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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. 221, No. 2, August

3 Ways with Grilled Chicken
A trio of new favorites adds sizzle to your repertoireSpatchcocked chicken"Spatchcocking" a chicken means splitting the bird down the back and flattening it out so it cooks more evenly and quickly fit's also known as butterflying). See myrecipes.com/...
Backyard Beach House: A Washington Lakeside Cabin Is Designed for Instant Decompressing
THERE ARE NO LONG, BORING DRIVES When the Ohara family goes on vacation. No plane tickets and nothing more than a tote bag to carry. The family simply steps out the back door of their home and walks down 224 stairs to their beach house on the shores...
Dare to Dream
Great ways to fulfull your travel fantasies today1 SOMEDAY, I WANT TO...Own a cabin on the waterFOR NOW Settle for a glorious weekend at Nick's Cove in Marshall, California-prime Point Reyes real estate where a dozen private cottages stand on stilts...
Dare to Dream: Great Ways to Fulfull Your Travel Fantasies Today
1 SOMEDAY, I WANT TO ... Own a cabin on the water FOR NOW Settle for a glorious weekend at Nick's Cove in Marshall, California--prime Point Reyes real estate where a dozen private cottages stand on stilts along the shore of Tomales Bay. Wake...
Dream Towns: Go for the Perfect Vacation. or for the Perfect Rest of Your Life. We Guarantee That You'll Fall in Love with These 10 Great Towns
EASTSOUND, WA Eclectic island refuge Plunk a Cape Cod village at the end of a Norwegian fjord, tractor-beam this picturesque mash-up to an island 80 miles northwest of Seattle, and you've got Eastsound. This one-time agricultural port town is...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in less than 30 minutesA concentrated spiced-wine syrup gives this easy layered dessert so much flavor that it tastes like it cooked for hours.Winning recipe"This is my rendition of how a platter of lamb would be served...
Floating Paradise: What's It like to Live on a Houseboat? Two Sisters on Oregon's Columbia River Create Their Own Miniature Versions of Tropical Bliss
LIGHT DANCES ON THE RIVER, bamboo rustles, and dragonflies buzz. On a warm summer afternoon, there is no better place than Julie Higgs and Dave Stricker's floating home on Hayden Island, Oregon. "I've always wanted to live by the water. But once you're...
Grand Lake
Relax in a Colorado mountain town that feels like summer campHERE'S WHY Grand Lake makes such an appealing August destination. It's like summer camp-not just for kids, but for everybody. Let other Colorado resorts get swank and sophisticated; Grand Lake-the...
In the Garden: Follow a Few Simple Guidelines and Your Crops Will Thrive
Great food starts with good soil. For vigorous, flavorful fruits and vegetables, plant nitrogen-fixing cover crops (clover, vetch) and till them into the soil in spring. Mix in compost and fertilizer, and you'll have loose, rich soil. All you need...
New Twists on Fair Classics
What we love best about fairs, plus their modern updatesThe lighter side of corn dogsThese are daintier, fluffier versions of those carnival behemoths, but they still go great with mustard and ketchup. Makes 40.TRY THIS RECIPECOMBINE 1 cup cornmeal,...
Our Choice Crops: Tasty, Vigorous, Productive Fruits and Vegetables
BARLEY ('Lacey') A malting type developed for brewing [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CHILES Thick-fleshed, mild poblano; spicy serrano CORN ('Honey Select') Great corn flavor; tender kernels CUCUMBER ('Diva') Sweet, crunchy; very productive;...
Piedmont Ave. See the World within a Few Blocks in Oakland's One-Stop-Shopping Neighborhood
THERE AREN'T MANY STREETS where you can have your shoes "renewed" while you practice yoga, pick up organic produce, and flip through Japanese manga before lunching on anything from duck confit to fish tacos. Cruise "The Avenue," as locals call this...
Reader Letters
Falling for San MiguelPeter Fish's story on San Miguel de Allende (April, page 80; and on sunset, com) captured the feeling my wife and I had visiting the city last October-we fell in love with the town. There's culture and architecture, for sure, but...
Sally Field
MALIBUThe Oscar winner and Brothers & Sisters star talks about the perils of Cape honeysuckle and the pleasures of getting down in the dirtSTARTING A NEW GARDEN I moved to 3 rugged acres in the mountains. It's my playground. I'm education myself...
State Fair State of Mind; the Celebrations Begin across the West This Month. Which Got Us Thinking
New twists on fair classics What we love best about fairs, plus their modern updates The lighter side of corn dogs These are daintier, fluffier versions of those carnival behemoths, but they still go great with mustard and ketchup. Makes 40....
The Art of Being Lazy
Tips for enjoying the dog days of AugustQUICK & COLD SUMMER DINNERSmoked trout and veggie saladWHAT YOU'LL NEED¾ lb. cooked Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into ¼-in.-thick slices½ lb. yellow crookneck squash, very thinly sliced3 medium yellow tomatoes,...
The Man Who Invented Napa
REMEMBERING MONDAVI (1913-2008)Robert Mondavi was the single most important force behind West Coast wine's international standing, and its only real celebrity. Post-Prohibition, he set out to prove that California wine could rival the best anywhere....
The Man Who Invented Napa: Remembering Mondavi (1913-2008)
Robert Mondavi was the single most important force behind West Coast wine's international standing, and its only real celebrity. Post-Prohibition, he set out to prove that California wine could rival the best anywhere. And he spent a lifetime making...
The Sweet Life
THE DREAM: MAKE A LIVING OFF THE LANDOn the coast south of San Francisco, a small band of farmers thrives with berries, goats, and innovationThe coast around Pescadero, California, can change from fog-wrapped to sun-warmed in August. In the shadow of...
The Sweet Life: On the Coast South of San Francisco, a Small Band of Farmers Thrives with Berries, Goats, and Innovation
The coast around Pescadero, California, can change from fog-wrapped to sun-warmed in August. In the shadow of eucalyptus trees, farmers make cheese from goat's milk and grow berries and corn. Considering Pescadero's proximity to major urban areas--San...
Time out, by the Lake
Take a short journey to a lakeside wilderness outpost and discover an unplugged paradise for all agesFIFTEEN MINUTES into our 2 ½-hour ferry ride up Lake Chelan to Stehekin, my 16-year-old son, James, is already asking, "Where the heck is this place?"...
Time out, by the Lake: Take a Short Journey to a Lakeside Wilderness Outpost and Discover an Unplugged Paradise for All Ages
FIFTEEN MINUTES into our 21/2-hour ferry ride up Lake Chelan to Stehekin, my 16-year-old son, James, is already asking, "Where the heck is this place?" He and his 18-year-old brother, Sam, are slouched in their seats, iPods in place, totally unimpressed...
We Had a Dream
The staff of Sunset shows how you can eat almost entirely from your own land. Here's what we explored, learned, and created for an end-of-summer dinner in our backyardOn a late-summer evening, in the middle of the garden, a group of us are having dinner....
We Had a Dream ... the Staff of Sunset Shows How You Can Eat Almost Entirely from Your Own Land. Here's What We Explored, Learned, and Created for an End-of-Summer Dinner in Our Backyard
On a late-summer evening, in the middle of the garden, a group of us are having dinner. The cucumbers come from vines sprawled a few feet away. The eggs inside the little baked squashes are courtesy of the six hens clucking at the garden's far end....
What to Do in Northern California
August SAN FRANCISCO Have an epic feast on the waterfront Check out the newest landmarks on San Francisco's Embarcadero: a pair of fancy new waterview restaurants smack under the Bay Bridge, both the brainchildren of prolific restaurateur...
What to Do in Northern California
August Planting Cool-season crops Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: Start broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, lettuce, and spinach seeds in containers. Sow carrots, onions, peas, and radishes directly in the ground. Zones 1-2: Where frosts...
What to Do in the Rockies: August
PlantingFall-blooming perennials Add autumn color to flower gardens by transplanting gallon-size perennials into beds, borders, and containers. Good choices include aster (all types), Boitonia asteroides, butterfly weed. Chrysanthemum weyrichii, late-blooming...
What to Do in the Rockies: August
CREEDE, COFor age for fungusColorado's prime time for mushroom hunting is late summer, when the soil and climate conditions are just right for native porcini, chanterelles, and inky caps. Go on a Creede Mushroom Foray with mycologist Larry Renshaw to...
Wild in the Suburbs; 6 Ways to Turn Your Backyard into a Lush "Natural" Landscape
How to get this look SPIRES OF ITALIAN CYPRESS jutting into the sky on nearby hills evoke a Tuscan landscape. But the scent of sage wafting up the slope indicates California chaparral. So where are we, really? Despite its deep-in-the-country ambience,...
You Asked
Answers to your queries for seasonal ideas, problem-solvers, and more"My fig tree is bursting with fruit. Any ideas to take advantage of the bounty?"BROILED Halve figs lengthwise, drizzle with honey, and broil until bubbling. Serve hot with a soft cheese-ricotta,...
You Asked ... Answers to Your Queries for Seasonal Ideas, Problem Solvers, and More
"My fig tree is bursting with fruit. Any ideas to take advantage of the bounty?" BROILED Halve figs [engthwise, drizzle with honey, and broil until bubbling. Serve hot with a soft cheese--ricotta, mascarpone, chevre--and mint leaves. [ILLUSTRATION...
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