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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. 209, No. 5, November

A Soft Spot for Caramel
Surrender to sweet, gooey, dentist-be-darned dishes As far as meanings go, the word caramel is rich. It's a flavor, a color, and a process: to caramelize means to heat sugar until it melts and develops the bittersweet flavor and amber color we associate...
A Soft Spot for Caramel: Surrender to Sweet, Gooey Dentist-Be-Darned Dishes. (Food)
As far as meanings go, the word caramel is rich. It's a flavor, a color, and a process: to caramelize means to heat sugar until it melts and develops the bittersweet flavor and amber color we associate with the candy Sugar can be caramelized alone,...
Bring on the Cheer
Season's greetings by the glass Mulling over holiday party refreshments-of the liquid variety? Try these merry twists on tradition: If mulled wine appeals to you, but red-wine stains don't, mull white wine instead. For kir without alcohol, add sparkling...
Bring on the Cheer: Season's Greetings by the Glass. (Holiday Entertaining)
Mulling over holiday party refreshments-of the liquid variety? Try these merry twists on tradition: If mulled wine appeals to you, but red-wine stains don't, mull white wine instead. For kir without alcohol, add sparkling apple juice to a lively cranberry...
Exploring Roots: Fresh, Elegant Ideas for Root Vegetables on Your Holiday Table. (Food)
* Gnarled and knobby root vegetables taste better than they look--just out of the earth, at least. But peel away the dull brownish skins of such flavorful gems as beets, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and sunchokes, and you'll find both unexpected elegance...
Felting 101: Make Cozies to Warm Your Glass, Hands, and Soul
There is something particularly satisfying about taking a big ball of fuzz and molding it into something beautiful and practical, such as these cozies, which make clever gifts. The process is simple--all you need is warm soapy water, a washboard, and...
Finding Paradise in Waikiki
The secret to having fun and saving money along Hawaii's most famous beach: go local Carefree in Waikiki sounds nice, but isn't Honolulu one of the most expensive vacation spots in the country? Hardly. While you can drop $400 for one night in a luxury...
Finding Paradise in Waikiki; the Secret to Having Fun and Saving Money along Hawaii's Most Famous Beach: Go Local. (Travel: Value Vacation)
Carefree in Waikiki sounds nice, but isn't Honolulu one of the most expensive vacation spots in the country? Hardly While you can drop $400 for one night in a luxury beachfront resort, my wife, Lisa, and I managed to be positively parsimonious on a...
Finding Your Style
Winners in our design program sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers show off creativity and individuality that will inspire your own makeover 2002 Sunset ASID Western Interior Design Awards Our quest to discover some of the best interior...
Finding Your Style: Winner in Our Design Program Sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers Show off Creativity and Individuality That Will Inspire Your Own Makeover
2002 Sunset ASID Western Interior Design Awards Our quest to discover some of the best interior designs in the West drew 177 entries from 11 states this year, including Alaska and Hawaii. As usual, the jury (composed of ASID members Ivan Beardsley,...
Framing Memories: Strategies for Displaying Family Photos. (Home)
Family photos are some of our most prized possessions, yet we often frame them haphazardly and place them on our walls in ways that don't do the photos, or the room, justice. A unifying element--be it the frame color, the mat color, or the orientation--can...
Gardening for Wildlife
Your landscape can be a sanctuary for birds, butterflies, and other lovely creatures * "I've seen animals do things in my backyard you don't get to see on National Geographic," says Barbara Thuro, whose garden in Vista, California, is a sanctuary for...
Gardening for Wildlife: Your Landscape Can Be a Sanctuary for Birds, Butterflies, and Other Lovely Creatures. (Garden: Outdoor Living)
* "I've seen animals do things in my backyard you don't get to see on National Geographic," says Barbara Thuro, whose garden in Vista, California, is a sanctuary for a variety of creatures, winged and wild. Dragonflies perform aerial acrobatics over...
Gate Ways
Sunset readers open up about their garden gates A good garden gate makes you want to sneak a peek at the landscape beyond. But a great garden gate goes further. It makes you want to meet the people responsible for its design. That was our conclusion...
Gateways: Sunset Readers Open Up about Their Garden Gates
A good garden gate makes you want to sneak a peek at the landscape beyond.. But a great garden gate goes further. It makes you want to meet the people responsible for its design. That was our conclusion after we asked readers to tell us about their...
Grand New Roasts
Flavorful sidekicks make holiday main dishes memorable Feasting, to be done well, requires scale. A magnificent roast is the traditional entree for establishing grandeur on special occasions. Although modern households are rarely big enough to consume...
Grand New Roasts: Flavorful Sidekicks Make Holiday Main Dishes Memorable. (Holiday Entertaining)
Feasting, to be done well, requires scale. A magnificent roast is the traditional entree for establishing grandeur on special occasions. Although modern households are rarely big enough to consume a saddle of this or a baron of that, a pork roast made...
Green Thanksgiving
A vegetarian holiday menu that everyone can love, from the chef at San Francisco's Greens Restaurant As executive chef at Greens, San Francisco's landmark vegetarian restaurant, Annie Somerville's tastes run to the refined but unfussy. Equally straightforward...
Green Thanksgiving: A Vegetarian Holiday Menu That Everyone Can Love, from the Chef at San Francisco's Greens Restaurant. (Holiday Entertaining)
As executive chef at Greens, San Francisco's landmark vegetarian restaurant, Annie Somerville's tastes run to the refined but unfussy. Equally straightforward is her advice on planning a meatless holiday menu. "It's not about finding a substitute...
Grow a Garden Journal
It keeps track of plant labels, seed packets, and more When a friend asked me how long pressure-treated posts last in my garden, I confidendy answered, "Ten years." I know this because I keep a garden journal. It remembers the important things I would...
Grow a Garden Journal: It Keeps Track of Plant Labels, Seed Packets, and More. (Garden: Project)
When a friend asked me how long pressure-treated posts last in my garden, I confidently answered, "Ten years." I know this because I keep a garden journal. It remembers the important things I would forget--things that help me grow plants successfully....
Hat Trick: Make an Elegant Soup for the Holidays-But Take a Shortcut. (Food Guide)
Executive chef George Morrone of Redwood Park in San Francisco takes laborious steps to ensure dining in the luxurious restaurant will be special. He caps rich soups, for instance, with flaky, golden domes. It's a showy technique, with a simple shortcut:...
High Tech for Hands
These garden gloves are designed for comfort and durability Wintertime gardening can be tough on hands, espeally in wet weather. Two new gloves, pictured here, can stand up to the most demanding of chores, such as pruning or digging up wellrooted perennials,...
High Tech for Hands: These Garden Gloves Are Designed for Comfort and Durability. (Garden)
Wintertime gardening can be tough on hands, especially in wet weather. Two new gloves, pictured here, can stand up to the most demanding of chores, such as pruning or digging up well-rooted perennials, yet fit perfectly, the way gloves should. If you're...
Know Your Microclimates
GARDEN Identifying your garden's pocket climates can help you grow the right plants in the right place How can one gardener grow perfect plumerias year after year, while a close neighbor invariably fails? Or why does one vegetable plot produce tomatoes...
Know Your Microclimates: Identifying Your Garden's Pocket Climates Can Help You Grow the Right Plants in the Right Place. (Garden)
How can one gardener grow perfect plumerias year after year, while a close neighbor invariably fails? Or why does one vegetable plot produce tomatoes until October, while another just down the street nearly always freezes out two weeks earlier? Sunset's...
L.A. vs. the Valley. (Destination)
AS VOTERS HEAD TO THE POLLS, WE ASSESS THE MERITS OF THESE DESTINATIONS AS SEPARATE CITIES. As breakups go, the proposed severance may not rival the collapse of the Soviet Union or even the Angelina Jolie--Billy Bob Thornton split. But this month,...
Legacies of Faith
Nearly three centuries after his death, Father Kino's Southwest missions stand as testaments to his vision It's nearly rush hour, and traffic roars at breakneck speed along 1-19 south of Tucson. But less than a mile west of the freeway, inside the cool,...
Legacies of Faith: Nearly Three Centuries after His Death, Father Kino's Southwest Missions Stand as Testaments to His Vision. (Travel: Recreation)
It's nearly rush hour, and traffic roars at breakneck speed along I-19 south of Tucson. But less than a mile west of the freeway, inside the cool, dark church of the San Xavier del Bac mission, time slows and speed is measured by the steady pace of...
Letters from Our Readers
Another culinary gem on the Olympic Peninsula Port Angeles has a great deal to offer those of us who live on the Olympic Peninsula, so we appreciated Matthew Jaffe's article and Maren Caruso's photos in the September issue ("The Lure of the Harbor...
Natural Tablescapes
Organic-inspired ideas for holiday entertaining GOING WITH THE GRAIN Sausalito, California-based designers Scott Donnellan and Michael Donaldson have created a contemporary version of the compartmentalized serving tray that celebrates the wood-grain...
Natural Tablescapes: Organic-Inspired Ideas for Holiday Entertaining. (Home Guide)
GOING WITH THE GRAIN Sausalito, California-based designers Scott Donnellan and Michael Donaldson have created a contemporary version of the compartmentalized serving tray that celebrates the wood-grain characteristics of paulownia, a fast-growing...
Old Spanish Trail
Take a beautiful drive into Las Vegas's past Las Vegas is a forwardlooking town-ancient history there is whatever happened five minutes ago. But even in Las Vegas, you can launch into the past by taking a driving tour along one of the 19th century's...
Old Spanish Trail: Take a Beautiful Drive into Las Vegas's Past. (Travel)
Las Vegas is a forward-looking town--ancient history there is whatever happened five minutes ago. But even in Las Vegas, you can launch into the past by taking a driving tour along one of the 19th century's most important trade routes. Called by...
Open House
Another culinary gem on the Olympic Peninsula Port Angeles has a great deal to offer those of us who live on the Olympic Peninsula, so we appreciated Matthew Jaffe's article and Maren Caruso's photos in the September issue ("The Lure of the Harbor Town,"...
Pantry Pasta: Baby Clams and Garlic Team Up for an Easy Weeknight Dinner. (Food: Quick Cook)
* Spaghetti with clams is a deceptively straightforward dish--far more satisfying than its few ingredients would imply. Canned whole baby clams are more tender than the canned chopped variety; they're in excellent company with good olive oil, noodles...
Promises Kept
Arizona's roadside shrines are equal parts folk art and testament to faith Several times a day, Ruben C. Licano swings by the roadside shrine he built outside Miami, Arizona. As cars and trucks whiz by, he makes sure that candles are a safe distance...
Promises Kept: Arizona's Roadside Shrines Are Equal Parts Folk Art and Testament to Faith. (Travel)
Several times a day, Ruben C. Licano swings by the roadside shrine he built outside Miami, Arizona. As cars and trucks whiz by, he makes sure that candles are a safe distance from the snapshots, notes, and artificial flowers that bedeck the altar,...
Raise a Glass to Spokane
The city has ripened into at casual but sophisticated wine center For the wine-savvy traveler, Spokane offers the best of two worlds. The city now has an interesting complement of wineries-- eight, all told-but it also offers urban amenities not often...
Raise a Glass to Spokane: The City Has Ripened into a Casual but Sophisticated Wine Center
For or the wine-savvy traveler, Spokane offers the best of two worlds. The city now has an interesting complement of wineries--eight, all told-but it also offers urban amenities not often found in more rural Northwest wine regions. Local winemakers...
Raising the Bar
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND GREAT IDEAS INNOVATORS A WINEMAKER AND A DOCTOR CHANGE THE WAY AMERICANS THINK ABOUT CHOCOLATE. "When we started, the chocolate industry was shere the coffee industry was 15 years ago," says John Scharffenberger....
Raising the Bar. (Innovators)
A WINEMAKER AND A DOCTOR CHANGE THE WAY AMERICANS THINK ABOUT CHOCOLATE. "When we started, the chocolate industry was where the coffee industry was 15 years ago," says John Scharffenberger. "Nobody was makikng European-style espresso because the prevailing...
Runaway Beauties
These garden plants benefit from corralling No sooner are you thrilled that a certain plant is thriving than it pops up unexpectedly where you didn't plant it. Then, before long, it has merrily spread its way through your garden. Some reproduce themselves...
Runaway Beauties: These Garden Plants Benefit from Corralling. (Garden)
No sooner are you thrilled that a certain plant is thriving than it pops up unexpectedly where you didn't plant it. Then, before long, it has merrily spread its way through your garden. Some reproduce themselves easily by seed, thanks to birds and...
Secrets of Holiday Success
Tips for perfect roast turkey and gravy To many first-timers-and plenty of repeat performers-the most intimidating aspects of Thanksgiving center on the turkey: roasting it, stuff ing it (or not), concocting a decent gravy to ladle over it, and carving...
Secrets of Holiday Success: Tips for Perfect Roast Turkey and Gravy. (Holiday Entertaining)
To many first-timers--and plenty of repeat performers--the most intimidating aspects of Thanksgiving center on the turkey: roasting it, stuffing it (or not), concocting a decent gravy to ladle over it, and carving it. And yet, these are the elements...
Shady Secrets
Northern exposure: from deep gloom to glory Cindy McNatt, garden and home design staff writer for a West Coast newspaper, relishes a gardening challenge. So when she moved into her current home, the first planting area she tackled was the north side...
Shady Secrets; Northern Exposure: From Deep Gloom to Glory. (Garden)
Cindy McNatt, garden and home design staff writer for a West Coast newspaper, relishes a gardening challenge. So when she moved into her current home, the first planting area she tackled was the north side of her house. As gardeners who have faced...
Tacoma Takes Off
With a stunning new glass museum, Seattle's sister city launches into the future As you walk through the doors of Tacoma's new Museum of Glass, you hear a roar. It's coming from the Hot Shop housed in the 90-foot, stainless-steel-sheathed cone that rises...
Tacoma Takes Off: With a Stunning New Glass Museum, Seattle's Sister City Launches into the Future. (Travel)
As you walk through the doors of Tacoma's new Museum of Glass, you hear a roar. It's coming from the Hot Shop housed in the 90-foot, stainless-steel-sheathed cone that rises above the museum. A row of furnaces burning 2,400[degrees] at the bottom of...
Taking Birding to Extremes
A FINE MADNESS For Dr. Steve Mlodinow, the annual time tally looks like this: 100 days birding, 10 days writing a birding column, more days working on a new birding book (he's already written two)-oh, and a full-time family medical practice in Everett,...
Tastes of Home: Readers' Recipes Tested in Sunset's Kitchens. (Food: Kitchen Cabinet)
Potato-Corn Cakes Annette Leonard, Eugene, OR When making potato pancakes one night, Annette Leonard experimented with some new flavors. The result has become a favorite main dish, which she serves with salsa and sour cream. PREP AND COOK...
Thanksgiving with Friends in Ojai
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING When everyone cooks together, the meal tastes even better * "Our Thanksgiving certainly involves a big dinner," says Sheila Schmitz, Sunset's online editor, "but the celebration is actually in the kitchen." Over time, Schmitz and...
Thanksgiving with Friends in Ojai: When Everyone Cooks Together, the Meal Tastes Even Better. (Holiday Entertaining)
* "Our Thanksgiving certainly involves a big dinner," says Sheila Schmitz, Sunset's online editor, "but the celebration is actually in the kitchen." Over time, Schmitz and a group of her friends have created a modern, convivial, and distinctly Western...
The Spirit and Vision of Galen Rowell
Remembering photography that enriched the West In the American West, where two waterfalls can marry to form a single stream, spirits congregate in clouds, a rising moon dwarfs a mere man, and Monument Valley inspires an awe approaching the religious,...
The Spirit and Vision of Galen Rowell: Remembering Photography That Enriched the West. (Travel)
In the American West, where two waterfalls can marry to form a single stream, spirits congregate in clouds, a rising moon dwarfs a mere man, and Monument Valley inspires an awe approaching the religious, two photographers shared their lives and visions....
The Sweetest Endings
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING Bend tradition with unusual desserts this holiday season Even for die-hard traditionalists who want to sit down to the same dishes every Thanksgiving, there's always room to try something a little different at the end of the meal....
The Sweetest Endings: Bend Tradition with Unusual Desserts This Holiday Season. (Holiday Entertaining)
Even for die-hard traditionalists who want to sit down to the same dishes every Thanksgiving, there's always room to try something a little different at the end of the meal. Our Thanksgiving sweets bend tradition while staying true to the best dessert...
Time Travel in Tubac
Follow the path of history in Arizona In Tubac, on a shaded, rustic patio, a woman in a long skirt ladies pozole from a large cast-iron pot. Molinos, or grindstones, stand sentinel by her feet. Nearby, a man planes boards for rough-hewn furniture. Squint...
Time Travel in Tubac: Follow the Path of History in Arizona. (Travel)
In Tubac, on a shaded, rustic patio, a woman in a long skirt ladles pozole from a large cast-iron pot. Molinos, or grindstones, stand sentinel by her feet. Nearby, a man planes boards for rough-hewn furniture. Squint your eyes and it's the late 1600s,...
To Market, to Market
Exploring San Francisco's ritzy, raffish heart has never been more interesting Market Street is San Francisco's grand boulevard. Angling 4 1/2 miles across town from the bayside Ferry Building to the slopes of Twin Peaks, Market is the one irreplaceable...
To Market, to Market: Exploring San Francisco's Ritzy, Raffish Heart Has Never Been More Interesting. (Travel)
Market Street is San Francisco's grand boulevard. Angling 4 1/2 miles across town from the bayside Ferry Building to the slopes of Twin Peaks, Market is the one irreplaceable thread in the city's urban fabric. Strangely, it's also regularly taken...
To the Ninth Degree
NEIGHBORHOOD SALT LAKE CITY'S NINTH AND NINTH IS A 10. Ninth and Ninth is the generic name for a decidedly nongeneric shopping and dining destination in the heart of Salt Lake City (based around the intersection of 900 East and 900 South). Here's a sample...
To the Ninth Degree. (Neighborhood)
SALT LAKE CITY'S NINTH AND NINTH IS A 10. Ninth and Ninth is the generic name for a decidedly nongeneric shopping and dining destination in the heart of Salt Lake City (based around the intersection of 900 East and 900 South). Here's a sample of what...
Western Zins
When I lived in New York, I knew about Zinfandel; I occasionally even drank Zinfandel. But for me-as, I suspect, for most New Yorkers-it was just another wine, no more special than Italian Chianti or Chilean Merlot. That all changed when I moved to the...
Western Zins. (the Wine Guide)
When I lived in New York, I knew about Zinfandel; I occasionally even drank Zinfandel. But for me--as, I suspect, for most New Yorkers--it was just another wine, no more special than Italian Chianti or Chilean Merlot. That all changed when I moved...
What to Do in Your Garden in November. (Checklist: Mountain)
PLANTING * COVER CROPS. After vegetables are harvested, spade several inches of manure into beds and sow seeds of hairy vetch, white Dutch clover, or winter rye. These cover crops prevent soil erosion during the winter and add nutrients when tilled...
Willkommen to the Wild West
* CAMP VERDE, ARIZONA-Things don't look good for gallant greenhorn Scharlie, also known as Old Shatterhand for the brutal power of his fists. Sentenced to death by the Apache, he is pursued by the cruel Inshu-chum. Yet he escapes, grabs Inshu-chum's...
Willkommen to the Wild West. (Western Wanderings)
* CAMP VERDE, ARIZONA--Things don't look good for gallant greenhorn Scharlie, also known as Old Shatter-hand for the brutal power of his fists. Sentenced to death by the Apache, he is pursued by the cruel Inshu-chuna. Yet he escapes, grabs Inshu-chuna's...
Wings over the West
Believe it or not, bird-watching is the hottest hobby in America. Here's Sunset's complete guide to its pleasures Many years ago, I walked down to our family's basement and discovered a bird book from the 1930s. It was tattered and dog-eared, and its...
Wings over the West: Believe It or Not, Bird-Watching Is the Hottest Hobby in America. Here's Sunset's Complete Guide to Its Pleasures
Many years ago, I walked down to our family's basement and discovered a bird book from the 1930s. It was tattered and dog-eared, and its margins bore notes in my mother's girlish hand. When I asked my mother about it, she explained that it dated from...
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