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. 212, No. 5, May

Aloha, Owyhee
Head south from Boise for a spring drive through Idaho's high desertWith newly green fields unfurling across Idaho's high-desert landscape, May is the perfect time for a day trip south of Boise. Your destination: Owyhee (oh-why-hee) County, which took...
A Lot on the Lot
Attention to detail makes small gardens live largeWhen you have a substantial home surrounded by a small yard, it can be difficult to create the illusion of having an expansive garden and inviting spaces for outdoor living. Robyn and Dana Hogan and their...
A Lot on the Lot: Attention to Detail Makes Small Gardens Live Large
When you have a substantial home surrounded by a small yard, it can be difficult to create the illusion of having an expansive garden and inviting spaces for outdoor living. Robyn and Dana Hogan and their son, Chad, encountered that problem when they...
California, Here You Come
Stroll San Francisco, sip Napa Valley wine, and hike Yosemite. Here is your best-ever summer road trip"How can you not fall in love with California?" a hiker asks my sister, Mary Kay, and me as we pause at a viewpoint near San Francisco's Lands End....
California, Here You Come: Stroll San Francisco, Sip Napa Valley Wine, and Hike Yosemite. Here Is Your Best-Ever Summer Road Trip
"How can you not fall in love with California?" a hiker asks my sister, Mary Kay, and me as we pause at a viewpoint near San Francisco's Lands End. He seems transfixed by the scenery: the Golden Gate Bridge glowing crimson in the afternoon sun, boats...
Culture California
In California, currents converge and cut new streams. Asian Pacific sensibilities permeate California's landscape from one end to the other, in its major cities--San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego--its rural outposts, and even the Silicon...
Garage for Living
There's room for storage, entertaining, and playOrder out of chaosDesigner Roberta Lasecke has the following tips for streamlining your garage.* Keep the floor free of clutter and point It. This makes the space easier to use and clean, and brighter.*...
Garage for Living: There's Room for Storage, Entertaining, and Play
Roy and Kathy Cerrito were determined to make the garage of their San Jose home accommodate gatherings for an expanding family (two sons, their wives, and four grandchildren) as well as cars. "We also wanted more storage and a place for the grandkids...
Good Eats by the Sea: On the Oregon Coast, Savor Fish and Chips, Haute Cuisine, and Everything in Between
When Blackfish Cafe chef-owner Rob Pounding needs huckleberries to sauce a duck breast for his Lincoln City, Oregon, restaurant, he knows exactly where to go. "It's on the Salmon River, in an old trailer park," he says. "We call it the Secret Spot."...
Gourmet Gulch
In Governor's Park, enjoy some of Denver's best restaurantsThe epicenter of Denver's neighborhood restaurant scene has shifted once again. Stately, tree-lined Governor's Park-located just minutes from downtown Denver-is home to 5 of the top 10 restaurants...
Indian Grill
Spice up shrimp with tandoori flavors for a casual dinner partyIndian flavors are hot these days-and not just because they're spicy. A tandoori-style party is an easy way to entertain with Indian flair. Though your barbecue won't get quite as hot as...
Indian Grill: Spice Up Shrimp with Tandoori Flavors for a Casual Dinner Party
Indian flavors are hot these days--and not just because they're spicy. A tandoori-style party is an easy way to entertain with Indian flair. Though your barbecue won't get quite as hot as the circular Indian clay oven called a tandoor--which reaches...
Kodiak Island, Alaska
PLACES IN THE WESTSalmon and bears adore this island. So do the rugged people who call it homeTwo or more times a day, the AIitak Bay District setnetters head out in skiffs off Kodiak Island, Alaska, to check their nets for salmon.It's called picking...
Kodiak Island, Alaska: Salmon and Bears Adore This Island. So Do the Rugged People Who Call It Home
Two or more times a day, the Alitak Bay District setnetters head out in skiffs off Kodiak Island, Alaska, to check their nets for salmon. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It's called picking fish: The...
Lavender in Bloom
The West's prettiest herb is more versatile than you thinkYou may know lavender by its scent, but that's only one of this herb's endearing qualities.Lavender is easy to grow in the West's warm, dry climates, requiring little in the way of pest control,...
Lavender in Bloom: The West's Prettiest Herb Is More Versatile Than You Think
You may know lavender by its scent, but that's only one of this herb's endearing qualities. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Lavender is easy to grow in the West's warm, dry climates, requiring little in the way of pest control, fertilizer, and, once established,...
Letters from Our Readers
Feedback on fresh lookIn the March issue, we unveiled several new design elements. Many of you wrote to tell us what you liked or didn't like. Here's a sampling.Suzanne Axtell of Santa Rosa, California, liked our new logo. "It gave me a thrill when I...
Los Angeles
Vibrant and exotic, LA's Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian neighborhoods buzz with cultural sights, sounds and scents. Asian immigrants, past and present, have brought a bounty of riches that has changed forever the texture of LA. LA's...
Major Shortcuts
Chutney adds quick flavorMore chutney tricks* Savory sandwich (above). Split a croissant and fill with sliced brie and apple, fruit chutney, and watercress leaves.* Speedy appetizer. Blend cream cheese with curry powder and spread on thin-sliced white...
Major Shortcuts: Chutney Adds Quick Flavor
In the world of condiments, chutney stands out for diversity, versatility, and--if canned--longevity. Major Grey--an intense, sweet-tart, spicy blend of mangoes and ginger from England (but with Indian roots)--can be found in almost any market. You're...
May Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenGazpacho SaladMARSHA STOUT, BENICIA, CAMaxsha Stout put together the ingredients for this salad one hot summer day when she wanted something quick and cool.PREP TIME: About 20 minutes, plus at least...
May Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Gazpacho Salad MARSHA STOUT, BENICIA, CA Marsha Stout put together the ingredients for this salad one hot summer day when she wanted something quick and cool. PREP TIME: About 20 minutes, plus at least 1 hour to chill MAKES: 5 cups; 4 to...
Moab Keeps You Moving
Hike, bike, or raft Utah's slickrock canyon countryMoab is fueled by locomotion. Paddling rivers, cycling slickrock, hiking through the world's grandest collection of stone archways-this southeastern Utah destination is a slice of high-energy nirvana.Sandals,...
Moab Keeps You Moving: Hike, Bike, or Raft Utah's Slickrock Canyon Country
Moab is fueled by locomotion. Paddling rivers, cycling slickrock, hiking through the world's grandest collection of stone archways--this southeastern Utah destination is a slice of high-energy nirvana. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Sandals, T-shirts,...
One for the Grill
Beef, turkey, even lamb ... why not pork for burgers? Maybe because in recent years pork often hasn't tasted very good. Our collective fat phobia has driven producers to breed leaner and leaner pork. And since fat carries flavor in meat, much of the...
Pack Up
Learn how to carry your camp beyond road's end"Karen's mean," my mom whispered to me. Karen Najarian is a wilderness guide affiliated with REI's Northern California Wilderness School. On this particular weekend, she would be leading my mother and me...
Pack Up: Learn How to Carry Your Camp beyond Road's End
"Karen's mean," my mom whispered to me. Karen Najarian is a wilderness guide affiliated with REI's Northern California Wilderness School. On this particular weekend, she would be leading my mother and me plus six others into Yosemite National Park...
Peas, Please
Fresh ideas for cooking with spring's sweetest vegetableBight green peas, with their fresh flavor and sweet crunch, are one of the most welcome signs of spring. They're delicious in all their guises-sturdy sugar snaps, translucent young snow peas, and...
Peas, Please: Fresh Ideas for Cooking with Spring's Sweetest Vegetable
Bright green peas, with their fresh flavor and sweet crunch, are one of the most welcome signs of spring. They're delicious in all their guises--sturdy sugar snaps, translucent young snow peas, and delicate English (shelling) peas. Easy to prepare...
Playtime
A stage? A playhouse? Whatever your child can imagine, this play center will be up to the task. Four platforms of varying heights, each roughly 5 feet square, form decks and a sandbox. They can be rearranged to fit differently shaped yards. [ILLUSTRATION...
Pollo a la Mexicana
Updated south-of-the-border chicken dishesMemories of his mother's cooking inspired Eligio Hernandez to re-create the cozy chicken dishes that he ate growing up in the state of Veracruz in Mexico in his new home in Campbell, California. Staple seasonings...
Pollo a la Mexicana: Updated South-of-the-Border Chicken Dishes
Memories of his mother's cooking inspired Eligio Hernandez to re-create the cozy chicken dishes that he ate growing up in the state of Veracruz in Mexico in his new home in Campbell, California. Staple seasonings of her kitchen--chiles, cumin, garlic,...
Quality Time
Room to gather or relax apartAs the real estate agent opened the gate to a tiny, one-story dwelling in Mill Valley, California, she turned to Josh Groves and ju lie Carlson and said, "This isn't going to be your house." But where the agent found little...
Quality Time: Room to Gather or Relax Apart
As the real estate agent opened the gate to a tiny, one-story dwelling in Mill Valley, California, she turned to Josh Groves and Julie Carlson and said, "This isn't going to be your house." But where the agent found little redeeming value, the couple...
Reality Show
Great lessons for living with three big dogs and four little kidsVirginia Donohue and Mark Klaiman were living in an 800-square-foot San Francisco Victorian row house with 300 pounds of dogs-a Great Dane, a New-foundland, and a chocolate Labrador-when...
Reality Show: Great Lessons for Living with Three Big Dogs and Four Little Kids
Virginia Donohue and Mark Klaiman were living in an 800-square-foot San Francisco Victorian row house with 300 pounds of dogs--a Great Dane, a New-foundland, and a chocolate Labrador--when they found out they were expecting triplets. A remodel was...
Sacramento
They called California Gum San, "Gold Mountain," and like many Forty-Niners, hundreds of Chinese came to the Sacramento area in the mid-1800s in search of riches. After the gold ran out, many stayed to work as merchants, cooks, farmers or laborers,...
San Diego
Nowhere does nature live in harmony with man better than it does in San Diego, where sun-kissed sandy beaches and balmy ocean breezes are matched by a colorful blend of cultures. Contributions of its Asian and Pacific Islander residents abound in San...
San Francisco
Gateway to America for many and home to the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, San Francisco is a prism of cultures, many of them Eastern. Around every corner discover a new world. Grand museums and traditional neigborhoods live in harmony with gleaming...
Social Studies
Homework centers give kids space to thriveHome offices aren't just for adults anymore. Now that so many kids have computers, their homework centers are evolving into mini offices.Architect Byron Kuth says homework centers are usually one of the first...
Social Studies: Homework Centers Give Kids Space to Thrive
Home offices aren't just for adults anymore. Now that so many kids have computers, their homework centers are evolving into mini offices. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Architect Byron Kuth says homework centers are usually one of the first things he...
Space Invaders
Our garage is a great mystery to me. I think the clutter there actually grows overnight when the door is closed. One day I can walk a fairly clear path past the bikes and the garbage cans to find the rake, and the next it seems I have to climb over...
Stack a Bed
Low flagstone walls are simple to buildInspired by stone walls she saw at England's famous Chelsea Flower Show, Marilyn Herlihy Dronenburg of Fallbrook, California, dry-stacked flagstones to frame raised beds in her vegetable garden. She used "patio-cut"...
Stack a Bed: Low Flagstone Walls Are Simple to Build
Inspired by stone walls she saw at England's famous Chelsea Flower Show, Marilyn Herlihy Dronenburg of Fallbrook, California, dry-stacked flagstones to frame raised beds in her vegetable garden. She used "patio-cut" flagstone (1 1/2-in.-thick slabs...
Suburban Modern
Contemporary color and shopping savvy create a sleek, open kitchenWhen Christopher and Christy Slye of Alamo, California, first met architect Philip Volkmann to discuss the remodel of their cramped 1950s ranch-house kitchen, they had already done a lot...
Suburban Modern: Contemporary Color and Shopping Savvy Create a Sleek, Open Kitchen
When Christopher and Christy Slye of Alamo, California, first met architect Philip Volkmann to discuss the remodel of their cramped 1950s ranch-house kitchen, they had already done a lot of research. Their goal was a clean, modern, and functional kitchen...
The Directory
Escape to the coast Pacifica Hotel Company proudly operates 19 charming hotels located in the most desirable and exciting coastal areas of California. You'll find Pacifica Hotels dotted along the scenic coast between San Diego and the San Francisco...
The Doctor's Still In
Here is knowledge that at points in my education I struggled to retain and failed: The difference between Ionic and Doric columns. The color coding for electrical resistors. The quadratic formula. Here is knowledge I encountered at age 7, made no...
The Winding Road West: Parks and Wineries Line Hecker Pass Highway near Gilroy
With so many twists and turns on the way to Mt. Madonna's 1,309-foot peak, driving up sloping Hecker Pass Highway (State 152) is invigorating. The views up top are equally thrilling, looking east over Santa Clara Valley and west to Monterey Bay. But...
Vegas Outback
Take lonely U.S. 93 into Nevada's wild and historic heartWe're out in Rainbow Canyon off U.S. 93, taking pictures of rabbit brush and cactus set against the pink and red volcanic cliffs that gave this wash its name. A car stops in the middle of the road,...
What Separates an Ordinary Gas Grill from a Great Gas Grill?
Make Sure Your Next Grill Purchase Doesn't Lead To The Three Most Common Complaints About Poorly Built Grills: [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] * Uneven Heat * Flare-Ups * Durability Here Are Five Steps To Make Shopping For A Gas Grill Easier:...
What to Do in Your Garden in May
SHOPPING * Rhododendrons. If you're looking for a specific flower color to go with other plants in your garden, shop for rhododendrons while they're blooming this month. These Northern California nurseries sell a wide range of choices: Singing Tree...
What to Do in Your Garden in May
PLANTING* Flowers for hummers. While hummingbirds do feed on tubular flowers of many colors, red and orange blooms are most attractive to them. Drought-tolerant flowers in this category include Agastache aurantiaca, Aquilegia desertorum, Asckpias tuberosa,...
Where Are the Deals?
Wine buyers reveal how to get the most for your moneyThey say it's a buyer's market out there-that a glut of grapes has joined forces with the struggling economy to push wine prices down and create real deals. We went to wineshop buyers to find out if...
Where Are the Deals? Wine Buyers Reveal How to Get the Most for Your Money
They say it's a buyer's market out there--that a glut of grapes has joined forces with the struggling economy to push wine prices down and create real deals. We went to wineshop buyers to find out if this is true. Howard Padgett, wine buyer for...
With Windows in Mind: Explore Innovative Ways to Express Yourself with Windows and Doors
Like the movies shown at the Sundance Film Festival, the Andersen[R] inHOME at Sundance Film Festival shows how imagination, inspiration, and innovation can make something truly magical. The Andersen inHOME provides ideas for new ways to design with...
Wrap Artist: These Tortillas Are All in the Family
Little Joaquin Davis dives into the flour with both hands--it's on his shirt, his cheeks, the tip of his nose. "Guess he's in the family business," says Marla Madrid, mother of the boisterous 2 1/2-year-old. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] That business...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.