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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. 235, No. 2, August

2015 Best of the Beach
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] You think you know the Pacific Coast? Take it from us: There are still lots of surprises. Here are 35 of the best new places to eat, drink, hike, and make the most of summer, from San Diego up to Seattle. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA...
2015 BEST of the BEACH
You think you know the Pacific Coast? Take it from us: There are still lots of surprises. Here are 35 of the best new places to eat, drink, hike, and make the most of summer, from San Diego up to Seattle.SOUTHERN CALIFORNIATHE FUN COASTSwim, sun, shop...
A Perfect Day in Malibu
Southern California's playground of millionaires and surfers has a new lure-great local wine. By Sara SchneiderWaves and vinesThere's never been a shortage of reasons to scoot up Pacific Coast Highway from L.A. to Malibu on a warm weekend- surfer-coated...
A Perfect Day in Malibu: Southern California's Playground of Millionaires and Surfers Has a New Lure-Great Local Wine
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Waves and vines There's never been a shortage of reasons to scoot up Pacific Coast Highway from L.A. to Malibu on a warm weekend-- surfer-coated swells off iconic beaches, a mystic spirit in chaparral-covered hills. But...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Q: What were you thinking? In June's Ask Sunset, you recommended Hilo, Hawaii, for someone wanting "wet" and "fun." Hilo gets only 125 inches of rain annually--I...
Better Party Pairing
Forget the old wisdom that tells you to pour only hearty red wines with chareuterie and cheese. We tested and we know: Salty, spicy salumi and tangy cheese need lighter, crisper wines with lower alcohol and tannin. And many whites work well! Try these...
Better Party Pairing
Forget the old wisdom that tells you to pour only hearty red wines with charcuterie and cheese. We tested and we know: Salty, spicy salumi and tangy cheese need lighter, crisper wines with lower alcohol and tannin. And many whites work well! Try these...
Camp Slow Down
A family mixes the nostalgia of summer camp with the vibe of a city loft for a one-of-a-kind vacation home.Kristin and David Hall had a few points of inspiration when they started building their getaway on Washington's Mystery Bay: the Seattle loft they...
Camp Slow Down: A Family Mixes the Nostalgia of Summer Camp with the Vibe of a City Loft for a One-of-a-Kind 3 Vacation Home
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Kristin and David Hall had a few points of inspiration when they started building their getaway on Washington's Mystery Bay: the Seattle loft they lived in for years, the summer camps of their youth, and modern European design....
Cowboy Quarters
A HISTORIC BUT DILAPIDATED WYOMING GUEST RANCH, MADE IT THEIR OWN-AND NOW INVITE YOU TO VISIT.A LOT OF US HAVE HAD the same crazy dream: You stumble across an abandoned ranch beside a gin-clear stream jumping with trout. You buy the place, restore it,...
Cowboy Quarters: One Young Family Took a Historic but Dilapidated Wyoming Guest Ranch, Made It Their Own-And Now Invite You to Visit
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A lot of us have had the same crazy dream: You stumble across an abandoned ranch beside a gin-clear stream jumping with trout. You buy the place, restore it, and run it as a working guest ranch--your...
Creekside Modern
For years, Marleen Zwiers had a design crush on a modem home in her Menlo Park, California, neighborhood. Then one day, a friend called: "Your house is for sale!" That afternoon, Zwiers and her husband, Arthur van Hoff, put in an offer. The house, built...
Creekside Modern: This Streamlined Sanctuary Is Wild around the Edges
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For years, Marleen Zwiers had a design crush on a modern home in her Menlo Park, California, neighborhood. Then one day, a friend called: "Your house is for sale!" That afternoon, Zwiers and her husband,...
Easy Breezy
An Orange County family brings the beach to the backyard. By Johanna Silverwhen you live in Newport Beach, California, the ocean is a part of life. "We spend a ton of time in the water-either at the beach or on our boat," says homeowner Dandy O'Shea....
Easy Breezy: An Orange County Family Brings the Beach to the Backyard
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN YOU LIVE in Newport Beach, California, the ocean is a part of life. "We spend a ton of time in the water--either at the beach or on our boat," says homeowner Dandy O'Shea. Back home, though, her family's backyard--a bland...
Eggplant Goes Bold
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Put down the parmesan. The vegetable's at its best in this flavorful stir-fry. BRAISED EGGPLANT and BROCCOLINI with FRIED GINGER SERVES 4 TO 6 / 55 MINUTES Most varieties of eggplant work beautifully in this stir-fry. A...
Eggplant Goes Bold
PEAK SEASONPut down the parmesan. The vegetable's at its best in this flavorful stir-fry.BRAISED EGGPLANT and BRDCCOLINI with FRIED GINGERSERVES 4 TO 6 / 55 MINUTESMost varieties of eggplant work beautifully in this stir-fry. A side of rice is a must.2...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAM"Neutrals are great for pots, but we're ready to let loose and go for gold."KNOW-HOWFOR THE BIRDSTurn your garden into a bird oasis.CALIFORNIA TOWHEESScatter cracked corn, millet, milo, and peanut hearts on the ground for them.AMERICAN...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
EASY BASICSFast fruit dessertsOVER POUND CAKEMix sliced red plums with equal splashes of pomegranate molasses and brandy and a sprinkle of sugar. Let steep until juicy, at least 10 minutes. Spoon onto grilled or toasted pound cake* and top with whipped...
On the Move
TO THE DISMAY of my husband and children, I actually like moving. Discovering new neighborhoods and cities, decorating a new house, purging the junk drawer--for me it's the beginning of an adventure every time. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] My husband...
Pickles in a Flash
Chef Renee Erickson reveals just how easy the process can be. By Sara Dickermaneating in France nearly 20 years ago, chef Renee Erickson ordered a pâté plate that came with an invigorating surprise: plum pickles. Back home in Seattle at her (now closed)...
Pickles in a Flash: Chef Renee Erickson Reveals Just How Easy the Process Can Be
EATING IN FRANCE nearly 20 years ago, chef Renee Erickson ordered a pate plate that came with an invigorating surprise: plum pickles. Back home in Seattle at her (now closed) Boat Street Cafe, she re-created that pickle, and customers kept asking to...
Punch Up Your Picnic
SUMMER COOKINGThese Mediterranean dishes will add a bright note to your next gathering.PICNIC MEZESERVIS 8 / 20 MINUTESIn this fresh, easy spread, the chile-herb sauce serves as both a dip and a swirl-in for flavoring hummus.picnic tips Roll lettuce...
Punch Up Your Picnic: These Mediterranean Dishes Will Add a Bright Note to Your Next Gathering
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PICNIC MEZE SERVES 8/20 MINUTES In this fresh, easy spread, the chile-herb sauce serves as both a dip and a swirl-in for flavoring hummus. PICNIC TIPS Roll lettuce in a towel, enclose in a plastic bag, and stash at the top of...
Screen Savers
WANDERLUSTA troupe of friends rescues an offbeat theater and community treasure.CHRISTIE GEORGE HAS LONG DARK HAIR and an easy smile, with a decent amount of blood spilling out of it. Her partner-in romance and, now, business-Colin Mutchler has a serious...
Screen Savers: A Troupe of Friends Rescues an Offbeat Theater and Community Treasure
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CHRISTIE GEORGE HAS LONG DARK HAIR and an easy smile, with a decent amount of blood spilling out of it. Her partner--in romance and, now, business--Colin Mutchler has a serious person's beard belied by a mischievous air and,...
The Real Durango
ASK A LOCALColorado's other Big D does summer right with easy hikes, farm-fresh eats, and a legendary hotel.THE SUMMER SWEET SPOTAnimas RiverPut-in at 33rd St.KRIS OYLER Summer in Durango is all about the Animas River. You can fish it, tube it, raft...
The Real Durango: Colorado's Other Big D Does Summer Right with Easy Hikes, Farm-Fresh Eats, and a Legendary Hotel
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Colorado mountain town scores high marks with its epic hiking trails, river runs, and cowboy saloons. Two locals lead the way. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MARY MONROE BROWN Executive director of Trails 2000, a trail-building...
Waste Ace
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ... is Claire Cummings's Twitter handle. Here's why. Just four years out of Lewis & Clark College, Claire Cummings has carved out a niche at Bon Appetit, a food service based in Palo Alto, California, with 500-plus...
Weeknight Cooking
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] LEMON-SOY BEEF KEBABS with PEARL COUSCOUS SERVES 4 TO 6 45 MINUTES, PLUS 30 MINUTES TO MARINATE For maximum flavor and tenderness, marinate the beef cubes overnight. You'll need 8 wooden skewers (12 in. long), soaked in water...
Weeknight Cooking
FAST & FRESHLEMON-SOY BEEF KEBABS with PEARL COUSCOUSSERVES 4 TO 645 MINUTES, PLUS 30 MINUTES TO MARINATEFor maximum flavor and tenderness, marinate the beef cubes overnight. You'll need 8 wooden skewers (12 in. long), soaked in water for 30 minutes.1...
Your Checklist
SAVE WATER Check drip-irrigation lines for leaks. Because they discharge water slowly, it's easy to miss problems until plants start dying. PLANT Sow seeds for cool-season root crops such as beets, radishes, rutabagas, and turnips in an area...
Your CHECKLIST
ROCKY MOUNTAINSsave waterCheck drip-irrigation lines for leaks. Because they discharge water slowly, it's easy to miss problems until plants start dying.PLANTFor indoor color this fall, start freesia corms in pots, planted 4 to 5 inches deep in fresh...
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