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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. 216, No. 1, January

Best of the West
We won't pretend this was an exhaustive search--or that there was anything scientific about our survey. But when we challenged ourselves to name the best things about living in the West in 2006, it turned out that everyone had an opinion. Thus began...
Best Strawberries
Any sun-sweetened strawberry plucked fresh from the plant is a treat. But when that strawberry is one of the best new varieties around and comes from organically grown seedlings, it's even better. 'Sarian', a new Dutch variety, is the one to try this...
Carefree Roses
Grow floribundas for lots of blooms with little effortIf you've never grown roses, you may believe what you've heard about them-that they're fussy, disease-prone, and need lots of primping to look good. True, certain roses live up to that reputation....
Carefree Roses: Grow Floribundas for Lots of Blooms with Little Effort
If you've never grown roses, you may believe what you've heard about them--that they're fussy, disease-prone, and need lots of primping to look good. True, certain roses live up to that reputation. But not floribundas. Prized for their clusters of...
Chateau Albuquerque
Take the road east from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, and you'll pass Elephant Butte Reservoir and the pachyderm-shaped butte itself. Cross the Rio Grande and you reach the tiny town of Engle. All around is rangeland: high, wide, dry. It is impossible...
Château Albuquerque
Take the road east from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, and you'll pass Elephant Butte Reservoir and the pachyderm-shaped butte itself. Cross the Rio Grande and you reach the tiny town of Engle. All around is rangeland: high, wide, dry. It is impossible...
Clean Slate
One of the best things about a new year is starting out with an open calendar and a fresh attitude. Forget whatever you wanted to do, failed to do, or did badly in 2005. This could be the magic year--2006 could be your best yet. On New Year's Eve,...
Closet Island: A Freestanding Storage Unit Makes a Master Suite Both Spacious and Efficient
A bedroom, a bathroom, and a walkin closet--Eric Ledoux assumed that the master suite in his new Bellevue, Washington, home would be laid out in the traditional way. Then architect Lane Williams posed a simple yet mind-blowing question: "Have you considered...
January Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenCauliflower FrittersCHRISTINE DATIAN, LAS VEGASServe these fritters with chutney or salsa for an easy meatless meal. Sour cream is also a nice addition.PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 hourMAKES: 4 servings1...
January Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Cauliflower Fritters CHRISTINE DATIAN, LAS VEGAS Serve these fritters with chutney or salsa for an easy meatless meal. Sour cream is also a nice addition. PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 hour MAKES: 4 servings 1 cauliflower (about 2 lb.),...
Jewel Box Kitchen
Walls of glass allow for casual entertainingCooking with family and friends was always great fun for Cindy Chin and Robert Graham-at least in theory. For 15 years, the dark, outdated kitchen in their 1929 Tudor-style Seattle home had soured the experience....
Jewel Box Kitchen: Walls of Glass Allow for Casual Entertaining
Cooking with family and friends was always great fun for Cindy Chin and Robert Graham--at least in theory. For 15 years, the dark, outdated kitchen in their 1929 Tudor-style Seattle home had soured the experience. "It was a cold cave of a place--inhospitable...
New North Oakland: Get a Taste of Telegraph Avenue
East Bay tastemakers are flocking to Oakland's Telegraph Avenue, spawning a unique, vibrant neighborhood that's lately become a haven for Alice Waters disciples and foodies in general. Home to some of Oakland's oldest businesses, the Temescal area...
Now Get Free New and Improved Bulbs for Life ([Dagger]): A Floor Lamp That Spreads Sunshine All over a Room, and Pays for Itself!
The Balanced Spectrum[R] floor lamp combines the benefits of natural daylight indoors with a savings of $77 over the life of one bulb!** [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Ever since the first human went into a dark cave and built a fire, people have realized...
Quick Asian Wraps
Stir-fry some tofu in a tangy sauce for a crunchy, nutty dishTofu fans know that this great vegetarian food offers more than most single ingredients: It comes in a range of textures that work in almost any kind of cooking. Go for the extra-firm kind...
Quick Asian Wraps: Stir-Fry Some Tofu in a Tangy Sauce for a Crunchy, Nutty Dish
Tofu fans know that this great vegetarian food offers more than most single ingredients: It comes in a range of textures that work in almost any kind of cooking. Go for the extra-firm kind called nigari tofu when you want a hearty dish. The moisture...
Red Rock Romance
THREE-DAY WEEKENDOn a winter visit to Sedona, find world-class scenery and some of the West's best artOn a winter day, Arizona's Sedona may be the most beautiful place in the world. With its miles of trails leading beneath red sandstone buttes, it's...
Red Rock Romance: On a Winter Visit to Sedona, Find World-Class Scenery and Some of the West's Best Art
On a winter day, Arizona's Sedona may be the most beautiful place in the world. With its miles of trails leading bencath red sandstone buttes, it's a haven for hikers and mountain bikers. But Sedona is rich in ancient Native American art too, and its...
Serene Soaks: Create a Tranquil Mood with Spa-Like Tubs and Nature Views
Woodsy retreat The ultimate Western bath plays up the use of natural matcrials, as in this Woodway, Washington, house. Although Ken Brewe calls himself a "shower-and-go kind of guy," he wanted a more luxurious space that really brought the outdoors...
Slow and Easy
SOLUTIONMelt-in-your-mouth entrées that make the most of slow-cookersOur favorite way to make cozy winter foods is by braising-slowly cooking meats or vegetables in liquid until they're very tender. But since long cooking requires regular attention,...
Slow and Easy: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Entrees That Make the Most of Slow-Cookers
Our favorite way to make cozy winter foods is by braising--slowly cooking meats or vegetables in liquid until they're very tender. But since long cooking requires regular attention, it's not a great solution for busy cooks. Happily, slow-cookers are...
Start the Year off Right
Rejuvenate, relax-just have fun-in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhoodDenverites desperate for some New Year's R&R don't have to go far for self-indulgence and pampering. When the city's dry winter months take their toll on the body, head over to...
Super Shopping
How to make a smart choice in the wine aisleGreat wine inventories are amassing at grocery stores these days, and the prices look good. But when you're standing in front of the shelves-expensive price tags on top, magnums on the bottom, and no help in...
Super Shopping: How to Make a Smart Choice in the Wine Aisle
Great wine inventories are amassing at grocery stores these days, and the prices look good. But when you're standing in front of the shelves--expensive price tags on top, magnums on the bottom, and no help in sight--how do you choose a good bottle?...
Take a Dip
Try bagna cauda for fondue, Italian-style (hold the cheese)Translated literally, bagna cauda means "hot bath." In practice, it's a great alternative to cheese-based French fondue (and much easier to make).Originally from northern Italy's Piedmont region,...
The Directory
"The Art of Sunset" Poster [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The first 100 readers who request information from our advertisers featured in THE DIRECTORY will receive "The Art of Sunset" poster FREE. This large (24" by 36"), beautiful poster features historic...
The Last Great Race
The 1,100-mile Iditarod is Alaska's highest-profile event, and proof that the West inspires adventure like no other place in the country. KIMBERLY BROWN SEELY follows the sled dogs and the mushers who love themThe dawn is still pink, the streetlights...
The Last Great Race: The 1,100-Mile Iditarod Is Alaska's Highest-Profile Event, and Proof That the West Inspires Adventure like No Other Place in the Country. Kimberly Brown Seely Follows the Sled Dogs and the Mushers Who Love Them
The dawn is still pink, the streetlights in downtown Anchorage sparkling against the sky, when the dog people show up. Trucks packed with Alaskan Huskies, dog handlers, racers, and fans pull into Anchorage for the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog...
This Season's Best Family Ski Bargains around the West
You'll trade off swanky amenities and luxe lodging, but if you're after good skiing without the crowds--or sticker shock--here are seven destinations where you can celebrate winter fun. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHERE WHAT WE...
Tradition with a Twist
A 98-year-old house opens up without abandoning its past"A lot of people want to remove molding and trim to make an old building seem new," architect Cary Bernstein says. "Yet those details are there for a reason-usually for proportion and scale." And...
Tradition with a Twist: A 98-Year-Old House Opens Up without Abandoning Its Past
"A lot of people want to remove molding and trim to make an old building seem new," architect Cary Bernstein says. "Yet those details are there for a reason--usually for proportion and scale." And a balance between old and new can give a house character....
Welcoming Winter Patios: Ten Ways to Enjoy Your Backyard in January
A patio can be the perfect place to entertain, dine, or relax outdoors--even in winter, in mild climates. When the air is brisk and a light rain is falling, all you need to do is provide for warmth, shelter, and comfort. Dress the outdoor space...
What to Do in Your Garden in January
PLANTING * Azaleas and camellias. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: Now is a good time to shop for blooming azaleas and camellias so you can choose the plants by the flower colors you like. Before buying a plant, make sure it's healthy and its leaves...
Your Sunset
OFF THE PAGE, ONLINE, IN YOUR LIFEREADER GETAWAYPick-up-and-go weekendBecause of your article in the November issue (page 46), my husband and I took a spontaneous abbreviated weekend to Carmel-by-the-Sea based upon your recommendations and had a wonderful...
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