Sunset

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. 216, No. 2, February

Best Places to Live
Western suburbs are becoming more like big cities, and because of it, suburban living is growing richer and more sophisticated. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION...
Dinner Makeovers
Turn comfort food into health foodMaking smart food choices doesn't have to mean doing away with your favorites. Dishes like burritos and pizza are incredibly adaptable, able to accommodate healthy tweaks without losing their appeal. We gave these everyday...
Dinner Makeovers: Turn Comfort Food into Health Food
Making smart food choices doesn't have to mean doing away with your favorites. Dishes like burritos and pizza are incredibly adaptable, able to accommodate healthy tweaks without losing their appeal. We gave these everyday staples a makeover by adding...
East Colfax Enchants
The Denver avenue is now a great place to dine and shopTell your Colorado friends that you're planning to explore East Colfax Avenue and they might be surprised. Even many Denverites don't know that the once infamous stretch of seedy bars, tattoo parlors,...
Favorite Boxed Chocolates
Turns out we Westerners are a loyal bunch when it comes to our Valentine's Day sweets--dotting the region are dozens of high-quality chocolatiers, each with a fervent following. We vetted the best for extra-special treats. After narrowing the field...
February Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenBourbon-Glazed ShrimpBRAD HIGHTOW, OAKLAND, CAThis recipe won "Best Seafood Dish" in a local barbecue contest. Hightow recommends using quality Bourbon.PREP AND COOK TIME: About 35 minutesMAKES: About...
February Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Bourbon-Glazed Shrimp BRAD HIGHTOW, OAKLAND, CA This recipe won "Best Seafood Dish" in a local barbecue contest. Hightow recommends using quality Bourbon. PREP AND COOK TIME: About 35 minutes MAKES: About 24 pieces (about 8 appetizer servings)...
Fresh and Satisfying, Seafood Chowders Take the Chill off Winter
Halibut and Sweet Potato Chowder Spicy sausage, sweet potato, and saffron brighten up familiar halibut in this chowder. PREP AND COOK TIME: About 30 minutes MAKES: 7 cups; 4 to 6 servings NOTES: Choose dark red saffron threads (not orange...
From Kitchen to Kibble
PERSNICKETY TIMES 3. Marian Purcell of Los Angeles, California knew she'd have her hands full with her three beautiful cats: Rosebud, 6: Max, 1; and Dorothy, 9 months. She just didn't realize how challenging it would be to make them all happy. "I...
From Kitchen to Kibble
3 FINICKY CATS. ONE DETERMINED OWNER. AND THE FOOD THAT SAVED THE DAY.PERSNICKETY TIMES 3.Marian Purcell of Los Angeles, California knew she'd have her hands full with her three beautiful cats: Rosebud, 6; Max. 1; and Dorothy, 9 months. She just didn't...
Getting out the Door
Experts around the West say start slow, work up, and get fit with friendsRegular exercise can add years to your life, largely by keeping heart disease at bay. The trick, as we all know, is simply to get moving. But on some days that seems especially...
Getting out the Door: Experts around the West Say Start Slow, Work Up, and Get Fit with Friends
Regular exercise can add years to your life, largely by keeping heart disease at bay. The trick, as we all know, is simply to get moving. But on some days that seems especially hard: It's cold, you're busy, your routine is out of whack. What to do...
Good Moves
7 easy ways to watch your weight* Downsize your plate. Dinner plates once measured 7 to 9 inches across. Now they're a super-size 11 to 13 inches. The problem? "Studies show that people simply fill their plates with more food to make up the difference,"...
Good Moves: 7 Easy Ways to Watch Your Weight
* Downsize your plate. Dinner plates once measured 7 to 9 inches across. Now they're a super-size 11 to 13 inches. The problem? "Studies show that people simply fill their plates with more food to make up the difference," says American Dietetic Association...
Lake Las Vegas: Nevada's Newest Resort Center Has More Nature Than Neon
Think of this fast-growing vacation spot 17 miles southeast of Las Vegas as the opposite of the Strip. There's little neon at Lake Las Vegas Resort but a lot of nature: a 320-acre lake, waterfalls, and red rock cliffs and canyons to explore. Even the...
New Classic
Fresh and satisfying, seafood chowders take the chill off winter(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes obscured text omitted.)Halibut and Sweet Potato ChowderSpicy sausage, sweet potato, and saffron brighten up familial-halibut in this chowder.PREP...
Our Power Foods: Western Harvests Offer Nutrition to Thrive On
One of the easiest and most delicious ways to protect your heart is to trade in some of what you're eating for more of the West's most heart-protective power foods. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Berries Blackberries, blueberries,...
Portland for Less
A low-key weekend of cafes, gardens, shops, and breweriesWherever he goes, my husband loves a hot coffee in the morning and a cold beer at night. When I travel, I like to buy things for our home and garden. So Portland is an ideal destination for the...
Portland for Less: A Low-Key Weekend of Cafes, Gardens, Shops, and Breweries
Wherever he goes, my husband loves a hot coffee in the morning and a cold beer at night. When I travel, I like to buy things for our home and garden. So Portland is an ideal destination for the two of us. The river town is chock-full of cafes, brewpubs,...
Santa Cruz Spirit: Check out the West Side's Best Side-Art, Pastries, Even Artisan Gin
Eco-conscious Santa Cruz residents like to shop locally. And on the city's west side, once an industrial neighborhood, this is a delicious proposition. You can sample four local beverages--wine, organic beer, coffee, and artisan gin--and peruse hand-made...
Shades of Spring
A secret bloom stays hidden till you switch on the lightA plain lampshade becomes an early breath of spring when you give it a stealth blossom. The surprise: a paper flower on the inside lining that's visible only when the lamp is turned on.Materials...
Shades of Spring: A Secret Bloom Stays Hidden till You Switch on the Light
A plain lampshade becomes an early breath of spring when you give it a stealth blossom. The surprise: a paper flower on the inside lining that's visible only when the lamp is turned on. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Materials...
Star Bars
NIGHTLIFECity hotels that offer great spirits and soulGlamour, romance, a jigger of danger. That's what a good hotel bar is about. Think of Brad Pitt's steamy Bogotá hookup with Angelina Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Of wistful Bill Murray sipping scotch...
Star Bars: City Hotels That Offer Great Spirits and Soul
Glamour, romance, a jigger of danger. That's what a good hotel bar is about. Think of Brad Pitt's steamy Bogota hookup with Angelina Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Of wistful Bill Murray sipping scotch with luscious Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation....
Sweet and Tangy
Rosemary lamb makes a classic sandwich classyIf a sloppy joe evokes school cafeteria days for you, it's time for an update. Substitute lamb and honey for the beef and ketchup base to give the juicy classic intriguing new flavor. Add rosemary to the sauce...
Sweet and Tangy: Rosemary Lamb Makes a Classic Sandwich Classy
If a sloppy joe evokes school cafeteria days for you, it's time for an update. Substitute lamb and honey for the beef and ketchup base to give the juicy classic intriguing new flavor. Add rosemary to the sauce (it's a natural partner for lamb) and...
The Best Thing about Best Places
On its bland surface, the Issaquah, Washington, neighborhood where I've lived for the past 10 years appears to be everything for which social critics scorn suburbia. The houses look as alike as sparrows on a wire, a bundle of lawyerly rules discourages...
The Spice Trade
In the West, Indian's the new fusionAt restaurants from Vij's Restaurant and Rangoli in Vancouver, B.C., to Crossing the Bar in San Francisco and Tantra in Los Angeles, chefs are creating a new hybrid of Indian-French cuisine. This style plays with contrasts...
The Spice Trade: In the West, Indian's the New Fusion
At restaurants from Vij's Restaurant and Rangoli in Vancouver, B.C., to Crossing the Bar in San Francisco and Tantra in Los Angeles, chefs are creating a new hybrid of Indian-French cuisine. This style plays with contrasts of sweet and sour, hot and...
Walnuts for Dessert
Add gooey caramel for a stellar tartWalnuts-a year-round staple in healthy pantries all over the West-can turn a dessert into a showpiece worthy of a pastry shop case. We often make good use of these rich and pleasantly bitter nuts as a tiny addition...
Warm and Modern
REMODELDesign advice from an interiors expert"Minimalist spaces require constant work to keep neat. It's not fun to live in such a high-maintenance home," says renovation expert Chris Choy. This realization led him to move from a spare loftlike space...
Warm and Modern: Design Advice from an Interiors Expert
"Minimalist spaces require constant work to keep neat. It's not fun to live in such a high-maintenance home," says renovation expert Chris Choy. This realization led him to move from a spare loftlike space to a more conventional two-story house in...
What to Do in Your Garden in February
PLANTING * Cool-season annuals. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: For instant color, plant annuals like calendula, cineraria, English daisy, forget-me-not, pansy, Iceland poppy, English and fairy primroses, Primula obconica, snapdragon, stock, sweet...
Where the Wild Things Are
Choose the right plants to attract birds and butterfliesWinged wildlife look for the same things in a garden that people seek in a B&B: good food and drink, a bath, and a cozy place to bed down for the night. Provide these amenities, and birds and...
Where the Wild Things Are: Choose the Right Plants to Attract Birds and Butterflies
Winged wildlife look for the same things in a garden that people seek in a B & B: good food and drink, a bath, and a cozy place to bed down for the night. Provide these amenities, and birds and butterflies will flock to your garden--perhaps even...
Worth Its Salt
"Here's a good one," Kasey Bosshardt says, handing me a sharp-edged, 20-pound rock. In the headlights of Bosshardt's pickup--the only illumination in this dark, dark tunnel--the rock glitters, salmon pink, crystalline, alluring. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Your Sunset
OFF THE PAGE, ONLINE, IN YOUR LIFEREADER STORYSecret to successSunset's style of casual elegance and warmth speaks volumes of a wonderful way of life. You have inspired me to have a satisfying and healthy hobby: gardening.I have always wanted lots of...