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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. 218, No. 6, June

3 Ways with Shrimp
Fresh spins on classic dishes, starring our favorite easy-to-cook shellfishShrimp with bacon-cheese polentaOur version of shrimp and grits comes with bacon, adding a smoky meatiness to the entire dish.PREP AND COOK TIME 45 minutesMAKES 4 to 6 servingsNOTES...
3 Ways with Shrimp: Fresh Spins on Classic Dishes, Starring Our Favorite Easy-to-Cook Shellfish
Shrimp with bacon-cheese polenta Our version of shrimp and grits comes with bacon, adding a smoky meatiness to the entire dish. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PREP AND COOK TIME 45 minutes MAKES 4 to 6 servings NOTES This dish is particularly...
Art and Outdoors
With more galleries per capita than most big cities, a jazz festival, and an enviable setting in Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains, Idyllwild is pretty idyllicIN THE RUGGED San Jacinto Mountains on the edge of arty Idyllwild, the silence is...
Art and Outdoors: With More Galleries per Capita Than Most Big Cities, a Jazz Festival, and an Enviable Setting in Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains, Idyllwild Is Pretty Idyllic
IN THE RUGGED San Jacinto Mountains on the edge of arty Idyllwild, the silence is broken by a primal sound: a castanet-like rhythm that freezes a pair of hikers in their tracks. There, next to a log maybe a foot off the trail, is a coiled rattlesnake...
At Home with Nature: A Modern House Fulfills a Family's Dream of Country Living with Dramatic Shapes and Windows That Make the Most of Its Rural Surroundings
WILD BOARS, soaring hawks, and grazing deer were exactly the kind of neighbors that Kristen Johnson and Margaret Davenport had in mind when they decided to build a home in the country for themselves and their 8-year-old daughter, Sofie. Ready to trade...
Blazing Bougainvilleas: These Versatile Garden Showstoppers Come in a Range of Vivid Hues with a Multitude of Uses in the Landscape. Here Are Our Favorite Varieties, from Spreaders to Shrubs, Plus Ways to Display Them in Pots and Beds
A BOUGAINVILLEA in full bloom is the peacock of the plant world, impossible to ignore. Masses of papery, petal-like bracts (which surround tiny, tubular white flowers) come in vibrant shades of crimson, magenta, purple, pink, orange, yellow, and white,...
City of Roses
In Portland, fall in love with the city's signature flower at festivals and gardensI'VE ALWAYS LOVED the Portland Rose Festival. As a girl, I was dazzled by the floats in the Grand Floral Parade. As a teenager, I loved to loathe the antiquated coronation...
City of Roses: In Portland, Fall in Love with the City's Signature Flower at Festivals and Gardens
I'VE ALWAYS LOVED the Portland Rose Festival. As a girl, I was dazzled by the floats in the Grand Floral Parade. As a teenager, I loved to loathe the antiquated coronation of the queen. Now I take my own teenagers to the dragon boat races, to the Tilt-A-Whirl,...
Diane Keaton
LOS ANGELESThe Oscar-winning actress talks about her love of LA, its architecture, and savinga Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieceHer new house I've got a Lloyd Wright, done by Frank Lloyd Wright's son. It was built in the 19405. It's really an odd shape,...
Disguise the Hot Tub
Tips for turning a bulky portable spa into a backyard showpieceHOT TUBS ARE COOL, but often their boxy shapes aren't so appealing. Placement, screening, and customization can help. Here are two ways to incorporate one into your backyard setting.Arbor...
Disguise the Hot Tub: Tips for Turning a Bulky Portable Spa into a Backyard Showpiece
HOT TUBS ARE COOL, but often their boxy shapes aren't so appealing. Placement, screening, and customization can help. Here are two ways to incorporate one into your backyard setting. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Arbor shelter At a home in Ignacio,...
Drifts of Colorful Flowers
Tips from a Washington flower farm for growing a great cutting garden. Plus, a painter's palette of blossoms worthy of a wedding bouquetTHE PROFUSION OF BLOOMS that fills the Cutting Garden flower farm and gardens on Washington's Olympic Peninsula is...
Five Great Flowers to Plant Now
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Name/climate Best performers How to use them zone/conditions CALIBRACHOA Calibrachoa MiniFamous series. Use trailing hybrids; Sunset This year includes calibrachoas...
From the Editor
MY FIRST DATE with Alaska was last October, and I've had a crush on the state ever since. I was asked to speak at a tourism industry conference in Valdez and flew up. But I got only as far as Anchorage when a massive rainstorm grounded the small...
Glen Park: Discover Pizza, Books, and a Wild Canyon in a Hidden San Francisco Locale
FOR SUNSHINE AND SUBURBIA--even wilderness--in the often fog-cloaked city, head to this underrated enclave on San Francisco's south side. Narrow streets are flanked by colorful single-family homes, and the villagelike center is lined with bakeries,...
Hearty Frittata
Whip up a no-fuss baked omelet for a flavorful weeknight meal in a flashArtichoke, leek, and fontina frittataThink ofafrittata as an omelet made effortless: no fussing or folding here. Just stir the ingredients together, pour into a skillet, briefly...
Hearty Frittata: Whip Up a No-Fuss Baked Omelet for a Flavorful Weeknight Meal in a Flash
Artichoke, leek, and fontina frittata Think of a frittata as an omelet made effortless: no fussing or folding here. Just stir the ingredients together, pour into a skillet, briefly cook on the stove, and finish in the oven to create a crisp, golden...
High Sierra Secret: Discover California's Hidden Wonder: Majestic, Unforgettable Kings Canyon
THE FIRST THINGS that grab you about Kings Canyon are the extremes: roaring whitewater, the world's most massive trees, hidden caves of solid marble, and--just outside the park's boundaries--one of the deepest canyons in North America. After these...
June Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenRaspberry cream tartJohnna Hanson, Fairfield, WAInspired by a bumper crop of raspberries from her garden, Hanson created this layered tart of fresh berries, chocolate, and mascarpone cheese on an almond...
June Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Raspberry cream tart Johnna Hanson, Fairfield, WA Inspired by a bumper crop of raspberries from her garden, Hanson created this layered tart of fresh berries, chocolate, and mascarpone cheese on an almond shortbread crust. PREP AND COOK TIME...
Landscaping with Gravel
It's versatile, easy to install, and friendly to plant roots. Here's how to choose and use this permeable paving for paths and outdoor living spacesHARD YET SOFT-these seemingly contradictory qualities are part of gravel's appeal. Durable enough to cover...
Landscaping with Gravel: It's Versatile, Easy to Install, and Friendly to Plant Roots. Here's How to Choose and Use This Permeable Paving for Paths and Outdoor Living Spaces
HARD YET SOFT--these seemingly contradictory qualities are part of gravel's appeal. Durable enough to cover paths, terraces, and driveways, gravel conveys a softer mood than most other types of paving, says Susan Calhoun, garden designer for the Bainbridge...
Lyons, Colorado
Outside Rocky Mountain National Park, cool off in a lively riverside townA COMMON DRIVE-BY for those heading to Rocky Mountain National Park (20 miles west), Lyons has natural and edible charms of its own. Set at the confluence of the North and South...
Make a Planter Bench
Build a wood top and use a pair of ceramic pots for legsTHE HARDEST PART of building a wood bench is ensuring that its legs are sturdy and well attached. So to make it easy to build this 10-foot-long bench, we designed a bench top that rests on a pair...
Make a Planter Bench: Build a Wood Top and Use a Pair of Ceramic Pots for Legs
THE HARDEST PART of building a wood bench is ensuring that its legs are sturdy and well attached. So to make it easy to build this 10-foot-long bench, we designed a bench top that rests on a pair of oversize ceramic pots. Add plants or trees to enrich...
Napa, the Grand Tour
Sunset's guide to the very best of California's ultimate wine countryPRESS THE SWITCH to open the curtains in your valley-view room at the Poetry Inn, and you're suspended with the primary-striped hot-air balloons of postcard fame. Pedal up the Silverado...
Napa, the Grand Tour: Sunset's Guide to the Very Best of California's Ultimate Wine Country
PRESS THE SWITCH to open the curtains in your valley-view room at the Poetry Inn, and you're suspended with the primary-striped hot-air balloons of postcard fame. Pedal up the Silverado Trail to the Miner Family villa, climb the steps, look west over...
Outdoor Dining: Balmy Summer Evenings Are Made for Alfresco Meals. Here's How to Set the Scene for Dinner on a Deck or Patio or under a Vine-Covered Arbor
SUMMER MEALS somehow taste twice as delicious when you dine outdoors. Guests feel more at ease with the sun on their skin, the sweet scent of flowers in the air, and birds and insects providing background music. Everyone lets their hair down and conversation...
Playroom Outdoors
Varied surfaces and useful new spaces define a family-friendly backyardA SMALL HOUSE on a large lot is just the opposite of what we've come to expect in suburbia these days. But for Todd Jerry and Ing Lee, house size didn't matter at all. In fact, the...
Playroom Outdoors: Varied Surfaces and Useful New Spaces Define a Family-Friendly Backyard
A SMALL HOUSE on a large lot is just the opposite of what we've come to expect in suburbia these days. But for Todd Jerry and Ing Lee, house size didn't matter at all. In fact, the couple found their 1,050-square-foot, late-1940s home in the historic...
Queen of the Apricots
Tender, juicy, and tangy-sweet, the Blenheim makes summer cooking more lusciousIT'S NOT THE MOST perfect-looking apricot, the Blenheim. Its thin skin sometimes has a greenish hue. Being unusually de" cate, it'sjoften also slightly bruised. None of this...
Queen of the Apricots: Tender, Juicy, and Tangy-Sweet, the Blenheim Makes Summer Cooking More Luscious
IT'S NOT THE MOST perfect-looking apricot, the Blenheim. Its thin skin sometimes has a greenish hue. Being unusually delicate, it's often also slightly bruised. None of this really matters. Because inside, it's the deep orange of a setting sun, with...
Reader Letters
Sweet spotAs a seven-year resident of Carmel Valley, I have to agree with your conclusions (April, page 30): It's beautiful and a great place to live. Carmel Valley Village is a sweet little spot that is forgotten even by the residents of Carmel-by-the-Sea,...
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Rio Grande Weekend
Discover a lush oasis on the banks of Albuquerque's beloved riverFLY INTO ALBUQUERQUE and for all the stark drama of the Sandia Mountains and the surrounding high desert, the most striking feature from the air is the verdant, serpentine course of the...
Rio Grande Weekend: Discover a Lush Oasis on the Banks of Albuquerque's Beloved River
FLY INTO ALBUQUERQUE and for all the stark drama of the Sandia Mountains and the surrounding high desert, the most striking feature from the air is the verdant, serpentine course of the Rio Grande. While the river physically divides the city, it's...
Seattle to Market
IT'S 6:15 A.M. and the neon sign glows in the dawn: PUBLIC MARKET CENTER. And here they come, the fish guys in orange bib pants, looking a little morning-groggy but gung-ho as they start slapping down salmon on the display-case ice. Welcome to Seattle's...
Seattle: To Market
IT'S 6:15 A.M. and the neon sign glows in the dawn: PUBLIC MARKET CENTER. And here they come, the fish guys in orange bib pants, looking a little morning-groggy but gung-ho as they start slapping down salmon on the display-case ice.Welcome to Seattle's...
Smokin' Sides
Spice up your next barbecue meal with these Southwestern-style side dishesHUSBAND-WIFE BARBECUE EXPERTS Bill Jamison and Cheryl Alters Jamison created these vibrant sides to complement the grilled beef and pork featured in "The Art of Barbecue" (page...
Smokin' Sides: Spice Up Your Next Barbecue Meal with These Southwestern-Style Side Dishes
HUSBAND-WIFE BARBECUE EXPERTS Bill Jamison and Cheryl Alters Jamison created these vibrant sides to complement the grilled beef and pork featured in "The Art of Barbecue" (page 128). True to their fresh, uncomplicated cooking style, the Jamisons inject...
The Art of Barbecue: A Lesson with Santa Fe's Bill and Cheryl Jamison, Masters of Meat, Smoke, and Fire
IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE a more fitting summer-in-the-West style of cooking than barbecuing. You get to relax on the patio, cold drink in hand, with a hint of smoke in the air and a tantalizing whiff of meat and spice. And yet barbecuing isn't quite as...
The Right Wine
Pick a great one every time with these tips from a sommelierHERE'S A CATCH-22: If you recognize most of the wines on a restaurant's list, you might feel comfortable ordering-but the sommelier hasn't done a very good job of choosing the wine. That's because...
The Right Wine: Pick a Great One Every Time with These Tips from a Sommelier
HERE'S A CATCH-22: If you recognize most of the wines on a restaurant's list, you might feel comfortable ordering--but the sommelier hasn't done a very good job of choosing the wine. That's because small, little-known wineries usually offer better...
The Rise of Riesling
For decades the noble grape and the wines made from it were scoffed at. Now Western winemakers are producing some of the most sophisticated Rieslings in the worldTHE WILD PIGS OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY know their grapes. On their frequent forays into the...
The Rise of Riesling: For Decades the Noble Grape and the Wines Made from It Were Scoffed at. Now Western Winemakers Are Producing Some of the Most Sophisticated Rieslings in the World
THE WILD PIGS OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY know their grapes. On their frequent forays into the vineyards, says Bruce McGuire, winemaker at Santa Barbara Winery, they skip the Chardonnay and hit the Riesling. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Until recently,...
Tiny Urban Gem
Simple techniques make a city garden look and feel largerFINDING ROOM for outdoor living is not always easy in a compact backyard. And the task is even more challenging when you're also trying to maintain privacy and create serenity in a bustling urban...
Tiny Urban Gem: Simple Techniques Make a City Garden Look and Feel Larger
FINDING ROOM for outdoor living is not always easy in a compact backyard. And the task is even more challenging when you're also trying to maintain privacy and create serenity in a bustling urban area. Still, landscape designer Terry Mulrooney managed...
Top 10 Seafood Spots by the Sea
Top 10 Seafood spots by the seaSample fresh fish just a hop from the ocean's waves1 PA'IA, HI MAMA'S FISH HOUSE Sure, Mama's is a bit more expensive than your average fish joint. But its Maui oceanside setting bordered by swaying palms puts it in the...
Top 10 Seafood Spots by the Sea: Sample Fresh Fish Just a Hop from the Ocean's Waves
1 PA'IA, HI MAMA'S FISH HOUSE Sure, Mama's is a bit more expensive than your average fish joint. But its Maui oceanside setting bordered by swaying palms puts it in the million-dollar-view category, making dinner seem like a bargain. The fish is...
Vintage Getaway: An Updated Cottage Connects Past to Present with Innovative Use of Color, Recycled Materials, and Plenty of Room to Relax
ON A HILL ABOVE the town of Occidental, California, sits an old red cottage with crisp white trim, surrounded by oak, redwood, and pine trees. For Joan Barnes, who has a passion for vintage dwellings and decor, the scene was love at first sight. ...
Vivid Summer Border
Combine a formal layout with soft plantings for a spectacular showSOMETIMES A FEW design principles are all it takes to give a garden coherence and beauty. Eda Fae Personett's mixed flower border illustrates how easy it is to create a showstopping effect...
Warm Kitchen Makeover
A designer combines the best of old and new for an inviting contemporary lookA MODERN FARMHOUSE is what designer Lara Dutto had in mind when she remodeled her kitchen. 'The house was really run down when we found it, but we recognized a simple, rural...
Warm Kitchen Makeover: A Designer Combines the Best of Old and New for an Inviting Contemporary Look
A MODERN FARMHOUSE is what designer Lara Dutto had in mind when she remodeled her kitchen. "The house was really run down when we found it, but we recognized a simple, rural quality that we liked," she says. Using that mood as inspiration, Dutto and...
What to Do in Northern California June
PLACERVILLE Pick cherries in the foothills This month, carload after carload of families pulls up at the American River Cherry Company to pluck bucketsful of unbelievably tasty sweet-tart fruit. Shirley and Reginald Rice's 15-acre U-pick farm...
What to Do in the Rockies: June
STEAMBOAT SPRINGSMake like a cowboyThe sound of pounding hooves churning the dirt is a sure sign of summer in Steamboat Springs. Arrive early at the pro rodeo to chow on smoky, slow-roasted barbecue and claim a prime seat in the open-air arena; the surrounding...
What to Do in Your Garden June
Shopping Carnivorous plants If you're curious about pitcher plants and Venus flytraps for your indoor garden, check out these and many other plants at the carnivorous plant exhibit Chomp!, running now through November 4 at San Francisco's Conservatory...
What to Do in Your Garden: June
PlantingAnnuals Pull out spent English primroses, pansies, ranunculus, stock, sweet peas, and other cool-season annuals. For color all summer, replant with heat-loving African daisies, ageratum, begonia, convolvulus, coreopsis, cosmos, gazania, geranium,...
Wild Alaska: Glaciers, Bears, and a Sense of Wonder. Ten Days in Southeast Alaska Make the Biggest Summer Vacation of Your Life
THE CATAMARAN pauses in the blue waters of Alaska's Glacier Bay. From its upper deck, we look out at a narrow beach hemmed in by spruce forest. A solitary wolf appears, dapper, furtive. He trots across the pebbled beach, then catches us staring....
Wildlife-Friendly: Provide Water and Food to Create a Rich Habitat in the Landscape
ANIMATION IS ALWAYS a plus in gardens--which is why landscape architect Steve Morgan designs all of his to attract wildlife. Birds, butterflies, lizards, frogs, and insects add excitement, he says. "I always provide habitat, especially water, near...
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