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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. 212, No. 1, January

Best of the West: What's New for January
MUSEUMS Tree weaver If you're on Oahu, visit Honolulu's Contemporary Museum to see a whimsical addition to its sculpture garden. Artist Patrick Dougherty, known for his large-scale installations, created Na Hale 'O Waiawi, a playful sculpture...
California's Crab Bounty: How to Enjoy the Tastiest Catch of Northern California's Dungeness Crab
It's rare to find the right place at the right time. But this winter it's easy--head to the coast, at the height of Dungeness crab season. The season's opening date varies depending on location, and the critters can be pulled out of the Pacific as...
Colorado's Canyon Discovery
Creekside rambling and rock hopping southeast of DenverThere's always the anticipation of discovery on a visit to Castlewood Canyon State Park. Tucked within rolling shortgrass prairies southeast of Denver, the gorge remains unseen until you top a hill...
English Roses
Three secrets for growing these luscious landscape plants in the WestSometimes, all it takes to make a garden look loved is a great rose. Or, more precisely, an English rose with gracefully arching canes and sumptuous, softly colored blooms that open...
English Roses: Three Secrets for Growing These Luscious Landscape Plants in the West
Sometimes, all it takes to make a garden look loved is a great rose. Or, more precisely, an English rose with gracefully arching canes and sumptuous, softly colored blooms that open like teacups filled with fluffy petals. These modern hybrids, developed...
Feeling at Home in Minturn
A rustic central Rockies railroad town entices in wintertimeNext to the glitz of neighbors like Vail and Beaver Creek, the down-home spirit of Minturn, Colorado, is refreshing. Minturn's rough-hewn charm shines in a smattering of quaint downtown shops...
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Frosty Fantasies
View snow sculptures and learn tips from the pros at winter carnivalsLike the kid in the tub who makes a beard out of shampoo foam, there's a bit of the sculptor inside us all. For such artistes of the ephemeral, it's hard to find a more malleable-or...
Glide into Bliss
Learn cross-country ski, yoy'il get life lessons your workowt"Don't think" and "remember to breathe." Though they sound like meditation guidelines, the activity in this case is cross-country ski lessons. I'm spending the weekend at Royal Gorge, Northern...
Glide into Bliss: Learn to Cross-Country Ski, and You'll Get Life Lessons along with Your Workout
"Don't think" and "remember to breathe." Though they sound like meditation guidelines, the activity in this case is cross-country ski lessons. I'm spending the weekend at Royal Gorge, Northern California's largest cross-country ski resort, learning...
Going Home Again
Sunset invites garden pros to competeSunset's Western Garden Design Awards 2004-2005 is a juried program that recognizes the best of residential Western garden design. It is open to landscape architects and designers who earn most or all of their living...
Grown-Up Brownies
No matter what form it appears in, chocolate ranks up there with all-time favorite desserts. But for special occasions, you need chocolate with a little finesse--chocolate for adults. We've put a double kick of coffee in this brownie cake with buttercream...
Grown-Up Brownies
No matter what form it appears in, chocolate ranks up there with all-time favorite desserts. But for special occasions, you need chocolate with a little finesse-chocolate for adults. We've put a double kick of coffee in this brownie cake with buttercream...
Happy Feet
A soak with homemade bath salts ends the day rightTo revive your spirits at the end of a long day, there's nothing like a leisurely foot soak. all it takes is a bowl big enough to hold your feet comfortably, a soft towel, and a sprinkling of aromatic...
Happy Feet: A Soak with Homemade Bath Salts Ends the Day Right
To revive your spirits at the end of a long day, there's nothing like a leisurely foot soak. All it takes is a bowl big enough to hold your feet comfortably, a soft towel, and a sprinkling of aromatic bath salts that you can blend right at home. ...
Hearty Beef Sandwiches
A tasty Italian dip is great for Super Bowl partiesSandro Rossi brings a Florentine classic, boiled beef sandwiches, to his customers at Gaffe 817 in Oakland, California. he layers the tender beefslow-cooked to produce succulent meat and flavorful broth-on...
Hearty Beef Sandwiches: A Tasty Italian Dip Is Great for Super Bowl Parties
Sandro Rossi brings a Florentine classic, boiled beef sandwiches, to his customers at Caffe 817 in Oakland, California. He layers the tender beef--slow-cooked to produce succulent meat and flavorful broth--on crusty rolls brushed with chili oil, then...
In Living Color
When Jeffrey Becom and his partner, Sally Jean Aberg, set out to remodel this dilapidated 1930s bungalow in Pacific Grove, California, their main priority was to update the home by using color to help call attention to and define key architectural...
Instant Color
If you're craving bursts of color in your yard to brighten your spirits on gray, drizzly days, feast your eyes on these. In the West's mild, low-elevation areas, January isn't too late to tuck in a few primroses, Iceland poppies, or other winter annuals....
Jump Start: Begin This Year with Tasty Recipes, a Tamed Garden, a New Pursuit-And a Little Pampering
Smooth morning A blended fruit drink is an easy way to get a head start on your five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, especially if you keep your freezer stocked with fruit and your refrigerator full of juice and low-fat or nonfat yogurt....
Lush Look for a Hard Spot
A prizewinning Xeriscape in Colorado SpringsHemmed in by a driveway and brick walk, a lush-looking entry garden composed of colorful and unthirsty plants greets visitors to the home of Peggy Ives and Roger Heroux in Colorado Springs. When local landscape...
Naturally Luminous: Fresh Ways to Use Daylight to Brighten Your Home
It's a question that almost every homeowner faces: How do you make a room feel bright and airy? The solution usually starts with the character and placement of glass. Glass can be translucent or semitranslucent, smooth or textured, and aside from its...
No Harm Done
Clearing the air about sulfitesBy law, every bottle of wine sold in the United States must carry those two unsettling words, contains sulfites. Not only is the phrase a bit ominous, it's also a source of confusion. Tb sort things out, here are a few...
No Harm Done: Clearing the Air about Sulfites
By law, every bottle of wine sold in the United States must carry those two unsettling words, contains sulfites. Not only is the phrase a bit ominous, it's also a source of confusion. To sort things out, here are a few answers to some of the most common...
Noodles at Noon
Soba Noodle Salad PREP AND COOK TIME: About 20 minutes MAKES: 2 or 3 servings NOTES: Wasabi powder adds a little heat to this dressing. Look for it in the spice or ethnic-food section of the supermarket or in Asian markets. 8 ounces...
Pacific Coasting
An Oregon beach house is an idea-filled retreatPortland architect Jo Landefeld and husband John Richardson wanted to build a convenient getaway where they and their two daughters could relax and refuel throughout the year. They settled on a rectangular...
Pacific Coasting: An Oregon Beach House Is an Idea-Filled Retreat
Portland architect Jo Landefeld and husband John Richardson wanted to build a convenient getaway where they and their two daughters could relax and refuel throughout the year. They settled on a rectangular lot near the beach in Neskowin, a small town...
Rise and Shine
Make breakfast pastries quickly with a little preparation the night beforeThere's nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked pastries on a weekend morning. But you don't have to get up hours before everyone else in order to enjoy warm cherry-chocolate...
Rise and Shine: Make Breakfast Pastries Quickly with a Little Preparation the Night Before
There's nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked pastries on a weekend morning. But you don't have to get up hours before everyone else in order to enjoy warm cherry-chocolate scones, jam-filled Danishes, or tender banana coffee cakes. With a...
Shortcut Squash
It's prepped and ready for quick winter dishesOf late, winter squash has joined the ranks of convenience foods. You'll find it peeled, cubed, and bagged in many markets, alongside other refrigerated fresh produce. We've turned it into a spicy puree as...
Shortcut Squash: It's Prepped and Ready for Quick Winter Dishes
Of late, winter squash has joined the ranks of convenience foods. You'll find it peeled, cubed, and bagged in many markets, alongside other refrigerated fresh produce. We've turned it into a spicy puree as the base for a quick shrimp saute or golden...
Silicon Valley Dining: Upscale Restaurants Crop Up in the South Bay
Even when all the tech money was flying in the silicon-savvy South Bay, the better-known city by the bay got more press when it came to dining. Engineers and paper millionaires drove north to spend their take in San Francisco's hot restaurants and...
Small Wonders: Cyclamen Now Come in More Sizes and Flower Colors
Walk into a nursery and head for the florists' cyclamen this month--for a moment, you might feel like Alice in Wonderland. Is it your imagination, or have your favorite winter pick-me-ups shrunk? The traditional, large-flowered Cyclamen persicum are...
Snowy in Santa Fe
Enjoy world-class galleries, museums, historic sitesand bargains-in winterThe snow started falling on Santa Fe not long after dark. It was only a dusting, so by morning maybe 2 inches had accumulated- just enough to transform the town.While my wife,...
Snowy in Santa Fe: Enjoy World-Class Galleries, Museums, Historic Sites-And Bargains-In Winter
The snow started falling on Santa Fe not long after dark. It was only a dusting, so by morning maybe 2 inches had accumulated--just enough to transform the town. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] While my wife, Becky, slept in, I tossed more logs into the...
Style Secrets
Three home-styling pros show how to create high-end looks on a budgetThis time of year often inspires a fresh start, and sprucing up the surroundings at home may be the perfect place to begin. Fortunately, it can be done without spending outrageous amounts...
Style Secrets: Three Home-Styling Pros Show How to Create High-End Looks on a Budget
This time of year often inspires a fresh start, and sprucing up the surroundings at home may be the perfect place to begin. Fortunately, it can be done without spending outrageous amounts of time and money. By simply adding a few creative accents,...
Sundance Rides Again
The man outside Dolly's Bookstore shouts into his cell phone: "I know we have a good film." Dolly's window is filled with copies of The Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide and How to Agent Your Agent. "What I don't know is, do we have a commercial...
The Best Places to Live
The West's greatest small towns, neighborhoods, and new communitiesFor Sunset's fourth biennial salute to the West's best communities, we turned to the ultimate experts: our readers. We asked you to nominate the neighborhoods, cities, and towns you think...
The Best Places to Live: The West's Greatest Small Towns, Neighborhoods, and New Communities
For Sunset's fourth biennial salute to the West's best communities, we turned to the ultimate experts: our readers. We asked you to nominate the neighborhoods, cities, and towns you think are outstanding places to live. The response? Overwhelming....
The Rockies in January
TIPS AND TRIPS* SALT LAKE CITY Warm up at the spa Snowy days tend to inspire hardy Salt Lakers to go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing somewhere close to town-such as City Creek Canyon, just northeast of the state capitol building. Now they can follow...
Vegas Biking
Break a sweat on world-class bike trails, including one built by volunteersAfter undergoing open-heart surgery 10 years ago, Boulder City, Nevada, resident Brent Thomson wanted to recuperate by hiking near his home, 25 miles southeast of Las Vegas. But...
Vegas Biking: Break a Sweat on World-Class Bike Trails, Including One Built by Volunteers
After undergoing open-heart surgery 10 years ago, Boulder City, Nevada, resident Brent Thomson wanted to recuperate by biking near his home, 25 miles southeast of Las Vegas. But there weren't many trails close enough for an after-work ride, and doctors...
Water World
Architect Mark Jensen wanted to create the feeling of a luxurious and serene spa within the relatively constrained space of a master bath. He used a limited color palette and took advantage of natural light in this simple, strong architectural design....
Weeknight Favorites
Readers pick Sunset's best-ever quick and easy dishesA few months ago, we asked readers to tell us which recipes from Sunset have become their weeknight favorites. We expected to be reminded of easy, delicious dishes that we had all but forgotten, from...
Weeknight Favorites; Readers Pick Sunset's Best-Ever Quick and Easy Dishes
A few months ago, we asked readers to tell us which recipes from Sunset have become their weeknight favorites. We expected to be reminded of easy, delicious dishes that we had all but forgotten, from the decades' worth of recipes in our archives. What...
Winter Fresh
Brighten up January days with seasonal saladsWhen the urge for spring menus hits before spring vegetables do, use abundant winter produce-earthy beets, crunchy cabbage, tart apples, or sweet fennel-to make refreshing, lighttasting winter salads. Perfect...
Winter Fresh: Brighten Up January Days with Seasonal Salads
When the urge for spring menus hits before spring vegetables do, use abundant winter produce--earthy beets, crunchy cabbage, tart apples, or sweet fennel--to make refreshing, light-tasting winter salads. Perfect for a casual weekend lunch or as the...
Winter Party Ideas
Here are three quick ways to make a winter gathering fun and memorable--a hearty seasonal appetizer, a party favor project, and a simple flower arrangement. January is crab season around the West, so celebrate with tiny crab cakes topped with roasted-pepper...
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