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. 239, No. 1, July

All Fired Up
At Sunset, we've been geeking out over grilling for almost a century. Here are the tools we're coveting this season. WOOD-BURNING THE SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER Building and adjusting the fire, searing steaks as the flames flicker beneath the grates,...
Cold Summer Soups
GRAPE and CUCUMBER GAZPACHOSERVES 4 (MAKES 6 CUPS) / 25 MINUTES, PLUS 2 HOURS TO CHILLThis riff on Spain's classic tangy-sweet "white" gazpacho is made with Persian cucumbers, which are tender enough to use peel and all. (If you can't find them, substitute...
Coming Clean
White paint, bright accents, and a whole lot of windows helped a neglected farmhouse see the light. It's airy and idyllic now, but five years ago, this 1910 farmhouse was--well--downright dirty. When Christopher and Lisi Dean and their three children...
Coming Clean
It's airy and idyllic now, but five years ago, this 1910 farmhouse was-well-downright dirty. When Christopher and Lisi Dean and their three children first laid eyes on it, the rickety 2,023-square-foot house had low ceilings, a maze of wood-paneled rooms,...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
All fired upAt Sunset, we've been geeking out ever grilling for almost a century. Here are the tools we're coveting this season.WOOD-BURNINGTHE SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERBuilding and adjusting the fire, searing stealcs as the flames flicker beneath the grates,...
Into the Blue
Some people call it a bucket list. Others have another name for it: #travelgoals. For me, one place in the West has always ranked high in terms of destinations to dream about, and that is Crater Lake National Park. Which brings us to the cover of the...
Into the Blue
SOME PEOPLE CALL it a bucket list. Others have another name for it: tftravelgoals. For me, one place in the West has always ranked high in terms of destinations to dream about, and that is Crater Lake National Park. Which brings us to the cover of the...
Land of Lakes
There's an old saying that geology, on the surface, is the story of why the land looks the way it does. As a photographer living in the West, I've traveled far and wide chasing those tales. But last August, I discovered a route of fascinating landscapes...
Land of Lakes: Two Parts Mountain, One Part Desert, and Water, Water Everywhere: Congratulations, You've Mixed Yourself the Perfect Summer Road Trip
There's an old saying that geology, on the surface, is the story of why the land looks the way it does. As a photographer living in the West, I've traveled far and wide chasing those tales. But last August, I discovered a route of fascinating landscapes...
Perfect Day: In the Shadow of a National Park Lie Authentic Antiques, Modern Distilleries, and Views for Days
Only 15 miles from the western boundary of Yosemite, the town of Sonora has long been a favorite pit stop for nature tourists on their way to and from the iconic national park. But in the past few years, locals have aimed to change Sonora from a drive-thru...
Return of the King
Zinfandel anchored California vineyards a century ago. Now it's emerging again, with all of that character and history behind it (and better-than-ever food cred). Wine fads come, and wine fads go. I remember as if it were yesterday a colleague saying,...
Return of the King
Wine fads come, and wine fads go. I remember as if it were yesterday a colleague saying, "Hey, I'm interested in this Merlot I've been hearing about!" (That was about 25 years ago, and we all know how that turned out.) One California wine, though, has...
Road Warriors
Use these van rentals as launching points for your next epic road trip. CALIFORNIA & MEXICO Know how to drive a stick? Rent a 1 970s Bay Window Westfalia from Vintage Surfari Wagons in Costa Mesa, California, about 105 miles north of Tijuana....
Road Warriors
CALIFORNIA & MEXICOKnow how to drive a stick? Rent a 1970s Bay Window Westfalia from Vintage Surfari Wagons in Costa Mesa, California, about 105 miles north of Tijuana. The next few hours down Highway 1 and Interstate 5 take you through coastal towns...
Rocky Mountain High
ARTIST ISA CATTO has a hard time staying focused in summer. She should be in her studio, painting watercolors, but she only wants to be "out in the garden, ogling seedlings," she says. "I used to freak out about it, until I decided to count it as my...
Rocky Mountain High: Cheating the Seasons, Embracing Wildlife, and Creating Beauty at 8,000 Feet
Artist Isa Catto has a hard time staying focused in summer. She should be in her studio, painting watercolors, but she only wants to be "out in the garden, ogling seedlings," she says. "I used to freak out about it, until I decided to count it as my...
Rodeo A-Go-Go
Rugged cowboys, bucking broncos, dazzling fireworks: Get your fill of pure Americana at these great western shows. The fourth of July may be Independence Day across the country, but in the West, it's also known as "Cowboy Christmas." Historically,...
Rodeo A-Go-Go
THE FOURTH OF JULY may be Independence Day across the country, but in the West, it's also known as "Cowboy Christmas." Historically, it was a rare day off for ranch hands, who would spill into town to show off their speed and strength by wrestling steers,...
Rolling with It
Driving a vintage Volkswagen up the West Coast, one camper learns the beauty of letting go. I'd set out that morning from Santa Cruz, California, with big intentions: Drive 245 miles to a lush campground north of Mendocino, whip up a healthy meal...
Rolling with It
I'D set out that morning from Santa Cruz, California, with big intentions: Drive 245 miles to a lush campground north of Mendocino, whip up a healthy meal on the stove of the 1988 Volkswagen Vanagon I'd rented, and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean....
Sonora
Only IS miles from the western boundary of Yosemite, the town of Sonora has long been a favorite pit stop for nature tourists on their way to and from the iconic national park. But in the past few years, locals have aimed to change Sonora from a drive-thru...
Tow Tappers
THE TRANSFORMERHC1 by Happier CamperFrom $18,950; happier camper.com.Sleeps 5Weight 1,100 poundsHitch it to Mini Cooper Countryman or similarGood for Hi9hwaysAmenities Modular components that turn into a queen bed, dinette, storage space, pullout refrigerator...
Urbane Farm
BENEATH A CANOPY A TRELLISED TOMATO PLANTS, Kyle Hagerty and Morgan Daily are planting yarrow. The engaged couple plans to harvest the flower seeds this fall, right around the time they'll be popping wedding invitations in the mail. "We're thinking about...
Urbane Farm: If You Grow It, They Will Come: One Sacramento Couple Turns Their Dream Edible Garden into a Chance to Cultivate Community
Beneath a canopy of trellish tomato plants, Kyle Hagerty and Morgan Daily are planting yarrow. The engaged couple plans to harvest the flower seeds this fall, right around the time they'll be popping wedding invitations in the mail. "We're thinking...
Weeknight Cooking
INDONESIAN SALAD (GADO GADO)SERVES 4/45 MINUTESA popular street dish in Indonesia, gado gado ("mix-mix") is just the thing to shake up your weeknight routine. Hard-cooked eggs, toasted tofu, bean sprouts, and vegetables come together with drizzles of...
World of Flavor
Like Mother, Like DaughterJerk ChickenJAMAICAGROWING UP IN JAMAICA/ Victoria Jones never ate jerk chicken at home-but she vividly remembers eating it. "It's cooked in these lean-tos on the side of the road," says Victoria ("Peaches" to her family). "You...
World of Flavour: Four Masters of the Flames Share Their Family Recipes from around the Globe
THE JONESES Like Mother, Like Daughter Jerk Chicken JAMAICA Growing up in Jamaica, Victoria Jones never ate jerk chicken at home--but she vividly remembers eating it. "It's cooked in these lean-tos on the side of the road," says Victoria...
Your Checklist
PLANT While major planting projects should wait for fall's rains and cooler temperatures, fill in empty spots in beds with summer color. To increase beneficial insects, try calendulas, cosmos, salvias, and sweet alyssum. Plant carrots, corn,...
Your CHECKLIST
PLANTWhile major planting projects should wait for fall's rains and cooler temperatures, fill in empty spots in beds with summer color. To increase beneficial insects, try calendulas, cosmos, salvias, and sweet alyssum.Plant carrots, corn, and green...
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