Sunset

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. 2, February

Back to Nature in the Rockies
Snow play and snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park Summer has always been considered prime time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, but restoration work last season at Hidden Valley snow play area and a bounty of winter programs are making...
Back to Nature in the Rockies: Snow Play and Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. (Mountain Day Trip)
Summer has always been considered prime time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, but restoration work last season at Hidden Valley snow play area and a bounty of winter programs are making the park more accessible when the snow flies. Hidden...
Bear Neccessity
WESTERN WANDERINGS MT PINOS, CALIFORNIA-From this mountain's 8,831-foot summit, you see a Southern California you might be surprised still exists. To the south rise the high ridges of Ventura County's Sespe backcountry To the west, the Cuyama River curls...
Bear Necessity. (Western Wanderings)
MT. PINOS, CALIFORNIA--From this mountain's 8,831-foot summit, you see a Southern California you might be surprised still exists. To the south rise the high ridges of Ventura County's Sespe backcountry. To the west, the Cuyama River curls through corrugated...
Bittersweet Romance
FOOD & ENTERTAINING Dark chocolate desserts are the ultimate indulgence It has been the subject of lore and the object of cravings for centuries. Historical and fictional notables from Montezuma to Harry Potter have self-medicated with the stuff...
Bittersweet Romance: Dark Chocolate Desserts Are the Ultimate Indulgence. (Food & Entertaining)
It has been the subject of lore and the object of cravings for centuries. Historical and fictional notables from Montezuma to Harry Potter have self-medicated with the stuff to great effect. Chocolate has a power to captivate unlike any other food,...
Building the Dream
HOW THE WEST IS LIVING This Washington couple achieved their objective by taking one step at a time During a goal-setting seminar, Seattle resident Debra Holland was asked to identify a lifelong desire, write it down, and list small steps toward realizing...
Building the Dream: This Washington Couple Achieved Their Objective by Taking One Step at a Time. (How the West Is Living)
During a goal-setting seminar; Seattle resident Debra Holland was asked to identify a lifelong desire, write it down, and list small steps toward realizing it. She wrote: "To own waterfront property" That was in January 1988. Today the vision she shared...
Candy Grams
Give Valentine's Day sweets a personal touch with hidden messages What could be more romantic than a handmade valentine? Here are a couple of quick ways to transform everyday storebought candies into distinctive and thoughtful gifts. Your mate will love...
Candy Grams: Give Valentine's Day Sweets a Personal Touch with Hidden Messages. (Home)
What could be more romantic than a handmade valentine? Here are a couple of quick ways to transform everyday store-bought candies into distinctive and thoughtful gifts. Your mate will love them because they are unique, and you will love how easy they...
Desert Not-So-Solitaire
Sublime scenery and a dash of culture and history spice up a weekend in bustling, sprawling Tucson Seasoned Tucsonans will tell you that exploring the city is like peeling back the layers of an onion: it reveals the cultural curvature of a city that...
Desert Not-So-Solitaire: Sublime Scenery and a Dash of Culture and History Spice Up a Weekend in Bustling, Sprawling Tucson. (Three-Day Weekend)
Seasoned Tucsonans will tell you that exploring the city is like peeling back the layers of an onion: it reveals the cultural curvature of a city that has been shaped by its Native American and Hispanic origins and its dramatic natural setting. ...
Grand Mesa Winter
TRAVEL Colorado's uncrowded mountain has rustic digs and miles of skinny ski and snowmobile trails From Interstate 70, Grand Mesa appears as a long, snow-covered lump dominating the southern panorama between Parachute and Palisade. Outdoor enthusiasts...
Grand Mesa Winter: Colorado's Uncrowded Mountain Has Rustic Digs and Miles of Skinny Ski and Snowmobile Trails. (Travel)
From Interstate 70, Grand Mesa appears as a long, snow-covered lump dominating the southern panorama between Parachute and Palisade. Outdoor enthusiasts from nearby Grand Junction think of it as their personal winter backyard treasure. For Front Range...
Hot Water on Demand
HOME GUIDE There's an alternative to the traditional water heater with its insulated tank: tankless heaters, which produce hot water only when needed. The advantages are that they're relatively small and can deliver an endless supply of hot water quickly...
Hot Water on Demand. (Guide)
There's an alternative to the traditional water heater with its insulated tank: tankless heaters, which produce hot water only when needed. The advantages are that they're relatively small and can deliver an endless supply of hot water quickly and...
Joshua Tree Rocks
Take a hike. Climb a boulder. Nourish your soul From a vantage point atop a stack of monzogranite boulders 100 feet above an empty road, Joshua Tree National Park is a coyote-- colored landscape of golds and browns. It isn't beautiful in any conventional...
Joshua Tree Rocks: Take a Hike. Climb a Boulder. Nourish Your Soul. (Travel & Recreation)
From a vantage point atop a stack of monzogranite boulders 100 feet above an empty road, Joshua Tree National Park is a coyotecolored landscape of golds and browns. It isn't beautiful in any conventional sense, but Joshua Tree has something else: mystique....
Living Aloha
Here's your guide to the real Hawaii-- ancient temples, trendy food, taro patches, and crazy ukulele nightlife Flying into Kona, the plane passes low over turquoise water so clear I can see white sand and black lava rocks through its shimmering depths....
Living Aloha: Here's Your Guide to the Real Hawaii-Ancient Temples, Trendy Food, Taro Patches, and Crazy Ukulele Nightlife
Flying into Kona, the plane passes low over turquoise water so clear I can see white sand and Black lava rocks through its shimmering depths. Beyond the shore, the land tilts up to form mountains cloaked in mist. Not so long ago, I came to Hawaii,...
Midwinter Favorites
Readers' recipes tested in Sunset's kitchens Shrimp and Pasta with Creamy Pesto Sauce Nancy Stringer, San Diego Nancy Stringer uses frozen cooked shrimp and prepared pesto for this easy-to-assemble dish. To thaw shrimp quickly, place under cold running...
Midwinter Favorites: Readers' Recipes Tested in Sunset's Kitchens
Shrimp and Pasta with Creamy Pesto Sauce Nancy Stringer, San Diego Nancy Stringer uses frozen cooked shrimp and prepared pesto for this easy-to-assemble dish. To thaw shrimp quickly, place under cold running water for 5 minutes. PREP AND COOK...
Open House
Snow time in the Grand Canyon Our family, including two daughters, ages 9 and 11, just got back from spending part of our vacation at the Grand Canyon. We didn't see the article "Grand Canyon's Grandest Show" (December, page 26) until after our return....
Our 2003 Western Garden Design Awards
15 winners offer planting, paving, and problem-solving inspiration As the winners in Sunset's contest prove, a garden with a great design not only presents plants beautifully, it extends a home into the outdoors and expresses its owner's taste and personality....
Our 2003 Western Garden Design Awards: 15 Winners Offer Planting, Paving, and Problem-Solving Inspiration
As the winners in Sunset's contest prove, a garden with a great design not only presents plants beautifully, it extends a home into the outdoors and expresses its owner's taste and personality. Our panel of six judges (see page 67) selected the best...
Pressed for Success
Crisp cafe-style sandwiches make quick meals Pressed sandwiches appear on restaurant and cafe menus in myriad incarnations, from the Italian panini to the Cuban. No wonder-there's nothing quite like toasted bread and rich, melting fillings flattened...
Pressed for Success: Crisp Cafe-Style Sandwiches Make Quick Meals. (Food)
Pressed sandwiches appear on restaurant and cafe menus in myriad incarnations, from the Italian panini to the Cuban. No wonder--there's nothing quite like toasted bread and rich, melting fillings flattened under a hot press. We pressed our favorite...
Run with the Big Dogs
Specialized dogsled tours can turn almost anyone into a musher There was no need, Nicolle Smith assured me, to command Aries, Gaiter, Loathing, and the rest of my sled dogs to "mush" to get them moving. After I double-checked my viselike grip on the...
Run with the Big Dogs: Specialized Dogsled Tours Can Turn Almost Anyone into a Musher. (Travel)
There was no need, Nicolle Smith assured me, to command Aries, Gaiter, Loathing, and the rest of my sled dogs to "mush" to get them moving. After I double-checked my viselike grip on the sled and jumped on the runners, a simple "All right!" would shift...
Square Deal. (Guide)
We thought we'd seen just about every baking pan imaginable. Round, fluted, tube, loaf--our test kitchen cupboards are jammed with them all. But it's time to make some space, because we've found a new obsession: a springform pan from Kaiser Bakeware....
What to Do in Your Garden in February. (Mountain)
PLANNING AND PLANTING * ORDER PLANTS. For a good selection of drought-resistant plants, check out the catalog offerings of these regional sources. Agua Fria Nursery of Santa Fe (505/983-4831) specializes in difficult-to-find perennials, Western...
Wrap Party
Throw a won ton party where the guests do all the work Food plays a major role in Debbie Lee's family history. Her greatgrandfather, who came to the United States in the 1800s to work on the railroads, started one of the first Chinese restaurants in...
Wrap Party: Throw a Won Ton Party Where the Guests Do All the Work
Food plays a major role in Debbie Lee's family history. Her great-grandfather, who came to the United States in the 1800s to work on the railroads, started one of the first Chinese restaurants in Los Angeles. Lee, who lives in Sacramento, revives family...
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