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. 237, No. 2, August

2016 the Year in Travel
Consider this your Go List. What's on the agenda: not just the spots you'll want to hit now-the best wine-country town, the perfect family hotel-but a broader way to think about travel and how we live in the West. From the nostalgia of a trip by steam...
Chilled Corn Soup with Seared Scallops and Crisp Onions
CHILLED CORN SOUP with SEARED SCALLOPS and CRISP ONIONS SERVES 6/35 MINUTES, PLUS CHILLING TIME We've balanced sweet com and rich cream here with earthy cumin and a splash of bright Champagne vinegar. You can make the soup a day ahead and chill. Also...
Fresh Start
THI COFOUNDER OF Good Magazine was sitting on an airplane, about to fly home to Los Angeles, when a text message flashed across his screen: His house was on fire. By the time he landed, the fire had been put out, but not before it damaged the Echo Park...
Fresh Start: After Afire Burned Down His Property, Casey Caplowe Rolled Up His Sleeves and Designed His Dream Home
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The cofounder OF Good Magazine was sitting on an airplane, about to fly home to Los Angeles, when a text message flashed across his screen: His house was on fire. By the time he landed, the fire had been put out, but not before...
Get the Most of the Oregon Coast
From secret beaches to seaweed spa treatments, these beach towns have something for every taste.ManzanitaReady to hang 10 Oregon-style? The protected cove at Short Sand Beach in Oswald West State Park (oregonstate parks.org) is a surfer's paradise. Trek...
Get the Most of the Oregon Coast: From Secret Beaches to Seaweed Spa Treatments, These Beach Towns Have Something for Every Taste
Manzanita Ready to hang 10 Oregon-style? The protected cove at Short Sand Beach in Oswald West State Park (oregonstate parks.org) is a surfer's paradise. Trek a half-mile through old-growth forest, throw on a wetsuit, and let the smooth, beginner-friendly...
Grilled Watermelon and Shrimp Skewers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SERVES 4/ l/2 HOURS Grilling watermelon adds a smoky note to the fruit and gives it a slightly meaty texture that matches well with shrimp. Cooking takes only a couple of minutes, so have both sets of skewers ready before you...
How to Host Your Own Wine Club
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The best new way to entertain? Launch a regular wine-tasting group. If you're reading this, we're guessing there's a fair chance you have a hook club or two in your past. Excellent things, book...
In the SUNSET GARDEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMKNOW-HOWPROPAGATION SHORTCUTMultiply your favorite herbs (like basil, lemon verbena, mint, and sage) by rooting stems in water. Here's how.Snip: Cut 3 to 4 inches from the tip of a healthy plant stem, removing the lower leaves, which...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TOP TOOLTemp testerHas the rib-eye steak on the grill reached 125° to 130° for medium-rare? We're checking with the ThermoWorks ThermoPop instantread thermometer. Unlike first-gen instant-reads, it has a thin tip that won't gouge foods, and the light-up,...
Island Time
THEY CALL IT the "Tofino tuxedo," the head-to-toe rain garb that Sunset deputy editor Christine Ciarmello and staff photographer Tom Story sport so fetchingly in the image to the right. A hooded yellow slicker isn't what you'd imagine as the outfit...
Island Time
THIY call it the "Tofino tuxedo," the headto-toe rain garb that Sunset deputy editor Christine Ciarmello and staff photographer Tom Story sport so fetchingly in the image to the right. A hooded yellow slicker isn't what you'd imagine as the outfit of...
Land of Ice and Fire
This month, the National Parks Service turns 1 00, and visitors are pouring into the parks to celebrate. Want a wilderness escape without the crowds? Look north: Alaska's parks promise solitude and grandeur. We picked three (of The Last Frontier's...
L.A.'S SUBWAY TO SEA
The subwayAngelenos aren't exactly known for their love of walking, but the Expo Line-the city's first rail extension in 63 years-may lure them from their cars. For good reason: Each of the seven new stations reveals the neighborhoods' treasures, from...
L.A's Subway to Sea: Thanks to the New Light-Rail Line, You (and Your Surfboard or Schwinn) Can Venture from Culver City to the Beach without a Single Traffic Jam
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The subway Angelenos aren't exactly known for their love of walking, but the Expo Line--the city's first rail extension in 63 years--may lure them from their cars. For good reason: Each of the seven new stations reveals...
Last Chance at Summer
Warm weather brings out the child in all of us. Here's how we're tapping into our inner 6-year-old this season. STAY The crash pad of our dreams Vacation-rental site Kid & Coe caters to groups with family-friendly homes in some of the...
Low-Water Rainbow
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A water-wise garden doesn't have to be a dusty, monochromatic landscape, as this Joshua Tree, California, planting proves: Blue-green agave leaves, yellow barrel cactus spikes, and red and jade green opuntia cactus bring big...
Palm Springs Love
When Marc Walters of Portland decided to buy a vacation home in sunny Palm Springs, he was looking for a respite from the Northwest's winter gloom- and, perhaps, love. "I had been single for awhile," says Walters, whose partner of 19 years had died four...
Palm Springs Love: A 1960s Party Pad Grows Up to Become a Sleek and Modern Retreat
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Marc Walters of Portland decided to buy a vacation home in sunny Palm Springs, he was looking for a respite from the Northwest's winter gloom--and, perhaps, love. "I had been single for awhile,"...
River Reboot
YOU LIARN THI ships pretty early in this town. Like, 5 a.m. early.But then again, Astoria and its lifeblood, the Columbia River, have a way of waking you before dawn. Maybe it's the Cannery Pier Hotel, which sits on pilings over the water, transmitting...
River Reboot: With an Influx of Creative Talent and the Biggest Fishing Boom in a Generation, Astoria, Oregon, Reinvents Itself-Again
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] You learn the ships pretty early in this town. Like, 5 a.m. early. But then again, Astoria and its lifeblood, the Columbia River, have a way of waking you before dawn. Maybe it's the Cannery Pier Hotel, which sits on pilings...
The Life Aquatic
RENO IS THE last place Samantha Stremmel thought she'd move. "The only reference I had to Reno was Reno 911, and I'd never heard anything great about it," says Samantha, who grew up in Montana. But her husband, Sutter Stremmel, whom she met at Montana...
The Life Aquatic: In Reno, a Couple Opens a Water Nursery-And Builds a Community
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Reno is the last place Samantha Stremmel thought she'd move. "The only reference I had to Reno was Reno 911, and I'd never heard anything great about it," says Samantha, who grew up in Montana. But her husband, Sutter Stremmel,...
The Science of Grilling
No more dry chicken! The Food Lab's J. Kenji Lopez-Alt shares his rigorously tested method. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Ah, the challenges of chicken breasts. "They're an awkward shape, so they're hard to cook evenly. They're bland. And how do you...
Weeknight Cooking
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] POKE NACHOS SERVES 4/45 MINUTES This dish is an inventive way to eat raw fish--and a fresh take on nachos. The tortilla chips' crunch plays off the tuna poke's tenderness. 1 lb. sushi/sashimi-grade ahi or albacore tuna 1/2...
Weeknight Cooking
POKE NACHOSSERVES 4/45 MINUTESThis dish is an inventive way to eat raw fish-and a fresh take on nachos. The tortilla chips' crunch plays off the tuna poke's tenderness.1 lb. sushi/sashimi-grade ahi or albacore tuna½ cup finely chopped red onionAbout...
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PLANTSow seeds of lettuce, peas, and radishes; in cool-summer areas, sow carrots. They're all quick growers that can be harvested in about two months.Add summer color that will bloom into fall with nursery starts of asters, blanket flowers, chrysanthemums,...
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