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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. 223, No. 1, July

Arizona Road Trip: Uncover the Craters and Canyons of the Southwest
Blazing the trail By car The Diller family flew into Phoenix from Albany, Oregon, and drove north, with the goal of getting to Flagstaff for a family reunion. Along the way, they explored ancient dwellings, canyons, and craters that delighted...
Back Space
How one Montana couple reinvented their barn and gained a new backyard in the processFOR YEARS, the space between Donald Zanoff and Mick Brehm's Craftsman-style house in Livingston, Montana, and the dilapidated wooden barn at the back of their long,...
Back Space: How One Montana Couple Reinvented Their Barn and Gained a New Backyard in the Process
FOR YEARS, the space between Donald Zanoff and Mick Brehm's Craftsman-style house in Livingston, Montana, and the dilapidated wooden barn at the back of their long, narrow lot was an expanse of weedy lawn no one but their dog Aniak really used. Two...
Canning ABCs: Invest in a Few Tools and Learn the Basic Techniques, and You're on Your Way
GET READY 1 Gather equipment: canning jars with matching metal lids and rings, a boiling-water canner with rack, a widemouthed funnel, tongs, and a jar lifter. Most hardware stores carry these basics. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 2 Fill canner with...
Diary of a PREFAB
A devoted do-it-yourselfer learns what it takes to assemble a factory-made dwelling from start to finishWHEN AARON JONES decided to build a tiny one-room house on his central Tucson lot, he knew he wanted something minimal, modern, and airy. Something...
Diary of a Prefab: A Devoted Do-It-Yourselfer Learns What It Takes to Assemble a Factory-Made Dwelling from Start to Finish
WHEN AARON JONES decided to build a tiny one-room house on his central Tucson lot, he knew he wanted something minimal, modern, and airy. Something that would stand out in the sea of aging desert bungalows, but that wouldn't cost an arm and a leg....
Fake the Lawn?
What's a lifelong lawn lover to do when facing a drought? Maile Meloy has one word for you: PLASTICSTHERE'S JUST SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL and comforting about mown grass. Whether you're throwing a ball, lying in the shade on a hot day, or sitting outside...
Fake the Lawn? What's a Lifelong Lawn Lover to Do When Facing a Drought? Maile Meloy Has One Word for You: Plastics
THERE'S JUST SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL and comforting about mown grass. Whether you're throwing a ball, lying in the shade on a hot day, or sitting outside on a warm night, a green lawn is a pleasure. Writer Wallace Stegner, having grown up in dry, wild...
Fast & Fresh: Peak-Summer Recipes from Our Readers, in 30 Minutes or Less
Italian sausage and zucchini pasta Ardith Dahlstrom, Hydesville, CA [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SERVES 6 TIME 30 minutes 12 oz. fettuccine 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 lb. mild or hot Italian sausages, casings removed and broken into 1/2-in. chunks 2 tbsp....
Follow the Reader
These intrepid explorers found amazing places in the West, and creative ways to get there. Here are three trips that will change your summerRed rock high: A view of Cathedral Rock from Oak Creek in Sedona, AZ.72 | Hidden islandsA California couple navigates...
From Grilling Disaster to Grilling Master
The three readers who won our Biggest Barbecue Disaster contest came to Sunset for grilling school. Their teacher: Food Network star Tyler FlorenceLESSON 1BurgersGRILLING DISASTERNatasha Wright, a bakingcompany salesperson, lives in Colorado Springs...
Hidden Islands: One of the Best Ways to See British Columbia's Coastline Is by Sea
A romantic tour by sea Everyone said, "We can't believe you're packing two 6-foot-tall people and one 80-pound dog into a 24-foot boat for two weeks!" But it was magical. Like camping on the water. Every night, the gentle current against the hull...
"I Love Grilled Cheese and ..." We Asked You to Fill in the Blank, and Now Here Are the Winners: 4 Inspired Combos That Show How Creative Grilled Cheese Can Be
Cook's tip Don't rush Cook sandwiches over medium heat, not high. Most need 5 to 8 minutes to turn golden, crunchy, and properly gooey. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Grilled pastrami, Swiss, and sweet onion marmalade on rye Jennifer Brumfield,...
July: What to Do in Northern California
Go idea shopping Tour nurseries near Half Moon Bay Almost a dozen coastal nurseries and farms, including ePlantWorld, Jacobs Farm Del Cabo, and Pie Ranch, offer guided tours on the Tour des Fleurs (Jul 18; $20; go to halfmoonbaychamber.org, click...
Light, but Luscious: You Asked Us for Decadent-Tasting Yet Low-Fat Desserts. Here Are Two Creamy Options. You Won't Miss What's Missing
Raspberry lemon pudding cakes SERVES 6 TIME 50 minutes, plus 30 minutes to cool "This light and tangy lemon dessert satisfies my longing for lemon pie," said reader Jeanette Hennings about her original version of this recipe. We added loads of...
Mountain Day Trip
Wyoming day tripCheyenneWhy go now: This town catches cowboy fever du ri ng the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo showdown. Population: 55,641 Elevation: 6,058 feet Average July high: 82° Dress code: Wrangler jeans, Ariat buttondown shirts, and a Stetson....
"My Favorite Beach Is ..."
Our well-traveled readers share their favorite places to beachcomb, snorkel, or just kick back1| LAGUNA BEACH, CAA shoreline stroll* Why I love K: A flower- and tree-lined path through Heisler Park winds along the beaches. Main Beach is the most popular,...
"My Favorite Beach Is ..." Our Well-Traveled Readers Share Their Favorite Places to Beachcomb, Snorkel, or Just Kick Back
LAGUNA BEACH, CA 1| A shoreline stroll * Why I love it: A flower- and tree-lined path through Heisler Park winds along the beaches. Main Beach is the most popular, but Picnic Beach and many others are just as nice. * Take my advice: For dinner,...
Northern California Weekend
Oakland day trip Temescal Why go now: Restaurant openings keep building the buzz in the East Bay's other Gourmet Ghetto (Berkeley's is so last decade). What's so gourmet about it: Wave after wave of culinary types have moved into this rapidly...
Readers' Big Ideas
These innovators lead the pack with their fresh ways of thinking. Turn the page to get inspiredTake sharing to the extremeAmy Pennington of UrbanGardenShare. org and Web wizards Jesse Dawson (left) and Gannon Curran, in SeattleTravel in a new wayFather...
Readers' Big Ideas: These Innovators Lead the Pack with Their Fresh Ways of Thinking. Turn the Page to Get Inspired
Take sharing to the extreme Amy Pennington of UrbanGardenShare. org and Web wizards Jesse Dawson (left) and Gannon Curran, in Seattle [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Travel in a new way Father and daughter Tom and Emily Courtney of Walkabout California,...
Summer on the Slopes
A little hiking gets you a lot of peace and quiet in Utah's Cottonwood CanyonsCRUNCHING DOWN A PATH through aTechnicolor carpet of wildflowers in Mineral Basin, I think: Wait a minute, that was too easy. A 40-minute cruise from the Salt Lake City airport...
The Home Swap: Hotel Rooms? A Thing of the Past for This Reader from Bend, Oregon
6 secrets of a home swapper 1. I travel more for less money. Last year my wife, Patricia, and I were able to travel for four weeks for the typical cost of a week and a half, if you were renting a house and a car. (We did five exchanges: in Ashland,...
There's No Place like Coronado: Celebrate the Fourth on San Diego's Island of Oz
FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD far enough and you just might end up on Coronado Island along San Diego Bay. L. Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard Oz on the 14.3-square-mile peninsula. It sprouts Technicolor cottages, beaches, and flowers--no wonder...
"Welcome to My Garden"
Our inventive readers show how to create the backyard of your dreams, even on a budgetBringing Japan homeDavid Polifko : San Francisco : 3 years, start to finishMY INSPIRATIONThe architecture of Japan, where I lived for five years in the 1990s.CHALLENGESBudget...
"Welcome to My Garden": Our Inventive Readers Show How to Create the Backyard of Your Dreams, Even on a Budget
David Polifko: San Francisco: 3 years, start to finish MY INSPIRATION The architecture of Japan, where I lived for five years in the 1990s. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CHALLENGES Budget and time. Solution: I divided the makeover into three...
What to Do in the Rockies July
Plant nowAdd heat lovers Many perennial flowers drop their buds and stop blooming during July's high temperatures, but you can perk up your garden with heat-loving flowers. For irrigated beds, plant compass plant (Siiphium laciniatum), coreopsis, ox-eye...
Your Questions Answered
This month, we're talking about what's on your mind-and in your glass BY SARA SCHNEIDERWhen is it okay to bring your own bottle of wine to a restaurant that's not BYOB?It's tempting in these times to tote a bottle to dinner to save a little on the tab....
Your Questions Answered: This Month, We're Talking about What's on Your Mind-And in Your Glass
When is it okay to bring your own bottle of wine to a restaurant that's not BYOB? It's tempting in these times to tote a bottle to dinner to save a little on the tab. But with corkage fees running $15 and up, that's an inefficient use of wine dollars....
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