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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. 226, No. 6, June

A Slice of Summer
Pie: good. Pie made with ice cream: amazing. (And easy)1Make a crustOur shortbread crust has just 5 ingrethents; the cookie crust, just 2.2Stir ice cream until smoothAdd fun ingrethents using a stand mixer and paddle attachment, or a bowl and a wooden...
Carefree Containers
This DIY pot will keep your plants watered while you're awayNO NEED TO FIND a plant sitter. Just follow these simple steps to create your own self-watering (technical term; subirrigated) pot and come home to happy plants. A reservoir at the-bottom allows...
Carefree Containers: This DIY Pot Will Keep Your Plants Watered While You're Away
1 Start with a thin-walled, nonporous pot (at least 12 inches wide and 16 inches high) that has no drainage hole but will be easy to drill into--like the plastic ones shown here (Skord planter, from $30; ikea.com). Drill a 4/1-inch-wide hole into its...
Deep in the Red Rock
Rick Green of Escalante, Utah, has guided thousands of hikers through the state's gorgeous slot canyons. As a search-and-rescue commander, he saves people too. So what's it really like down there? How'd you get here? I took my first hike in the...
East Bay Day Trip Benicia
Inside The East Bay's funkiest little art town [much more greater than] 3 new spots to get your ice cream fix [much more greater than] Yoga like you've never done it [much more greater than] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Why go now: A clutch of new...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessBeer and bison burgers with pub cheeseSERVES 4 I 30 MINUTES1 Ib. ground bison or beef¼ cup quick-cooking rolled oats1A cup amber ale, such as Fat Tire, divided1 tsp. kosher saltV2 tsp. pepper2...
Getting Buzzed
What's the latest trend in urban beekeeping? A 9,000year-old tradition BY SHOSHANA BERGER | PHOTOGRAPHS BY JEN JUDGEI'M ABOUT TO HAVE my first sip of mead, quaff of choice for the medieval set. No, I'm not hanging out with hariequin-dad revelers. This...
Getting Buzzed: What's the Latest Trend in Urban Beekeeping? A 9,000-Year-Old Tradition
I'M about TO have my first sip of mead, quaff of choice for the medieval set. No, I'm not hanging out with harlequin-clad revelers. This batch of homebrewed honey hooch comes courtesy of Chantal Foster, an Albuquerque-based Web architect and bee aficionado....
Get to Know Joseph, Oregon: You've Probably Heard of Its Awesome Lake. but There's an Undiscovered Side to This Idyllic Summer Town
Truth BE TOLD, I'm not expecting much from Joseph, the no-stoplight town wedged between Hells Canyon and the soaring, Alps-like Wallowa Mountains. I've been on one too many road trips east of the Cascades when a day behind the wheel ends in a restaurant...
Grill Your Greens: And You Thought They Were Only for Salad
3 recipes to try [much greater than] First, here's the basic method: Heat grill to medium (350[degrees] to 450[degrees]). Cook oil-rubbed greens directly on the grill, turning once, until slightly softened and streaked brown, 5 to 6 minutes total....
Keys to Your Cottage
In some of the West's dreamiest vacation spots, the hotel options can be surprisingly skimply-or just plain expensive. so instead of a double room, consider renting your very own summer cabin, if only for a weekend.6 great spots for vacation rentalsPOINT...
Maximum Grilling
You can do this on a barbecue? Take your grilling to a whole new level with a few unexpected toolsDinner at 6: the game planYou'll look like a superchef (and have more bandwidth for guests) if you do all your prep for this meal before you fire up the...
Meet the Blancs
Three white wines flying under the radar wjll rock your happy hours this summer, and we Ve got apps for them allChenin BlancIf you came of age drinking the ubiquitous Chenin Blanc of the '8os, you'd hardly recognize it now. Drier, delicious versions...
Meet the Blancs: Three White Wines Flying under the Radar Will Rock Your Happy Hours This Summer, and We've Got Apps for Them All
Chenin Blanc If you came of age drinking the ubiquitous Chenin Blanc of the '8os, you'd hardly recognize it now. Drier, delicious versions of this grape, full of juicy green apple and flamboyant citrus, have taken the place of the simple syrupy...
Mild Wild
Whether you're into lazy-day floating or rip roaring rapids there's a river out there for youWhat mild means...CLASS I ... Flat with slight riffles. Play Jenga, sipa martini while you float. WHO IT'S BEST FOR: People who drive below the speed limit.CLASS...
Mild Wild: Whether You're into Lazy-Day Floating or Rip-Roaring Rapids, There's a River out There for You
THE ROGUE RIVER 4 days in Southern Oregon: 1 winemaker Plus Epicurean indulgence Plus 40 miles of Class Mellow BY JONATHAN KIEFER Day.1. THE LAUNCH At the tiny, woods-ensconced Galice Resort, the damp air smells like a sharpened pencil....
Montana's Summer Secret
In the land of big sky, big trees, and big water, Rick Bass savors the slow-down seasonIT'S LATE AFTERNOON, which, in the early summer in MOntana, isalong time coming, this far orth, and I'm driving carefully, because it's the witching hour in Highway...
Montana's Summer Secret: In the Land of Big Sky, Big Trees, and Big Water, Rick Bass Savors the Slow-Down Season
IT'S LATE AFTERNOON, which, in the early summer in Montana, is a long time coming, this far north, and I'm driving carefully because it's the witching hour on Highway 83, the slender don't get-in-a -hurry that threads its way along the lush bottom...
Mountain Weekend
Crowd-free alpine hiking » A new kind of deli in Salt Lake » Cool off with fancy popsicles in Denver »Day tripWalden, COWhy go now: The snow has finally melted, leaving the high peaks and deserted trails in a spray of wildflowers. And while crowds swarm...
Summer Sides, Reinvented
Tired of the same old BBQ go-withs? Try these super-easy twists on the classicsFROM TOMATO SALAO TO ...Heirloom tomato salad with pomegranate drizzleSERVES 6 I 10 MINUTESThe salad is also good with grilled halloumi cheese tucked between the tomato slices.3...
The Case for Grilling Whole Fish
Fish taste better on the bone that off, and it's easy to doespecially if you follow Las Vegas chef Rick Moonen's leadGRILLING THE MOONEN WAY Lips from the owner of RM Seafood arid author of Fish Without a Doubt1 Heat grill to suit the size of the fish...
The Case for Grilling Whole Fish: Fish Tastes Better on the Bone Than off, and It's Easy to Do-Especially If You Follow Las Vegas Chef Rick Moonen's Lead
GRILLING THE MOONEN WAY Tips from the owner of RM Seafood and author of Fish Without a Doudt [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 1 Heat grill to suit the size of the fish Cook large fish, like the ones shown here, over medium heat (350 [degrees] to 450...
The Laterst Hybrid
A 100-year-old bungalow enters its next century with a thoughtful but playfut remodelFROM THE OUTSIDE, Maxi Lilley and Eric Faurot's house appears to be just another bungalow on a street full of bungalows in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood. But once...
The Latest Hybrid: A100-Year-Old Bungalow Enters Its Next Century with a Thoughtful but Playful Remodel
FROM THE OUTSIDE, Maxi Lilley and Eric Faurot's house appears to be just another bungalow on a street full of bungalows in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood. But once you're inside, the genius of its recent redesign becomes clear. The overhaul resulted...
The Weeknight Challenge
This month, our readers take on grilled steak, bell peppers, and soy sauce for dinner in 45 minutes or lessBrazilian grilled steak saladTJ Marsh, TUCSONSERVES 4 | 40 MINUTESGRAND PRIZE $5001 tbsp. honey5 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided2 garlic...
Visit Seeley-Swan
STAY Bridge Street Cottages In Bigfork, 8 little cottagessweetly small-town in looks, but with modern amenities - on the banks of the Swan River; also 4 single suites. Cottages from $145, suites from £95 before Jun 15; from $250 and $185 after; far/dgestreet...
Weekend Escape
1. Eat like a iocavoreOn Saturday mornings all summer, the Taos Farmers Market (8 a.m.-1 p.m.; 575/751-7575) buzzes with northern New Mexico growers and ranchers. Rent a bike at Gearing Up (from $25 for a half-day; 129 Paseo del Pueblo Sur; 575/751-0365]...
What's in Season?: Nettles
USINGNettle leaves - that's the part you eat - are richly flavored, with a soft texture like spinach, and are high in vitamin A. They turn dark when cooked.FINDINGLook for cultivated and foraged stinging nettles at farmers' markets into early summer,...
What to Do in Northern California June
Lighten pots Reduce the amount of soil needed in large containers by partially filling pots with sturdy, nontoxic, reusable Packing Pearls (from $22; packingpearls.com or 503/623-8410). [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TOMATOES If you didn't stake them...
Your Diy Dream Retreat
How to create paradise in your backyard if you are a...foodieCONOR FITZPATRICK, who grew up eating fresh from the garden in his native Ireland, didn't let city life dissuade him from turning his Los Angeies backyard into his own private farmers' market...
Your Dream Retreat: How to Create Paradise in Your Backyard If You Are A
foodie [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CONOR FITZPATRICK, who grew up eating fresh from the garden in his native Ireland, didn't let city life dissuade him from turning his Los Angeles backyard into...
You Said It
Posts from our Facebook fansWhen we asked Sunset readers to post photos of their veggie patches, we saw dozens of great ideas, from easy-on-the-knees gardens in raised watering troughs to beds framed with cast-off skis and doors. These three designs...
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