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. 211, No. 2, August

Adobes Revived
Volunteers restore a historic camp and grasslands near TucsonWith hands full of mud plaster, shovels, and saws, the small group of volunteers works through the warm afternoon, taking breaks for water or simply to enjoy the views of the surrounding grasslands...
Aloha, Milky Way
Big skies and dark tropical nights make Hawaii stargazing stellarFor Glenn Nanamori and Barry Peckham, the skies over Molokai are like heaven on Earth. The two amateur astronomers build telescopes together, and two weekends each month, either Peckham...
Aloha, Milky Way: Big Skies and Dark Tropical Nights Make Hawaii Stargazing Stellar. (Travel)
For Glenn Nanamori and Barry Peckham, the skies over Molokal are like heaven on Earth. The two amateur astronomers build telescopes together, and two weekends each month, either Peckham or Nanamori hops a plane to the Friendly Isle to lead night-sky...
A Sense of Place: The Winners of Our 24th Biennial Program Celebrate Their Settings. (2003-2004 Western Home Awards)
Visually tied to nature, elegant yet practical-rooted in the region but not bound by it--these are some of the qualities that define Western living at its best. And they are particularly apparent in the winners of the 2003-2004. Western Home Awards--cosponsored...
As Savory as Its Name: This Easy-to-Grow Herb Complements Summer Veggies. (Garden: Favorite Flavors)
Summer savory (Saturqja hortensis) is not as well known as its Mediterranean cousins, sage and thyme, but once you taste it with fresh green beans, you'll wonder how you ever did without it. The aromatic leaves of this fast-growing annual have a mild...
A Universe in the East Bay: Above UC Berkeley and Oakland, the Hills Are Alive with Science. (Travel: Northern California Day Trip)
Sometimes the best trip is the kind that takes you far away figuratively but keeps you close to home literally. When you visit the East Bay hills, you get the best of both worlds: From the steamy core of the earth to the cosmic forces beyond the stratosphere,...
Bohemian Bolinas: In West Marin, Find Surfers, Bird-Watching, Art, and Oysters. (Travel)
The rumor is that the locals don't want us here--and that may be true--but if you live in a place as beautiful as Bolinas, you have no choice but to share. This tiny beach town at the southeastern tip of the Point Reyes National Seashore doesn't have...
Clarifying Tomatoes
Their water makes a flavorful backdrop for summer entreesThere's a window of time in August when those tomatoes in your garden that have been poking along in the green stages for months suddenly ripen all at once and you have a rare problem-too many...
Clarifying Tomatoes: Their Water Makes a Flavorful Backdrop for Summer Entrees. (Food: Guide)
There's a window of time in August when those tomatoes in your garden that have been poking along in the green stages for months suddenly ripen all at once and you have a rare problem--too many tomatoes on your hands. Here's a beautiful way to clear...
Cool Off
Readers' recipes tested in Sunset's kitchensChopped Barbecued Chicken SaladTina Williams, PasadenaA great potluck dish, this salad starts with several prepared or leftover ingredients. As a shortcut, pick up roasted chicken at a market. To transport...
Cool Off: Readers' Recipes Tested in Sunset's Kitchens. (Food: Kitchens Cabinet)
Chopped Barbecued Chicken Salad Tina Williams, Pasadena A great potluck dish, this salad starts with several prepared or leftover ingredients. As a shortcut, pick up roasted chicken at a market. To transport the salad, bring dressing (step 1)...
Downtown Gets Down
Colorado Springs loosens up along North TejonColorado Springs has a reputation for being buttoned-down, so it's a treat to find a neighborhood here where you can kick off your shoes and just hang out. With its specialty shops, galleries, and eateries-many...
Easy Summer Pastas
Freshen up a pantry staple with seasonable ingredientsThe comfort of a warm bowl, the scent billowing from a savory sauce, and the toothsome bite of perfectly cooked pasta-there's nothing like it. Dried pasta is simple to prepare, inexpensive, and often...
Easy Summer Pastas: Freshen Up a Pantry Staple with Seasonal Ingredients. (Food & Entertaining)
The comfort of a warm bowl, the scent billowing from a savory sauce, and the toothsome bite of perfectly cooked pasta-there's nothing like it. Dried pasta is simple to prepare, inexpensive, and often fortified with folic acid and other nutritious ingredients....
Falling for Idaho Falls
A revitalized zoo and museums are new reasons to visitThe heart of Idaho Falls, the downtown greenbelt stretching along the Snake River, has always been a fine place to walk, bike, and picnic. But a recent wave of new and renovated attractions near the...
Finding Home. (from the Editor)
This month we are featuring the winners of our Western Home Awards, a competition we've held every two years since 1957 in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects. The goal is straightforward: to review the most innovative houses being...
Flying Colors
Fabric panels hang from an arbor to create this magical outdoor dining roomEntering the Zischke family's courtyard in Scottsdale, Arizona, is like stepping to the other side of the world. A country bordering the Mediterranean, perhaps. The paving-chunks...
Flying Colors: Fabric Panels Hang from an Arbor to Create This Magical Outdoor Dining Room. (Garden & Outdoor Living)
Entering the Zischke family's courtyard in Scottsdale, Arizona, is like stepping to the other side of the world. A country bordering the Mediterranean, perhaps. The paving--chunks of broken concrete with bands of black river rock set in the mortar...
Ghost-Town Getaway
Tour historic Silver City on a mountain drive near BoiseStreet names in Silver City resound with the Idaho mining town's storied past. Avalanche Avenue recalls the Owyhee Daily Avalanche, the first daily newspaper in the Idaho Territory, and Dead Man's...
Hood River Weekend: Windsurfing, Skiing, Orchard Touring-Do It All in One Day, or Three, in This Oregon Town. (Travelers Recreation)
There's an energy to the town of Hood River, Oregon, that you don't find many other places. There's not an empty storefront on Oak Street, the main drag through this former orchard-and-lumber hub on the Columbia River. The sun is usually shining in...
Instant Picnics. (Best of the West)
When packing a picnic seems like too big a hassle, just grab your wallet and head outside: these spots feature truly delectable food to go, and all are practically next door to great city parks. The source What to buy SEATTLE ...
Jordan River Revival
Stroll, bike, and canoe Salt Lake City's green riverfront parkwayThe Jordan River meanders through Salt Lake City's heart and history. Like its Holy Land namesake, which flows into the Dead Sea, Utah's Jordan also empties into briny waters-the Great...
Mountain-Man Makeover
Spending the weekend in the 1830s is no piece of cake, as Linda Hicks can attest. "It takes two days to get packed," she tells me. "Then another full day to set up the tepee and the wickiup." Behind her, Hicks's husband and son fling their tomahawks...
Open House
LETTERS FROM OUR READERSCarousels stir memoriesI enjoyed the article by Harriot Manley on the favorite carousels of Dan Horenberger ("Turnaround Artists," Best of the West, June, page 18). I do wish, however, that Looff Carrousel in Spokane's Riverfront...
Party Stems
Painted patterns give your glassware an artful, one-of-a-kind lookPerk up your summer table by turning ordinary wine goblets into stylish geometric art glass. It just takes a little glass paint and a stencil or template. Designer Sarah Caska used a fine-tip...
Party Stems: Painted Patterns Give Your Glassware an Artful, One-of-a-Kind Look. (Home: Weekend Project)
Perk up your summer table by turning ordinary wine goblets into stylish geometric art glass. It just takes a little glass paint and a stencil or template. Designer Sarah Caska used a fine-tip black permanent marker and enamel paint specifically formulated...
Perfectly Petaluma: A Beautiful Downtown, Fine Restaurants-All This and Eggs Too. (Travel)
"We need another night," a Sacramento guest implored the innkeeper. "We didn't realize there's so much Petaluma in Petaluma!" The guest was right. Once considered a mere pit stop for Central Valley travelers on their way to the coast, Petaluma has...
Playful Paving
Bits of tile add fresh color and movement to paths and patiosRenovating a patio or a path provides the perfect opportunity to bring a touch of whimsy to the garden. With the ground as your canvas, you can use patterns and colors that echo the hues of...
Playful Paving: Bits of Tile Add Fresh Color and Movement to Paths and Patios. (Garden)
Renovating a patio or a path provides the perfect opportunity to bring a touch of whimsy to the garden. With the ground as your canvas, you can use patterns and colors that echo the hues of your flowers and furnishings. Or think bigger: imagine seeing...
Savor the Okanagan: British Columbia's Scenic Valley with Its Deep Lakes Wineries and Hot Restaurants Is at Its Summer Best
On a warm Saturday afternoon in early August the arbor shaded produce stand filled with baskets of ripe fruit is busy. The sunlight glittering on the surface of nearby Skaha Lake, where hillsides green with vineyards and or shards slope to the water's...
Savor the Okangagan
British Columbia's scenic valley, with its deep lakes, wineries, and hot restaurants, is at its summer bestOn a warm Saturday afternoon in early August, the arbor-shaded produce stand, filled with baskets of ripe fruit, is busy. The sunlight glittering...
Sculpture City
Loveland, Colorado, is crazy about its artRodin had Paris, Michelangelo had Rome. For contemporary American sculptors, Loveland, Colorado, is the center of the artistic universe. That's especially true each August, when Loveland hosts its Sculpture in...
Secret Lakes: Escape to Five Cool Getaways near Northern California's Mt. Shasta. (Travel)
It's a sticky mid-August day, and tiny Mt. Shasta City, 60 miles north of Redding, seems to drowse in the triple-digit weather. A note on the door of one shop reads, "Closed early due to heat. Went to lake--you should, too!" Around here, it's easy...
Shades of Gray
WINE GUIDEWine riddle for August: What white grape has two names and multiple personalities?Answer: Pinot Gris, aka Pinot Grigio-a wine that can so thoroughly change its identity, the CIA would be envious.Pinot Gris is a French grape, but it's best known...
Shades of Gray. (Wine Guide)
Wine riddle for August: What white grape ha.s two names and multiple personalities? Answer: Pinot Gris, aka Pinot Grigio--a wine that can so thoroughly change its identity, the CIA would be envious. Pinot Gris is a French grape, but it's best...
Stack It Up
MenuEggplant Parmesan StacksEscarole Salad with OlivesChianti or Iced TeaBiscotti and Strawberries to dip into Vin Santo or Tawny PortLayer polenta and sauce for easy eggplant parmesanMost people think eggplant parmesan is a labor-intensive, multistep...
Stack It Up: Layer Polenta and Sauce for Easy Eggplant Parmesan. (Food: Weeknight)
Most people think eggplant parmesan is a labor-intensive, multistep dish. These quick stacks of roasted eggplant slices and purchased cooked polenta dispel the image; our twist on the classic dish includes tomato sauce and mozzarella for a full helping...
Summer's Last Hurrah
Ten ways you can still enjoy summer before the leaves turnIt wouldn't be summer without kids splashing in fountains, dripping ice cream cones, or bracing dips in shaded ponds. You have, of course, already sneaked off on a weekend escape to the high country...
Watercress: Clean Green
Pools of pure water produce peppery sprigs for summer dishesWearing rubber boots, David Sumida stands ankle-deep in a pond of water carpeted with green. he waves foot-long leafy green stems in the air to make his point: "Watercress is the cleanest vegetable...
Watercress: Clean Green; Pools of Pure Water Produce Peppery Sprigs for Summer Dishes. (Food)
Wearing rubber boots, David Sumida stands ankle-deep in a pond of water carpeted with green. He waves foot-long leafy green stems in the air to make his point: "Watercress is the cleanest vegetable around. There's no mud--it grows on a bed of gravel...
What to Do in Your Garden in August. (Checklist: Northern California)
SHOPPING * ORDER SPRING BLOOMERS. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: Now's the time to browse catalogs and order spring-flowering bulbs and perennials. Zones 1, 2: Make sure to specify that plants should be sent in time for September planting (in...
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