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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. 213, No. 2, August

August Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenVegetable Box SaladHEATHER OGSTON, ROSEVILLE, CAHeather Ogston composed this bountiful fresh chopped salad after receiving a box of beautiful summer produce from a community farm. Chop the vegetables...
August Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Vegetable Box Salad HEATHER OGSTON, ROSEVILLE, CA Heather Ogston composed this bountiful fresh chopped salad after receiving a box of beautiful summer produce from a community farm. Chop the vegetables into pieces that are roughly the same size--between...
Bike to Brunch in Marin: Perfect Pit Stops for North Bay Road Rides
It's no secret that Marin County offers great summertime bike rides--from easy pedals along the Tiburon bike path to gut wrenchers up and over the flanks of Mt. Tamalpais. But what makes these rides special isn't just the scenery: It's the food too....
Campfires at Home
On summer evenings, a backyard firepit is the perfect gathering spot for family and friendsSpending on evening by a crackling fire under a starry sky is one of the pleasures of summer in the West, especially when warm days dissolve into chilly nights....
Campfires at Home: On Summer Evenings, a Backyard Firepit Is the Perfect Gathering Spot for Family and Friends
Spending an evening by a crackling fire under a starry sky is one of the pleasures of summer in the West, especially when warm days dissolve into chilly nights. But you don't have to travel hundreds of miles to a favorite camping spot to huddle around...
Dream Cabin
A family builds an idea-filled retreat on Washington's Hood CanalWhen the tide is in, it feels like you are hanging over the water," Craig Schafer says of his home on Hood Canal, on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The 1,750-squarefoot vacation home is...
Dream Cabin: A Family Builds an Idea-Filled Retreat on Washington's Hood Canal
"When the tide is in, it feels like you are hanging over the water," Craig Schafer says of his home on Hood Canal, on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The 1,750-square-foot vacation home is perched between the oyster shell-strewn shore and the steep,...
Feast of Eden
A California winery with vision offers fresh Thai recipes and smart gardeningUnder the canopy of oaks atop a hill overlooking California's Russian River Valley, there's more going on than dinner. Nit and Hampton Bynum are entertaining friends with a...
Feast of Eden: A California Winery with Vision Offers Fresh Thai Recipes and Smart Gardening Tips
Under the canopy of oaks atop a hill overlooking California's Russian River Valley, there's more going on than dinner. Nit and Hampton Bynum are entertaining friends with a meal that merges the couple's diverse backgrounds. Nit, a former reporter and...
Freshest Stir-Fry
Renee Shepherd of Felton, California, can make dinner in 7 to 10 minutes. Her secret? She harvests fresh greens from her garden, then whips up stir-fry meals around them. She favors tender young mustard leaves, curly kale, and crunchy-stemmed baby...
Fresh Juice Coolers
These Mexican drinks are easy to make at homeYou've probably admired them at your favorite Mexican restaurant: the big glass jars in a bed of crushed ice, filled with pretty, jewel-toned aguas frescas waiting to be ladled into ice-filled glasses. These...
Fresh Juice Coolers: These Mexican Drinks Are Easy to Make at Home
You've probably admired them at your favorite Mexican restaurant: the big glass jars in a bed of crushed ice, filled with pretty, jewel-toned aguas frescas waiting to be ladled into ice-filled glasses. These lightly sweetened, juicy drinks are quick...
Hot Pink
A fresh look at rosé-the West's great-value summer wineIt's hard to take a glass of pink wine seriously. That's the beauty of it, as long as it's a glass of good pink wine-crisp and dry, the likes of which Europeans have been drinking on sultry summer...
Hot Pink: A Fresh Look at Rose-The West's Great-Value Summer Wine
It's hard to take a glass of pink wine seriously. That's the beauty of it, as long as it's a glass of good pink wine--crisp and dry, the likes of which Europeans have been drinking on sultry summer afternoons for centuries. Unfortunately, in this...
Kitchens Alfresco
Three designs, three budgets: from elaborate stone pavilion to simple counterCooking and dining outside for much of the year is one of the great traditions of living in the West. But no time is more sublime to do it than summer, when warm days stretch...
Kitchens Alfresco; Three Designs, Three Budgets: From Elaborate Stone Pavilion to Simple Counter
Cooking and dining outside for much of the year is one of the great traditions of living in the West. But no time is more sublime to do it than summer, when warm days stretch into balmy evenings. On nights like this, we can't imagine turning on the...
Letters from Our Readers
Wine-tasting notesThey say wine stimulates the appetite. We've found that it also stimulates conversation-and email. Our story "A New Taste for Wine" (June, page 158) generated lots of feedback.Lori Vaupel of Redding, California, explains why she found...
Modern Prefab
You'd never guess this eco-savvy home was built in a factory in just 19 daysIt could have been the premiere of a summer blockbuster. The line to tour the Glidehouse, the modern, prefabricated home that debuted recently at Sunset's Celebration Weekend...
Modern Prefab: You'd Never Guess This Eco-Savvy Home Was Built in a Factory in Just 19 Days
It could have been the premiere of a summer blockbuster. The line to tour the Glidehouse, the modern, prefabricated home that debuted recently at Sunset's Celebration Weekend event at our headquarters in Menlo Park, California, snaked out of sight....
More with Less
A nondescript house is redone to make the most of its lotThree strokes of luck made this Santa Monica remodel possible for Frank Grub er and Janet Levin. First, they were lucky the lot existed at all. Nearly every other deep lot on the street had been...
More with Less: A Nondescript House Is Redone to Make the Most of Its Lot
Three strokes of luck made this Santa Monica remodel possible for Frank Gruber and Janet Levin. First, they were lucky the lot existed at all. Nearly every other deep lot on the street had been developed into apartments, and this one was slated for...
Picnic Season
Try buttermilk chicken on the grill for an easy outdoor mealGrilled chicken is an all-American summer classic, perfect for a picnic or a backyard dinner. But when you soak it in a buttermilk brine for extra moist and tender results and add subtle Indian-inspired...
Picnic Season: Try Buttermilk Chicken on the Grill for an Easy Outdoor Meal
Grilled chicken is an all-American summer classic, perfect for a picnic or a backyard dinner. But when you soak it in a buttermilk brine for extra moist and tender results and add subtle Indian-inspired spices, it suddenly becomes special. Nobody...
Sail Away
Find courage as you take the helmSailing is for heroes. Sailors hop to it, and in an emergency, they can be counted on to reef the mainsail and batten down the hatches.I am no sailor. In dire circumstances, such as the time my husband crashed our rented...
Sail Away: Find Courage as You Take the Helm
Sailing is for heroes. Sailors hop to it, and in an emergency, they can be counted on to reef the mainsail and batten down the hatches. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I am no sailor. In dire circumstances, such as the time my husband crashed our rented...
Shed Revival
Evan Sagerman and Marci Riseman needed extra space for a guest room and entertaining area, and they found it in an unlikely place: a tiny, ramshackle shed in the backyard of their San Francisco Victorian home. Even Riseman, a real estate consultant...
Small Town, Big Flavors: There's Lots to Savor in the Idyllic Sonoma County Town of Graton
Only 1,815 people live in Graton, but they all must have good taste. That's one explanation for why there's a cluster of excellent eateries along the town's two-stop sign main street. That and its proximity to Sonoma County's Russian River wine country,...
Summer Breezes
Refresh the scene by potting up plants in white or lime greenIf the heat has your garden in the doldrums, refresh a tired corner with a splash of white or lime. In containers, plants with white flowers look clean and cool; those with lime or mint green...
Summer Breezes: Refresh the Scene by Potting Up Plants in White or Lime Green
If the heat has your garden in the doldrums, refresh a tired corner with a splash of white or lime. In containers, plants with white flowers look clean and cool; those with lime or mint green blooms or leaves are as inviting as an icy drink. Start...
Summer Safari
Lions roar from their new savanna in Denver's City ParkA tawny-maned African lion pads up to the watering hole, glances around, then bends over the pool to drink just inches away from you. It sounds like a scene from an African safari, but it's something...
Tea Garden
The inspiration for Richard Faylor's teahouse garden came from his seven-year stay in Osaka, Japan, where he worked as a writer. "The Japanese have figured out how to borrow a little piece of nature and immerse themselves in it," he says. [ILLUSTRATION...
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 Other Sierra: Take in Sublime Scenery along the Range's Rugged Eastern Stretch
While the admiring throngs swarm Yosemite and Tahoe, we'll happily take the Eastern Sierra Nevada. On this side of the famous mountain range, sunbleached plains sweep toward the Great Basin of Nevada, while westward, the ragged Sierra crest juts up...
Treeline Hikes
Head to alpine lakes and wildflowers this monthClimb past the treeline in the inter-mountain West and you'll enter an alpine realm of snow-laden peaks, jewel-like pocket lakes, and summer wildflowers.Of course, hiking at these altitudes does require...
What to Do in Your Garden in August
SHOPPING * High-quality hoses. It pays to invest in a top-of-the-line hose; it will be less likely to kink and split. Some, such as Gilmour's Flexogen, are reinforced for toughness. These hoses are available in various sizes at building-supply stores...
Wine and Peaches
Harvest summer flavors in Colorado's Grand ValleyWhat's a sink peach? It's any peach that's so juicy, you have to stand over the sink to eat it. "We grow a lot of peaches like that here," says Jessie Jacobs, a longtime grower and owner of Valley Fruit...
Wonderlands
The USS Enterprise is close to crunching the flying saucer from The Day the Earth Stood Still, which brushes near Star Wars' Millennium Falcon. "Look," Donna Shirley says as another craft floats in from galactic sector 17. "The mother ship from...
Your Getaway
Although we're still very far from retirement, my husband and I have started having those "where will we live when we can live anywhere" conversations. A desert oasis? A haven in the mountains? It has to be a place where our daughters would eventually...
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