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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. 214, No. 1, January

Artisan Sonoma: Wine Country Locals Reveal Their Off-Season Discoveries
On a clear, sunny January afternoon, when the oak-covered Mayacamas Mountains are so brilliantly green that you have to squint, State 12 is one of the prettiest roads around. Rick Kasmier still remembers how that road struck him and his wife, Sandi,...
Blooms on High
PLANTINGChoose the right flowering cherry for your gardenFew trees can beat flowering cherries for their beauty, especially in early spring. That's when a froth of pink or white blooms cloaks their branches, scenting the air around them with a delicate...
Blooms on High: Choose the Right Flowering Cherry for Your Garden
Few trees can beat flowering cherries for their beauty, especially in early spring. That's when a froth of pink or white blooms cloaks their branches, scenting the air around them with a delicate fragrance. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] But there's...
Choose to Move
Here's how to turn exercise from a chore into a reward: Find an activity that suits you, then do it before you can find an excuse. Then do it again. "Stick with it," says Greg Payne, chair of the department of kinesiology at California's San Jose State...
Eco Dream Kitchen
Acting as contractor put this owner on top"I wanted my kitchen to be as green and affordable as possible," says Mary Richerson, a marketing-event producer. She remodeled her 1920s Berkeley bungalow and achieved her goal by researching materials herself...
Eco Dream Kitchen: Acting as Contractor Put This Owner on Top
"I wanted my kitchen to be as green and affordable as possible," says Mary Richerson, a marketing-event producer. She remodeled her 1920s Berkeley bungalow and achieved her goal by researching materials herself and acting as her own contractor. One...
Endless Possibilities: Enjoy Your Home Inside and out All Year Long
CREATE YOUR DREAM BACKYARD RETREAT The possibilities are endless when you bring your personal style to outdoor spaces. You can create a cozy backyard retreat for family and friends with decor that extends the warmth from inside your home into the...
Garden Soothers
Setting aside 15 to 20 minutes a day to sit quietly and breathe deeply can reduce stress, helping to stabilize your heart rate and blood pressure. A simple setting among plants--indoors or out--is the perfect place to do this. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Good Mornings: Pioneering Chef Margaret Fox Shares Her Favorite Breakfast Recipes
Margaret Fox learned to make French toast at age 9 and never looked back. As the original chef-owner of Mendocino's Cafe Beaujolais, she turned breakfast into the California coastal town's most popular meal. After 25 years in the business, she no longer...
Healthy Dinners to Love
Sticking to a healthy diet is infinitely easier when "good for you" tastes great too. In the West, we don't have to look far for wholesome produce and meat. Much of the nation's finest grows here, giving us first dibs on the ripest fruit and the freshest...
Letters from Our Readers
Enchanting New MexicoI really enjoyed Lawrence W. Cheek's "Road to Enchantment" (November, page 140). Several years ago, I took a driving tour similar to his route and was amazed by the beauty and culture that New Mexico has to offer.One place not mentioned...
Merit System
Would you pay top dollar for "red table wine"?Wine experts might be guilty of occasional pretension, but sometimes we read snobbery into the wine world that isn't there. For instance, how would you pronounce "meritage," a word appearing on a growing...
Merit System: Would You Pay Top Dollar for "Red Table Wine"?
Wine experts might be guilty of occasional pretension, but sometimes we read snobbery into the wine world that isn't there. For instance, how would you pronounce "meritage," a word appearing on a growing number of wine bottles? More often than not,...
Modern Fireplaces: Think outside the Firebox for a Sleek and Stylish Look
Still the focal point of many interior living spaces, the latest fireplaces look anything but traditional. Although their inner workings are largely standardized--most new models contain prefabricated fireboxes--the front can be much more expressive....
Mushrooms Bloom: A Fungus Invasion Begins in Sebastopol
When Malcolm Clark mentions Baby Blue Oyster, Trumpet Royale, and Cinnamon Cap, you might think he's extolling his favorite racehorses. But the curious names that roll so quickly off his tongue refer to the fresh mushrooms his company, Gourmet Mushrooms...
Old Meets New
PLACES IN THE WESTFix up a classic house, fix up a great city-that's what Pasadenans doJust inside Pasadena's city limits, Colorado Boulevard opens up as it reaches the Arroyo seco. There, a curving quarter-mile bridge crosses the gorge, its roadbed...
Old Meets New: Fix Up a Classic House, Fix Up a Great City-That's What Pasadenans Do
Just inside Pasadena's city limits, Colorado Boulevard opens up as it reaches the Arroyo Seco. There, a curving quarter-mile bridge crosses the gorge, its roadbed hanging 150 feet above the canyon. The old Vista del Arroyo Hotel, now a courthouse,...
On Balance
I happen to have a January birthday, so this time of year is doubly good for thinking about fresh starts, goals, and all those other euphemisms for resolutions. My goals don't tend to change too much from year to year: spend more time with my family;...
Pair with Us
We keep our corkscrews busy at Sunset. Every new bottle of wine that comes in sparks curiosity, and many prompt tastings: Let's see what's happening with Paso Robles Zinfandels, for instance. And with our test kitchen handy, we often pair the wine...
Restaurants: Wine Pros
Sommeliers have long had a reputation as the Mt. Everest of restaurant staffers: chilly, remote, and lofty to the extreme. But they're coming down to earth; now you don't need to spend a bundle on a bottle to get some education. The new breed of young...
Smart Food Trades
It all gets so confusing: Which fats are healthy? Are carbs the enemy? Is it okay to have a bagel? To put it simply, a heart-healthy diet is high in fiber and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. That means plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains,...
Soup's On
IN SEASONHearty, seasonal bowls take the chill off in winterSteaming bowls of soup-brothy stews or creamy purées-are truly family meals. They're easy to make and create a sense of shared warmth. It's what we cook for loved ones when they're feeling under...
Soup's On: Hearty, Seasonal Bowls Take the Chill off in Winter
Steaming bowls of soup--brothy stews or creamy purees--are truly family meals. They're easy to make and create a sense of shared warmth. It's what we cook for loved ones when they're feeling under the weather, and it's what we want on a chilly January...
Sow Some Fun: Get Together with Friends for a Seed-Starting Party and Reap the Benefits
Like a seed itself, a seed-planting party can grow into a whole season of rewards. It starts in winter with a group of friends, fueled by garden-inspired eats and sharing a workspace and basic supplies. At the end of the party, everyone goes home with...
Storybook Streets
Shop, or eat a great PB&J in a playful Portland neighborhoodIn Beverly Cleary's popular children's books, Henry Huggins and his dog, Ribsy, often wish something exciting would happen. If your kids or dog are wishing something exciting would happen...
The Directory
Shore luxury Perched over the surf, the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa offers 290 guest rooms, a fitness center, penthouse spa, and two award-winning restaurants: Schooners Bistro and The Duck Club. Superb amenities, coupled with great service, define...
The Fish Guy
It is a quietly miraculous moment, comparable to being with Claude Monet when he first glimpsed Giverny. "This," says Ray Troll, "is where I worked on the slime line." Troll and I are at the Silver Lining seafood-processing plant in Ketchikan,...
To Ski in Peace
EXPLOREFind beautiful, uncrowded slopes in British Columbia's rugged interiorIt's so quiet that the youngest members of our group, two babies bobbing along on their dads' backs, have been sound asleep since we strapped on our snowshoes and headed out...
Town of Trails: Portola Valley Offers Escape to the Hills above Palo Alto
Every so often on Saturdays and Sundays, there's a burst of activity on the placid streets of Portola Valley. The calm of this village above Palo Alto is broken by dozens of cyclists, decked out in flashy multicolored kits, whizzing by the town's two...
Walks to Live For
Inspiration for good walks comes easily in the West. Here we have a wealth of scenic pathways in our parks and along our rivers, lakes, and beaches. Discover one close to home or find one during your travels, and you'll see stress evaporate, get a...
What to Do in Your Garden in January
PLANTING * Azaleas and camellias. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: Winter and spring months are good times to shop for blooming azaleas and camellias. Don't let the flower color alone determine your choices, though; before purchasing a plant, make...
What to Do in Your Garden in January
PLANNING AND PLANTING* Bare-root stock. Sunset climate zones 4-7, 17: Bare-root plants are inexpensive and easy to transport and plant. Many nurseries and garden centers offer everything from fruits like apples, grapes, and strawberries to perennial...
Winter Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenCranberry Spinach Salad with GorgonzolaCARLEY PETERSEN, OAKLAND, CAWith washed spinach-baby and otherwise-available in most supermarkets these days, a fresh spinach salad is almost no work at all. Carley...
Winter Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Cranberry Spinach Salad with Gorgonzola CARLEY PETERSEN, OAKLAND, CA With washed spinach--baby and otherwise--available in most supermarkets these days, a fresh spinach salad is almost no work at all. Carley Petersen found that adding just a...
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