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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. 234, No. 1, January

After the Fall
I live at 9,000 feet above sea level in Colorado, near the headwaters of the Rio Grande, in a high horseshoe-shaped valley wrapped on three sides by the Continental Divide. The air is thin, dry, and cold up here. The snowstorms get stuck in the dip...
A New Leaf
Mild, sweet savoy will make you a cabbage convert.SABLEFISH with SAVBY CABBA6E and FENNEL SLAWSERVES 4/45 MINUTESSavoy cabbage is mild and tender even when raw, making it ideal for this light accompaniment to rich sablefish. The recipe is also excellent...
A New Leaf: Mild, Sweet Savoy Will Make You a Cabbage Convert
SAWFISH with SAVOY CABBAGE and FENNEL SLAW SERVES 4 / 45 MINUTES Savoy cabbage is mild and tender even when raw, making it ideal for this light accompaniment to rich sablefish. The recipe is also excellent with 4 boned trout fillets, and the...
A Perfect Day in St. George, Ut
All those snowbirds have the right idea. In January, this red rock town is in its prime, with sunny 60° days perfect for gallery hopping and hiking. By Matthew JaffeA fast {lass to colorZion National Park is only 40 miles away, but you don't have to...
A Perfect Day in the Presidio: San Francisco's Former Military Post Embraces Its Past and Looks toward the Future, with New Hikes, Bites, and Sites
The history is alive The Presidio's Main Post is finally coming into its own. Site of the original Spanish garrison built in 1776, this tidy square, framed by brick barracks and white clapboard and stucco buildings, hasn't offered visitors much beyond...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS.Q: Whenever I bake brownies, I burn the bottoms. What am I doing wrong?-H.L., BREMERTON, WADEAR H.L. Assuming your oven isn't running hot (check it with an oven thermometer), there are two likely...
Ask Sunset: Have a Question about Life in the West? We Have the Answers
0: Whenever I bake brownies, I burn the bottoms. What am I doing wrong? -H.L., BREMERTON, WA DEAR H.L. Assuming your oven isn't running hot (check it with an oven thermometer), there are two likely culprits. First, oven position: Don't put the rack...
Baking Breakthrough
Legendary baker Alice Medrich unlocks the potential of gluten-free flours. By Margo TrueFOR SOME PASTRY CHEFS, shunning wheat flour is almost heresy-but that's what master baker Alice Medrich has done in her newest book, Flavor Flours (Artisan, 2014;...
Diary of a New Build
You're not Employee Number 2, but you still dream of building your own home. Learn how to one Seattle couple did it on a real-person budgetA SEARCH FOR light pushed Julia Kuskin and Joel Bell to look for a new place-one, ideally, with two floors above...
Diary of a New Build: You're Not Employee Number 2, but You Still Dream of Building Your Own Home. Learn Bow One Seattle Couple Did It Ou a Real-Person Budget
A SEARCH FOR LIGHT pushed Julia Kuskin and Joel Bell to look for a new place--one, ideally, with two floors above ground so the couple could move their home offices out of the basement (Julia is a photographer; Joel is a private-practice therapist)....
Growing Guide
Twiggy bare-root trees don't look like much at the beginning, but planting them at this stage gives them the best kick-start for growth. Here's what you need to know about planting and caring for bare-root trees, plus landscaping options for small yards.BuyNurseries...
Growing Guide: Twiggy Bare-Root Trees Don't Look like Much at the Beginning, but Planting Them at This Stage Gives Them the Best Kick-Start for Growth. Here's What You Need to Know about Planting and Caringfor Bare-Root Trees, Plus Landscaping Options for Small Yards
Buy Nurseries are well stocked with bare-root trees now. You can also order from bay laurelnursery.com. Trees come with roots packed in damp sawdust and wrapped in burlap. You can keep them in the sawdust for a day or two, but it's best to plant...
Here We Are Now
For 20 years, Aberdeen all but ignored its most famous son. Now, with a host of new memorials to Kurt Cobain, the Washington town hopes to attract adoring fans. Writer Bill Donahue goes on a pilgrimage.the mayor of Aberdeen, Bill Simpson, is a sweet...
Here We Are Now: For 20 Years, Aberdeen All but Ignored Its Most Famous Son. Now, with a Host of New Memorials to Kurt Cobain, the Washington Town Hopes to Attract Adoring Fans. Writer Bill Donahue Goes on a Pilgrimage
THE MAYOR OF ABERDEEN, Bill Simpson, is a sweet older fellow who used to sell men's slacks at the local JC Penney. He's bald and round and when he laughs, his bifocals ride his cheeks up toward his twinkling eyes. "This is a very special day for Aberdeen,"...
How to Love a Lemon Tree
Scratch the skin of a Meyer lemon and sniff. There's citrus, of course, but heady flowers too-narcissus, perhaps-and a hint of pine. Just the scent of a Meyer lemon, a low-acid cross between an orange and a lemon, evokes sunny California. Cooks and gardeners...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAM"Apple chips echo the fruit in the sparkling wine, and they're delicious with cheese too."TOP TOOLPRECISIONIn the Test Kitchen, we've found that a good jigger makes a big difference in getting precise results-for, say, a Sparkling Mai...
In the Western HOME
"My favorite part about this project? No need to paint around ceiling trim!'JOANNA LINBERG, HOME EDITORIDEA WE LOVEQuick characterIn a room with zero architectural features, try this trick: Paint two-thirds of the wall in a color, and the top onethird...
Island Time: Hawaii Is Called the Big Island for a Reason. It's 93 Miles North to South, 76 Miles East to West, More Than 4,000 Square Miles All Told, and, with Continual Volcanic Activity, Growing Every Year. When You Visit, Give Yourself Time; There's Lots to Explore
DAY 1 START your tropic idyll in Kona, famed for coffee but a region that has a lot more percolating than just java. First thing, check into the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. From $199; sheraton kona.com. HIT the ocean next. You're on the dry...
Let It Snow
The West's Best Snow Towrt, Coxy New Lodges-and More!Choose Your Perfect Snow DayA Tribute to Snow by Pam HoustonGaze out at a fresh blanket of flakes, and something inside you wonders, What could I do with that? Here in the West, the answer is: a lot....
Meet Your Maker
What is fake snow? Fake snow is just snow made from high-pressure water and compressed air, then launched 140 feet from a machine. The only real difference is that it doesn't have dendritic arms, which are the crystal structures that ensure no two...
Nature VS. Nurture
WINEMAKING IS A SIMPLE PROCESS, right? Just crush some grapes, and the natural yeast on the skins will start eating the sugar in the juice, producing alcohol. Once the sugar is gone, press the wine off the skins and seeds, let it mellow, then siphon...
New Year, New Factoids
With every issue of Sunset, I refresh my store of what I call cocktail party facts: curious bits of knowledge--sometimes even useful--that I can't wait to share with someone else. if you run into me at a party sometime this season, you might hear...
New Year, New Factoids
With every issue of Sunset, I refresh my store of what I call cocktail party facts: curious bits of knowledge-sometimes even useful-that I can't wait to share with someone else.If you run into me at a party sometime this season, you might hear me spout...
Rico the Truffle Dog
The absolute highlight of the Napa Truffle Festival is the truffle-hunting demonstration at Robert Sinskey Vineyards. (The festival is presented by the American Truffle Company, which convinces Napa Valley landowners to plant black-truffle orchards--Sinskey's...
The Best Meals at High Altitude
ALPINE MEADOWS, LAKE TAHOE, CA The Chalet, at mid-mountain, has been transformed into a Swiss-style beer garden. Ski to the door for a pint, or come back via snow-cat for a country meal. New this season: Private Snow-cat Dinners ($220; 15 people...
The Best Snow Town in the West: A Great Snow Town Lets You Ski Fast, Sleep Well, and Eat Adventurously. the West Has Lots of Great Ones. and Jackson, Wyoming, Is the Greatest of Them All
80 INCHES Average snowfall in Jan 342 INCHES Average annual snowfall 24 INCHES from one snowfall in Jan 1996 Biggest powder day 70 INCHES Average base depth Caption: Clockwise from above: The resort; elk-antler arches anchor...
The New Classic Lodges: Know Where the Snow Is Amazing? outside the Frosted Window of a Fire-Warmed Inn. Here Are Our Top Five Base Camps This Winter
WASHINGTON SCHOOL HOUSE HOTEL Park City, Utah, has grown over-the-top posh in recent years, and our favorite spot to splurge is the Washington School House Hotel. Hidden just off Main Street is a newly renovated stone schoolhouse turned hushed inn...
The Real Balboa Park
ASK A LOCALSan Diego's gorgeous park turns 100 this year. Here's how to make the most of its gardens, museums, restaurants, and amazing zoo.MUST-VISIT MUSEUMSTimken MuseumFree; 1500 El Prado; timkenmuseum.org.DANA SPRINGS I love the comfortable setting...
The Real Balboa Park: San Diego's Gorgeous Park Turns 100 This Year Here's How to Make the Most of Its Gardens, Museums, Restaurants, and 5 Amazing Zoo
MUST-VISIT MUSEUMS Timken Museum Free; 1500 El Prado; timkenmuseum.org. DANA SPRINGS I love the comfortable setting at the Timken Museum. There's an abundance of natural light, so it feels like you're walking into someone's living room--except...
Treasured Island
Way back when, they met cute in Hawaii. Now, they're trying to reconnect with this land of lava, white-knuckle drives, dolphins gone AWOL-and each other. Can they find the magic again while chaperoned by a ukulele-mad 10-year-old?THE BIG ISLAND brought...
Treasured Island: Way Back When, They Met Cute in Hawaii. Now, They're Trying to Reconnect with This Land of Lava, White-Knuckle Drives, Dolphins Gone AWOL-And Each Other. Can They Find the Magic Again While Chaperoned by a Ukulele-Mad 10-Year-Old?
THE BIG ISLAND brought my husband and me together. It was 1991. I was still new to San Francisco, enjoying myself in that aimless, vaguely miserable way endemic to one's 20s--unsure of what my life added up to, where it was heading. A friend who was...
Weeknight Cooking
SPICY LAMB TACOS SERVES 4 / 20 MINUTES Lamb makes for an interesting flavor break from beef. If you prefer less spice, just reduce the amount of chipotle powder. 3 cups thinly sliced cabbage (from 1 medium head) 1 bunch radishes, sliced into...
WEEKNIGHT COOKING Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
FAST & FRESHSPICY LAMB TACOSSERVES 4/20 MINUTESLamb makes for an interesting flavor break from beef. If you prefer less spice, just reduce the amount of chipotle powder.3 cups thinly sliced cabbage (from 1 medium head)1 bunch radishes, sliced into...
Your CHECKLIST
SOUTHWESTPLANTSow seeds of beets, carrots, lettuces, radishes, and spinach directly in the ground.Start pepper and tomato seeds in a bright indoor location.In low-desert areas, sow seeds of cool-season herbs such as cilantro, dill, and parsley.Plant...
Your Ideal Weekend: Jackson, Wy
STAY HERE AT THE MOUNTAIN A decade ago, there were only a couple of hostels and a cluster of condos at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Now, there's a Four Seasons, the Teton Mountain Lodge, and our favorite, Hotel Terra, which melds modern, eco-friendly...
Your Perfect Snow Day: What Do You Want to Do?
Ski, plain and simple. I want to take it easy. Deer Valley Resort puts beginner and intermediate skiers at ease with plenty of groomed runs and inviting views to match. Take advantage of the free, twice-daily tours, when guides can point you...
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