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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. 214, No. 6, June

A Jazz Festival Picnic
The moment McCoy Tyner came onstage at the Hollywood Bowl last summer, he made my own personal jazz history live again. I first saw Tyner more than 20 years ago, playing piano at the now-defunct Keystone Korner on a rainy night in San Francisco's North...
Berkeley's Bohemia: Change Your Home (and Yourself) along the City's Now-Thriving San Pablo Avenue
Reinvention is the philosophy behind Ohmega Salvage General Store on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. Transform your humdrum living room with a bird's-eye maple mantel rescued from a failed restaurant, the idea goes. And lately the shop's neighborhood...
Best Beans
Some string beans are so delicious, you may want to keep a supply at hand by putting some in your garden. What's more, unless you grow certain kinds yourself, you might not get a chance to eat them. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Supermarkets rarely...
Big Sky Drive
ROAD TRIPOne mom and two kids take the trip of a lifetimeHorses, dinosaurs, tepees. I steel my kids, Phoebe and Tobin, for the 500-mile round-trip with these three words. My mission is to take them on a summer vacation they'll never forget: a tour of...
Cooling off in Calgary
The stampede is great. But you'll find fun all summer longYou drive across Alberta, seeing nothing but cattle and sky, and suddenly Calgary rises from the plains, a cluster of glass skyscrapers bordered by the Bow and Elbow Rivers. A friendly, whitecollar...
Cooling off in Calgary: The Stampede Is Great. but You'll Find Fun All Summer Long
You drive across Alberta, seeing nothing but cattle and sky, and suddenly Calgary rises from the plains, a cluster of glass skyscrapers bordered by the Bow and Elbow Rivers. A friendly, white-collar city symbolized by a white cowboy hat, Calgary has...
Cool Noodle Salads
Make a summer lunch out of a fresh and lively Asian saladNaturally low in fat and compatible with a world of flavors, noodles lend themselves to healdiy eating. Asians seem to have hit on this a long time ago, because in many Eastern cultures, long noodles...
Cool Noodle Salads: Make a Summer Lunch out of a Fresh and Lively Asian Salad
Naturally low in fat and compatible with a world of flavors, noodles lend themselves to healthy eating. Asians seem to have hit on this a long time ago, because in many Eastern cultures, long noodles symbolize long life. That's why it's traditional...
Design Vacation
DECORATINGBring home the best ideas from chic hotelsBoutique hotels give us a chance to experience another lifestyle. Next time you check into one of these intimate accommodations-whether it's a Zen retreat or an urban getaway-pay close attention to...
Design Vacation: Bring Home the Best Ideas from Chic Hotels
Boutique hotels give us a chance to experience another lifestyle. Next time you check into one of these intimate accommodations--whether it's a Zen retreat or an urban getaway--pay close attention to the interiors: You might well check out with a suitcase...
Drip Kits for Pots
A hassle-free way to water container plants automaticallySince my watering habits are a little erratic, I decided that the best way to keep my potted plants from dying of thirst was to install a timed drip-irrigation system. A timed system eliminates...
Drip Kits for Pots: A Hassle-Free Way to Water Container Plants Automatically
Since my watering habits are a little erratic, I decided that the best way to keep my potted plants from dying of thirst was to install a timed drip-irrigation system. A timed system eliminates the need for hand-watering, ensuring that plants won't...
Driving the Big Sky: One Mom, Two Kids, and 500 Miles of Montana Backroads Add Up to an Unforgettable Vacation
Horses, dinosaurs, tepees. I steel my kids, Phoebe and Tobin, for the 500-mile round-trip with these three words. My mission is to take them on a tour of the Rocky Mountain Front that slices 100 miles north from State 200 to Glacier National Park in...
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Hawaiian at Heart
Beside a backyard pool, an L.A. homeowner re-creates the islands she lovesWhen you're floating in Ruth Hunter's dark blue pool surrounded by palms and orchids, it's easy to forget you're in Los Angeles. "You feel like you're drifting through a Hawaiian...
Hawaiian at Heart: Beside a Backyard Pool, an L.A. Homeowner Re-Creates the Islands She Loves
When you're floating in Ruth Hunter's dark blue pool surrounded by palms and orchids, it's easy to forget you're in Los Angeles. "You feel like you're drifting through a Hawaiian lagoon," she says. And that was the whole idea. Though Hunter, her husband,...
It's Roomier. Quieter. Stronger. Smarter. and Probably Every Other "Er" You Can Think Of
The all-new Odyssey has some very big shoes to fill. Because, even to this day--six years after its introduction--its much-lauded predecessor is still earning rave reviews. So we started from scratch, with a simple goal in mind: Make it even better....
June Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenToyoshimas' Teriyaki Tri-TipMlCHAELTOYOSHlMA, WHITTIER, CAMichael Toyoshima traces his family teriyaki marinade to the time when his grandmother worked on Kauai in the sugarcane and pineapple fields....
Less Is More Fun
An L.A. family shows how to downsize with imaginationJennifer Cheh's former home looked like a dream house. It was huge-about 9,000 square feet-and was located in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood. "Needless to say, that's a lot of house to take care...
Less Is More Fun: An L.A. Family Shows How to Downsize with Imagination
Jennifer Cheh's former home looked like a dream house. It was huge--about 9,000 square feet--and was located in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood. "Needless to say, that's a lot of house to take care of. It was a burden," she says. "We lived there...
Letters from Our Readers
Bisbee's mystery authorONLINE NEWSCheck out Sunset.comGrowing gerberasFor a bold bouquet, buy a gerbera plant and grow your own flowers. Find a guide to gerberas at www.sunsef.com (search word: "gerbera").Rediscover apricotsOld-fashioned Blenheim apricots...
Live from Tempe
Girls' night out is a music-filled crawl in ASU's hometownIt's 9 p.m. on a typical Saturday night, but it feels like New Dear's at the Big Bang. Two dueling pianists are pounding out tunes. The crowd-a mix of 20- to 40somethings-is loving it. Liz, Amanda,...
Music at the Rocks
Hot date: Shopping and dinner in Morrison, then a starlit concertFamous as the rainy setting of U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday" music video, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado, is arguably one of the most dramatic venues in the world. The...
No Fuss, No Fail: 9 Foolproof Perennials for Busy Gardeners
Plant them and forget them--almost. Nine of our favorite plants are especially easy to grow. All bloom over a long season, require minimal care, and look good through much of the year. 1 Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea). Grasslike clumper...
Own-Root Roses
You might assume the roses in your garden are growing from their own roots. Chances are, though, they're hitching a ride on 'Dr. Huey', a sturdier rootstock. When the world fell in love with hybrid teas in the 1940s, growers began budding (grafting)...
Relative Comfort
Flexibility rules a getaway built for two sisters and their familiesSometimes, sharing is the best solution. Such is the case in this serene vacation home on Orcas Island, Washington, owned by two Seattle sisters and their husbands. The house gracefully...
Relative Comfort: Flexibility Rules a Getaway Built for Two Sisters and Their Families
Sometimes, sharing is the best solution. Such is the case in this serene vacation home on Orcas Island, Washington, owned by two Seattle sisters and their husbands. The house gracefully accommodates both couples--Jonathan and Carol Buchter and Susan...
Sonoma Style: Tuscan Splendor to Farm Simplicity: Alfresco Living in California's Wine Country
Twilight in the Valley of the Moon; the air is warm and still, bathed in gold. Beneath a vine-covered arbor behind their Tuscan-style home in the hills above Glen Ellen, California, Susan Skinner and Bob Heisterberg laugh and chat with a handful of...
Spice Up Pork Chops with Island Flavors
Cuban Pork with PineapplePREP AND COOK TIME: About 35 minutesMAKES: 4 servingsNOTES: While the pork, pineapple, and onion marinate, cook rice and heat canned black beans to serve alongside. (Or, for more intense flavor, marinate the pork the night before.)...
Start Your Combines!
The Runnin' Elephant is on a rampage. Aaron Reimer steers his John Deere 7700 turbo diesel--CRUNCH--into its prey, a smaller, frog green John Deere. The Elephant's header--for you combine novices, the toothy front part that scoops up the grain--guts...
Summer Treats
NEW CLASSICSJuicy stone fruit, plump berries-June is the sweetest month of the year to make dessertMascarpone Tart with StrawberriesPREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 hour, plus at least 1½ hours to cool and chillMAKES: 10 to 12 servingsNOTES: Mascarpone is...
Summer Treats: Juicy Stone Fruit, Plump Berries-June Is the Sweetest Month of the Year to Make Dessert
Mascarpone Tart with Strawberries PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 hour, plus at least 1 1/2 hours to cool and chill MAKES: 10 to 12 servings NOTES: Mascarpone is a soft Italian version of cream cheese. You can make this tart (through step 4) up to 1 day...
The Jagged Edge
WINDOW ON THE WESTSan Francisco's Farallon Islands are mysterious, wild, and remote, but a new book has put them in the spotlight. Its author, SUSAN CASEY, explains why this lonely place needs to be studied, marveled at-and left aloneThe world's wildest...
The Jagged Edge: San Francisco's Farallon Islands Are Mysterious, Wild, and Remote, but a New Book Has Put Them in the Spotlight. Its Author, Susan Casey, Explains Why This Lonely Place Needs to Be Studied, Marveled At-And Left Alone
The world's wildest places do not ordinarily sit in the backyards of its most populous cities, but the Farallon Islands, an archipelago of 10 rocky islets 27 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge, are anything but ordinary. Visitors approaching by boat...
The Myth of Wine Lists
Restaurants can offer bargain discoveriesNot all wine lists are created equal. Some aren't created at all, in fact; the wines on them are more or less distributed. By that I mean more than a few restaurateurs know heaps about food but only a pittance...
The Myth of Wine Lists: Restaurants Can Offer Bargain Discoveries
Not all wine lists are created equal. Some aren't created at all, in fact; the wines on them are more or less distributed. By that I mean more than a few restaurateurs know heaps about food but only a pittance about wine. They put themselves in the...
Trails and Tables
Four Monterey hikes lead to views, beaches, falls-and great mealsWhen my sister, Pat, actually agreed to join me for a weekend of hiking in the Monterey area, I was surprised. An urban sophisticate, Pat's idea of a hike is two laps around the makeup...
Trails and Tables: Four Monterey Hikes Lead to Views, Beaches, Falls-And Great Meals
When my sister, Pat, actually agreed to join me for a weekend of hiking in the Monterey area. I was surprised. An urban sophisticate, Pat's idea of a hike is two laps around the makeup counter at Macy's. Much more fun, to her, is lingering over a good...
Ultimate Colorado: Big Mountains. Wild Rivers. Unforgettable Beauty. Three Fast Friends Test, Themselves on a 10-Day Trip through the Rockies
Thirty feet above the ground, my friend Samantha clings to a granite cliff, her face a mix of determination and desperation. A rope at her hips connects her to the rock and, ultimately, to climbing instructor Ashley Woods, standing on solid ground...
What to Do in Your Garden in June
PLANTING * Containers. Plant a colorful arrangement that will bloom through summer. For a sunny look in a low, wide bowl (about 9 in. by 30 in.), try 'Profusion Orange' zinnias, 'Sunray' coreopsis, and, to trail over the sides, lime green sweet...
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