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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. 217, No. 2, August

August Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenZucchini CookiesJACOB GROSS, LOMPOC, CAYou can't taste the zucchini in these cookies, but it adds vitamins, fiber, and a nice moist texture.PREP AND COOK TIME: 1 hourMAKES: 5 dozen cookies1 cup butter,...
August Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Zucchini Cookies JACOB GROSS, LOMPOC, CA You can't taste the zucchini in these cookies, but it adds vitamins, fiber, and a nice moist texture. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
August in the Rockies
PARK CITY, UTPosh perch for lessWhen the temps go up, the lodging rates go down at Utah's luxe ski resorts. Book a last-minute stay at Deer Valley's five-diamond Stein Eriksen Lodge (from $205, but ask about specials; 7700 Stein Way; www.steinlodge.com...
Browsing in Burlingame: Check out New Shops, Italian Treats, and Movies under the Stars
In the tug-of-war between Burlingame's chains and local merchants, the real winners are visitors. A whole crop of independent stores has popped up lately, and a number of boutiques from San Francisco have ventured south. The new mix adds fresh energy...
Cool Country
Pinetop-Lakeside is Arizona's summer hot spot"Oh, it's just a dog," says my husband, setting down his high-powered binocs, disappointed that our wildlife tour through Arizona's White Mountain Apache Reservation has so far turned up zero wildlife. "That's...
Cool Off
DISCOVERSpend easy days and mellow nights on central Oregon's Metolius RiverWhen the warmth of July starts to ramp up toward the oven of August, our thoughts turn to the town of Camp Sherman, where the eastern slope of the Cascades tumbles down to central...
Cool Off: Spend Easy Days and Mellow Nights on Central Oregon's Metolius River
When the warmth of July starts to ramp up toward the oven of August, our thoughts turn to the town of Camp Sherman, where the eastern slope of the Cascades tumbles down to central Oregon--the piney edge of the high desert. Not that it's any cooler...
Deadwood Days
A hit TV show proves that some juicy Western history-and a really good villain-can make a town rich. PETER FISH explores a small-town revolutionThis is a tale of two cities. The first is a mining camp in the Black Hills, where greed, lust, and violence...
Deadwood Days: A Hit TV Show Proves That Some Juicy Western History-And a Really Good Villain-Can Make a Town Rich. Peter Fish Explores a Small-Town Revolution
This is a tale of two cities. The first is a mining camp in the Black Hills, where greed, lust, and violence kindle in such volatile combinations, you think they may burn the whole town down. The second is a tourist attraction whose tidy Main Street...
Decks for All Budgets
Take full advantage of summer with ideas from three spaces that celebrate outdoor livingMEDIUM BUDGET$80/sq.ft.KEY FEATUREA sunken concrete firepit that acts as focal pointMARIN COUNTY, CABeach boardwalkThere's little reason to leave this home near the...
Decks for All Budgets: Take Full Advantage of Summer with Ideas from Three Spaces That Celebrate Outdoor Living
MARIN COUNTY, CA Beach boardwalk There's little reason to leave this home near the ocean, since the deck more than doubles the living space with ample sunbathing, conversation, and entertaining areas. "We wanted to create an informal compound...
Dreaming of Cabin Life
Smart ideas for small spaces, plus the hottest spots to buy or build a getawayGetting back to natureLong before he went to architecture school. Andy Neumann' was a champion surfer. So it's no wonder he refers to his 800square-foot, solar-powered retreat...
Dreaming of Cabin Life: Smart Ideas for Small Spaces, Plus the Hottest Spots to Buy or Build a Getaway
1 Getting back to nature Long before he went to architecture school. Andy Neumann was a champion surfer. So it's no wonder he refers to his 800-square-foot, solar-powered retreat as "the surf shack." The strongly geometric cube-shaped cabin, located...
Head for the Swimming Hole
South Yuba River State Park holds rewards for a bit of hiking: deep, clear, refreshing spots for swimming. The 20-mile-long park has four access points; head to Bridgeport for a historic covered bridge, pretty Buttermilk Bend Trail, and plentiful river...
Into the Woods: Arizona's Pinetop-Lakeside Is Packed with Plenty of Adventure
"Oh, it's just a dog," says my husband, setting down his binocs, disappointed that our wildlife tour through Arizona's White Mountain Apache Reservation has so far turned up zero wildlife. "That's no dog," corrects our guide, whistling under his breath....
Quick Jams
No time for canning?Try these fast jams, full of ripe flavorPreserving summer-ripe fruits sometimes demands more time than anyone can spare. So what to do with all that peak-season fruit you can't resist buying? Turn it into quick jams.These simple,...
Quick Jams: No Time for Canning? Try These Fast Jams, Full of Ripe Flavor
Preserving summer-ripe fruits sometimes demands more time than anyone can spare. So what to do with all that peak-season fruit you can't resist buying? Turn it into quick jams. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] These simple, small-batch jams are basically...
San Diego Summer: With Beaches, Baseball, and a Recharged Downtown, the Sunny City Makes an Ideal August Getaway
At the end of Crystal Pier along San Diego's Pacific Beach, a pod of dolphins surfaces near surfers waiting on boards that rise and fall with the swell. A set comes in, and the first wave surges through the pilings, sending tremors up to the pier that...
Small-Space Salad Box
Build an easy-access planterHaving fresh greens at your fingertips is one of the best parts of the growing season. And with a raised planter right outside the kitchen door, you can have a continual supply of salad greens nearly year-round. The 3½-foot-tall...
Small-Space Salad Box: Build an Easy-Access Planter
Having fresh greens at your fingertips is one of the best parts of the growing season. And with a raised planter right outside the kitchen door, you can have a continual supply of salad greens nearly year-round. The 3 1/2-foot-tall box pictured above,...
Smitten with Succulents
Reinvent your garden with these versatile plantsRobin Stockwell never planned to Become a nurseryman. But when he and a friend discovered a cactus collection for sale along a California roadside 30 years ago, they saw a business opportunity-a niche to...
Smitten with Succulents: Reinvent Your Garden with These Versatile Plants
Robin Stockwell never planned to become a nurseryman. But when he and a friend discovered a cactus collection for sale along a California roadside 30 years ago, they saw a business opportunity--a niche to fill in the booming retail nursery market....
Tempting Toasts
A Seattle vendor sells summer by the sliceJennifer Mcllvaine's customers are a loyal bunch. They show up for her bruschetta rain or shine, offering apologies and explanations whenever they've missed a week or placed a smaller-than-usual order.And no...
Tempting Toasts: A Seattle Vendor Sells Summer by the Slice
Jennifer McIlvaine's customers are a loyal bunch. They show up for her bruschetta rain or shine, offering apologies and explanations whenever they've missed a week or placed a smaller-than-usual order. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
The Battle of the Reds
California Cabs are world class for the long haulNot long ago, if you walked into a wine shop looking for a good Cabernet that would age well-a special bottle to hang onto for a child's graduation, say-the clerk's advice would likely be: Drink California...
The Battle of the Reds: California Cabs Are World Class for the Long Haul
Not long ago, if you walked into a wine shop looking for a good Cabernet that would age well--a special bottle to hang onto for a child's graduation, say--the clerk's advice would likely be: Drink California Cab now, but buy French Bordeaux to put...
The Maynard Dixon Sky
It's not that the log house and studio aren't handsome. They're just hard to notice against a landscape that conks you on the head with its glory: the narrow valley of the Virgin River, the castellated cliffs with names like Diana's Throne and Sugar...
Time for Tahoe: There Are More Reasons Than Ever to Visit the West's Greatest Lake
You know summer is in full swing in Tahoe when its crystal-clear waters warm to tolerable temps and the Truckee River flows with turquoise tubes. While the area's most recent development has centered on the increasingly upscale corporate village scene,...
Tomato Party
A chef and his crew "cook" with a sweet, juicy, sun-warmed crop, right in the fields"This is our little slice of heaven," say John M. Teixeira and Shelby Mayfield about their Lone Willow Ranch, in California's San Joaquin Valley. Bordered by river and...
Tomato Party: A Chef and His Crew "Cook" with a Sweet, Juicy, Sun-Warmed Crop, Right in the Fields
"This is our little slice of heaven," say John M. Teixeira and Shelby Mayfield about their Lone Willow Ranch, in California's San Joaquin Valley. Bordered by river and creek, their 48 acres of organic farmland near the town of Firebaugh are planted...
Vacation at Home
DESIGNA tiny beachfront lot accommodates plenty of outdoor livingOn a warm summer evening, Bruno and Dawn Büchler gather with friends on the intimate patio outside their home in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. A salty breeze blows up from the ocean as...
Vacation at Home: A Tiny Beachfront Lot Accommodates Plenty of Outdoor Living
On a warm summer evening, Bruno and Dawn Buchler gather with friends on the intimate patio outside their home in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. A salty breeze blows up from the ocean as the sun sets, turning the sky pink and orange. Dawn Buchler opens...
What to Do in Your Garden in August
SHOPPING * Garden decor. If you can't take a tropical vacation this summer, bring the flavor of an exotic locale into your backyard. Visit one of the following Northern California import stores, and pick up a few finishing touches to add a resortlike...
Where to Buy Now
The West's most popular places to find your second homeIf you're thinking about buying your own little seaside cottage or mountain cabin, you're not alone. Americans bought a record 1.02 million vacation homes in 2005, up from 872,000 in 2004, according...
Your Sunset
OFF THE PAGE, ONLINE, IN YOUR LIFEREADER RECOMMENDATIONDon't miss Burney FallsI really enjoyed "secret California" (June, page 66E, California editions; or find it on Sunset.com). For many years I worked on fire crews for the state and federal governments...
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