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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. 215, No. 2, August

August Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenAsian Green Bean SaladTRISHA KRUSE, EAGLE, IDTrisha Kruse serves this with roast pork or grilled seafood, or adds hard-cooked eggs or tuna to make a lunch.PREP AND COOK TIME: About 20 minutesMAKES:...
August Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Asian Green Bean Salad TRISHA KRUSE, EAGLE, ID Trisha Kruse serves this with roast pork or grilled seafood, or adds hard-cooked eggs or tuna to make a lunch. PREP AND COOK TIME: About 20 minutes MAKES: 6 servings 2 pounds green beans,...
Eagle's River Runs
Cool off on the water with a float trip near BoiseWhen Boise's temperatures soar in summer, several thousand people can float the downtown stretch of the city's namesake river in a single day. For a nearby, uncrowded alternative, try the waterway's Eagle...
Ferry Tales
CLASSIC WESTFive favorite rides offer awesome sceneryIt's a breezy day on Puget Sound as I hurry aboard the MV Quinault for the ride from Keystone to Port Townsend, Washington. Northwesterners know that the ferry on this route can really rock and roll...
Interactive Artist: Building a Design Store-And a Community
"My parents used to joke that I was the only child they didn't worry about when I was quiet," says Sherry Olsen. "I'd be playing around and cooking in the kitchen and my grandmother would laugh and say, 'Oh yes, Sherry's definitely an artist. She's...
It's August. Do You Know Where Your Vacation Is?
3 instant getaways: Whistler, B.C., San Diego, Santa FeYou've been too busy with coach-pitch softball, end-of-fiscal-year estimates, or re-staining the deck to plan a summer trip, and now the season threatens to bolt away from you like a runaway bride....
It's August. Do You Know Where Your Vacation Is? 3 Instant Getaways: Whistler, B.C., San Diego, Santa Fe
You've been too busy with coach-pitch softball, end-of-fiscal-year estimates, or re-staining the deck to plan a summer trip, and now the season threatens to bolt away from you like a runaway bride. Where can you go? Won't all the flights be booked?...
Jackson Hole
Beautiful, natural, and rich: Is Wyoming's paradise too good to be true?With all due respect to heaven, it's got nothing on Jackson Hole at dawn. A.J. DeRosa is heading out on a float trip down Snake River. A native of Chicago, DeRosa arrived in this...
Jackson Hole; Beautiful, Natural, and Rich: Is Wyoming's Paradise Too Good to Be True?
With all due respect to heaven, it's got nothing on Jackson Hole at dawn. A.J. DeRosa is heading out on a float trip down the Snake River. A native of Chicago, DeRosa arrived in this corner of Wyoming in 1972. He's been guiding on the river for 27...
Lay a Path
Even for a novice do-it-yourselfer, installing a mortarless flagstone path is a practically foolproof project. "It's not very technical and doesn't require any power tools," says Tom Piergrossi, nursery owner, garden designer, and host of Down to Earth,...
Leaders of the Pack
Jamie Dutcher puts a disc in the CD player, and you freeze. The sound is composed of ice and blood and hot breath, beautiful and terrifying. When you hear a pack of wolves calling, you don't pay attention to anything else. "Wolf packs frighten people,"...
Meet the New Prefab
DESIGNThe Sunset Breezehouse redefines casual indoor-outdoor livingThe modern prefab is a hot commodity-again. But in this latest twist on the concept, popular assumptions about shelter are turned inside out. Walls fold away, corners dissolve, and rooms...
Meet the New Prefab: The Sunset Breezehouse Redefines Casual Indoor-Outdoor Living
The modern prefab is a hot commodity--again. But in this latest twist on the concept, popular assumptions about shelter are turned inside out. Walls fold away, corners dissolve, and rooms flow onto decks. The walk-in shower even has its own private...
Moroccan Magic
Celebrate summer with an exotic fete in a garden oasisA Moroccan garden party is a feast for the senses, especially at Greg Bartlow and Jericho Poppler Bartlow's 1920s-era Hispano-Moorish house in Long Beach, California. Splashes of luscious color, including...
Moroccan Magic: Celebrate Summer with an Exotic Fete in a Garden Oasis
A Moroccan garden party is a feast for the senses, especially at Greg Bartlow and Jericho Poppler Bartlow's 1920s-era Hispano-Moorish house in Long Beach, California. Splashes of luscious color, including brick red, saffron yellow, salmon orange, turquoise...
Perfect Broccoli
The ideal broccoli for a kitchen garden probably would behave like the fabled Hydra: For every head you cut off, two would grow back. Luckily, nature has already created broccoli that performs much that way. Unlike the modern hybrids you see in supermarkets,...
Picture Perfect: How to Take Great Travel Photos-Featuring Point Reyes National Seashore
"It's hard to take a terrible picture of Point Reyes," says Sean Arbabi, "but not all that easy to get a really great one." He should know; Arbabi, an outdoor photographer and Sunset contributor, teaches workshops at Point Reyes National Seashore,...
Ripe for the Waiting
Big fruit puts big alcohol in your glassSuddenly, winemakers, writers, and chefs are talking about the elephant in the room: the amount of alcohol in our wine. Over the past 10 to 15 years, the average percentage of alcohol in a West Coast bottle has...
Ripe for the Waiting: Big Fruit Puts Big Alcohol in Your Glass
Suddenly, winemakers, writers, and chefs are talking about the elephant in the room: the amount of alcohol in our wine. Over the past 10 to 15 years, the average percentage of alcohol in a West Coast bottle has ticked up dramatically, from between...
Simple Meringue
Whip up some whites to pair with berriesTips for perfect meringue1 A wire-whisk attachment introduces air evenly into whites and creates small bubbles, which are both stronger and more flexible. Make sure the bowl and beaters are clean; any fat can interfere...
Simple Meringue: Whip Up Some Whites to Pair with Berries
When you want the dessert light and the ingredient list short, make meringues. They're as easy as whipping egg whites, and a few tricks (see "Tips for Perfect Meringue," at left) make them work every time. Both the classic crisp form and the chewier...
Small Wonder
DESIGNFive separate "rooms" enhance a garden in West SeattleOne garden wasn't enough for Will Green. So he divided the 50- by 120-foot West Seattle lot he shares with Rich Thomas into a quintet of garden rooms. The front yard contains an entry patio,...
Small Wonder: A String of Outdoor Rooms Makes Every Inch Count
Even small yards can live large if you plan them well. That's what Marla and Chuck O'Connell found out when they asked landscape designer Nick Williams to renovate their garden in Woodland Hills, California. "We didn't like to go outside," says Chuck...
Supper Salads
WEEKNIGHTHearty mixes are the perfect summer shortcutSummer cooking always brings the same dilemma: how to make a dinner that's light and quick enough for hot weather but substantial enough to satisfy. A plain bowl of greens feels like deprivation, even...
Supper Salads: Hearty Mixes Are the Perfect Summer Shortcut
Summer cooking always brings the same dilemma: how to make a dinner that's light and quick enough for hot weather but substantial enough to satisfy. A plain bowl of greens feels like deprivation, even when it's "too hot to eat." [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
The Directory
Beautiful Hearst Castle [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The breathtaking scenery of California's spectacular Coast Highway, a choice of five different tours of one of the world's most magnificent homes, and the National Geographic Theater, where the Castle's...
The Spiral Jetty
On shores of Utah's Great Salt Lake, a long-vanished masterpiece has risen again. PETER FISH reports on the world's most famous submerged artworkFrom the Rozel Point shoreline, you see a straggling line of black rocks extending into the waters of the...
The Spiral Jetty: On the Shores of Utah's Great Salt Lake, a Long-Vanished Masterpiece Has Risen Again. Peter Fish Reports on the World's Most Famous Submerged Artwork
From the Rozel Point shoreline, you see a straggling line of black rocks extending into the waters of the Great Salt Lake, waters that shimmer from blue to unearthly rose depending on the turn of the wind. Climb higher up the point, watching for rattlers,...
What to Do in Your Garden in August
PLANTING * Basil. Plant a crop of basil for late-summer or fall harvest. Use leaves in salads or cooking. Pinch off new growth at planting time to develop bushiness. For making pesto, choose an Italian large-leaf type (look for Italian variety names);...
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