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. 5, November

6 Things You Need to Know about Insurance
Here's what the Affordable Care Act means for your family's coverage.BIG CHANGES ARE coming in the world of health care, with major portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) taking effect in January 2014. Learn how it'll affect you.1/ You can't be turned...
6 Things You Need to Know about Insurance: Here's What the Affordable Care Act Means for Your Family's Coverage
* BIG CHANGES ARE coming in the world of health care, with major portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) taking effect in January 2014. Learn how it'll affect you. 1/You can't be turned down for health insurance--even if you have a preexisting...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS.Q: I want a holiday escape. I like having an excuse to flee family get-togethers, but I also enjoy a great meal that someone else prepares. Can you suggest a getaway with a good choice of hotels...
Ask Sunset: Have a Question about Life in the West? We Have the Answers
Q: I want a holiday escape. I like having an excuse to flee family get-togethers, but I also enjoy a great meal that someone else prepares. Can you suggest a getaway with a good choice of hotels and restaurants that's nice in late November?--D.K.R.,...
Bake It Beautiful: Be Dazzled by the Array of Decorations You'll Discover in Our Baking Aisle: Sprinkles, Sparkles, Pearls, Frostings, Gels ... Everything You Need to Create a Sweeter Holiday
Pumpkin Truffle Pound Cake with Browned Butter Icing INGREDIENTS CAKE 2/3 cup (from 14-oz can) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated) 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz) 3 cups Gold Medal [R] all-purpose flour 2 tsps baking powder 1 tsp baking...
Best of the West: Our 12 Favorite Things This Month
1 HANGING GARDENS Now you can create .a vertical garden the way the pros do. For the first time, the peat moss--based medium used by landscapers is available in smaller sizes for home gardeners. Plantasy vertical garden kits are the brainchild of...
Bodega Bay, CA: Delicious Views, Champion Chowder, and a Ride on the Local Swells Are Just Some of the Treats in This Rugged Coastal Town
It's not just for The Birds Fifty years ago, Alfred Hitchcock used Bodega Bay as a backdrop for his movie about avian assailants. But whales are what to watch for around these parts, the prime vantage point being Bodega Head, a promontory with dramatic...
Cabin Fever
"ALMOST EVERYONE has a dream cabin somewhere. It is one of those things that even the most staid and conventional-appearing persons harbor in their secret souls." I came across this quote in a Sunset issue from 1930--one of the many, many issues and...
Cabin Fever
1638 The first log cabin in North America is built in an area called New Sweden, where the present states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware meet. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 1809 Abe Lincoln is born in a log cabin in Kentucky, a biographical...
Cabin Fever
"almost everyone has a dream cabin somewhere. It is one of those things that even the most staid and conventional-appearing persons harbor in their secret souls." I came across this quote in a Sunset issue from 1930-one of the many, many issues and stories...
Dare to Break the Seafood Rule
How to make red wine fish's best friendYOU LOVE SEAFOOD but would rather have red than white in your glass? Old wisdom tells you to stick to the rule "white is right with poultry and fish." But there's no reason not to have your fish and your red wine...
Dare to Break the Seafood Rule: How to Make Red Wine Fish's Best Friend
YOU LOVE SEAFOOD but would rather have red than white in your glass? Old wisdom tells you to stick to the rule "white is right with poultry and fish." But there's no reason not to have your fish and your red wine too. Take it from Peter Janiak, chef...
Heart of Glass
WITH HIS BUCCANEER'S EYE PATCH, outsize personality, and equally outsize glass creations, Dale Chihuly is one of the world's best-known artists. You'll find his work in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, in the Ritz-Carlton in Singapore, and...
Heart of Glass
WITH HIS BUCCANEER'S EYE PATCH, outsize personality, and equally outsize glass creations, Dale Chihuly is one of the world's best-known artists. You'll find his work in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, in the RitzCarlton in Singapore, and since...
In the Sunset Kitchen
COOKBOOKS OF THE MONTH The fizz factor The latest wave in the DIY movement goes beyond homemade jam: It's all at fermentation. Our favorite new cookbooks, both by Westerners, offer a world of fermented food and drink recipes. Start now, and by the...
Knotty & Nice
Cabins are all about relaxing, reconnecting (to nature and to loved ones), and repairing the soul. On these pages, we celebrate our favorite hideaways--retreats for every taste. Tim Cahill reflects on the joys and frustrations of a beloved mountain...
Live Work, Play
A Seattle artist transforms ier backyard into a spot to unwind nd find inspiration.AS an artist, Kristie Severn's livelihood depends on inspiration-something her former studio in downtown Seattle lacked. "It was cold and white, with a view of Highway...
Live, Work, Play: A Seattle Artist Transforms Her Backyard into a Spot to Unwind and Find Inspiration
AS AN ARTIST, Kristie Severn's livelihood depends on inspiration--something her former studio in downtown Seattle lacked. "It was cold and white, with a view of Highway 99," says Severn, who creates mixed-media pieces that often incorporate elements...
Our 12 Favorite Things This Month
1 HANGING GARDENSNow you can create *a vertical garden the way the pros do. For the first time, the peat moss-based medium used by landscapers is available in smaller sizes for home gardeners. Plantasy vertical garden kits are the brainchild of Santa...
Persimmon Power
PEAK SEASONLet one of fall's most versatile ingredients-sweet, slighttly spicy Fuyus-transform your cooking.SKEWERED PERSIMMON and HERB BITESMAKES 20 / 35 MINUTESA quick marinade and a few herbs turn persimmons into a surprising, addictive appetizer....
Persimmon Power: Let One of Fall's Most Versatile Ingredients-Sweet, Slightly Spicy Fuyus-Transform Your Cooking
SKEWERED PERSIMMON and HERB BITES MAKES 20 / 35 MINUTES A quick marinade and a few herbs turn persimmons into a surprising, addictive appetizer. You'll need 3 1/2-in. bamboo skewers; if you can't find them in this size, cut up bigger ones. ...
Real Deal Las Vegas
Taking on Sin City without talking to the locals first? Now that's a gamble. Lucky for you we found the winning pair. As told to Erin KlenowWhat's your favorite un-Vegas place to hangout?AMIER UlllCOmi BORKSSARAH JOHNSON: Amber Unicom Books is the best...
Real Deal Las Vegas: Taking on Sin City without Talking to the Locals First? Now That's a Gamble. Lucky for You We Found the Winning Pair
What's your favorite un-Vegas place to hang out? AMBER UNICORN BOOKS SARAH JOHNSON: Amber Unicorn Books is the best used bookstore in the city, with a huge cookbook section. They stock first edition James Beards and other fun stuff. DANIELLE...
Rhapsody in Blue
When the sun sets on Tomales Bay, millions of marine organisms light up and dance. To catch the show, all you need is a paddle and some patience. By Jaimal YogisIT'S A gray Wednesday afternoon and I'm standing on a bluff high above Tómales Bay, California,...
Rhapsody in Blue: When the Sun Sets on Tomales Bay, Millions of Marine Organisms Light Up and Dance. to Catch the Show, All You Need Is a Paddle and Some Patience
IT'S A GRAY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON and I'm standing on a bluff high above Tomales Bay, California, holding my finger to the wind. "Doesn't feel too bad. What do you think?" I press the phone to my ear and listen for a reply. Laurie Manarik is the owner...
River of Grass
A RIBBON of black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens) courses like a stream down a slope in this garden. It rounds the bend between creamy, mounding Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola') and a yellow-flowered sedum (Sedum...
Sandwich Secrets
From Cowgirl Creamery, a lesson on great grilled cheeseas everyone over the age of 3 knows, a grilled cheese sandwich is the most purely comforting food ever created: a toasty, golden beauty that brightens your mood without fail. As Peggy Smith, co-owner...
Sandwich Secrets: From Cowgirl Creamery, a Lesson on Great Grilled Cheese
AS EVERYONE over the age of 3 knows, a grilled cheese sandwich is the most purely comforting food ever created: a toasty, golden beauty that brightens your mood without fail. As Peggy Smith, co-owner of Northern California's Cowgirl Creamery, puts...
See More Glass
Glass is an odd medium. Fragile forms emerge out of hot, sweaty workshops filled with bulky metal furnaces. Solid becomes liquid, which becomes solid again. The museums and galleries in the Seattle area mirror these seeming contradictions--some emphasize...
Sides to Savor
Sure, Deborah Madison serves a terrific turkey. But at the award-winning cookbook author's Thanksgiving dinner, the main event is the side show.WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, THANKSGIVING MEANT TURKEY, PARKER HOUSE ROLLS, AND A GOOD WALK BEFORE THE FEAST.But...
Sides to Savor: Sure, Deborah Madison Serves a Terrific Turkey. but at the Award-Winning Cookbook Author's Thanksgiving Dinner, the Main Event Is the Side Show
WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, THANKSGIVING MEANT TURKEY, PARKER HOUSE ROLLS, AND A GOOD WALK BEFORE THE FEAST. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] But it could veer off track spectacularly. My father, a professor...
Smokin' Good Turkey
Cooked in a water smoker, the Thanksgiving bird takes on a whole new flavor. It just might become your holiday tradition. By Elaine JohnsonSAGE and THYME SMOKED TURKEYSERVES 14 TO 16, WITH LEFTOVERS 6Va HOURS, PLUS 8 HOURS TO BRINEInspired by the smoked...
Smokin' Good Turkey: Cooked in a Water Smoker, the Thanksgiving Bird Takes on a Whole New Flavor. It Just Might Become Your Holiday Tradition
SAGE and THYME SMOKED TURKEY SERVES 14 TO 16, WITH LEFTOVERS 6 1/2 HOURS, PLUS 8 HOURS TO BRINE Inspired by the smoked turkey served at Deborah Madison's Thanksgiving ("Sides to Savor," page 66), we created this juicy, fragrant bird flavored...
Weeknight Cooking
FAST & FRESHRecipes in 30 minutes or lessFIVE-PEPPER STEAKSERVES 4/30 MINUTESA variety of peppers-fresh, jarred, and ground-makes this dish dance with flavor, though not with heat (it's only mildly spicy). All of the peppers can be found at well-stocked...
Weeknight Cooking: Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
FIVE-PEPPER STEAK SERVES 4 / 30 MINUTES A variety of peppers--fresh, jarred, and ground--makes this dish dance with flavor, though not with heat (it's only mildly spicy). All of the peppers can be found at well-stocked grocery stores: Find piquillos...
Why You'll Love Eagle, Co
With the Rocky Mountain foothills open for biking and hiking through November, you can chase the end of fall in this low-key Vail alternative. By Stephen DuncanIt's fat-tire friendlyAt 1,500 feet lower in elevation than nearby Beaver Creek and Vail,...
Your CHECKLIST
ROCKY MOUNTAINS!GARDEN WE LOVELightshowin this waterfront garden, ornamental grasses seem to glow from within when backlit by the sun. Homeowners Carol and GeneJohanson planted the grasses in cascading rows to show off their colors and always-in-motion...
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