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. 236, No. 1, January

A Perfect Day in Pismo Beach, Ca
This Central Coast charmer feels like SoCal 40 years ago: friendly, casual, and all about fun on the waterfront. By Robin JonesThe butterfly effectIn January, Pismo Beach hosts more than 30,000 migrating butterflies just south of town at the seaside...
A Perfect Day in Pismo Beach, CA: This Central Coast Charmer Feels like SoCal 40 Years Ago: Friendly, Casual, and All about Fun on the Waterfront
The butterfly effect In January, Pismo Beach hosts more than 30,000 migrating butterflies just south of town at the seaside Monarch Butterfly Grove, the biggest gathering of the winged beauties in California. At the height of the season, monarchs...
Bloody Good
Blood oranges bring beauty and a subtle berry flavor to salad, sorbet, and chicken [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CITRUS SALAD with SPICED VANILLA SYRUP SERVES 6/30 MINUTES This easy fruit salad looks especially striking made with multiple varieties...
Flavor Blast
Easy to make and good for you, kimchi can transform everyday cooking. By Ivy ManningFUNKY, FERMENTED, and addictively spicy, kimchi is showing up everywhere from food trucks to fine dining. Why so popular? Partly because Americans crave fiery flavors...
Flavor Blast: Easy to Make and Good for You, Kimchi Can Transform Everyday Cooking
FUNKY, FERMENTED, and addictively spicy, kimchi is showing up everywhere from food trucks to fine dining. Why so popular? Partly because Americans crave fiery flavors these days (Sriracha seems ubiquitous). But we're also flocking to kimchi for its...
Gardens of the Sun
THE SEVEN WONDERS OF PALM SPRINGS ARE SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESERT LANDSCAPES IN THE WORLD. LET'S GET LOST. Maybe it's the mountains, the Santa Rosas and San Jacintos, with their origami folds of siennas and mochas and tans. Or the desert skies:...
Going West
THERE'S NOTHING like a cross-country move to teach you what you can live without. Throughout the often arduous process of relocating my family of four from Brooklyn, New York, back to the West Coast--a wonderful homecoming, as I served as Sunset's...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAM"Glass cloches add charm to garden beds-and keep tender lettuces warm."LAURENDUNEC HOANG, ASSOCIATE GARDEN EDITORMUST-HAVEHot off the pressWe love this new flower press, a collaboration among Pistils Nursery and Portland designers....
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMREDUCING FOOD WASTE seems to be on everyone's mind these days. We're finding solid advice in Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook (Chronicle Books, 2015; $19) by Dana Gunders, a scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Counciltips on smarter...
New Year, Better Happy Hours
Resolved! Make 2016 the year to bump up your beverage ambitions. RESOLUTION #1 Define your cocktail style Personalize parties this year with your signature cocktail. First, pick a base spirit (vodka? Or do you prefer brown liquor?), then choose...
Powder Rooms
Baby, it's cold outside! Here are 14 escapes, from the Sierra to the Rockies, that make the most of our snowy season. Let the snowbirds crowd the Sun Belt; we're aching for a snowy white winter. We've got our fingers crossed that this year's promised...
Super Bowls
FROM WESTERN CHEFS, FIVE FRESH, INVENTIVE TAKES ON THE CLASSIC COMBO OF GRAINS AND GREENS. GET READY FOR GUILT-FREE COMFORT FOOD. FREEKEH An ancient Arabian tale: Fire scorched a still-green wheat field. The salvaged wheat berries had a nice...
Taming the Tilt
How smart design turned two steep, oddly shaped lots into outdoor rooms to envy CARDIFF, CA 1. Sunken patio Because her house near the Southern California coast is set in a hillside, Leslie Mannes was short on outdoor space for get-togethers....
Taming the Tilt
BEFORE & AFTERHow smart design turned two steep, oddly shaped lots into outdoor rooms to envyCARDIFF, CA1. Sunken patioBecause her house near the Southern California coast is set in a hillside, Leslie Mannes was short on outdoor space for get-togethers....
The People's Playground
Will Yosemite's popularity be its undoing? Will gridlock and crowding spoil its startling grandeur? The National Park Service, turning 100, grapples with finding a balance between preservation and recreation in this Sierra Nevada showcase. MY 5-year-old...
The Shore Thing
Up and down the untamed Northwest coast, there are treasures hidden in the sand. You just have to know how to look. JOHN ANDERSON is a very large man. At 6-foot-2 and 270 pounds, the retired plumber and full-time flotsam collector moves down the...
Weeknight Cooking
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] FAT JEFF'S FAT TIRE BEANS MAKES 9 CUPS (SERVES 6) / 30 MINUTES, PLUS OVERNIGHT SOAK AND 6 TO 8 HOURS IN SLOW-COOKER Reader Jeffrey Lehane of Lone Jack, Missouri, likes his beans blazingly hot: He adds as much as 1/4 cup chipotle...
Your Checklist
SHOP Buy aloes while they're blooming in nurseries. Look for flowers ranging from fiery red to soft coral and yellow. Browse nurseries for bare-root berries, grapes, and roses. Once you get them home, unwrap any plastic around the roots and put...
Your Kitchen Design Guide
The big ideas, pro advice, and instant upgrades you need to transform your home's hardest-working room. STEAL THIS LOOK For your remodeling inspiration file: We've decoded this dream kitchen from floor to ceiling, from tiles to (surprising) windows....
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