Magazine article Sunset

Delicious Solutions

Magazine article Sunset

Delicious Solutions

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As a lacto-vegetarian, I love to cook Thanksgiving dinner, but it has never been one of my favorite meals to eat. Left with only potatoes, veggies, and vegetable stuffing, my plate has always seemed a bit bland. This year I added Gorgonzola Broccoli Casserole (November, page 70). What a delicious addition: The broccoli was firm and the cheese sauce so flavorful. It was a huge hit at our table, and I have instructions from everyone to add it to our list of traditional Thanksgiving dishes.

-REBECCA PRECHTEL

TUCSON

Your November issue helped make an impromptu Thanksgiving dinner in Todos Santos, Baja California, a truly memorable one. A group of us decided on the spur of the moment to put on a Thanksgiving dinner. We were somewhat frantic, when someone happened to notice Sunset on the side table of our rental home. We flipped through it and realized we were saved. We loved the Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad (page 133; pictured at left), baked a fresh fish in Cranberry-Pepper Salsa (page 136), prepared the Citrus Salsa (page 149) to top our fish and turkey, and, to help our preparations go smoothly, had one or two Cranberry Mimosas (page 140).

-JAMES BLACK

GEYSERVILLE, CA

California dreaming

Re: "More Than Just Our Home" (Western Wanderings, December, page 120). I concur with Peter Fish about the misconception that people seem to have about Southern California. I was born and raised in Pasadena, and although I have spent the rest of my life moving up the West Coast (10 years in the Bay Area, 30 in Portland, and now going on 3 on San Juan Island), I have those same dreams about Southern California that Peter mentions. There are still wonderful places in Southern California, and I am always refuting the assumptions that people here in the Northwest make about California in general. Often when I tell people that I am from California, they say, "But you don't seem like you are from California. …

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