
Six million people a year sweep through San Francisco's Chinatown. But to truly know what's cooking in this continuously changing neighborhood/ you need to see it with an insider. Say hello to Martin Yan. Walking around with Martin Yan in San Francisco's...
Makin' Bacon
MASTER CLASSCuring and smoking your own is a lot easier than you might think. By Margo TrueTHE HITCHING POST II in Buellton, California, is famous for appearing in the movie Sideways, but some come here for another reason entirely: the bacon. "I started...
Makin' Bacon: Curing and Smoking Your Own Is a Lot Easier Than You Might Think
THE HITCHING POST II in Buellton, California, is famous for appearing in the movie Sideways, but some come here for another reason entirely: the bacon. "I started making bacon about seven years ago for fun, to give to special customers," says executive...
Nesting Instinci
After discovering ceramics as a student in San Francisco, Jim Schatz went East to make it big. Now he's come home to the Golden State-a change of scene that's sparked a whole new line of works.it was jim schatz's glossy, egg-shaped birdhouses that first...
Nesting Instinct
After discovering ceramics as a student in San Francisco, Jim Schatz went East to make it big. Now he's come home to the Golden State--a change of scene that's sparked a whole new line of works. IT WAS JIM SCHATZ'S glossy, egg-shaped birdhouses...
Road Trips for Food Lovers
Are you the kind of person who plans an entire trip around a single taco? (We are.) These four perfect drives from Brigit Binns's new book, Eating Up the West Coast, are for you. (And us.) At Sunset, we consider food to be the sustaining glory of...
The Real Venice
Where to eat, drink, and dip your toes in L.A. `s coolest beachfront neighborhoodBEST PLACE FOR PEOPLE-WATCHINGVenice Beach BoardwalkThere's no better place to witness the energy of Venice. Every day is an event on the boardwalk. I love it when they...
The Real Venice: Where to Eat, Drink, and Dip Your Toes in L.A.'S Coolest Beachfront Neighborhood
L.A.'s iconic beach community has come a long way from its skate punk days. We tapped two locals to lead us through the land of surf breaks and kale juice. COURTNEY GUERRA Urban farmer (courtneyguerrafarms.com) JOHN MOORE Fashion designer...
Water Works
This Santa Fe backyard was designed around a simple showpiece: a recirculating fountain, made from a slightly indented wheel of granite. Monika Hellwegen and Azul Cobb, of landscape design firm Carlotta from Paradise (S05/690-6916), place a water feature...
Weeknight Cooking
Recipes in 30 minutes or lessSPAGHETTIwith BRUSSELS SPROUTSSERVES 4/30 MINUTESBrussels sprouts are the new kale! Here they're quickly browned and still slightly crunchy. To save time, slice them with a mandoline or a food processor fitted with the slicing...
Weeknight Cooking: Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
SPAGHETTI with BRUSSELS SPROUTS SERVES 4/30 MINUTES Brussels sprouts are the new kale! Here they're quickly browned and still slightly crunchy. To save time, slice them with a mandoline or a food processor fitted with the slicing blade attachment....
Your CHECKLIST
NORTHWEST"The mix of materials-dark granite, buff pebbles, red pavers-adds rich texture."PLANTIn coastal Washington, western red cedar (Thuja plicata) can grow 50 to 100 feet tall. For a smaller garden, opt instead for 'Whipcord', which reaches just...
Your Easiest Garden Ever
SPRING PLANTING GUIDEFresh ways to combine no-fuss shrubs, perennials, and grassesAs Sunset garden editors, we love getting in the dirt-the planting and digging, even the pruning and weeding. But sometimes we want to take a set-it-and-forget-it approach....
Your Easiest Garden Ever: Fresh Ways to Combine No-Fuss Shrubs, Perennials, and Grasses
As Sunset garden editors, we love getting in the dirt--the planting and digging, even the pruning and weeding. But sometimes we want to take a set-it-and-forget-it approach. That was the impetus behind our newest book, the Sunset Western Garden Book...
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