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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. 210, No. 6, June

A Garden for Entertaining
Refresh, relax, rechargeSome gardens, like some hosts, really know how to throw a party. With the right mix of recreation areas, conversation nooks, and inviting plantings, a great party garden invites guests to play, relax, and dine-and it's no worse...
A Garden for Entertaining: Refresh, Relax, Recharge
Some gardens, like some hosts, really know how to throw a party. With the right mix of recreation areas, conversation nooks, and inviting plantings, a great party garden invites guests to play, relax, and dine--and it's no worse for wear after they...
A Hearth on the Patio
Design ideas, installation tips, and new productsAn outdoor fireplace makes a great gathering spot. It creates a feeling of intimacy while letting you stay outside to take advantage of long summer evenings. You can install one in a sheltered entry courtyard,...
A Hearth on the Patio: Design Ideas, Installation Tips, and New Products. (Home)
An outdoor fireplace makes a great gathering spot. It creates a feeling of intimacy while letting you stay outside to take advantage of long summer evenings. You can install one in a sheltered entry courtyard, along the rear wall of a home, or at the...
All about Tuna
From albacore to ahi, what to buy and how to cook itFresh tuna is swimming in many channels these days, from sushi rolls in supermarket delis, to seared ahi on restaurant menus, to sashimi in popular sushi bars. Perhaps because it's often served raw...
All about Tuna: From Albacore to Ahi, What to Buy and How to Cook It. (Food Guide)
Fresh tuna is swimming in many channels these days, from sushi rolls in supermarket delis, to seared ahi on restaurant menus, to sashimi in popular sushi bars. Perhaps because it's often served raw or nearly raw and in Japanese preparations, the fish...
All-Star Gerberas
How to grow summer's show-off daisiesIf ever there were a flower tailor-made for bold color, it's the gerbera. This happy-faced daisy, loved by flower arrangers, artists, and photographers, unfurls shapely petals, all neatly arranged around a tufted...
All-Star Gerberas: How to Grow Summer's Show-Off Daisies. (Garden)
If ever there were a flower tailor-made for bold color, it's the gerbera. This happy-faced daisy, loved by flower arrangers, artists, and photographers, unfurls shapely petals, all neatly arranged around a tufted or velvety center. It comes in a rainbow...
A Piece of Cake
With foolproof recipes from Sunset's test kitchen, glamorous layer cakes are easier than you thinkNo dessert combines elegance and charm quite like a homemade layer cake. We mark the milestones of our lives, from birthdays to graduations, with cakes,...
A Piece of Cake: With Foolproof Recipes from Sunset's Test Kitchen, Glamorous Layer Cakes Are Easier Than You Think
No dessert combines elegance and charm quite like a homemade layer cake. We mark the milestones of our lives, from birthdays to graduations, with cakes, and making a great one from scratch takes just a few minutes longer than stirring up a mix. That...
A Watery Paradise: Montana's Flathead Lake Is Huge, Clear, and Irresistible. (Travel)
Summer is the sweetest of all seasons on Montana's Flathead Lake. It is, yes, a beautiful lake year-round: Mysterious in winter, when its 22 islands are shrouded in fog and you half expect to see the legendary Flathead Lake Monster rise from the...
Bright June Flavors
Readers' recipes tested in Sunset's kitchensSicilian-style StrataRoxanne Chan, Albany, CABecause they can be assembled ahead and baked at the last minute, stratas make great brunch entrees. Roxanne Chan also likes to serve this at lunch or dinner.PREP...
Bright June Flavors: Readers' Recipes Tested in Sunset's Kitchens. (Food: Kitchen Cabinet)
Sicilian-style Strata Roxanne Chan, Albany, CA Because they can be assembled ahead and baked at the last minute, stratas make great brunch entrees. Roxanne Chan also likes to serve this at lunch or dinner. PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 1/4 hours,...
By the Light of the Moon: Hike, Kayak, and Stargaze in Bay Area Parks after Sunset. (Travel)
Everything changes after dark. Silvery moonlight cloaks a familiar landscape in mystery. Starlight catches wings overhead, but you'll see owls instead of songbirds. At this time of year, balmy evenings provide a chance to stretch your summer fun...
Casual, Colorful Chicken
Top chicken breasts with a bright bell-pepper relishA tumble of colorful bell peppers cooked with olives and capers makes a sweet, tangy relish for that convenient weeknight staple, the boned, skinned chicken breast.While the chicken and peppers cook,...
Casual, Colorful Chicken: Top Chicken Breasts with a Bright Bell-Pepper Relish. (Food: Weeknight)
A tumble of colorful bell peppers cooked with olives and capers makes a sweet, tangy relish for that convenient weeknight staple, the boned, skinned chicken breast. While the chicken and peppers cook, you can make a simple salad: just dress some...
Cool off with Yogurt
Face summer's warm days with a refreshing Indian saladMany of our traditional summer salads are dressed with mayonnaise or sour cream. But there's a creamy alternative without all that fat: yogurt. Tangy and rich in protein, nonfat yogurt makes a tasty...
Cool off with Yogurt: Face Summer's Warm Days with a Refreshing Indian Salad. (Food)
Many of our traditional summer salads are dressed with mayonnaise or sour cream. But there's a creamy alternative without all that fat: yogurt. Tangy and rich in protein, nonfat yogurt makes a tasty base for a fresh, healthy salad. In southern India,...
Corralitos in Bloom: Near Santa Cruz, Country Roads Lead to Roses and Redwoods. (Travel: Northern California Day Trip)
Nestled in the southern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Corralitos is an easy place to miss. It doesn't have its own zip code. Nor does it have lodging, gift shops, or beachfront real estate. But it does have acres and acres of apple orchards,...
Discover Wild Alaska
The supersize grandeur of the far norht-its glaciers, its mountains, its wildlife-is more accessible than everBarely a dozen miles out of Anchorage, the electric sense of impending adventure hits. My wife, Anna Lou, and I are driving along the edge of...
Discover Wild Alaska: The Supersize Grandeur of the Far North-Its Glaciers, Its Mountains, Its Wildlife-Is More Accessible Than Ever
Barely a dozen miles out of Anchorage, the electric sense impending adventure hits. My wife, Anna Lou, and I are driving along he edge of Turnagain Arm, where great jagged peaks capped with ice cut into the deep blue sky across the inlet. The air...
Get Hooked
Fly-fishing can be addictive-but first you have to learn the basicsStanding on a rocky ledge, I peered down into an aquamarine pool on the McCloud River, near Mt. Shasta in California. Until three days before, I had never even held a fly rod in my hand....
High-Country Loop
Catch scenery and history on a drive near BoulderPhotographs by Paul BousquetThis time of year the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado, are a symphony of steep-walled canyons, rushing streams, and pine-covered hills. They're also a kind of time capsule....
Jump-Start Tomato Season
Roast some Romas for full-flavored tomatoes before slicers are ripe on the vineOn a recent trip through the Italian countryside, we enjoyed numerous picnics on sunny terraces. And though summer hadn't arrived and slicing tomatoes weren't ripe yet, Romas...
Jump-Start Tomato Season: Roast Some Romas for Full-Flavored Tomatoes before Slicers Are Ripe on the Vine. (Food: Adventures in Cooking)
On a recent trip through the Italian countryside, we enjoyed numerous picnics on sunny terraces. And though summer hadn't arrived and slicing tomatoes weren't ripe yet, Romas were prominently present--thick-walled and pearshaped. Raw, these tomatoes...
Land of 20 Lakes: Above Yosemite, Saddlebag Lake Is a Launchpad into Hiking and Fishing Paradise. (Travel)
When California trout imagine a heavenly afterlife, they probably picture a place a lot like the Twenty Lakes Basin in the High Sierra. In the quiet here above Yosemite National Park, countless sparkling streams skip past wildflower meadows and hidden...
Lemon Zest
Plant a fast-growing herb with an aromatic zingIn the garden, lemon grass forms handsome clumps that reach 3 to 4 feet tall and nearly as wide, with lime green leaves rising from swollen bases. When harvested, the bulbous stems look like scallions, but...
Lemon Zest: Plant a Fast-Growing Herb with an Aromatic Zing. (Garden: Favorite Flavors)
In the garden, lemon grass forms handsome clumps that reach 3 to 4 feet tall and nearly as wide, with lime green leaves rising from swollen bases. When harvested, the bulbous stems look like scallions, but pale yellow and more fibrous. When you cut...
Malasada Magic
Try the classic Hawaiian doughnut and its sinfully delicious makeoverPhotographs by Douglas MerriamHonolulu's hippest foodies may flock to the city's classiest restaurant, Chef Mavro, for haute cuisine, but when it comes time for dessert they order Hawaii's...
Not Your Usual Sheep
Lyle McNeal strides into the corral, grabs a mature buck, and steadies it for the benefit of a newspaper photographer."This is my 25th year here," McNeal says, after the photographs have been snapped. "When I started, these animals were almost extinct.""These...
Not Your Usual Sheep. (Western Wanderings)
Lyle McNeal strides into the corral, grabs a mature buck, and steadies it for the benefit of a newspaper photographer. "This is my 25th year here," McNeal says, after the photographs have been snapped. "When I started, these animals were almost...
On the Path of Lewis and Clark
Here are the best places to celebrate the great expedition's bicentennialNearly 200 years ago, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the Corps of Discovery up the Missouri River, over the Continental Divide, and down the Columbia River to the Pacific....
Open House
Grand touring in the WestIn the April "From the Editor," you asked for stories about once-in-a-life-time road trips through the West. Last summer, my husband and I with our kids, then ages 11 and 15, took a three-week driving trip-our Grand Tour of National...
Secret Sausalito: Surprise-Filled Walks Reveal Three Different Sides of Marin County's Most Scenic Town. (Travel & Recreation)
Phil Frank is known for writing the "Farley" comic strip for the San Francisco Chronicle. But he got his start exploring the goings-on of Sausalito. Among his piles of sketches is a drawing in which a blockhead-looking character by the name of Arthur...
Side-Yard Solutions
Ways to make use of this overlooked spacePhotographs by Steven GuntherPity the poor side yard. It's one of the most visible and frequented parts of the landscape. Yet we often treat it like a dog run at a kennel-all paving, no plants. Narrow as these...
Side-Yard Solutions: Ways to Make Use of This Overlooked Space. (Garden)
Pity the poor side yard. It's one of the most visible and frequented parts of the landscape. Yet we often treat it like a dog run at a kennel-all paving, no plants. Narrow as these spaces may be, it's possible to turn them into real gardens, or to...
Silly in the Sun: Paisley Mermaids? Prancing Ovens? It Has to Be Santa Barbara's Summer Solstice Parade. (Travel)
Every June, Santa Barbara celebrates summer with a spectacle that invites you to check your adulthood at the door. The Summer Solstice Parade, held on the Saturday closest to the longest day of the year (June 21 this year), is the city's homegrown...
Simple Summer Menu
Entertaining in the garden calls for informal, stylish food. In our Italian menu, guests assemble their own crostini and sip pretty Campari-orange sodas (for kids, make Italian sodas with flavored syrup and club soda). Chocolate-pistachio meringues,...
Southwest Feast
Vegetarian tamale tarts and mango crisp make a great meal for friendsMoving from textile art to food seemed natural to Donna Knopf, creator of Vgtas, a company that produces a line of healthy vegetarian products in Tempe, Arizona. "Designing and developing...
Southwest Feast: Vegetarian Tamale Tarts and Mango Crisp Make a Great Meal for Friends. (Food & Entertaining)
Moving from textile art to food seemed natural to Donna Knopf, creator of Vegetas, a company that produces a line of healthy vegetarian products in Tempe, Arizona. "Designing and developing recipes is still a highly creative process. I've simply transferred...
Summer Cleanup Made Easier
A shopper's guide to electric trimmersJust as detail work can make a car shine, edging and trimming make a garden look really sharp. Power trimmers can help you accomplish these tasks quickly and efficiently.Gasoline-operated versions of these tools...
Summer Cleanup Made Easier: A Shopper's Guide to Electric Trimmers. (Garden)
Just as detail work can make a car shine, edging and trimming make a garden look really sharp. Power trimmers can help you accomplish these tasks quickly and efficiently. Gasoline-operated versions of these tools are available, but our focus is...
The Flip Side of Park City
Bargain hunting in Utah's posh resort townWith its designer boutiques and top restaurants, celebrity-studded Park City, Utah-home of the Sundance Film Festival and site of the 2002 Winter Olympics-is hot right now. But part of the fun in visiting is...
The Little House That Grew Twice
How to meet the needs of an expanding familyStanding at the counter of her sunny kitchen in Pacific Palisades, California, Leslie Woolley is on the phone organizing a school event while directing traffic-Hannah, 11; Jack, 9; and Robbie, 7-and somehow...
The Little House That Grew Twice: How to Meet the Needs of an Expanding Family
Standing at the counter of her sunny kitchen in Pacific Palisades, California, Leslie Woolley is on the phone organizing a school event while directing traffic--Hannah, 11; Jack, 9; and Robbie, 7--and somehow managing to make this nosy Sunset writer...
Vintage Vision
Robert Mondavi, patriarch of the wine company that bears his name, turns 90 this month. In a career that has spanned more than six decades, Mondavi has played a key role in making good wine a way of life for many people in this country. His company now...
Vintage Vision. (Food Guide)
Robert Mondavi, patriarch of the wine company that bears his name, turns 90 this month. In a career that has spanned more than six decades, Mondavi has played a key role in making good wine a way of life for many people in this country. His company...
Walking the 49
Find ghosts and legends-and one heckuva brisket-in New Mexico's TularosaPhotographs by Rankin HarveyTucked into the broad Tularosa Basin between the San Andres and Sacramento Mountains, where 12,003-foot Sierra Blanca stands guard, the village of Tularosa...
We're Looking for Great Places to Live
Do you love where you live? If you do, Sunset wants to hear from you. For our upcoming story "The West's Best Places to Live," we re looking for terrific neighborhoods, towns, and cities of all sizes. We're especially interested in: 1. Small towns....
What to Do in Your Garden in June. (Checklist: Northern California)
SHOPPING * GIFTS FOR DAD. One of these gifts is sure to please any gardening dad on Father's Day: A dwarf citrus tree such as 'Clementine' tangerine, 'Oroblanco' grapefruit/pummelo hybrid, or, for cooler climates, 'Improved Meyer' lemon; Wonder...
Your Best Summer on Flathead Lake
Gloriously huge, invitingly clear, Montana's Flathead is irresistible to boaters, campers, and swimmersPhotographs by Glenn OakleySummer is the sweetest of all seasons on Montana's Flathead Lake. It is, yes, a beautiful lake year-round: Mysterious in...
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