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. 234, No. 4, April

Aah, Strawberries!
PEAK SEASONEat them fresh by the handful, but save some to try in these inventive new ways. aSTRAWBERRY SEMIFREDDOSERVES 8 TO 16 / 1 HOUR, PLUS 6 HOURS TO FREEZEStreaks of berries throughout and more spooned on top make this classic Italian ice cream...
Aah, Strawberries! Eat Them Fresh by the Handful, but Save Some to Try in These Inventive New Ways
STRAWBERRY SEMIFREDDO SERVES 8 TO 16/1 HOUR, PLUS 6 HOURS TO FREEZE Streaks of berries throughout and more spooned on top make this classic Italian ice cream dessert a great finish to a spring dinner. For the most velvety texture, serve it half-frozen,...
A Perfect Day in Placerville
The gold may be long gone, but an up-and-coming food and wine scene makes this Sierra Foothills town worth mining. By Alexandra DeablerThe gold standard breakfastBack when Placerville was in the middle of the Mother Lode, the town was a hodgepodge of...
A Perfect Day in Placerville: The Gold May Be Long Gone, but an Up-and-Coming Food and Wine Scene Makes This Sierra Foothills Town Worth Mining
The gold standard breakfast Back when Placerville was in the middle of the Mother Lode, the town was a hodgepodge of bars, brothels, and factories. Many of Main Street's original buildings remain intact, including the two-story cobblestone Placerville...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS. Q: I believe that lantana plants are drought-tolerant. But some people have told me they need regular watering to keep growing. Can you settle this subject? --MICHAEL COWEN, NEWBURY PARK,...
City Living.New & Improved!
Communes, cohousing, just plain close quarters- Chris Colin has lived this urban trend and loves it.How many times have hot pancakes materialized on your back porch? Never? Once? No more than twice, I'd wager. What a paltry number of pancake deliveries....
City Living ... New & Improved! Communes, Cohousing, Just Plain Close Quarters-Chris Colin Has Lived This Urban Trend and Loves It
How many times have hot pancakes materialized on your back porch? Never? Once? No more than twice, I'd wager. What a paltry number of pancake deliveries. Once, back-door pancakes were plentiful in my life, and at a certain level--a level some expert...
Design Ideas That Matter
From living buildings to upcycled trash, these eight innovations are shaping the West's future.When we asked leaders and experts in green design to fill us in on how the field is changing, a theme quickly emerged: It's not only about sustainability,...
Design Ideas That Matter: From Living Buildings to Upcycled Trash, These Eight Innovations Are Shaping the West's Future
When we asked leaders and experts in green design to fill us in on how the field is changing, a theme quickly emerged: It's not only about sustainability, but also about resiliency--designing and building not just for the next IS years, but the next...
How to Store & Poor: Relax and Keep It Simple-You Don't Need a Fancy Wine Cellar or Multiple Gadgets to Drink Well
AS WINE GIZMOS proliferate and sommeliers become superstars, it's easy to think that you don't have the right stuff to serve wine properly at home. I say, Nonsense. Wine needs only simple treatment to show well, and it takes just a little bit of thought...
How to Store & Pour
Relax and keep it simple-you don't need a fancy wine cellar or multiple gadgets to drink well. By Sara Schneideras wine gizmos proliferate and sommeliers become superstars, it's easy to think that you don't have the right stuff to serve wine properly...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMFINDS OF THE MONTHHOTSEATSIt's the time of year to move the party outside. Here are our favorite outdoor seats, all available from Tucson-based online shop Boxhill (shopboxhill.com).The Statement Piece The Vibrant Concha Chair ($450)...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
KITCHEN TALKTHE GREAT ASPARAGUS DEBATEWe asked you, our Facebook friends, to tell us which you like better, thick or thin asparagus- and how you like to eat them. Add your ideas at sunset.com/ kitchenconversation."Thin, with a big medium-rare steak on...
Local Heroes
Native plants save you water-and rescue your garden from blandness. By Johanna SilverWHEN GARDEN DESIGNER Lauren Springer Ogden moved from Philadelphia to Colorado, she headed straight for Rocky Mountain National Park, where she lay down in an alpine...
Local Heroes: Native Plants Save You Water-And Rescue Your Garden from Blandness
WHEN GARDEN DESIGNER Lauren Springer Ogden moved from Philadelphia to Colorado, she headed straight for Rocky Mountain National Park, where she lay down in an alpine meadow covered in blue phlox. "Everything was blooming," she says. "It was like The...
More Overlooked Parks
1. NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK FEE: NONE | SIZE: 684,000 ACRES | 2014 VISITORS: 23,865 FROM THE VIEW POINT at Washington Pass or from the deck of a ferry traveling the 55-mile-long Lake Chelan, it's clear why everyone calls the North Cascades...
New Ways to Live in the West
Some people are just born to do their jobs. Joanna Linberg, Sunset's home editor, is one. "I had a binder full of tear sheets on home design when I was 9," she says. "I used it to draw up plans for my dream home, whose main feature was a huge library...
Offshore Assets
Sallie Tisdale explores the Channel Islands, seen by millions but visited by few. Plus, your guide to three other underrated parks. I stand on scorpion beach on the island of Santa Cruz, 20 miles west of Ventura. This is a place of wilderness and...
Small Wonder
Architect Isabelle Duvivier turned her little Venice bungalow into a water-saving powerouse.In a town where multimillion-dollar homes are popping up where tiny cottages once stood, architect Isabelle Duvivier didn't take the bait to build big. Instead,...
Small Wonder: Architect Isabelle Duvivier Turned Her Little Venice Bungalow into a Water-Saving Powerhouse
In a town where multimillion-dollar homes are popping up where tiny cottages once stood, architect Isabelle Duvivier didn't take the bait to build big. Instead, as she remodeled the 1912 bungalow where she lives with her husband, cinematographer John...
Somewhere out There
visu / Outer SunsetThe secret's out: The Outer Sunset is San Francisco's coolest neighborhood. Recently, the sand-whipped hinterland has been luring artists, chefs, and bakers from around the Bay Area for its chill vibe and affordable shopfronts. And...
Surface Smarts: See How This Designer Updated Her Home with Fabric and Paint-No Reno Required
When interior designer Jill Soderlund and her husband, Clark, bought their house in Manhattan Beach, California, four years ago, it was a time capsule--and not in a good way. The home had been untouched ever since it was built in 1987. "Everything...
The Doc Is In
MEET / San FranciscoBay Areans want more from their dining experiences these days, and keeping in line with the demand, new venues are bringing back the classic dinner-and-ashow night out. Center stage is North Beach's shiny new Doc Ricketts restaurant...
The Welcome Table
Chef Tanya Holland hosts a soulful seder. By Margo Truetanya HOLLAND is known for her fresh, Califomia-style soul food at Oakland's Brown Sugar Kitchen, but for years, she's wanted to host a seder. Her husband, Phil Surkis, is Jewish, and she's been...
The Welcome Table: Chef Tanya Holland Hosts a Soulful Seder
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Tanya Holland is known for her fresh, California-style soul food at Oakland's Brown Sugar Kitchen, but for years, she's wanted to host a seder. Her husband, Phil Surkis, is Jewish, and she's been fascinated by the Passover...
The Wired Home
With just a few upgrades, your house can be ready for the future.YOU'VE PROBABLY BEEN HEARING about smart home technology for years-the lights that awaken when you pull into the driveway, the dead bolt that springs open as you reach the door- but it's...
The Wired Home: With Just a Few Upgrades, Your House Can Be Ready for the Future
YOU'VE PROBABLY BEEN HEARING about smart home technology for years--the lights that awaken when you pull into the driveway, the dead bolt that springs open as you reach the door--but it's only recently that these items have become truly user-friendly...
Weeknight Cooking
FAST & FRESHRecipes in 30 minutes or lessGRILLEDSWORDFISH TOASTS with LEMON-OLIVE TAPENADEMAKES 4/30 MINUTESA sandwich for dinner makes perfect sense when it's as elegant as this one, with hotoff-the-grill swordfish and the tang of preserved lemon...
Weeknight Cooking: Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
GRILLED SWORDFISH TOASTS with LEMON-OLIVE TAPENADE MAKES 4/30 MINUTES A sandwich for dinner makes perfect sense when it's as elegant as this one, with hot-off-the-grill swordfish and the tang of preserved lemon and olives. If you can't find the tapenade...
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