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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. 232, No. 6, June

A Cut Above
Martin Yan shows how to slice, mince, and julienne your way to more delicious food.BEFORE THE 3,600 TV episodes, the two dozen cookbooks, or the many restaurants (including M.Y. China in San Francisco), Martin Yan was a guy who worked magic with a knife....
A Cut Above: Martin Yan Shows How to Slice, Mince, and Julienne Your Way to More Delicious Food
BEFORE THE 3,600 TV episodes, the two dozen cookbooks, or the many restaurants (including M.Y. China in San Francisco), Martin Yan was a guy who worked magic with a knife. A kid, in fact; he started his career at age 13 in an uncle's restaurant in...
A Perfect Day in Carmel Valley, CA: With Better Weather and Just as Much Charm as Its Namesake Neighbor, This Ranch Town Is Now Home to New, Top-Notch Tasting Rooms
Drink wine on the wagon Locals love to tell you how 30 years ago there were only two or three tasting rooms in these parts. But today you can turn your teeth purple at 20 locations. What was once an accountant's office is now a mini plaza serving...
A Perfect Day in Sierra Vista, Az
A PERFECT DAY INWith stunning cave formations, the Southwest's best wurst, and 14 species of hummingbirds, this foothills town should be on every life list. By EdieJarolimA fluttery field tripEvery summer, thousands of tiny birds descend upon sunny Sierra...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS. Q: My wood deck was restored three years ago. It's back to the same condition as before, covered with black sooty mildew that gets tracked into the house. How do I remove this once and...
Best of the West: June 2014
OUR 12 FAVORITE THINGS THIS MONTH 1 Walking on air On paper, Banff's new Glacier Skywalk sounds worthy and educational and, well, Canadian: An open-air Discovery Trail is lined with "interpretive stations" and staffed with guides informing visitors...
Better with Blueberries
PEAK SEASONOur favorite summer berry gives a sweet-tart pop to frozen yougurt, focaccia, and chicken (yes, chicken).BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE FROZEN YOGURT SANDWICHESMAKES IS / 1 HOUR, PLUS 5 HOURS TO FREEZECream cheese and vanilla beans give these treats...
Better with Blueberries: Our Favorite Summer Berry Gives a Sweet-Tart Pop to Frozen Yogurt, Focaccia, and Chicken (Yes, Chicken)
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE FROZEN YOEURT SANDWICHES MAKES 15 / 1 HOUR, PLUS 5 HOURS TO FREEZE Cream cheese and vanilla beans give these treats an extraordinary depth of flavor. Just as amazing: the time saved by making the sandwiches...
Disneyland
It may be a small world, but Disneyland is a big park. We asked one superfan to show us the best rides, shortest lines, and everything else you need to crash the mouse pad. Leave it to a lifelong Disney fan to find the silver lining in a bad situation....
Drought To-Do List
What to water; what to let goIN YOUR GARDENSAVE YOUR BIG TREESIf a coast redwood or Japanese maple dies of thirst, it'll be the biggest (and costliest) loss to your landscape. Let the lawn go if necessary (see below), but give trees a deep irrigation...
Food-Truck Pours
When dinner is a drive-by grab from your favorite rolling restaurant, what wine should be waiting at home? By Sara Schneiderin terms of workplace perks, Sunset might be a ping-pong table shy of nearby Facebook or Google. But our view across the street...
Food-Truck Pours: When Dinner Is a Drive-By Grab from Your Favorite Rolling Restaurant, What Wine Should Be Waiting at Home?
In terms of workplace perks, Sunset might be a ping-pong table shy of nearby Facebook or Google. But our view across the street every Monday evening puts us one-up on most offices. That's when a convoy of food trucks rolls in and starts passing out...
Go Native or Close to It
What to do if I lose my lawn?it looks vibrant, with flowering and fruiting plants, shade trees, and grasses that shimmer like spun gold in sunlight. But this garden, fronting a custom prefab home near downtown Santa Barbara, actually thrives on very...
Happy Campers
A week in the Sierra wilderness with your family ... and all your neighbors? Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of San Francisco's official city camp. The moon, thick and milky over this High Sierra Eden, poured through the black oak and ponderosa...
High and Mighty
For writer Steve Friedman, a first visit to Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve inspired wild dreams and deep fears. What he found when begot there were 9,492 square miles of moose, grizzly bears, killer squirrels, and unforgettable majesty....
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMOBSESSION|Just juice itGetting your daily dose of the vitamin alphabet can get pricey if you're hitting a juice bar. Here are our favorite DIY combos (proportions don't matter-just tinker to taste), as well as some general tricks for...
Living with Drought
From California to New Mexico, the West is parched. Here's what to do--now--to cutwater use at home. HOW BAD IS IT? REALLY BAD Big swaths of the West--Nevada, Arizona, Utah--are suffering from prolonged droughts. In California, 2013 was the driest...
Our 12 Favorite Things This Month
1 Walking on airOn raper, Banff's new Glacier Skywalk sounds worthy and educational and, well, Canadian: An open-air Discovery Trail is lined with "interpretive stations" and staffed with guides informing visitors about the hydrology, geology, and ecology...
ROOM with a VIEW
Learn how to turn an empty patch into an outdoor retreat-just like the one in the Sunset Test Garden. By Johanna SilverAFTER LONG DAYS of working in the Test Garden, all we wanted was a spot to put down our shovels and put up our feet. So when we saw...
Room with a View: Learn How to Turn an Empty Patch into an Outdoor Retreat-Just like the One in the Sunset Test Garden
AFTER LONG DAYS of working in the Test Garden, all we wanted was a spot to put down our shovels and put up our feet. So when we saw the outdoor retreats designed by father-daughter duo Eric and Leslie McKenna--spots that practically demand you sit...
Seeing Denali
The lowdown on the highest peakTHEBASICSDenali National Park and Preserve covers more than 6 million acres: tundra, glaciers, mountains, and lakes. Only a single road goes into the park, and it's 92 miles long.WHEN TO GOThe park is open year-round; shoulder...
Slim Solutions
On a beachfront full of houses, narrow is normal. This Manhattan Beach home--whose living room measures 22 feet wide and opens onto a small deck--offers typical space-planning challenges. Interior designer Tim Clarke responded by stripping away layers...
The Lush Look
BEFORE/AFTER A BORING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YARD GETS A STUNNING HAWAIIAN MAKEOVER, COMPLEIE WITH TROPICAL PLANES AND A LAGOON. CUE THE HULA DANCING. Hawaii. JACK RICE had never been there, never wanted to go. Why bother, he figured, with the...
The Procrastinator's Survival Guide to Summer Travel
LAST-MINUTE PLANS FOR TAHOE, HAWAII, ALASKA & MORE! by Christine Ryan CONFESSIONS, DISASTERS & 11TH-HOUR SAVES by Tim Cahill, Laura Fraser, James Vlahos & more + PLUS A to-do list for the year ahead (Or, how not to need...
Weeknight Cooking
Recipes in 30 minutes or lessGRILLED LAMB KEBABS with PISTACHIO-MINT SALSASERVES 4 TO 6 / 30 MINUTESAn unusual salsa, made with easy-to-find Middle Eastern ingredients, transforms ordinary kebabs into something exotic. You'll need 4 to 6 metal skewers...
Week Night Cooking: Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
GRILLED LAMB KEBABS with PISTACHIO-MINT SALSA SERVES 4 TO 6 / 30 MINUTES An unusual salsa, made with easy-to-find Middle Eastern ingredients, transforms ordinary kebabs into something exotic. You'll need 4 to 6 metal skewers (10-inch size) for the...
What to Do If I Lose My Lawn? Go Native or Close to It
It looks vibrant, with flowering and fruiting plants, shade trees, and grasses that shimmer like spun gold in sunlight. But this garden, fronting a custom prefab home near downtown Santa Barbara, actually thrives on very little water. "It needed to...
When in Drought
I MOVED to CALIFORNIA for the first time in 1976, and the endless winter sunshine of my new home state made this Midwestern girl, a veteran of leaden skies from October to March, an instant convert. Then I realized that my friends in Marin County couldn't...
Your Checklist
PLANT Instead of thirsty annuals, use colorful low-water plants along a border. One of our favorite combos; powder blue Euphorbia 'Blue Haze', lime green Carex os/iimensis 'Everillo', and compact succulents. It's not too late to sow seeds of...
Your CHECKLIST
SOUTHWEST"Though this youngsaguaro won't grow arms until it's 50 years old, it steals the show."PLANTBefore summer storms arrive, sow seeds of black-eyed peas, chiles, corn, eggplant, summer and winter squash, and tepary beans.Plant cordia, heat-loving...
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