Magazine article Sunset

Open House

Magazine article Sunset

Open House

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Readers meld recipes into delicious menus

I've been a subscriber to Sunset for the past three years, but this is the first time we've tried any of the recipes. I received the July issue, thumbed through it, and thought the Garlic Shrimp (page 138) and the Raspberry-Rhubarb Crisp (page 98) sounded like something good for dinner. My husband, Marc, the cook, got to work, adding the Basil Risotto (page 144) as a side dish. It all resulted in one of the best meals we have ever had! I even went off my low-- carb diet for seconds on the risotto.

Sharon Willis


Car Dogs' Sweet Cured and Smoked Salmon (July, page 150) is absolutely the best we've ever tried. My husband, David, and I prepared this, along with the Corn and Tomato Salad (page 154) and the Basil Risotto, for a weekend get-together. I also made the Filo-wrapped Brie (page 148) as an appetizer and served the Basil-Lemon Granita (page 146) as a palate cleanser. We paired our succulent salmon with a Chardonnay from Cambria Winery in the Santa Maria Valley. Delicious!

Cordelia Rackley


Easy flowers delight a mom with newborn

Since I was expecting my second son in May, I knew that if I wanted a flower garden this year, it would have to require absolutely no care. Along came "Easy Flowers for Cutting" (February, page 76). I rigged up an automatic drip-irrigation system, planted a variety of the flowers listed in the article, and let them grow. Except for some minor thinning and weeding, I have had to do virtually nothing except keep cutting the blooms for bouquet after bouquet. Since it is such a success, I am planning to plant a variation of this garden every year from now on.

Margaret Ma SAN JOSE

Editor's note: Marcus Ma (6pounds, 15 ounces) was born May 8 to Margaret and Philip Ma.

Postcard from Holland

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