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. 208, No. 2, February

Celebrate in Chinese Harmony
FRIENDS FOR DINNER Welcome the Year of the Horse with a simple, family-style Cantonese meal * Many philosophies strive for balance. Taoism seeks it through a harmonious interaction of opposites, based on the concepts of yin, the feminine, passive force...
Colorado's Quiet Slopes
travel * recreation Small, friendly ski areas keep winter sports accessible and affordable * Vail this, Aspen that, Telluride the other-pick up the tabloids this time of year and Colorado's fabled ski resorts seem to be on every celebrity's winter ski-and-be-seen...
Doing the Stroll
On Friday nights in Salt Lake City, take in the lively gallery scene and stay for dinner Follow the warm glow of light and the buzz of conversation into Phillips Gallery and join the party at the stylish shop. In Salt Lake City, the third Friday of each...
Doing the Stroll: On Friday Nights in Salt Lake City, Take in the Lively Gallery Scene and Stay for Dinner
Follow the warm glow of light and the buzz of conversation into Phillips Gallery and join the party at the stylish shop. In Salt Lake City, the third Friday of each month is typically Gallery Stroll night at more than 25 galleries. This month, during...
Easy Flowers for Cutting
Plant now for spring and summer bouquets * There are three grocery stores within a 10-minute drive where I can buy flowers anytime I want, and a farmers' market on Fridays that's close enough to walk to. So it's not like I need to grow my own blooms...
Easy Flowers for Cutting: Plant Now for Spring and Summer Bouquets
There are three grocery stores within a 10-minute drive where I can buy flowers anytime I want, and a farmers' market on Fridays that's close enough to walk to. So it's not like I need to grow my own blooms for bouquets. But I wouldn't think of letting...
Escape to Ashcroft
Explore a silver boom ghost town in spectacular winter-quiet mountains near Aspen Nestled in scenic Castle Creek Valley in a mountain wilderness, the ghost town of Ashcroft-a handful of tilting buildings softened by snow-is the center of a tiny, tranquil...
Escape to Ashcroft: Explore a Silver Boom Ghost Town in Spectacular Winter-Quiet Mountains near Aspen
Nestled in scenic Castle Creek Valley in a mountain wilderness, the ghost town of Ashcroft--a handful of tilting buildings softened by snow--is the center of a tiny, tranquil universe. Nearby, Ashcroft Ski Touring Unlimited offers miles of groomed...
Grow Your Own Blueberries
If you love fresh blueberries in your pancakes or on your cereal, why not raise basketfuls of fruit in your own garden? In mild-winter areas of the Pacific Northwest, you can set out bareroot or container-grown plants this month. In colder climates,...
Hands-On Home
HOW THE WEST IS LIVING An artful house designed and built by its owners is beautiful and energy-efficient * The story of Martha and Steve Rosenblatt's house is one of vision, experimentation, persistence, and sweat equity. "I worked on it every day,...
Hands-On Home: An Artful House Designed and Built by Its Owners Is Beautiful and Energy-Efficient. (How the West Is Living)
The story of Martha and Steve Rosenblatt's house is one of vision, experimentation, persistence, and sweat equity. "I worked on it every day, all day, for almost six years!" exclaims Steve. Nestled into an oak-studded hillside, the slate-roofed house...
In Praise of Eichlers
Best of the West These classic tract houses of the 1950s and 1960s are fashionable again * The Eichler was the Ford Thunderbird of developer house designs-sleek, sexy, and easily mass-produced. Almost 11,000 versions of the compact, open-- plan homes...
In Praise of Eichlers: These Classic Tract Houses of the 1950s and 1960s Are Fashionable Again. (Best of the West)
The Eichler was the Ford Thunderbird of developer house designs--sleek, sexy; and easily mass-produced. Almost 11,000 versions of the compact, open-plan homes were built in Northern and Southern California between 1950 and 1974. At a time when most...
Island's End
Pick your trail to Oahu's western tip for wildlife, explosive surf ... perhaps ghosts Even on a calm day, Kaena Point emits a sense of physical and (spiritual energy. The rugged west and north shores of Oahu converge here, at the tip of the volcanic...
Island's End: Pick Your Trail to Oahu's Western Tip for Wildlife, Explosive Surf ... Perhaps Ghosts
Even on a calm day, Kaena Point emits a sense of physical and spiritual energy. The rugged west and north shores of Oahu converge here, at the tip of the volcanic Waianae Range. The point itself is a massive coral sand bluff that narrows to a reef...
Kitchen Cabinet
Readers' recipes tested in Sunset's kitchens Mayan Chicken Beverly Smick, Coulee Dam, WA This chicken dish, which Beverly Smick serves with rice and beans, was inspired by one she enjoyed on a recent trip to Belize. The chicken gets its red color from...
Kitchen Cabinet: Readers' Recipes Tested in Sunset's Kitchens
Mayan Chicken Beverly Smick, Coulee Dam, WA This chicken dish, which Beverly Smick serves with rice and beans, was inspired by one she enjoyed on a recent trip to Belize. The chicken gets its red color from a paste made of achiote seeds (from...
Lamb from Down Under
food guide * I love Australia's vitality, its dynamic food scene, and the crowd of Aussie friends I've accumulated through the years. Take Peter, for instance, and his buddy Bronwyn-culinary enthusiasts both. As house guests one afternoon, they announced...
Marvelous McCall
mountain travel guide Idaho's winter wonderland * Sun Valley may be the state's most famous snowy playground, but in winter Idahoans flock to McCall, north of Boise. The former mill town, founded in 1891, still retains its laid-back charm. Step into...
Marvelous McCall: Idaho's Winter Wonderland. (Mountain Travel Guide)
Sun Valley may be the state's most famous snowy playground, but in winter Idahoans flock to McCall, north of Boise. The former mill town, founded in 1891, still retains its laid-back charm. Step into McCall Drug & Gifts and Blue Grouse Books...
No Mere Truffle: You Don't Have to Be a Chocolatier to Produce or a Professional to Package These Exquisite Tokens of Affection
That most ubiquitous of Valentine's Day gifts-chocolate--takes on new significance when it comes from your own kitchen. These intense, cocoa-dusted truffles are actually simple to make--so simple, in fact, that their flavor depends entirely on the...
Open House
Letters from our readers Crown lamb rack: Simply smashing Your recipe for Crown Lamb Rack (December, page 142) was a totally smashing success at our Thanksgiving table. I've cooked lamb roasts for years, but this was my first try at rack of lamb. I did...
Paris a Porter
San Francisco is full of Francophile treats Whenever I feel lonely for Paris and I can't wing off to Charles de Gaulle, I indulge my craving with a Francophile sojourn around San Francisco. Though Belden Alley and the Gallic haunts around the French...
Paris a Porter: San Francisco Is Full of Francophile Treats
Whenever I feel lonely for Paris and I can't wing off to Charles de Gaulle, I indulge my craving with a Francophile sojourn around San Francisco. Though Belden Alley and the Gallic haunts around the French Consulate are also nice, these lesser-known...
Scent-Imental Roses
garden * outdoor living Yesterday's roses with perfumes to perk up today's gardens * Way back in most gardeners' memories, or perhaps their fantasies, is a grandmother's garden. It likely had a picket fence, an enormous old apple tree, a lollygagging...
Scent-Imental Roses: Yesterday's Roses with Perfumes to Perk Up Today's Gardens. (Garden & Outdoor Living)
Way back in most gardeners' memories, or perhaps their fantasies, is a grandmother's garden. It likely had a picket fence, an enormous old apple tree, a lollygagging lilac or buddleja, and a rose--a big old sticker bush with flowers so fragrant that...
Seaside Dreams
Southern California's beachfront hotels range from glitzy and grand to funky and fun There's no valet parking at the Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages on San Diego's Pacific Beach. Instead, you drive beneath an archway, rumble down the 1927 wood pier,...
The Look of Love
simple Projects Simply romantic Valentine's bouquets Giving flowers is symbolic of the love and affection we have for one another. So every Valentine's Day, bunches of colorful blossoms exchange hands. Traditionally, red roses have been the most popular...
The Look of Love: Simply Romantic Valentine's Bouquets. (Simple Projects)
Giving flowers is symbolic of the love and affection we have for one another. So every Valentine's Day, bunches of colorful blossoms exchange hands. Traditionally, red roses have been the most popular flowers to give. But surprisingly, women actually...
The New Western Kitchen
Strategies for kitchens that bring the family together What is a Western kitchen? Sunset has been exploring this question for decades. In the 1940s and '50s, we extolled the wonders of a fireplace in the kitchen. In the 1970s and '80s, the "great room"...
The New Western Kitchen: Strategies for Kitchens That Bring the Family Together
What is a Western kitchen? Sunset has been exploring this question for decades. In the 1940s and '50s, we extolled the wonders of a fireplace in the kitchen. In the 1970s and '80s, the "great room" showed up, combining the kitchen and the family room....
The Quick Cook
Presto pasta: Entrees in 30 minutes or less * Pasta has countless personalities, and a good share of them come together in the time it takes Tom Brokaw to cover the nightly news. Add salad, hearty bread, and a glass of wine for an ever-so-simple supper...
The Quick Cook: Presto Pasta: Entrees in 30 Minutes or Less
Pasta has countless personalities, and a good share of them come together in the time it takes Tom Brokaw to cover the nightly news. Add salad, hearty bread, and a glass of wine for an ever-so-simple supper that you can vary almost endlessly. Linguine...
The Refrigerator Shuffle
From the Editor * Last year, my husband and I decided to install hardwood floors in the kitchen and family room. Not quite a remodel, but definitely an upgrade that required us to move the refrigerator into the laundry room for at least a week. It didn't...
The Wine Guide: Warming Reds for Winter Meals
In the Napa Valley, where I live, our hot, dry summers and cold, gray winters instill in me the desire--no, the need--to eat and drink seasonally. This time of year, with cold rain whipping around the vines, I'm simply not in the mood for a light salad...
Tiling a Tabletop the Easy Way
* This project makes use of a new line of indoor-outdoor tiles that are designed to eliminate one of the problem areas where kitchen, bath, and outdoor tile counters often fail-the leading edge. Usually, a trim tile faces the outside edge, and the assault...
What to Do in Your Garden in February. (Mountain Checklist)
PLANNING AND PLANTING * ORDER PLANTS BY MAIL. Check out the catalog offerings of these regional sources. High Country Gardens (800/925-9387 or www.highcountrygardens.com) specializes in drought-tolerant flowers and shrubs. One of their new introductions...
Winter Wonderful
day trip Snowy adventures, lovely lodges in Colorado's Estes Park In wintertime, Estes Park is at the end of the road: The only route out of town and through adjacent Rocky Mountain National Park is closed by snow. During these months, the town slumbers...
Winter Wonderful: Snowy Adventures, Lovely Lodges in Colorado's Estes Park. (Day Trip)
In wintertime, Estes Park is at the end of the road: The only route out of town and through adjacent Rocky Mountain National Park is closed by snow. During these months, the town slumbers in its mountain valley. But the end of the road is just the...
Wise-Buy Orchids
Moth orchids are beautiful, long-- flowering, and unfussy During the past few years, orchids have taken the West's big flower shows by storm. There are so many, you hardly know where to begin. Our advice: Try moth orchids (Phalaenopsis). Able to hold...
Wise-Buy Orchids: Moth Orchids Are Beautiful, Long-Flowering, and Unfussy
During the past few years, orchids have taken the West's big flower shows by storm. There are so many, you hardly know where to begin. Our advice: Try moth orchids (Phalaenopsis). Able to hold flowers for months, they're well adapted to household...
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