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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. 219, No. 2, August

3 Ways with Tomatoes
They're everywhere right now, juicy and ripe. Choose a few varieties and let them shine in these recipesTomato salad with chile and limeThis salad pleasantly reminds us of fresh salsa, and wouldn't be out of place on a Mexican-themed buffet or on the...
A Country Meal Done Right: Tucked in the Far Corner of Northeast Washington Is a Restaurant Worth the Trip
ON A SOFT SUMMER EVENING, my friend and I are relaxing on the white wooden porch of Lovitt Restaurant, overlooking Colville Valley--a patchwork of farms as far as we can see. We've driven 65 miles from Spokane to the remote reaches of northeast Washington...
August Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenShrimp and chickpea pastaKaren Schmitt, PhoenixSchmitt created this quick one-pan dinner with the colors of an Arizona desert sunset in mind.PREP AND COOK TIME 40 minutesMAKES G servings3 tbsp. olive...
Buying Strategies
SPECIAL SECTION | VACATION HOMESYes, you can afford that vacation retreat. All it takes is creativity and some extra flexibilityYOU'VE DREAMED ABOUT IT: a vacation cabin or cottage where you can get away, spend time with family and friends, and fully...
Buying Strategies: Yes, You Can Afford That Vacation Retreat. All It Takes Is Creativity and Some Extra Flexibility
YOU'VE DREAMED ABOUT IT: a vacation cabin or cottage where you can get away, spend time with family and friends, and fully explore the relaxed outdoor lifestyle that the West is all about. Think you can't afford that second home? You can--with some...
Deborah Madison
GALISTEO, NMThe cookbook author, chef, and local-food champion talks about shopping fresh and why she loves New MexicoThe beginner's way to shop farmers' markets Ask for tastes. Farmers enjoy sharing information-a tot of them even hand out recipes.Market...
Dinner by the Pool
At home in the Hollywood Hills, a food stylist creates a summer menu that's as easy as it is beautiful"PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE FUN With food. They shouldn't be controlled in their cooking." Not exactly the words you might expect to hear from a food stylist,...
Dinner by the Pool: At Home in the Hollywood Hills, a Food Stylist Creates a Summer Menu That's as Easy as It Is Beautiful
"PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE FUN with food. They shouldn't be controlled in their cooking." Not exactly the words you might expect to hear from a food stylist, someone who spends her working hours making sure every morsel on a plate looks absolutely perfect...
Dual-Family Retreat
SPECIAL SECTION | VACATION HOMESA summer home on Washington's Hood Canal is built for sharingGOOD FRIENDS and vacations don't always mix, but when they do, it can be the best of both worlds. For two Washington families, vacationing together worked so...
Dual-Family Retreat: A Summer Home on Washington's Hood Canal Is Built for Sharing
GOOD FRIENDS and vacations don't always mix, but when they do, it can be the best of both worlds. For two Washington families, vacationing together worked so well that they decided to build a joint getaway home in the northwestern part of the state....
From the Editor
IN MY FAMILY, the story of how Uncle Charlie came to own his vacation cabin is legendary. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Every summer in the 1950s, he and Aunt Sue took their five children camping at Pinecrest Lake in California's Sierra Nevada. They...
Front-Yard Facelift: An Inviting Courtyard Turns a Dilapidated Lawn into a Friendly Retreat
A WELL-DESIGNED FRONT YARD is a gift to the neighborhood around it. That's why Michael Manneh took on the challenge of transforming an overgrown patch of grass into a cottage garden in front of his Palo Alto bungalow. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION...
Garden Comeback
Coaxing beauty out of a dumping groundSOME GARDENS FEEL RIGHT from the moment you enter them. Jill Goodsell's garden is one of those. Curving pathways beckon you to hidden patios, splashing fountains, and quiet sitting areas, while whimsical art seems...
Hold the Oak
Look for lighter, crisper Chardonnays in the marketA GLASS OF West Coast Chardonnay conjures a taste memory of butterscotch, vanilla, and toast. Ironically, those flavors have nothing to do with Chardonnay and everything to do with what's been done to...
Hold the Oak: Look for Lighter, Crisper Chardonnays in the Market
A GLASS OF West Coast Chardonnay conjures a taste memory of butterscotch, vanilla, and toast. Ironically, those flavors have nothing to do with Chardonnay and everything to do with what's been done to it. "Chardonnay is the winemaker's grape," says...
How to Plant a Cool Pot
Pair white-flowered plants with bluish foliageSOARING SUMMER TEMPERATURES can take a toll on many garden plants. But you can freshen your landscape's look practically instantly: Just combine crisp white blossoms with a shower of icy blue or silver foliage...
How to Plant a Cool Pot: Pair White-Flowered Plants with Bluish Foliage
SOARING SUMMER TEMPERATURES can take a toll on many garden plants. But you can freshen your landscape's look practically instantly: Just combine crisp white blossoms with a shower of icy blue or silver foliage in a glazed aqua-colored container (pale...
It's Pie Time
From coconut cream to fresh peach, our complete pie guide serves up batches of buttery crust, sweet cream, and ripe summer fruitTriple coconut cream mini piesAt Tom Douglas's three Seattle, restaurants-Dahlia Lounge, Etta's Seafood, ana Palace Kitchen-the...
It's Pie Time: From Coconut Cream to Fresh Peach, Our Complete Pie Guide Serves Up Batches of Buttery Crust, Sweet Cream, and Ripe Summer Fruit
Triple coconut cream mini pies At Tom Douglas's three Seattle restaurants--Dahlia Lounge, Etta's Seafood, and Palace Kitchen--the triple coconut cream pie is a perennial bestseller. We love the miniature version (and have made them even smaller...
Lafayette: Shop the East Bay Town, Then Picnic by Its Reservoir
WITH A SCARCITY OF SIDEWALKS and a welcoming spirit, Lafayette is a little bit country. Walk around the quiet reservoir for a calming retreat, or bring the kids, the bikes, and the dog, and have a picnic. But Lafayette isn't all rustic charm: Downtown...
L.A.'S Front Porch: Take a Walk along Santa Monica's Retro, Ritzy Ocean Avenue, Where City Meets Sand
LOUNGING ON THE VERANDA of the art deco landmark Georgian Hotel, I'm watching women with large sunglasses stroll down Santa Monica's palm-lined Ocean Avenue when I overhear a screenwriter eagerly pitching her idea for a movie. This spot, where urban...
Mango Madness
Farmers battle heat and cold in the California desert to grow the world's tastiest fruitTHERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MANGOES that inspires obsession. Shoppers at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market are used to finding delicious fruit like Snow Queen white nectarines...
Mango Madness: Farmers Battle Heat and Cold in the California Desert to Grow the World's Tastiest Fruit
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MANGOES that inspires obsession. Shoppers at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market are used to finding delicious fruit like Snow Queen white nectarines and Persian mulberries, but they really go wild when Deborah Chamberlain shows...
Mt. Nebo, Utah
Escape city heat with a scenic drive up a wildflower-covered mountain passTHERE'S NOTHING LIKE a mountain climb to soothe overheated spirits. Just over an hour south of Salt Lake City and past the farm town of Payson, follow the storybook Nebo Loop Scenic...
Outdoor Great Room: A Covered Patio Is the Ultimate Escape for Family Play and Parties
FLOATING IN THE POOL, dining on the patio, hosting barbecues, and heating s'mores over the portable firepit: Those are just some of the activities that make up a typical August day in this Los Gatos backyard. "Staying home on a Sunday afternoon is...
Paradise at Home
For a pair of world travelers, the best vacation spot is the luxuriant landscape they've created in their own Hawaii backyardTHE FIRST HINT of the remarkable garden behind the low-slung house on Oahu comes just inside the front door. Landscape architect...
Paradise at Home: For a Pair of World Travelers, the Best Vacation Spot Is the Luxuriant Landscape They've Created in Their Own Hawaii Backyard
THE FIRST HINT of the remarkable garden behind the low-slung house on Oahu comes just inside the front door. Landscape architect Greg Boyer and his wife, Lynn, both barefoot, greet guests with hugs, Hawaiian-style, then lead the way downstairs through...
Play Hard, Eat Well
In Pagosa Springs, Colorado, the scenery's always been stellar-now so is the foodIT'S HARD TO DECIDE which is better-my perfectly cooked, brick-size steak at JJ's Riverwalk Restaurant & Pub, or the sight and sound of rushing rapids and the backdrop...
Play Hard, Eat Well: In Pagosa Springs, Colorado, the Scenery's Always Been Stellar-Now So Is the Food
IT'S HARD TO DECIDE which is better--my perfectly cooked, brick-size steak at JJ's Riverwalk Restaurant & Pub, or the sight and sound of rushing rapids and the backdrop of mountain peaks beyond. But here's the beauty: In Pagosa Springs, you don't...
Resources
Following are sources for products used in the Sunset Summer Retreat. Care has been taken to verify product information, but availability can't be guaranteed. SUNSET SUMMER RETREAT: RETHINK THE CABIN Pages 68-69: Sonoma Bungalow 12- by 14-foot...
Santa Cruz Mountains
Wild parks, winning wines, and shimmering views converge in the hills south of San FranciscoTHE TWO OF US are sitting at what feels very near the top of the world, with a picnic before us and the vast expanse of Silicon Valley far, far below. Munching...
Santa Cruz Mountains: Wild Parks, Winning Wines, and Shimmering Views Converge in the Hills South of San Francisco
THE TWO OF US are sitting at what feels very near the top of the world, with a picnic before us and the vast expanse of Silicon Valley far, far below. Munching on salads and sandwiches, we see beyond the chaparral-covered hillside to a valley of trees...
Small-Garden Secrets
A tiny urban backyard finds creative uses for space and materialsOPEN AREAS and intimate nooks: That was what landscape architect Tomi Kobara wanted from a makeover of her Oakland garden. Part of the challenge of the transformation was the backyard's...
Small-Garden Secrets: A Tiny Urban Backyard Finds Creative Uses for Space and Materials
OPEN AREAS and intimate nooks: That was what landscape architect Tomi Kobara wanted from a makeover of her Oakland garden. Part of the challenge of the transformation was the backyard's tiny size--barely more than 1,500 square feet. As a wise first...
Steak with Miso
Give juicy rib-eye a savory Japanese twistGrilled rib-eye steaks with miso butterCompound butter-made by blending such flavorings as herbs, wine, citrus juice, and garlic with butter-is a classic French accompaniment to meats and vegetables. Japanese...
Steak with Miso: Give Juicy Rib-Eye a Savory Japanese Twist
Grilled rib-eye steaks with miso butter Compound butter--made by blending such flavorings as herbs, wine, citrus juice, and garlic with butter--is a classic French accompaniment to meats and vegetables. Japanese miso paste makes a great butter and...
Teton Summer
High in Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park shows you the West in a new and beutiful lightLINED BY COTTONWOODS, the Snake River reflects the high sun of a summer afternoon, shimmering and slithering along the floor of Jackson Hole. Beyond the Snake, the...
Teton Summer: High in Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park Shows You the West in a New and Beautiful Light
LINED BY COTTONWOODS, the Snake River reflects the high sun of a summer afternoon, shimmering and slithering along the floor of Jackson Hole. Beyond the Snake, the snowcapped peaks of the Teton Range, jagged like a row of shark's teeth, cut a serrated...
The Getaway That Grows
SPECIAL SECTION | VACATION HOMESDeveloped as an experiment at our headquarters, the Sunset Summer Retreat is a vacation home turned inside out and built in stages: Start with a compact kitchen/bathhouse, and add tent bedrooms and storage as needed. Breezy,...
The Getaway That Grows; Developed as an Experiment at Our Headquarters, the Sunset Summer Retreat Is a Vacation Home Turned Inside out and Built in Stages: Start with a Compact Kitchen/bathhouse, and Add Tent Bedrooms and Storage as Needed. Breezy, Coastal-Inspired Decor Lets Nature Steal the Show
Adults' tent With privacy and acoustics in mind, the bedroom for Mom and Dad is located at the opposite end of a broad deck from the kids' sleeping quarters, facing an outdoor living area and firepit. This 12- by 14-foot tent and the two others...
Top 10: Lakeside Resorts
Celebrate summer at one of the West's best waterfront getaways, from B.C. to Las Vegas1 NORTH CASCADES, WAROSS LAKE RESORT Enjoying a vacation spot "on the water" has a whole new meaning here: The 15 cabins at Ross Lake are so close to the cerulean waters,...
Top 10 Lakeside Resorts: Celebrate Summer at One of the West's Best Waterfront Getaways, from B.C. to Las Vegas
1 NORTH CASCADES, WA ROSS LAKE RESORT The 15 cabins here are so close to the cerulean waters, they actually float. Guests who've sought out the spectacularly remote hideaway (after the three-hour drive from Seattle, it still takes a ferry, a truck,...
Water without Worry
Pondless waterfalls are a less costly, lower-maintenance optionTHE SIGHT AND SOUND of water bring peace to a garden, but that peace comes with a price. Swimming pools and spas rely on chemicals to stay clean; ponds require algae regulation. A pond less...
Water without Worry: Pondless Waterfalls Are a Less Costly, Lower-Maintenance Option
THE SIGHT AND SOUND of water bring peace to a garden, but that peace comes with a price. Swimming pools and spas rely on chemicals to stay clean; ponds require algae regulation. A pondless waterfall, however, needs neither. Water spills downstream,...
What to Do in Northern California: August
SAN FRANCISCO Visit the bears Take a walk on the wild side at the San Francisco Zoo's newest attraction, Hearst Grizzly Gulch, a spectacular 1-acre habitat designed for two grizzly-bear sisters who were orphaned as cubs in Montana. The Gulch's...
What to Do in the Rockies: August
SALT LAKE CITYDo a splash danceWhen the barometer soars and you have no trips to the beach on the books, it's time to hit the fountain. The Olympic Legacy Fountain at the Gateway mall has plumes of water zipping from dozens of spigots in the ground,...
What to Do in Your Garden: August
Shopping Garden art and sculpture When summer heat keeps you from working in the garden, it's a great time to shop for outdoor accessories. High Hand Nursery in Loomis (www.highhandnursery.com or 916/652-2065) carries a large, diverse selection...
What to Do in Your Garden: August
PlantingDaffodils All types of daffodils are good bulbs for unirrigated parts of the garden. Especially tough are large trumpet daffodils-often called 'King Alfred'sold in bulk at nurseries and home improvement centers. Choose bulbs that are large and...
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