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. 231, No. 2, August

Ask Sunset
Have a question about life in the West? We have the answers.Grilled corn and wine: Can tbey make a match?DEAR SUNSET Come August, there's nothing I like more than grilling fresh ears of corn on the barbecue and serving them with a little salt and a lot...
Ask Sunset: Have a Question about Life in the West? We Have the Answers
Grilled corn and wine: Can they make a match? DEAR SUNSET Come August, there's nothing I like more than grilling fresh ears of corn on the barbecue and serving them with a little salt and a lot of butter. I like wine too--but I can't find a wine...
Band on the Run
Bay Area country-soul band Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers clock thousands of miles a year driving from gig to gig. They might not have time for a hike in the Tetons, but the band knows where to find a secret roadside hot springs and the best waffles...
Best of the West: Our 12 Favorite Things This Month
1. Veggies pop! THE COOLEST WAY to eat your fruits and vegetables this season? Popsicles in surprising new flavor combos. Our favorites: Rhubarb Lemon Seattle's Full Tilt Ice Cream liberates a summer pie standby with citrus zing. Flavors also...
Bright Whites
Today's Chenin Blancs are complex, refreshing-and» so much better than before. By Sara SchneiderTHE MILLENNIALS have their Moscato; my generation had our Chenin Blanc-gallons of it. Simple and sweet, made by the likes of the late Christian Brothers winery,...
Bright, Whites: Today's Chenin Blancs Are Complex, Refreshing-And, So Much Better Than Before
THE MILLENNIALS HAVE their Mostato; my generation had our Chenin Blanc--gallons of it. Simple and sweet, made by the likes of the late Christian Brothers winery, Chenin Blanc was the perfect starter wine. Then we discovered Chardonnay, and most of...
Dino Drive
1 TRIP 1/460 MILESSALT LAKE CITY - VERNAL, UT - DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT - FRUITA, CO - PRICE, UTWHY OO This drive delivers what most family vacations merely promise: fun and education. It's proof that ancient history-really, really ancient history-is...
Floral Fireworks
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PLANT BIOLOGIST AND A LANDSCAPE ARTIST TEAM UP TO CREATE A GARDEN ON A CALIFORNIA HILLSIDE? SURPRISING PLANT COMBINATIONS AT EVERY TURN. BY KATHLEEN N. BRENZELLandscape architect Jarrod Baumann practically skips down the steps of...
Floral Fire Works: What Happens When a Plant Biologist and a Landscape Artist Team Up to Create a Garden on a California Hillside? Surprising Plant Combinations at Every Turn
Landscape architect Jarrod Baumann practically skips down the steps of the sprawling hillside garden, pointing out a vibrant mix of flowers near the pool. "That's our little nursery," he says. The plants are extras, parked here until he dreams up a...
Foolproof Fried Chicken
Julia Lee, aka the Fry Queen, shares her secrets.few summer foods can trump crisp, juicy fried chicken. And few cooks can make it as well as Julia Lee, known to her colleagues in the culinary world as the Fry Queen. Lee mastered frying while working...
Foolproof Fried Chicken: Julia Lee, Aka the Fry Queen, Shares Her Secrets
FEW SUMMER FOODS can trump crisp, juicy fried chicken. And few cooks can make it as well as Julia Lee, known to her colleagues in the culinary world as the Fry Queen. Lee mastered frying while working on the PBS shows of chefs Martin Yan and Jacques...
Girls' Getaway
TRIP 5/25 MILESCALIFORNIA'S WEST SONOMA COUNTY: SEBASTOPOL - VALLEY FORD - FREESTONE - OCCIDENTAL - GUERNEVILLEWHY GO This low-mileage (just 25) route curves through vineyards, redwood groves, and tiny towns, leaving plenty of time to stop for crisp...
Haute Route
TRIP 4/190 MILESSANTA FE - CHIMAYÓ - TAOS - OJO CALIENTE - ABIQUIU - MONASTERY OF CHRIST IN THE DESERTWHY GO Art and life merge along this high-desert corridor, where Native Americans have handcrafted clay pottery for hundreds of years, and where Georgia...
In the Sunset Garden
GENIUS HOME GREEN HOME Always looking for new ways to add more greenery per square foot, we were excited to discover the City Planter. Designed to be mounted by the front door, the piece can be customized with house numbers and bands of color....
In the Sunset Kitchen
MAKE IT YOURS Mayo 3 ways It's one of summer's star ingredients: a dip, a sauce, a condiment 1 to slather on every sandwich. Starting with the recipe for aioli (garlic mayo) on page 65, we came up with three variations. Store each up to 3 days...
L.A. Confluential
For 75 years, the L.A. River was cemented over and largely forgotten, except for an occasional movie cameo. Now the waterway is cast in a new role: a place to dip your paddle. By Eric SmillieIT WAS A PERFECT DAY FOR A PADDLE. Morning sunlight danced...
L.A. Confluential: For 75 Years, the L.A. River Was Cemented over and Largely Forgotten, except for an Occasional Movie Cameo. Now the Waterway Is Cast in a New Role: A Place to Dip Your Paddle
IT WAS A PERFECT DAY FOR A PADDLE. Morning sunlight danced over the water. A light breeze pushed through a stand of sycamores, rousing an egret into flight. The river was smooth, clear, and calm. "It's almost hard to believe we are where we are,"...
Murphys, CA: An Influx of Tasting Rooms Has Brought a Splash of Sophistication to the Middle of the Mother Lode
It's wine country, on foot The reputation of Sierra Foothills wines has soared over the last five years, and vineyards checker the oak-dotted hills. But Murphys, and only Murphys, has brought its wine onto Main Street, packing 18 tasting rooms into...
Our 12 Favorite Things This Month
1. Veggies pop!COOLEST WAY to eat your fruits and vegetables this season? Popsicles in surprising new flavor combos. Our favorites:Rhubarb LemonSeattle's Full Tilt Ice Cream liberates a summer pie standby with citrus zing. Flavors also include übe, a...
Road Trip!
Somewhere between Walley World and Google Earth, the summer road trip took a detour. Our warm-weather rite of passage became a micromanaged sprint from one big-name attraction to the next, choreographed to squeeze every Instagrammable drop of experience...
SUMMER BOUNTY A Juicy History
The abundance and variety of the produce we revel in daily have surprising roots-in a dinner 30 years ago this month. Let us give thanks.shrink-wrapped icebiro and romaine: These lettuces ruled the Bay Area salad scene in 1980. Sibella Kraus, then a...
Summer Bounty a Juicy History: The Abundance and Variety of the Produce We Revel in Daily Have Surprising Roots-In a Dinner 30 Years Ago This Month. Let Us Give Thanks
SHRINK-WRAPPED ICEBERG and romaine: These lettuces ruled the Bay Area salad scene in 1980. Sibella Kraus, then a young cook at Berkeley's Chez Panisse Cafe, remembers having to whittle coarse, hefty romaine heads down to tender hearts for salads. And...
Tahoe Unbound
Extend your Lake Tahoe vacation with ultra-scenic drives to three off-the-radar finds. Find a treasure trove of Gold Rush history, alpine beauty, and endless excuses to pull over, get out, and play.HOPE VALLEYWow-worthy vistasA half hour south of the...
The Ale and Wine Trail
TRIP 2/150 MILESYAKIMA, WA - MOXEE, WA - BENTON CITY, WA - MILTON-FREEWATER, OR - WALLA WALLA, WAWHY GO Eastern Washington and Oregon let both beer and wine lovers see the ag roots of their preferred libation-and offer an excellent range of tasting rooms.WHO...
The Backyard Beer Garden
How one California man grew a hop vine that keeps giving, one cold brew at a time By Susan HeegerFIVE YEARS AGO, on a trout-fishing trip in Idaho, Andrew Herndon spied a lusty vine clambering up an aspen trunk. Plucking one of its conelike blooms, he...
The Backyard Beer Garden: How One California Man Grew a Hop Vine That Keeps Giving, One Cold Brew at a Time
FIVE YEARS AGO, on a trout-fishing trip in Idaho, Andrew Herndon spied a lusty vine clambering up an aspen trunk. Plucking one of its conelike blooms, he crushed it in his hands. "It smelled like the best ale ever," he says. Herndon, a home beer...
The No-Fear Guide to Color
STEAL THIS LOOKA Pasadena couple reveals how to live with a daring palette.One look at the electric blue and gray hexagonal tile in Jon Leaver and Tyke O'Brien's kitchen, and you wouldn't think they went with the safe choice. But in the couple's 1940s...
The No-Fear Guide to Color: A Pasadena Couple Reveals How to Live with a Daring Palette
One look at the electric blue and gray hexagonal tile in Jon Leaver and Tyke O'Brien's kitchen, and you wouldn't think they went with the safe choice. But in the couple's 1940s Pasadena bungalow, "safe" is a relative term. "For us, it's a bigger risk...
The Real Lake Tahoe
Where to hike, what to eat, and how to find a quiet stretch of sand on Big BlueThree lakeside locals show you how to go deeper into Tahoe this summer.BEST SKI RESORT IN SUMMERSquaw ValleyI960 SQUAW VALLEY RD., OLYMPIC VALLEYkaili sanchez: We pretty much...
The Real Lake Tahoe: Where to Hike, What to Eat, and How to Find a Quiet Stretch of Sand on Big Blue
Three lakeside locals show you how to go deeper into Tahoe this summer. BEST SKI RESORT IN SUMMER Squaw Valley 1960 SQUAW VALLEY RD., OLYMPIC VALLEY KAILI SANCHEZ: We pretty much live at Squaw Valley during the summer. PATTY BAIRD: I like...
THE West's Best UNSUNG BBQ TOWN
In and around SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA, succulent oak-grilled barbecue is a way of life. So why isn't it better known?THE scent of red oak hangs thick and spicy-sweet in the air like good pipe tobacco, seasoned with the traces of decades of barbecue....
The West's Best Unsung BBQ Town: In and around Santa Maria, California, Succulent Oak-Grilled Barbecue Is a Way of Life. So Why Isn't It Better Known?
THE scent of red oak hangs thick and spicy-sweet in the air like good pipe tobacco, seasoned with the traces of decades of barbecue. Even early in the morning, before the fires are lit, it fills this cavernous room at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge, flavoring...
Tomato Mania
MARKET FRESHWe wait all y ear for ripe, juicy tomatoes. Here's how to make the most of summer's windfall-for lunch, dinner, even dessert.TOMATO. PROSCIUTTO, and RICOTTA TARTSERVES 8 AS A FIRST COURSE / 1 HOURYou can make this tart with any ripe tomatoes,...
Tomato Mania: We Wait All Year for Ripe, Juicy Tomatoes. Here's How to Make the Most of Summer's Windfall-For Lunch, Dinner, Even Dessert
TOMATO, PROSCIUTTO and RICOTTA TART SERVES 8 AS A FIRST COURSE / 1 HOUR You can make this tart with any ripe tomatoes, but a mix of big multicolor heirlooms and smaller varieties looks stunning. To create a crisp, flat surface, partially bake...
Western Safari
TRIP 3/275 MILESGRAND TETON - YELLOWSTONE - COOKE CITY, MT - RED LODGE, MT - CODY, WYWHY GO Wild animals in wild places. You could see a moose wading in the Snake River, a grizzly lumbering around Yellowstone Lake, mountain goats clinging to the Beartooth...
Why You'll Love Palisade, Co
In the red rocks of Western Colorado, bike across a mesa, sip some Cabernet, and savor the world's juiciest, tastiest peaches. By Elisa BosleyIts peaches are nonpareilAll winter long, Coloradans pine for the summer months when they can feast on Palisade...
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GARDEN WE LOVE Edible Explosion A CREATIVE USE of vegetables makes this garden at Stone Edge Farm in Sonoma as striking as any flower bed. Deep purple 'Dark Opal' basil and golden Bidens blooms form a colorful border that's also a beacon for...
Your CHECKLIST
ROCKY MOUNTAINSGARDEN WE LOVEEdible explosionA CREATIVE USE of vegetables makes this garden at Stone Edge Farm in Sonoma as striking as any flower bed. Deep purple 'Dark Opal' basil and golden Bidens blooms form a colorful border that's also a beacon...
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