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. 233, No. 5, November

A Perfect Day in Big Sky, Mt
Now home to the country's largest ski resort, this mountain town kicks off snow season with a new performing arts center, dogsledding trips, and lots of local brews. By Stephen EdwardsChutes and lagersBig Sky Resort wasn't "over the hill" on its 40th...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS.Q: How do you remove pomegranate seeds without making the kitchen look like a crime scene? -jen stebner, SAN FRANCISCODEAR JENA water buffer is the key to preventing a juice fiasco. (One mom...
ASK SUNSET: Have a Question about Life in the West? We Have the Answers
DEAR JEN A water buffer is the key to preventing a juice fiasco. (One mom we know, whose daughter is crazy for pomegranates, solves this problem on a macro scale by putting the girl with her poms right in the bathtub.) Here's the technique: Slice the...
Autumn Glow
IDEA GARDENNorthwest garden. By Jim McCausland"if I'M home, I'm in the garden," says John Albers. After long days working as a medical researcher-a job that he describes as "all facts, occasionally opinions, never passion"-Albers savors his hillside...
California Modern
2014 IDEA HOUSEWe enlisted Los Angeles' top talent to design a new kind of beach house.Sleek metal railings, shining glass, and not a seastar or anchor in sight... this is a beach house? Oh, yes. For this year's Idea House in Manhattan Beach, we built...
California Modern: We Enlisted Los Angeles' Top Talent to Design a New Kind of Beach House
Sleek metal railings, shining glass, and not a seastar or anchor in sight ... this is a beach house? Oh, yes. For this year's Idea House in Manhattan Beach, we built a clean-lined, modern home and asked Los Angeles interior designers David John Dick...
Concrete Jungle
Landscape designer Beth Mullins gave this tiny San Francisco garden a lush look by planting tiers of greenery. Wispy Pittosporum tenuifoliutn 'Silver Sheen' creates a paint-splatter effect along the fence, allowing light to pass through. On either...
Don't Look Back
A former flower child revisits her hippie roots on a British Columbia farmstead-and wonders what might have been. By Barbara Grahamthe cloud cover is thick and low as my son, Clay, and I head east from Vancouver in search of the dairy farm where we lived...
Don't Look Back: A Former Flower Child Revisits Her Hippie Roots on a British Columbia Farmstead-And Wonders What Might Have Been
THE CLOUD COVER IS THICK AND LOW as my son, Clay, and I head east from Vancouver in search of the dairy farm where we lived when he was a baby, more than four decades ago. I want to show him the old farmhouse and the hemlock-studded hills high above...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMKNOW-HOWGrow a giftCoax amaryllis bulbs out of dormancy now so they'll be ready to give by the holidays. Here's how.Fill a glass vase with a 3-inch layer of pebbles. Nestle an amaryllis bulb on top, adding a few more stones if needed...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
CRUST UNIVERSITYTIPS FROM OUR TEAMAre you piecrust challenged? Here's everything you need to master it, including a game-changing recipe and the best tools for the job.FLAKY ALL-BUTTER PASTRYMAKES 1 DOUBLE OR 2 SINGLE 9-IN. PASTRIES / 1 HOUR, PLUS 2...
In the Sunset Kitchen Crust University
Are you piecrust challenged? Here's everything you need to master it, including a game-changing recipe and the best tools for the job. FLAKY ALL-BUTTER PASTRY MAKES 1 DOUBLE OR 2 SINGLE 9-IN. PASTRIES 1 HOUR, PLUS 2 HOURS TO CHILL 2 1/2 cups...
Jequile 101
Rule number one to enjoying good tequila: Forget the first time you drank it. This isn't spring break, and this isn't that tequila. Mexico's native spirit is better savored than slammed. Here's what you need to know. THE PLANT Tequila is...
Let the Jrivit Move You
was off to a rocky start, and we had Day One to thank for that. Mexico's native spirit had welcomed us in a big way. First on the plane, then in the hotel lounge. Everywhere we went, tequila. It was served in crystal flutes and large earthen bowls....
Let the Spirit Move You
Tequila sales are booming. But what exactly is this south-of-the-border sensation? Frat-house slammer? Worm-bearing hallucinogenic? Sunset visits Jalisco to distifi the truth.DAY TWO ON THE Tequila Trail was off to a rocky start, and we had Day One to...
More Great Fall Hikes: It's Perfect Walking Weather All over the West. Try These Treks That Let You Pamper Yourself at Day's End
ARIZONA SCOTTSDALE Marcus Landslide Trail, McDowell Sonoran Preserve HIKE The easy 4-mile round-trip takes you across the remnants of a 500,000-year-old rockslide at the McDowell Mountains' base. Interpretive signs explain the geology, and sculptural...
Ojai. Ca
Natural highs Ojai's legendary "pink moment," when the setting sun casts a scarlet glow across the Topa Topa Mountains, is pretty enough to plan an afternoon around. For the best views in town, head to Meditation Mount, a 32-acre garden perched...
Pie Season
We asked top Western pastry chefs to share their twists on apple, pumpkin, and pecan pie. The results? Let's just say you should plan on secondsLattice-Top APPLE QUINCE PieMixing a variety of apples-and adding quince for fragrant . flavor-gives this...
Slope Solutions: A Hillside Backyard Comes Alive with Water Wise Plants
HOMEOWNERS Elaine and Larry Barden weren't initially thrilled with their steep backyard in Danville, California. "We envied neighbors who had flat lots and pools," says Larry. "We weren't sure we could accomplish anything with this slope." But the...
The Caring Crowd
THANKSGIVING WAS my favorite holiday long before my friends started doing "gratitude challenges" on Facebook. What's not to love? Carbo-loading amid expressions of heartfelt affection, and more pie, please! As a formula for a holiday, this is perfection....
The Caring Crowd
THANKSGIVING WAS my favorite holiday long before my friends started doing "gratitude challenges" on Facebook. What's not to love? Carbo-loading amid expressions of heartfelt affection, and more pie, please! As a formula for a holiday, this is perfection.And...
The Crowdsourced Thanksgiving
Playing host this year? Enlist your guests to bring these spectacular sides.HOLIDAY-SIZE SERVINGSEach recipe in this story makes enough for 10 to 12, with ample leftovers.KALE and APPLE SALAD with WALNUT DRESSINGMAKES 16 CUPS / 45 MINUTESGreek yogurt...
The Real Palm Springs
SoCal's desert oasis has never been more chic. We tapped a design guru and a resident restaurateur to show us the very best ofP.S. As told to Erin KlenowBest spot for a poolside cocktail?tara tazar i Viceroy has great patio seating, fireplaces, and really...
The Real Palm Springs: Socal's Desert Oasis Has Never Been More Chic. We Tapped a Design Guru and a Resident Restaurateur to Show Us the Very Best of P.S. as Told to Erin Klenow
Best spot for a poolside cocktail? TARA LAZAR: Viceroy has great patio seating, fireplaces, and really cute bartenders. And they make one of the biggest, stiffest martinis in town. ROBERT IMBER: My favorite drink is the Citron Bleu: Hypnotiq and...
This Way In
Vancouver's hippiest hood, Kitsilano has grown up a lot since the Summer of Love. You'll still find traces of its 1960s roots, just with a more refined twist. Here are a few spots we dig. CANADIAN BRUNCH Rustic Oakwood Canadian Bistro's menu is...
Walk This Way
I'm so glad I doubted Tom Courtney. Otherwise, I wouldn't be standing with him on the bluffs of Dana Point Headlands Preserve under a perfect blue sky, looking north at a double curve of seashore all the way to Laguna Beach. This vista and the subtle...
Weeknight Cooking
Recipes in 30 minutes or lessPORK and KIMCHI STEWSERVES 4/30 MINUTESThis dish is best with kimchi that's well fermented and quite tangy. Serve with rice or rice noodles if you like.1 tbsp. vegetable oil1 lb. boned country pork ribs, cut into '/2-in....
Weeknight Cooking: Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
PORK and KIMCHI STEW SERVES 4 / 30 MINUTES This dish is best with kimchi that's well fermented and quite tangy. Serve with rice or rice noodles if you like. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 lb. boned country pork ribs, cut into...
What Bottle to Bring: Wine Editor Sara Schneider Shares Her Holiday Favorites
It's no shocker that for my family's Thanksgiving dinners, I'm expected to bring the wine. But my siblings don't make it easy! One year, the turkey might be roasted with rosemary; the next, rubbed with ground chiles and smoked. The dressing might involve...
Your CHECKLIST
ROCKY MOUNTAINS"Use New Mexican privet to create a pretty screen, or train it as a small multitrunked tree."Clean up flower beds by cutting stems down to within 6 to 8 inches of the ground. But leave attractive seed heads of balloon flower (Platyeodon...
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