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. 228, No. 1, January

Artichoke
Grow a showstopper that tastes as good as it looksIn your gardenEven if we couldn't eat artichokes, we'd include them in the landscape because they're just so gorgeous. In fact, as delicious as the buds are, it's worth leaving a few unharvested: They...
Artichoke: Grow a Showstopper That Tastes as Good as It Looks
In your garden Even if we couldn't eat artichokes, we'd include them in the landscape because they're just so gorgeous. In fact, as delicious as the buds are, it's worth leaving a few unharvested: They blossom into giant blue-violet flowers perfect...
A Sea Change
For Rockies-raised author Made Meloy, true love meant learning to love the PacificI GREW UP in Helena, Montana, a town nestled against the mountains. I loved skiing and hiking and kayaking on rivers, in high, cold, clear air. Saltwater wasn't as good...
A Sea Change: For Rockies-Raised Author Maile Meloy, True Love Meant Learning to Love the Pacific
I GREW UP in Helena, Montana, a town nestled against the mountains. I loved skiing and hiking and kayaking on rivers, in high, cold, clear air. Saltwater wasn't as good to me: I get seasick. So my family was understandably baffled when I decided to...
Celebrate Chinese New Year
Ring in the Year of the Dragon with a modern tasting menu from Sacramento chef Billy Ngo BY AMY MACHNAK | PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANNABELLE BREAKERYBrussels sprouts and shiitake li meinSERVES 6 | 30 MINUTESBilly Ngo, now chef at Kru, a Japanese restaurant, shared...
Celebrate Chinese New Year: Ring M the Year of Tie Dragon with a Modern Tasting Menu from Sacramento Chef Billy NGO
Brussels sprouts and shiitake lo mein SERVES 6 | 30 MINUTES Billy Ngo, now chef at Kru, a Japanese restaurant, shared this dish (and the rest of the menu) inspired by his previous restaurant, Red Lotus. 1 oz. dried shiitake mushrooms 4 oz. dried...
Circus Girl
In Hollywood, Olga Pikhienko tells what it's really like to perform in Cirque du SoleilYOU JUST FINISHED A CIRQUE DU SOLEIL IRIS-MATINEE-EXHAUSTED? Today, yes. One of those days.WHO ARE YOU IN TME SHOW? I'm one of the main characters, Scarlett. I want...
Circus Girl: In Hollywood, Olga Pikhienko Tells What It's Really like to Perform in Cirque Du Soleil
YOU JUST FINISHED A CIRQUE OU SOLEIL IRIS-MATINEE EXHAUSTED? Today, yes. One of those days.: WHO ARE YOU IN THE SHOW? I'm one of the main characters, Scarlett. I want to be a movie star. Buster falls in love with me, but I don't notice him. But...
Craving Greens
From top restaurants all over the West, Italian-style greens so good everyone will line up for secondsSautéed escarole with toasted pearl couscous and poached eggsSERVES 4 I 40 MINUTESAt Staple & Fancy Mercantile in Seattle, chef Ethan Stowell makes...
Craving Greens: From Top Restaurants All over the West, Italian-Style Greens So Good Everyone Will Line Up for Seconds
Sauteed escarole with toasted pearl couscous and poached eggs SERVES 4 | 40 MINUTES At Staple & Fancy Mercantile in Seattle, chef Ethan Stowell makes this comforting dish with fregola sarda (a toasted Sardinian pasta) and duck eggs, but widely...
Domestic Artists
Last year's project du jour was pickling. For what's up next, check out how these Westerners are rasing the bar in their home kitchens BY MAIA FINNAustin DurantDAYJOB Software project manager, San DiegoTHE FERMENTERAT FIRST, Austin Du rant's nonfermenting...
Domestic Artists: Last Year's Project Du Jour Was Pickling. for What's Up Next, Check out How These Westerners Are Raising the Bar in Their Home Kitchens
AT FIRST, Austin Durante nonfermenting friends thought his fascination with making sauerkraut was a little odd. What started out about a year ago as an interest in its health benefits turned into a full-fledged obsession: 'The biochemical changes that...
East Bay Day Trip Alameda
Why go now: Once an enclave of Navy officers, this East Bay island brims with city types who've fallen for the good food, strong drink, and first-rate shopping. Yes, an island: But just barely. Alameda sits in San Francisco Bay, separated from Oakland...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessBison and water chestnut Lettuce cupsSERVES 4 25 MINUTES1 Ib. lean ground bison or ground beef1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger1 tbsp. minced garlic2 ½ tbsp. Asian black bean sauce1 ½ tbsp. hoisin sauce1...
Go Big
Make this the year you get fit, commit, and check one of these iconic Western adventures off your life listRaft the Colorado River through the Grand CanyonHOW HARD 4This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You'll need to book the trip at least six months...
Go Big: Make This the Year You Get Fit, Commit, and Check One of These Iconic Western Adventures off Your Life List
Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You'll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a week off work, spend upwards of $2,000. But then you get on the river. The raft floats beneath...
Hearty Salads
Winterize your dinner with great whole grainsQuinoa salad with chicken, avocado, and orangesSERVES 4 TO 6 AS A MAIN COURSE I 40 MINUTESLight, fluffy quinoa cooks in practically no time and is incredibly versatile -you can add it to just about any kind...
Hearty Salads: Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Avocado, and Oranges
SERVES 4 TO 6 AS A MAIN COURSE | 40 MINUTES Light, fluffy quinoa cooks in practically no time and is incredibly versatile--you can add it to just about any kind of salad. Millet would also be good. 1. Cook quinoa according to package directions...
January: Your Northern California Guide
To-do list * Plant hellebores for winter bloom, sunset CLIMATE ZONES 7-9, 14-17 * Discourage disease by removing fallen leaves and old mulch from the base of rose bushes and deciduous fruit trees. * Plant bare-root fruit trees, such as...
January Your Rockies Guide
To-do-list[white square] Spray dormant oil on shrubs and trees to kill eggs and larvae of overwintering insects.[white square] Water whenever it hasn't snowed in two to three weeks.[white square] Prune apple trees while dormant to prevent the spread...
Jump-Start Your Morning
These easy, fuel-packed breakfast sandwiches have staying powerAlmond butter and smashed berry sandwichesSERVES 2 I IO MINUTESLightly sweetened berries take the place of sugar-filled jam or jelly.¼ cup each fresh or thawed frozen blackberries and blueberries1...
Malbec of Our Own
When it comes to the latest red-wine craze, our advice? Go WestRED-WINE ADVENTURERS have discovered Malbec. And there's a lot to like about the grape: dark, juicy fruit, hits of pepper, and tannins gentle enough to allow for easy drinking. The downside,...
Malbec of Our Own: When It Comes to the Latest Red-Wine Craze, Our Advice? Go West
RED-WINE ADVENTURERS have discovered Malbec. And there's a lot to like about the grape: dark, juicy fruit, hits of pepper, and tannins gentle enough to allow for easy drinking. The downside, to my shamelessly West Coast loyalty, is that the bulk of...
Micro Lodge: Urban Yet Woodsy Grandeur in a Mere 1,200 Square Feet
WHEN MARK EGERSTROM and Brian Grosdidier bought their 6oo-square-foot cottage on a tiny West Hollywood lot, years of neglect had stripped away all its original 1920s charm. "There were aluminum windows, torn-off siding ... there was literally a crack...
Mountain Editor's Picks
TETON VILLAGE, WYBook a cozy cabi with friendsNeed an excuse for a ski weekend? Jackso Resort Lodging's newest luxe rental, Sh Cabin 6810, is now available, and more are on the wa The stone and reclaimed-wood house sleeps eight with four bedrooms, fireplaces,...
Mountain Weekend
Inside A newly reopened Utah resort puts the fun back in skiing » Budget-friendly yoga in Boulder » New digs in Jackson Hole >»Utah day trip Eagle PointWhy go now: Ski without the scene at a newly reborn resort. Outside the sleepy one-stoplight town...
My Own Fresh Start
JANUARY IS THE MONTH that most of us associate with turning over a new leaf, making plans, reinventing. We can hit that reset button and decide to make over anything, from our bodies to our homes to our outlook on life. At Sunset, we call January our...
Paint Your Pattern
With one template, create four dramatically different looksINSTEAD OF INSTALLING WALLPAPER, a few years ago San Francisco artist Tim Balon painted a pattern in his hallway. - Soon, friends were asking him to decorate their walls too. Trained asan architect...
Share Your Stuff: Four Popular Services and How to Use Them
Hey, Neighbor! (heyneighbor.com) This social network is bringing back the old-fashioned spirit of lending for free the stuff gathering dust in your garage. You can also swap favors, tike watering plants while on vacation. PROS Sharing eases...
The Great Swap
Planning this year's garden? Choose edibles in place of the usual suspects BY JULIE CHAIINSTEAD of a common perennial with showy leavesPLANT RHUBARB for pies.how t? grow Start bare-root plants in late winter or early spring; in zones 10 and li, plant...
The Great Swap: Planning This Year's Garden? Choose Edibles in Place of the Usual Suspects
INSTEAD OF a common perennial with showy leaves PLANT RHUBARB for pies. HOW TO GROW Start bare-root plants in late winter or early spring: in zones 10 and 11, plant in fall as a cool-season annual Plants reach 3 feet tall. (When harvesting, eat...
The New Art Capital
Los Angeles is in full bloom as the next big place to see (and buy) contemporary artROYAL/T IS PACKED FOR LUNCH, WITH EVERYONE FROM SONY PICTURES EXECUTIVES TO GALLERY HOPPERS TO CHILDREN WIELDING CRAYONS OVER COLORING BOOKS. A waitress dressed in a...
The New Art Capital: Los Angeles Is in Full Bloom as the Next Big Place to See (and Buy) Contemporary Art
ROYAL/T IS PACKED FOR LUNCH, WITH EVERYONE FROM SONY PICTURES EXECUTIVES TO GALLERY HOPPERS TO CHILDREN WIELDING CRAYONS OVER COLORING BOOKS. A waitress dressed in a short, crinoline-flounced brown dress and white apron in the style of a Tokyo meidokissa...
The Travel Hot List
What we're excited for in 2012San Francisco's new waterfrontAmerica's Cup is the premier sailing competition in the world, so when San Francisco was named a host city of the 2013 regatta, it was huge. For the first time in a longtime, the city will actually...
The Travel Hot List: What We're Excited for in 2012
San Francisco's new waterfront America's Cup is the premier sailing competition in the world, so when San Francisco was named a host city of the 2013 regatta, it was huge. For the first time in a longtime, the city will actually feel like a port...
What's in Season? Grapefruit: Make It Tonight Southeast Asian Grapefruit and Shrimp Salad Serves 4 / 30 Minutes
CHOOSING Fruit should feel heavy for its size and have taut skin. Pink to red varieties tend to be the sweetest, but low-acid hybrids like Oroblanco and Melogold can be sweet too. STORING Chill whole fruit in the crisper up to 3 weeks. Chill...
What's Yours Is Mine
The Bay Area is a hub for a nre type of economy, where things aren't bought but borrowed. Let's call it the age of sharingNEAL GORENFLO LIKES TO SHARE. The Mountain View, California, resident works out of a shared office space in San Francisco, editing...
What's Yours Is Mine: The Bay Area Is a Hub for a New Type of Economy Where Things Aren't Bought but Borrowed. Let's Call It the Age of Sharing
NEAL GORENFLO LIKES TO SHARE. The Mountain View, California, resident works out of a shared office space in San Francisco, editing the online magazine Shareable. He has no access to a car. during the workweek; if he absolutely must drive, he checks...
You Said It
Your kind of fashion* I mentioned on Twitter that Sunset is to me what Vogue was to Carrie Bradshaw. And it's true. I keep my back issues of garden porn for weekends like this last one. Sick in bed with a cold, lusting after dreamy yards and weekend...
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