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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. 203, No. 2, August

A French Affair with Fresh Tomatoes
Pick them ripe and full of color, then dress them with flavor In the hands of Nicole Perzik, tomatoes speak with a French accent. Perzik, born in France, works the magic of her heritage on vine-ripened summer beauties from neighborhood Santa Monica...
A Mexican Hero Makes Dinner
In Mexico, one answer to a quick meal is an amply stuffed hero-style sandwich called a torta. Vendors pack hollowed crusty rolls with refried beans, avocado, pickled chilies, tomato, shredded cabbage, and a choice of fillings - from meat to eggs or...
Creating Curb Appeal
These five remodels turn a more attractive, better-functioning face to the world Real estate agents call it curb appeal-your first impression of a house as you see it from the street. When a house has lots of curb appeal, it's both welcoming and intriguing....
Fresh Bean Bounty
Relish these popular vegetables in all their colors, sizes, and shapes PO-PO, MY GRANDMOTHER, TAUGHT ME TO LOVE FRESH BEANS. Well, technically, bean pods-beans that are bred and grown to be eaten before the seeds inside are fully developed, while the...
Fresh Bean Bounty: Relish These Popular Vegetables in All Their Colors, Sizes, and Shapes
Po-po, my grandmother, taught me to love fresh beans. Well, technically, bean pods - beans that are bred and grown to be eaten before the seeds inside are fully developed, while the pod that cradles them is still tender, plump, and fleshy. A passionate...
Grand Valley, Colorado: Here Comes T. Red
Check your wine snobbery at the door when you visit Colorado's Grand Valley wineries. The region's anything-but-stuffy attitude shows up right away on the names of some of the wines. Plum Creek Cellars's winemaker, Erik Bruner, is a former geologic...
Hidden Pleasures
A private new courtyard replaces a very open front lawn Not long ago, David and Nan Holt's front yard in Manhattan Beach, California, was stuck in a 1950s-'60s time warp: flat carpet of grass out front, red brick planter boxes tucked up against the foundation,...
Hidden Pleasures: A Private New Courtyard Replaces a Very Open Front Lawn
Not long ago, David and Nan Holt's front yard in Manhattan Beach, California, was stuck in a 1950s-'60s time warp: flat carpet of grass out front, red brick planter boxes tucked up against the foundation, dominant driveway. You'd pass it by without...
Hooked on the Grill: A Fearless Guide for Barbecuing Your Favorite Seafood - Even the Hardest Tackle
Those words from a catchy hawaiian tune echo the sentiments I felt on my first trip to Hawaii. Everywhere I ate, seafood was in abundance, prepared as easily as the song says: grilled and served with a simple sauce. * But while the serendipity of...
I Have Heard the Cottonwoods Singing
The sound - syncopated, percussive - could be the rhythm section behind Celia Cruz: a pop-pop-pop that puts you in mind of rumbas and rum drinks. But this is not a salsa band. It is the song of a Utah cottonwood tree as water rises through its vascular...
Kitchen Cabinet
READERS' RECIPES TESTED IN SUNSET'S KITCHENS Lemon Souffle Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup Carolyn Kane, Daly City, California As a professional chef, Carolyn Kane works most weekends. But on one rare free Sunday morning, she offered her fiance a...
Mountain Checklist
PLANTING & HARVEST HARVEST CROPS. Pick early pies, beets, broccoli, bush beans, cauliflower, new potatoes, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, summer squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, and zucchini. *HARVEST HERBS. Pick in the morning, just after dew...
Of Persian Persuasion
A TASTE OF THE WEST One of the spice boys plays chicken * There's an old boys' network in the spice world-behind the scenes and faceless, yet powerful. Turmeric is a major player. This rhizome, a ginger look-alike, gives a dark orange color to many everyday...
Open House
SUNDAY ON-LINE WITH SUNSET Wow, what a positive addition to Sunset! Settled down with my Sunday coffee and the June issue and found the From the Editor column mentioning your expanded website. Wheeled my trusty chair over to my laptop and was stunned...
Orchards and Arches
DAY TRIP It's tempting to remain in your car when you tour Capitol Reef National Park. After all, the main highway that runs through it offers dazzling windshield views of rocky outcroppings such as Chimney Rock, the Castle, and Capitol Dome. But unless...
Perfect Picks
How to tell when your summer garden's ready to harvest YOU'VE WEEDED, WATERED, FERTILIZED, AND FOUGHT OFF A legion of pests. At last, the fruit of your labor is ready to harvest-or is it? Pick that corn too early and its kernels will be watery; pick...
Perfect Picks: How to Tell When Your Summer Garden's Ready to Harvest
You've weeded, watered, fertilized, and fought off A legion of pests. At last, the fruit of your labor is ready to harvest - or is it? Pick that corn too early and its kernels will be watery; pick it too late and it will be starchy and tough. How...
Pueblo Gets Hot
The Colorado town boasts a riverfront, historic downtown, and zesty chilies The Front Range city of Pueblo, Colorado, belongs more to the Southwest than to the Rocky Mountains-you can see its origins along the quiet stretch of river where the historic...
Pueblo Gets Hot: The Colorado Town Boasts a Riverfront, Historic Downtown, and Zesty Chilies
The Front Range city of Pueblo, Colorado, belongs more to the Southwest than to the Rocky Mountains - you can see its origins along the quiet stretch of river where the historic adobe downtown, El Pueblo, began, as well as in the rich Latino culture...
Puget Sound, Washington: The Wine Islands
There is something stirring about taking a ferry to go wine touring. Sea breezes and blue skies whet the appetite for the vintages that wait across the water. A more enjoyable transition from city to wine country is hard to imagine. While some of...
Rogue Valley, Oregon: The Taste of Greatness
Say "Oregon wine" AND SAGE heads nod: the Willamette Valley, lots of rain, Pinot Noir. But in the baking summer heat of the Rogue Valley, 43 miles north of the California border, Clay Shannon and Lee Traynham are turning heads with a different vision...
Southeast Arizona: Pinots and Burros
When the Apache warrior chief Cochise envisioned the destiny of his homeland, he probably wasn't imagining it as wine country. But the parched, blindingly bright high desert of southeast Arizona has indeed been so transformed. About 20 miles from the...
Steam for Lean, the Chinese Way
Steaming, a basic cookery method in Chinese cuisine, makes it extremely easy to cook low-fat with lots of flavor. Just start with a lean cut of meat, such as pork tenderloin, and no-fat seasonings, such as ginger and black beans, for results that are...
Super Shades
Roman shades offer privacy, light control, and stylishness. They require a minimum of fabric-usually a lot less than curtainsand their sleek, streamlined silhouettes blend comfortably with window frames. A Roman shade is activated by a draw cord strung...
Sweet Summer Fruit Tarts
Use succulent, ripe peaches or figs for flavorful desserts Some desserts are too good to forget. Miles apart and years ago, I sampled two fruit tarts that bore delicious similarities. Each had a buttery shortbread crust filled with summer fruit and a...
The Beach Towns of Monterey Bay
Trust me: Appreciation of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's Giant Dipper roller coaster is a matter of perspective. From the crowded, hot pavement at its base, it looks like just a bad place to be right after lunch. It's only after you hop aboard one...
The Best Seat in the West
To be at home on the range, a cowboy needed a good saddle "The leathern thrones from which the cowboy ruled his realm" is how cowboy chronicler Philip Ashton Rollins described saddles in 1922. Constructed by a master craftsman, a saddle was the cowboy's...
The Merits of Organic Mulch
Spread some now to help plants, foil weeds, and save water In late summer, as air and soil temperatures rise, plants can be heatstressed right down to their roots. One of the best things you can do for them is to spread a blanket of organic mulch over...
The New Wine Countries
From the canyons of Colorado to the shores of Puget Sound, pioneer winemakers are planting where few grapes have gone before. And they're triumphing New wine country recipes " Best of the new wines New wine country travel planner THE GRAND VALLEY OF...
The Ultimate Small Garden
It packs lots of big ideas into a 16- by 24-foot space How much good living can you get into a very small garden? That's what we wanted to find out when we planned the one pictured on these pages. After asking ourselves what we considered "must-haves"...
Utah's Mountain Wonderland
Hiking, history, and the world's best raspberries - Logan, Utah, and the Bear River Range have it all In the pearly half-light just before sunrise, Scott Datwyler is a dark, hunched shape in the front of the canoe. It is so quiet that I can hear...
Vines to Watch
Drive through wine country and you're struck by how timeless it seems, how pastoral and immutable. Given the technodrama of modern life, it's a comforting feeling. It's also a grand illusion. The American wine industry today is a hotbed of innovation....
Western Wine Winners
The top 34 wines As the saying goes, it was a tough job, but someone had to do it. We asked vintners from the eight emerging Western wine regions in this story to send us their finest efforts. In a blind tasting, a panel of eight judges sampled 86 wines...
Western Wine Winners.: The Top 34 Wines from Sunset's Taste-Off
As the saying goes, it was a tough job, but someone had to do it. We asked vintners from the eight emerging Western wine regions in this story to send us their finest efforts. In a blind tasting, a panel of eight judges sampled 86 wines and chose the...
What's New in Sliding Glass Doors?
A primer to help you glide into the right model Perhaps no single architectural feature is more emblematic of Western living than the sliding glass door. For more than 50 years, sliding glass doors have opened our homes to generous natural light and...
What's New in Sliding Glass Doors? A Primer to Help You Glide into the Right Model
Perhaps no single architectural feature is more emblematic of Western living than the sliding glass door. For more than 50 years, sliding glass doors have opened our homes to generous natural light and views, simultaneously giving us easy connections...
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