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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. 220, No. 1, January

3 Ways with Smoked Salmon
You know and love it on your morning bagel. Now get ready for some lip-smacking surprisesSmoked salmon vermicelliThis elegant pasta has only a few ingredients, but together they make an incredibly satisfying supper. The dish requires nothing more than...
A Winter's Tale
Even if you've paid a thousand visits to Yosemite, seeing it now will feel like the first timeA COLD, CLEAR JANUARY MORNING. We have strapped on snowshoes and are tramping the trail that runs from Badger Pass to Dewey Point above Yosemite Valley. A dozen...
A Winter's Tale: Even If You've Paid a Thousand Visits to Yosemite, Seeing It Now Will Feel like the First Time
A COLD, CLEAR JANUARY MORNING. We have strapped on snowshoes and are tramping the trail that runs from Badger Pass to Dewey Point above Yosemite Valley. A dozen of us show up, snowshoe novices all. Karen, our leader--this is a Yosemite Association...
Best Crab Partners: Sure, a Big, Buttery Chardonnay Goes with Fresh Cracked Crab, but Pinot Gris and Dry Riesling Also Have a Rich Mouth-Feel and Often More Vibrant Layers of Fruit. Pour a Gris If the Crab Is Cold (and Has a Lemony Aioli on the Side), and a Riesling If It's Warm (with Clarified Butter)
Our picks for crab-friendly Pinot Gris and Riesling Claiborne & Churchill Dry Riesling 2005 (Central Coast; $18). Crisp but honeyed white peaches mixed with limestone. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dashe McFadden Farms...
Champagne & Sunshine
When a top caterer throws a New Year's Eve party at her place in Palm Springs, you know it's going to be one great bash. HER BIG SECRET? With a few tricks, it's easier than it looksMEME AND BRUCE PEDERSON'S GUESTS know they've come to the right party....
Cutting-Edge Cabin
Lessons from the ultimate Earth-friendly retreatTRUE SUSTAINABLE LIVING starts at home. Tom Kelly's cabin near Oregon's Mt. Hood is all about family, the outdoors, and treading lightly on the land. "It was important that our getaway be as eco-friendly...
Family Drop Zones
Three ways to turn an entry into organization centralWHEN YOU AND THE KIDS hurry home with groceries or backpacks full of books, what's the first thing everyone looks for? We bet it's a "drop zone"-a place near the door to unburden, stack the mail, stash...
Family Drop Zones: Three Ways to Turn an Entry into Organization Central
WHEN YOU AND THE KIDS hurry home with groceries or backpacks full of books, what's the first thing everyone looks for? We bet it's a "drop zone"--a place near the door to unburden, stack the mail, stash the keys, and take off coats or shoes. Here's...
Four Container Ideas Guaranteed to Make a Knockout Entrance
MEET THE DESIGNER Mark Bartos After moving to California in pursuit of movie stardom, Mark Bartos (626/791-2040) went back to school to study landscape design. His containers often combine small trees, billowy shrubs, and mat-forming groundcovers...
From the Editor
JANUARY IS THE MONTH when I like to clean out the garage--not just the literal one, but the one in my mind, where last year's plans are kept. It's time to make those new plans: trips to take, things to learn, habits to start. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Heber Valley
Save some cash and schuss like the Swiss in Utah's Heber City and MidwayGLIDING ON OLYMPIC-CLASS cross-country tracks, romping in the snow, and working up an appetite for one of the area's growing selection of inviting dining spots-that's what winter...
Indian San Jose: From Ayurveda to Samosas, How to Find India in the Heart of Silicon Valley
INDIAN FOOD now simmers in the cafeterias of many high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. Indian shops are sprinkled throughout San Jose, and Bollywood is a household word. When the first high-tech emigrants from the Indian subcontinent moved to the...
January Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenBrussels sprouts and sausage soupEllen Tafeen, Portola Valley, CATafeen's soup makes an easy, substantial, and delicious main course, especially if you serve it with a loaf of hearty rye bread and a...
Knockout Entrance
Four container ideas guaranteed to make aMEET THE DESIGNERMark BartosAfter moving to California in pursuit of movie stardom, Mark Bartos (626/731-2040) went back to school to study landscape design. His containers often combine small trees, billowy shrubs,...
Laird Hamilton
PA'IA, MAUIThe world's best big-wave surfer talks huge storms, his daredevil new project, and his beloved HawaiiOn pioneering big-wave surfing I've been surfing Jaws off Maui for 15 years. I still go out. I try to make it exciting by doing it in new...
Lessons from the Ultimate Earth-Friendly Retreat: Cutting-Edge Cabin
TRUE SUSTAINABLE LIVING starts at home. Tom Kelly's cabin near Oregon's Mt. Hood is all about family, the outdoors, and treading lightly on the land. "It was important that our getaway be as eco-friendly as possible," says Kelly, who owns a design/build...
Let Your Garden Go Wild
USE NATURE'S UNTAMED BEAUTY TO INSPIRE YOUR LANDSCAPE DESIGNTHERE'S A LOVELY MYSTERY to a Northwest forest-especially in winter when swollen streams rush and bubble over stones and the tops of majestic conifers disappear into thick veils of mist. The...
Let Your Garden Go Wild: Use Nature's Untamed Beauty to Inspire Your Landscape Design
THERE'S A LOVELY MYSTERY to a Northwest forest--especially in winter when swollen streams rush and bubble over stones and the tops of majestic conifers disappear into thick veils of mist. The landscape then is a painter's dream and a gardener's inspiration....
Lush Retreat: Create a Garden Room That Lives like a Peaceful Island-Style Oasis
A LOVE OF TROPICAL PLANTS motivated Sacramento homeowner John Parker to create his version of a Hawaiian lanai. Having gardened since childhood, Parker wanted a permanent place to grow his prized varieties. But since his dry climate is less than ideal...
Open Invitation
Add beauty, function, and abundant warmth to your front yard with three smart solutionsDIAGONALS MAKE THE MOST of narrow figures-even twig-thin supermodels look curvier in bias-cut garments. The same holds true for skinny gardens. Before the renovation,...
Open Invitation: Add Beauty, Function, and Abundant Warmth to Your Front Yard with Three Smart Solutions
DIAGONALS MAKE THE MOST of narrow figures--even twig-thin supermodels look curvier in bias-cut garments. The same holds true for skinny gardens. Before the renovation, the 37 1/2-foot-wide property pictured here, in Los Osos, California, offered owners...
Pa'ia, Maui: Laird Hamilton; the World's Best Big-Wave Surfer Talks Huge Storms, His Daredevil New Project, and His Beloved Hawaii
On pioneering big-wave surfing I've been surfing Jaws off Maui for 15 years. I still go out. I try to make it exciting by doing it in new ways, like stand-up paddle surfing. What makes big-wave riding unique is that you don't get good at it without...
Power Starts
Two great-tasting breakfast options help you start the day rightCran-berry green-tea smoothieGreen tea and cranberries give this highenergy smoothie powerful antioxidants. Tor a tropical spin, substitute l cup frozen pineapple chunks for the blackberries...
Put a Cork in It?
"It was my screwy idea," says Gordon Getty. Depending on which of two winesone group sealed with cork, the other with screw caps-triumphs in our group's blind tasting at Napa Valley's Plumpjack Winery, that's either a confession or a boast.With the 1997...
Regional Style Reborn
A contemporary home in New Mexico's high desert mixes local influences and global inspirationTRADITION AND CULTURE have deep roots in Galisteo, New Mexico, a village just 2 square miles in size, dotted with horse pastures and sprawling adobe houses....
Resources
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Spice Up Your Weeknights
¡Qué bueno! Fresh Mexican main courses you can make in a flashShrimp, ancho chile, and pasta soup (Sopa seca de camarones yfideos)Tideos (vermicelli) are much loved in Mexico, where they form the basis of thick, delicious soups. Usually the soups are...
Spice Up Your Weeknights: iQue Bueno! Fresh Mexican Main Courses You Can Make in a Flash
Shrimp, ancho chile, and pasta soup (Sopa seca de camarones y fideos) Fideos (vermicelli) are much loved in Mexico, where they form the basis of thick, delicious soups. Usually the soups are served as a first course, but our hearty shrimp version...
Top 10 Places You've Gotta Go
Our picks, from an unspoiled beach in Mexico to Utah's newest adventure townYELAPA, MEXICO1 FOR BEACH BUMS AND ESCAPISTS"THIS IS EXACTLY how I remember it," I say, standing on a wide, flat rock jutting into the sea. We're in Yelapa, Mexico, a tiny seaside...
Top 10 Places You've Gotta Go: Our Picks, from an Unspoiled Beach in Mexico to Utah's Newest Adventure Town
Although Yelapa has baby-stepped into the 21st century--it finally got electricity six years ago, and you can now make a phone call, check your email, and get a latte--what's best about this place, aside from its glittering tropical beauty, is its...
Victorian Secrets
VINTAGE CHANDELIERS, FAMILY MEMENTOS, AND A SOOTHING WINTER PALETTE: HOW ONE COUPLE PUT THEIR OWN FRESH SPIN ON OLD-FASHIONED STYLEIT MAY BE TRADITIONAL, but it certainly isn't stuffy. "I always loved Victorians-they reminded me of real-life dollhouses,"...
Victorian Secrets; Vintage Chandeliers, Family Mementos, and a Soothing Winter Palette: How One Couple Put Their Own Fresh Spin on Old-Fashioned Style
IT MAY BE TRADITIONAL, but it certainly isn't stuffy. "I always loved Victorians--they reminded me of real-life dollhouses," says Sophie Fauveau of the 1890 Portland home she renovated with her husband, Mark Williams. "But I also knew I wanted light...
What to Do in Northern California: January
MENDOCINO COUNTY Enjoy perfect pairings If you like crab, wild mushrooms, and crisp white wine, you'll love Taste Mendocino. What used to be three separate food-and-wine festivals is one long bacchanalia this year. Try cioppino and crabcakes...
What to Do in the Rockies: January
PARK CITY, UTCatch the fast trackPeek into the future, zooming by at 85 mph at Utah Olympic Park this month. Bobsled and skeleton athletes prepare for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, hurtling down the park's bobsled track...
What to Do in Your Garden: January
Shopping Bulbs Special varieties of begonias, dahlias, gladiolus, lilies, tuberoses, and other summer-blooming bulbs, corms, and tubers are available by mail. Reliable catalogs (free except where noted) include Brent and Becky's Bulbs (brentandbeckysbulbs.com...
What to Do in Your Garden: January
PlantingAmaryllis After the holidays, many stores steeply discount amaryllis bulbs. Start pink, red, and white varieties now, and they'll bloom in time for Valentine's Day. Plant in a container about 4 inches wider and slightly deeper than the bulb,...
Winter Border Secrets
Combine texture and color to create a lively, easy-care landscapeSOMETIMES A GARDEN works so well that it surprises even its owner. The winter garden of landscape designer Stacie Crooks is one of them. "Every so often a really good plant combination...
Yountville, California Heaven's Kitchen
TO UNDERSTAND how Yountville is and isn't your typical small California town, visit its new Little League snack bar. Made of green cinder block, it looks like most Little League snack bars you've seen, until you peer inside and notice the array of highend...
Yountville, California: Heaven's Kitchen
TO UNDERSTAND how Yountville is and isn't your typical small California town, visit its new Little League snack bar. Made of green cinder block, it looks like most Little League snack bars you've seen, until you peer inside and notice the array of...
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