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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. 217, No. 1, July

A Summer Lunch, Spanish-Style
At Sonoma's Gloria Ferrer winery, that means rustic tapas and plenty of sparkling wineSparkling wine has been part of Eva Bertran's life since the day she was born, when her father placed a drop of it on her lips. Descended from a family of Spanish wine...
A Sweet Double Play
Fentons Creamery, the East Bay ice cream institution, dishes up a cool way to catch one of the Bay Area's big-league teams. The parlor hosts KYCY's radio show with Marty Lurie before Oakland A's games. Coaches and players often join Marty, who will...
Best Burger
My friend Mike Collins is something of a barbecue expert. He probably grills 300 nights a year, rain or shine, and he owns literally a dozen barbecues. His favorite food to grill is wild duck, but he also loves a good steak. The thought of grilling...
Catch a Breeze
Find the endless summer along Santa Barbara's beloved waterfrontMuch is made of Santa Barbara as the American Riviera-not a melting pot but a highbrow bouillabaisse of society mavens and jaw-dropping wealth. But while it's true that there are movie stars...
Catch a Breeze: Find the Endless Summer along Santa Barbara's Beloved Waterfront
Much is made of Santa Barbara as the American Riviera--not a melting pot but a highbrow bouillabaisse of society mavens and jaw-dropping wealth. But while it's true that there are movie stars and money here, the real Santa Barbara is found along its...
Cliff Notes
Half in shadow, half in sun, the ruined city rests in the shelter of a sandstone cliff. Black-and-white-winged swifts dart past broken towers. A wind whistles through cracking walls. We pause to listen to the ranger. "You can think of Cliff Palace,"...
Cool and Crunchy
Lead off your next party with lettuce wrapsThey're sprouting up on restaurant menus everywhere, but lettuce wraps also make a light, elegant appetizer that's perfect for entertaining at home. Ours incorporate the freshest flavors that the season's produce...
Cool and Crunchy: Lead off Your Next Party with Lettuce Wraps
They're sprouting up on restaurant menus everywhere, but lettuce wraps also make a light, elegant appetizer that's perfect for entertaining at home. Ours incorporate the freshest flavors that the season's produce has to offer, and they're surprisingly...
Cottage Reborn
A Victorian beach house becomes a collage of old and newWhile strolling through the coastal community of Bolinas, California, Jennifer Price spotted the house she'd been dreaming of all her life: a dilapidated little 19th-century country cottage with...
Cottage Reborn: A Victorian Beach House Becomes a Collage of Old and New
While strolling through the coastal community of Bolinas, California, Jennifer Price spotted the house she'd been dreaming of all her life: a dilapidated little 19th-century country cottage with a peaked roof and a small porch across the front. "I...
Hamburger Heaven: Our Easy Tips Get You There
Tan lines on your feet, children running through sprinklers, burgers sizzling on the grill: Certain things let you know you're deep in summer. Hamburgers can be broiled or pan-fried, but a good grilled burger--with its smoky char and rich, juicy meat--has...
July Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenTriple-Chocolate BrowniesANNE-MARIE SUMMERHAYS, PORTLANDIf you like super-chocolatey, fudgy brownies, then these are for you.PREP AND COOK TIME: 45 minutesMAKES: 16 brownies3 ounces bittersweet chocolate,...
July Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Triple-Chocolate Brownies ANNE-MARIE SUMMERHAYS, PORTLAND If you like super-chocolatey, fudgy brownies, then these are for you. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PREP AND...
July in the Rockies
SALT LAKE CITYAll dates on deckToast summer with your sweetie on the creekside patio at chef-owner Greg Neville's upscale new Pine American Restaurant. Views of Mt. Olympus and the Wasatch Range are paired with tempura calamari, zucchini, and fennel....
Let's Eat Out
DININGCatch Seattle's sun with the best alfresco meals aroundThe salad days of summer are the payoff for living through months of rain. We love to take advantage of the steady sunshine and the daylight that lasts well into night by eating outside whenever...
Let's Eat Out: Catch Seattle's Sun with the Best Alfresco Meals Around
The salad days of summer are the payoff for living through months of rain. We love to take advantage of Seattle's steady sunshine and the daylight that lasts well into night by eating outside whenever we can. Because outdoor dining is so hard to come...
Outdoor Showers: Six Irresistible Designs as Varied as the West Itself
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a shower in the open air. All you need is a little screening for privacy, access to a hot water line (unless cold showers are your thing), good drainage, and perhaps a place to hang a towel. Turn...
Party Pairing
Party pairingA Master makes it easy to pick the right wine"From the day you figure out you can spit out the strained spinach and have seconds on mashed bananas, taste preferences are born," writes Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein in his new book, Perfect...
Party Pairing: A Master Makes It Easy to Pick the Right Wine
"One person's lemon is another person's grapefruit is another's kumquat" when the people in question are swirling and sniffing wine. In his new book, Perfect Pairings (University of California Press, 2006; $30), Evan Goldstein comes right out and says...
Patchwork Patio
Dig it, stain it, done in a weekendAn outdoor "area rug" of stained concrete pavers replaced a tired lawn in the back of our 1930s bungalow in Santa Monica. And it solved a major, if temporary, problem.Because the back entrance of our house leads to...
Patchwork Patio: Dig It, Stain It, Done in a Weekend
An outdoor "area rug" of stained concrete pavers replaced a tired lawn in the back of our 1930s bungalow in Santa Monica. And it solved a major, if temporary, problem. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Because the back entrance of our house leads to a home...
Pick of the Crop
WINDOW ON THE WESTIn California, a few iconoclastic farmers are growing the world's best peaches-at a price. JIM McCAUSLAND explores a sweet revolutionA great peach is one of summer's small ecstasies: yielding to the touch, sweet as ice cream, and chin-drip...
Pick of the Crop: In California, a Few Iconoclastic Farmers Are Growing the World's Best Peaches-At a Price. Jim McCausland Explores a Sweet Revolution
A great peach is one of summer's small ecstasies: yielding to the touch, sweet as ice cream, and chin-drip juicy. But no fruit presents a greater gap between promise and fulfillment. Peaches that gleam in the supermarket aisle can taste bland when...
Playful, Elegant Style
Color and stripes define a carefree summer cottageBold stripes are the most graphic of patterns: clean and modern with a dose of fun. As a design motif, they're more apt to be associated with a circus. But when the owners of this cottage in Palo Alto,...
Playful, Elegant Style: Color and Stripes Define a Carefree Summer Cottage
Bold stripes are the most graphic of patterns: clean and modern with a dose of fun. As a design motif, they're more apt to be associated with a circus. But when the owners of this cottage in Palo Alto, California, requested a look that was "happy and...
Sheer Drama
A classic bungalow gets a light-filled, low-cost rear additionFrom the sidewalk, the oversize oak front door and classic porch of this 1913 bungalow offer no clue to the surprise out back. Located on a quiet street in Venice, California, the house is...
Sheer Drama: A Classic Bungalow Gets a Light-Filled, Low-Cost Rear Addition
From the sidewalk, the oversize oak front door and classic porch of this 1913 bungalow offer no clue to the surprise out back. Located on a quiet street in Venice, California, the house is virtually indistinguishable from its neighbors. But in fact,...
Smart Summer Watering
Believe it or not, it's possible to use more water on your summer garden than you use for all other purposes all year long. But you don't have to. Just be smart about when and how you water, and you'll have a lush landscape and lower water bills. Here's...
Soak Up the Sun in Denver
The Uptown neighborhood is hot-see for yourself in City ParkAs you crest the East 17th Avenue hill from downtown Denver into Uptown, steel skyscrapers give way to swaying elm trees, porch-lined Queen Anne mansions, and flower beds bursting with petunias....
Streams of Stone
Meandering streams are as beautiful as they are cooling on a hot summer's day. They rush through narrow channels, swirl around rocky outcrops, and fan out to form placid pools. To create this illusion in your own garden, set river rocks of varying...
The Healdsburg You Remember: Savor Simple Wine Country Charms on a Lazy Summer Day
It's true: Healdsburg has gone upscale on us. There's Cyrus, the restaurant that's giving the French Laundry a run for its money, and Les Mars Hotel, which feels more like Louis XIV's Loire Valley than today's Sonoma County. But despite its elegant...
The Road to Wonderland; Waterfalls, Bison, and Geysers: An Unforgettable Vacation in Montana and Wyoming
Here we are, sitting cross-legged on a bluff overlooking the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The bluff slopes down to the canyon rim, where, hundreds of feet below, the Yellowstone River churns, blurred by mist. We have watercolors. paper, and...
Tiny Treasure: Four Outdoor Rooms on One Compact Lot
A garden's design is approached the same way whether the space is large or small, says landscape architect Pamela Palmer. First decide where you want to spend your time outdoors. If you like having your coffee outside in the morning, for instance,...
What to Do in Your Garden in July
PLANTING * Fragrant plants. Summer is one of the best times of year to enjoy fragrant plants. For heavenly scents in Sunset climate zones 7-9 and 14-17, plant gardenia, heliotrope, and tuberose. In all parts of Northern California, grow Nicotiana...
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