Magazine article Sunset

Open House: Letters from Our Readers

Magazine article Sunset

Open House: Letters from Our Readers

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Celebrating cioppino in Colorado

When my father returned from Seattle with seven Dungeness crabs in tow, we celebrated with your Quick Crab Cioppino (January page 75). My father, mother, brother, and I were all licking our fingers with delight.

Leticia Troppmann


A memorable holiday meal

We broke with our own traditional family menu and prepared the dinner menu from Portland's White House Bed & Breakfast ("A Festive Buffet," December, page 98). We had one of our most memorable Christmas dinners ever.

P.S. As a longtime Sunset subscriber, this is the first time I have ever written to any magazine. That's how successful it was!

Ginny Stokes


Rottweilers prefer garden to doghouse

Your article on doghouses ("Oh, You Lucky Dogs!," January, page 86) was superb. We have a Southwest-style doghouse for our two huge rottweilers, but they prefer to romp in, and tear up, our gardens. I am now planting the hardiest ground cover I can find.

Pat Shea


Snowflake patterns

I fell in love with the doily snowflakes ("Snowflake Extravaganza," December, page 121). Where can I get patterns for the decorations?

Ryta Browning


Editor's note: If you'd like to try creating patterns from photographs of actual snowflakes, Gayle Judd recommends the book Snow Crystals, available from Dover Publications (New York, 1962; $18. …

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