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. 229, No. 2, August

And the Living Is Easy
Welcome to summer-and the Ultimate Outdoor Living Room created for our 2012 Celebration Weekend.Our fantasy, as the weather gets warm?That we can just pick up our lives and move them outside. Which is exactly what our Ultimate Outdoor Living Room, unveiled...
And the Living Is Easy: Welcome to Summer-And the Ultimate Outdoor Living Room Created for Our 2012 Celebration Weekend
Our fantasy, as the weather gets warm? That we can just pick up our lives and move them outside. Which is exactly what our Ultimate Outdoor Living Room, unveiled at this past June's Celebration Weekend open house, in Menlo Park, California, is all...
August: Your Mountain Guide
To-do list* For thin-skinned new potatoes, harvest when the plants flower. For larger spuds with thicker skin, wait to dig up until after the leaves turn brown.* Stop fertilizing flowers, roses, shrubs, and trees by midmonth. Gradually cut back on irrigation...
August: Your Northern California Guide
GARDEN WE LOVE YEAR-ROUND BEAUTY With plantings as lush as these, you'd never miss the Lawn that once covered this Roseville, California, backyard (above). Landscape designer Roberta Walker packed the beds with colorful textural and blooming...
Ballpark Gourmet: It's Not Just Hot Dogs and Popcorn Anymore. This Season, Stadiums Are Upping Their Game with Local, Sustainable Snacks-Even Wine
THE MENU SPLURGE ON TECH BONUS SAN The park has The s'mores Download the FRANCISCO added sandwich on the free Exec iPhone AT&T PARK artisanal Promenade Level personal pizza...
Bold
At last- after 10 years of customer pleas- Charles Vhan has written his first cookbook. In this exclusive preview, the man behind San Francisco's Slanted Door shows how to cook at home Vietnamesestyle, using California ingrethents, to make food that...
Bold and Bright: At Last-After 10 Years of Customer Pleas-Charles Phan Has Written His First Cookbook. in This Exclusive Preview, the Man Behind San Francisco's Slanted Door Shows How to Cook at Home Vietnamese-Style, Using California Ingredients, to Make Food That Bursts with Flavor
In Charles's own words "Although I was born in Vietnam, I grew up in Northern California just as the farmers'-market revolution was beginning, around the time that the legendary Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse was really hitting its stride. When...
Chill Out: Grab Your Swimssuit. Here Are the 12 Most Irresistibly Enjoyab1e, Summer-Fun-Filled 1akes in the West
BEST LAKE FOR A ROMANTIC SPLURGE Suttle Lake, OR The ideal romantic Lake outing requires three things. i. Natural beauty) because soaring hearts demand scenery to match. 2. Not too many people) because romance shuns crowds. 3. Some Luxury) because...
Eureka Arrives: The Port City Gets a New-Look Waterfront
Eureka's waterfront then: An industrial zone that cast a funky stench over Humboldt Bay. And now: Last year, it got spiffed up to the tune of $6 million, which bought a new fishing terminal, lamppost-lined boardwalk, and soon-to-come public seafood...
Farms A Love Story
Four ways to experience the romance of the small farm (and pick up new skills), from now into harvest seasonTHE ALLURE of the farm has always been powerful: It's a throwback to a simpler way of life, in a setting that's a whole lot more scenic than our...
Farms a Love Story: Four Ways to Experience the Romance of the Small Farm (and Pick Up New Skids), from Now into Harvest Season
THE ALLURE of the farm has always been powerful: It's a throwback to a simpler way of life, in a setting that's a whole lot more scenic than our daily office park habitat And for many farmers, new tourist interest has allowed their farms to thrive....
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessSpicy grilled chicken sandwichesSERVES 4 I 30 MINUTES1 ½ lbs. (about 2) boned, skinned chicken breast halves, halved crosswise and pounded until Vi in. thick1 ½ tbsp. vegetable oil1 tsp. each kosher...
Garden to Plate
DENVER The Washington Park bistro Bittersweet is in full bloom. Alongside the climbing roses and the hydrangeas, the restaurant now grows edible blossoms like society garlic, chives, and even Parisian micro marigolds (inspired by chef Olav Peterson's...
Hot Tomato
The return of the locally grown tomato is a taste revolution that started with California chefs - but also involved seed sleuths, rebel farmers, and ...you.Barb Stuckey has a favorite summer dinner, while her fiancé digs into a grilled rib-eye on their...
Hot Tomato: The Return of the Locally Grown Tomato Is a Taste Revolution That Started with California Chefs-But Also Involved Seed Sleuths, Rebel Farmers, and ... You
Barb Stuckey has a favorite summer dinner. While her fiance digs into a grilled rib-eye on their patio in Healdsburg, California, she'll have a giant, meaty, vine-ripened tomato. That's her main course. "They're nature's perfect food," says Stuckey,...
Inner Beauties
Hard to find but easy to grow, Chioggia beets dress up any plate.GROWOn the outside, a Chioggia (kee-oh-jah) looks like any common beet. But slicing it crosswise reveals a gorgeous red-and-white bull's-eye. This heirloom variety dates back to the mid-i8oos...
Inner Beauties: Hard to Find but Easy to Grow, Chioggia Beets Dress Up Any Plate
GROW On the outside, a Chioggia (kee-oh-jah) looks like any common beet. But slicing it crosswise reveals a gorgeous red-and-white bull's-eye. This heirloom variety dates back to the mid--1800s and has a sweet, mild flavor that makes it extra versatile....
Made for Summer
PHILIPSBURG, MTMontana's secret charmer is a must-stop on your next roadtrip.Charmsville, where? Halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone in western Montana. Located on State 1 (aka the Pintler Scenic Loop), P-burg sits in a scenic valley with views of...
Move over, Airstream!
A Colorado couple turns a 1960s Scotty HiLander into the rolling getaway of their dreams.What lies insiae tne Scotty: almost 100 square feet of dinette, kitchen, and bedroom spaceCHRISTA and KURT Johnson of Conifer, Colorado, work in high-class, high-tech...
Move over, Airstream! A Colorado Couple Turns a 1960s Scotty HiLander into the Rolling Getaway of Their Dreams
CHRISTA AND KURT Johnson of Conifer, Colorado, work in high-class, high-tech industries: She does marketing for resort real estate like the Four Seasons; he's a software developer. But when they're on vacation, they don't call down for room service...
Now This Is Tech Support
On the banks of the Columbia, Google helps make a garden-and schoolkids-grow.HAVE YOU HEARD the one about the cloud that walked into a farmers' market?No joke. The city of The Dalles is a rural community of 14,440 in windy, dry north-central Oregon....
Now This Is Tech Support: On the Banks of the Columbia, Google Helps Make a Garden-And Schoolkids-Grow
HAVE YOU HEARD the one about the cloud that walked into a farmers' market? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] No joke. The city of The Dalles is a rural community of 14,440 in windy, dry north-central Oregon. Cherries are the big business here, followed...
Reality Check
WE PUT OUR NAMES on the list for brunch one weekend morning at Tasty n Sons, the cool, industrial-rustic restaurant in Portland. Two hours, we were cheerily told. A two-hour wait for fried eggs. We said, Sure. I'd never been to Portland before,...
Seashore Steal
POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE There are plenty of long sandy beaches in Point Reyes perfect for those weekends when the fog parts and your body aches for vitamin D. Now there's somewhere affordable to crash that doesn't involve packing a sleeping bag....
Some like It Dry
These four luxuriant ferns don't need to drink a lot to be happy. BY JANET KINOSIANFERNS ARE THE TILOA SWINTON of the plant world - graceful, cool, yet full of contradictions.Graphic, flower-free fronds make them seem modern, but they're among the most...
Some like It Dry: These Four Luxuriant Ferns Don't Need to Drink a Lot to Be Happy
FERNS ARE THE TILDA SWINTON of the plant world--graceful, cool, yet full of contradictions. Graphic, flower-free fronds make them seem modern, but they're among the most ancient plants around. They can be both evergreen and deciduous, depending...
Sonoma vs. Napa
* The last time we were challenged to a smackdown was the Judgment of Paris wine tasting of 1976, when Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Chateau Montelena beat France's big-gun wineries in a blind tasting that put California wine on the global map. And...
The Best Wine Country Is ... Sonoma: 7 More Stops-Both New and Classic-For Your Next Weekend Getaway
1. Sebastopol Farm Market There are farmers' markets everywhere in Sonoma, but Sebastopol's has live music, organic offerings, plus Yucatecan huevos rancheros to start your tasting day off right. 10-1:30 Sun; sebastopol farnirnarket.org [ILLUSTRATION...
The Never-Ending Harvest: Facing an Avalanche of Produce? Use It Now, and Preserve It for Later
CHILES EAT THEM NOW Shrimp jalapeno poppers SERVES 8 | 1 HOUR Leyden is a Dutch cheese that's like gouda with cumin seeds mixed in. If you can't find it, use regular gouda and a few more toasted cumin seeds. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
The Never-En Harvest
Facing an avalanche of produce? Use it now, and preserve it for later.CHILESEATTHEM NOWShrimp jalapeño poppersSERVES 8 I 1 HOURLeyden is a Dutch cheese that's like gouda with cumin seeds mixed in. If you can't find it, use regular gouda and a few more...
Vacation in a Glass
Skip France this summer and drink pink here instead. The West's best rosés are channeling the great styles of Provence.THERE'S A MOMENT that happens only in late summer. You have just a few hours of warm, slanting sun left in the day, and only a few...
Vacation in a Glass: Skip France This Summer and Drink Pink Here Instead. the West's Best Roses Are Channeling the Great Styles of Provence
THERE'S A MOMENT that happens only in late summer. You have just a few hours of warm, slanting sun left in the day, and only a few of these sun-baked days left in the year. A glass of crisp, cold, dry pink wine on a little bistro table in the late...
Wine Country CRUSH
Sonoma or Napa? Two rivals slug it out over which wine country has the juice.THE CASE FOR SONOMA The county's 1,576 square miles are a sprawling garden of organic produce, free-range meats, and since 1824, grapes. (George Yount planted Napa's first vines...
You Have No New Messages
EVERYONE FROM BUDDHIST MONKS TO POP STARS HAS COME TO ASSAJARA FOR SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTMENT. CALIFORNIA'S ORIGINAL ZEN RETREAT NOW ATTRACTS A NEW KIND OF STUDENTS, LOOKING TO UNPLUG ANU RECHARGE. POWER DOWN YOUR PHOHE BECAUSETHE FIRST GONGI hear isn't really...
You Have No New Messages: Everyone from Buddhist Monks to Pop Stars Has Come to Tassajara for Spiritual Enlightenment. California's Original Zen Retreat Now Attracts a New Kind of Student, Looking to Unplug and Recharge. Power You're Your Phone Because
THE FIRST GONG I hear isn't realty a gong but a gentle ding-ding-ding as a monk moves down the path in front of my cabin. I struggle to my feet, grab my water bottle, and shuffle out into the pitch-dark on my way to morning meditation. It's 5:20...
You Said It
Double visionOn a recent trip to Palm Springs, I settled in poolside at the Saguaro hotel with the June issue of Sunset and a pina colada. After a few minutes, I turned the page to realize I was looking at the same view both in the magazine (SoCaI Insider...
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