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. 5, May

Adventure to Go
You want to camp-but you're not sure about the whole tent thing. These compact trailers may be just what you're looking for.BLUE SKIESI MOUNTAIN PEAKSI You've heard the call of the wilderness. (Okay, in 2015, it's probably the text of the wilderness.)...
Adventure to Go: You Want to Camp-But You're Not Sure about the Whole Tent Thing. These Compact Trailers May Be Just What You're Looking For
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BLUE SKIES! MOUNTAIN PEAKS! You've heard the call of the wilderness. (Okay, in 2015, it's probably the text of the wilderness.) Still, you have doubts. Even with the cool gear highlighted on our Camp Sunset pages, you think,...
A Perfect Day in San Diego's East Village
There's something for everyone-baseball fans, beer lovers, and bibliophiles-in this thriving downtown hood. By Archana RamAll-American funThe East Village owes much of its revitalization to Petco Park. The Padres' home stadium opened in 2004, but in...
A Perfect Day in San Diego's East Village: There's Something for Everyone-Baseball Fans, Beer Lovers, and Bibliophiles-In This Thriving Downtown Hood
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] All-American fun The East Village owes much of its revitalization to Petco Park. The Padres' home stadium opened in 2004, but in the past few years, it has attracted hot new restaurants--not only in the surrounding area,...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS. Q: My fantasy is to get away with my family for a few days to a cabin in the woods, with a lake nearby but otherwise nothing much to do besides run around in nature. Can I find such a...
A Star Is Born
BREAKTHROUGHSeveral years in the making, a new foxglove hybrid is ready for its debut in your garden. By Kathleen N. BrenzelGARDENERS ARE RUSHING to grow it; botanists are surprised it even exists. The hybrid digiplexis 'Illumination Flame' (above) is...
A Star Is Born: Several Years in the Making, a New Foxglove Hybrid Is Ready for Its Debut in Your Garden
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Gardeners are rushing to grow it; botanists are surprised it even exists. The hybrid digi-plexis 'Illumination Flame' (above) is one of the horticulture world's biggest hits in years--and one of its biggest curiosities. Even...
Diy Yogurt
Make your own and use it to transform your cooking. By Elaine Johnson"YOU'LL never have fresher yogurt than the yogurt you make yourself," says Janet Fletcher, author of Yogurt, Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Ten Speed Press)....
DIY Yogurt: Make Your Own and Use It to Transform Your Cooking
"YOU'LL NEVER HAVE fresher yogurt than the yogurt you make yourself," says Janet Fletcher, author of Yogurt, Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Ten Speed Press). The author of more than two dozen cookbooks, Fletcher has made...
Front Yard Facelifts
BEFORE & AFTERStill have a water-guzzling lawn? These gardens prove you can have splendor without the grass.THE ZEN RETREATFor years, Jody and Michael Stauffer's front yard in Palo Alto, California, was so unremarkable, they occasionally drove past...
Front Yard Facelifts: Still Have a Water-Guzzling Lawn? These Gardens Prove You Can Have Splendor without the Grass
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE ZEN RETREAT For years, Jody and Michael Stauffer's front yard in Palo Alto, California, was so unremarkable, they occasionally drove past their own home. The couple asked landscape designer Chris Jacobson of GardenArt...
Happy Campers
LAST SUMMER, we invited readers to write in and tell us why they wanted to join Sunset editors on a camping trip. I confess I wasn't sure how this was going to work. I crossed my fingers and hoped for SO letters, figuring we could always recruit some...
Hoppy Days
The West's brewers are playing with hops to create a better IPA. By Nino PadovaTHE FIRST CRAFT BEER I ever drank was an IPA (India pale ale) smuggled from a friend's older brother's minifridge. It tasted bitter and pungent and, to my Michelob-enlightened...
Hoppy Days: The West's Brewers Are Playing with Hops to Create a Better IPA
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE FIRST CRAFT BEER I ever drank was an IPA (India pale ale) smuggled from a friend's older brother's minifridge. It tasted bitter and pungent and, to my Michelob-enlightened palate, unfit for immoderate teenage consumption....
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAM"Our favorite camp cooking tricks and ingredients work at home too."INGREDIENT OF THE MONTHCALABRIAN CHILESOnce we tried hobo bundles (page 72) made with medium-spicy long pickled Calabrian chiles ($7.79/10 oz.; supermarketitaly. com),...
In the Western HOME
'The floor-to-ceiling tile trend got its start in restaurant design. "FIND OF THE MONTHTile goes prefabThe latest in the seemingly infinite ways the Bay Area's Heath Ceramics has of impressing us: its Mural line, which launched earlier this year. It...
Ready for Rhubarb
PEAK SEASONDiscover three new ways to enjoy this sweet, tangy fruit.MINI RHUBARB GINGER CROSTATAdMAKES 8 / 1 '/< HOURS, PLUS 30 MINUTES TO CHILLThe filling in these pies is on the tart side, so they're especially good with vanilla ice cream. Semolina...
Ready for Rhubarb: Discover Three New Ways to Enjoy This Sweet, Tangy Fruit
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MINI RHUBARB GINGER CROSTATAS MAKES 8 / 1 1/4 HOURS, PLUS 30 MINUTES TO CHILL The filling in these pies is on the tart side, so they're especially good with vanilla ice cream. Semolina flour in the dough is optional but adds...
Santa Fe's Sisters in Art
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This month, Santa Fe's Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is designating Keri Ataumbi and Teri Greeves Living Treasures. For the two sisters, the path to treasurehood began early: From the time they were born, 18 months apart,...
Secrets of Success
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [1] HEDGE YOUR BETS Plant a mix of varieties suitable for your area: a couple of slicers, a cherry type, a beefsteak, and something unusual, like striped 'Green Zebra' or the new 'Blue Beauty', which is high in antioxidants....
The Beautiful Dozen
Sunset's all-time favorite campgroundsShhh! Don't tell anybody. Here are Sunset writers' and editors' top-secret camping spots- 12 from the Rockies to Puget Sound, each one the perfect spot to create your own Camp Sunset.ARIZONADesert View, Grand Canyon...
The Beautiful Dozen: Sunset's All-Time Favorite Campgrounds
Sbhh! Don't tell anybody. Here are Sunset writers' and editors' top-secret camping spots--12 from the Rockies to Puget Sound, each one the perfect spot to create your own Camp Sunset. ARIZONA Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park WHY WE...
The Fun House
It may look like it's all play, but this creative home is built tough for the family of six inside."It's like a big exhalewhen I walk in the front door," says Jody Brettkelly. How many mothers of four can say that about their home? In fact, the 1940s...
The Fun House: It May Look like It's All Play, but This Creative Home Is Built Tough for the Family of Six Inside
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "It's like a big exhale when I walk in the front door," says Jody Brettkelly. How many mothers of four can say that about their home? In fact, the 1940s Oakland two-story...
The Real Pioneer Square
Seattle's oldest neighborhood has some of its newest hits- restaurants, galleries, and indie shops.WEEKEND BRUNCHThe London Plane$$; 300 Occidental Ave. S.; thelondon planeseattle.com.GERALD WURight in the middle of Pioneer Square, it's a restaurant...
The Real Pioneer Square: Seattle's Oldest Neighborhood Has Some of Its Newest Hits-Restaurants, Galleries, and Indie Shops
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The square has more than history. Two locals lead the way to Seattle's best eats, drinks, and art, plus some underground classics. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] JESSIE POOLE Co-owner, E. Smith Mercantile (esmithmercantile.com)...
The Shock of the Nuevo
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For decades, Santa Fe has been the spot to find world-class Hispanic...
THE SHOCK of the NUEVO
For decades, Santa Fe has been the spot to find world-class Hispanic and Native American art. Now, Laura Fraser discovers, a new generation of artists is adding 21st-century buzz to the city's creative mix.I'M SITTING ON A BENCH in the middle of the...
Weeknight Cooking
FAST & FRESHRecipes in 30 minutes or lessPOACHED SALMON with WHITE BEAN and RADISH SALADSERVES 4/20 MINUTESThe salmon takes almost no time to cook, so prep the radishes and rosemary before the fish goes in the pan. If your backyard rosemary is blooming,...
Weeknight Cooking: Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
[ILUSTRACION OMITIR] POACHED SALMON with WHITE BEAN and RADISH SALAD SERVES 4 / 20 MINUTES The salmon takes almost no time to cook, so prep the radishes and rosemary before the fish goes in the pan. If your backyard rosemary is blooming, sprinkle...
Welcome to Camp Sunset
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Among Northern California's redwoods, two regular families (and really good sports) joined Sunset editors to become world-class campers. The tricks they learned will make your own next camping trip the best one ever. [ILLUSTRATION...
Welcome to CAMP SUNSET
Among Northern California's redwoods, two regular families (and really good sports) joined Sunset editors to become worldclass campers. The tricks they learned will make your own next camping trip the best one ever.Come camping with Sunset! That was...
What Are You Waiting For?
Big. Wild. That's how many people describe Montana. And it's true, as the fourth largest state in the nation with roughly 3.5 million acres of wilderness, there are many miles to consider when planning a visit. Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks...
Your Checklist
PLANT Set out self-seeding annuals such as bachelor's button, calendula, cosmos, love-in-a-mist, and nasturtium. After the flowers have bloomed, skip deadheading and allow seeds to form and fall to the ground. New seedlings will mature and provide...
Your CHECKLIST
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAPLANTGrow a giant pumpkin in time for Halloween. Sow seeds of a jumbo variety, like 'Big Max', on a mound in a compost-filled planting hole, surrounded by a watering basin. Water and fertilize regularly.Set out parsley from transplants....
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