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. 202, No. 1, January

3-Day Weekend
In Palm Springs, desert meets greens Two hours east of Los Angeles, I drop down from the San Gorgonio Pass on Interstate 10. The view shouts: Welcome to the Great American Desert. That pure desert vision doesn't linger for long. A few miles up...
A Showcase for Western Folk Culture
This time of year - when the fall roundup is just a memory, spring branding is still a dream, and the layer of ice on the watering trough gets thicker every morning - is when a rancher's thoughts turn to ... well, they turn to poetry. Cowboy poetry,...
Bare-Root Bounty
Artichoke That most civilized of thistles, the artichoke, grows on a sturdy stem amid deeply cut, silvergreen leaves that arch gracefully to give the plant a fountainlike appearance. It's the unopened flower buds you cook to eat. Rinse them, snip off...
Bare-Root Vegetables: Growing Tips
Artichoke Artichokes need mild winters and summers. They thrive in coastal gardens, particularly in central California - the epicenter of Western artichoke culture - where they grow into leafy mounds 5 feet tall. (In hot interior climates, they...
Down on the Farm
The regulars arrive around 8. A posse of 70-year-olds nab their favored table. Two would-be screenwriters huddle at a laptop. At Kokomo Cafe, a waitress dissects a failed romance: "She got the piercing before she started going out with him, and he...
Food Guide: For a Winter's Eve
THE WEST On my first serious eating trip to Paris, I made a mini culinary tour of the whole country by hitting the best of the city's regional restaurants. I had read in Larousse Gastronomique that Lyon was the culinary capital of France-famous for the...
Guardian of the Rocks
* California Department of Transportation worker Pat Jackson is a matter-of-fact kind of guy. "We had graffiti out here forever," he says, "but we don't have much anymore." Jackson is standing beside his bright orange Caltrans truck at the edge of the...
Hawaii Travel Planner
WEATHER REPORT. Hawaii's consistently balmy air temperatures are a big part of its year-round appeal. On Waikiki Beach the average January daytime high hovers around 80 [degrees] - only 6 1/2 [degrees] cooler than the summer high. Still, winter storms...
Home Guide: Paddle That Curtain!
For a jaunty window treatment, especially for a youngster's room, hang easy-to-make curtain panels from paddles, hockey sticks, or skis. In this example, boldly striped fabric is attached to bright red paddles with pairs of long, narrow fabric ties....
Hot Tickets for 1999
How to save your place at the West's most popular events and destinations Ever notice that the same year you resolve to eat better, someone in your house joins the Dessert of the Month Club? No wonder New Year's resolutions have a short shelf life...
In Palm Springs, Desert Meets Greens
Two hours east of Los Angeles, I drop down from the San Gorgonio Pass on Interstate 10. The view shouts: Welcome to the Great American Desert. That pure desert vision doesn't linger for long. A few miles up State 111, a former gas station built in the...
Kauai: Going Natural
1 HULEIA STREAM KAYAKING. The drill for Kauai's newest guided adventure tour is simple: paddle 1 1/2 miles up Huleia Stream past the mangrove-covered rock wall of an 800-year-old fish pond, into a refuge for rare native Hawaiian waterfowl, and under...
Kitchen Cabinet
Hungarian Mushroom Pate Elizabeth Farquhar, Randle, Washington This spreadable pate reminds Elizabeth Farquhar of picking mushrooms for her Hungarian grandmother's mushroom soup. Use a food processor if you want a fine-textured, dense pate; hand-chopping...
Maui: On the Beach
1 BEST BEACH? We pick the three Kamaole Beach Parks as Maui's best for families. All three have lifeguards and offer good shallow areas for the sand flea-level swimmers, plus grassy play areas, picnic tables, and rest rooms. Oh, and killer views of...
Mountain Checklist: What to Do in Your Garden in January
WHAT TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN IN JANUARY PLANTING * ORDER SEEDS. Seed dealers who specialize in plants for high-elevation gardens are listed in the story beginning on page 52. Early orders are most likely to be filled quickly and with no substitutions....
Oahu: Honolulu's Island
1 BEST SHOPPING FOR HAWAIIANA. For a replica of a Queen Liliuokalani rocker or a koawood model of a Hawaiian canoe, try Martin & MacArthur (Aloha Tower Marketplace; 524-6066), Nohea Gallery (Ward Warehouse; 596-0074) specializes in contemporary...
Off the Slopes
Horseback rides, shops and spas, snow play, fly-fishing-at the West's full-service resorts, skiing's just one option Whistler, British Columbia. Vail, Colorado. Sun Valley, Idaho. Unquestionably, these three areas are among the finest places to downhill...
One Chair, Three Looks
Change the character of a simple ladder-back chair by using different finishing techniques An unfinished wood chair is a chameleon waiting to change appearance. It can take on any of a range of personalities to complement almost any decor. It's just...
Open House
TASTY IDEAS FOR HALLOWEEN There were so many good ideas in your October issue. I made Spook Crisps and Apple Ghosts ("Trick or Treat," page 90) for the potluck Halloween party my sister hosts every year for all the kids and families on the block. Both...
Oranges Are Tops
Citrus is so ubiquitous in the market these days, the peak seasons of the various fruits tend to be forgotten. Right now, oranges and grapefruit offer prime quality and value. Take a fresh approach to oranges with an old dessert most often associated...
Playing Chicken
The Great Seal of Kiev Up and down the West Coast-in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles-recent immigrants are reviving the old Russian neighborhoods with new restaurants, bakeries, and food stores. And an old classic, chicken Kiev, is making a comeback...
Roll Your Own CDs
Compact discs (CDs) have taken recorded music by storm. There has been just one big drawback - you couldn't record your own mix. But now, with the arrival of CD recorders, you can. What is a CD recorder? A CD recorder is an audio device that...
Single-Pan Suppers
On the stove or in the oven - 27 self-contained meals in about half an hour I can't resist a recipe for a one-pan meal - no stoveful of frying pans to tend, no sinkful of dirty utensils. On the other hand, I can't bear to reduce good ingredients...
Single-Pan Suppers
On the stove or in the oven-27 self-contained meals in about half an hour I can't resist a recipe for a one-pan meal-no stoveful of frying pans to tend, no sinkful of dirty utensils. On the other hand, I can't bear to reduce good ingredients to an indecipherable...
Tansus Step In
These Japanese chests and cabinets adapt to almost any room, from kitchen to dining room to bath We see them in bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and baths - Japanese storage chests and cabinets called tansus. Once found mostly in the homes of connoisseurs...
The Art of Santa Fe
A wondrous folk art collection and a huge new gallery boost the city's stature as a center for the arts Santa Fe's newest cultural attractions have carved out high profiles in a place where the arts mean everything. With 32,000 square feet, including...
The Best Seeds in the West
Regional seed dealers round up an amazing variety of flowers, herbs, vegetables, and native plants * Kids know: Planting a seed in the ground and pulling up a radish a few weeks later is magic. Some Westerners never outgrow their fascination with it....
The Big Island: Heritage Renaissance
1 A PLACE OF REFUGE. Centuries ago, this sacred site lured lawbreakers, defeated warriors, and others who were seeking sanctuary. Today, people come to Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park to admire its austere beauty and get in touch with...
The Hawaii of Your Dreams
40 undiscovered places to swim, hike, explore, and more on Kauai, the Big Island, Oahu, and Maui Admit it. This time of year, as cold rain drips from the caves and winter seems to drag endlessly on-one short, dreary day at a timeHawaii is increasingly...
The Wild, Wonderful Tillandsias
These plants are shapely and thrive without roots or soil If plants grew on Mars, they might look like tillandsias. "They're otherworldly," Barb Owens, co-owner with her husband, Rick, of Owens Gardens in Washington, says of these curious-looking...
Three-in-One Orchard Is a Space-Saver
If you have room for just one stone fruit tree, you can squeeze in three. With space for two, you can shoehorn in six. How? Plant three trees in a triangular space not much bigger than you'd use for one. This age-old technique triples your options. You...
Washington's Sipping Scene
On a recent trip to Washington state, I sat in Starbucks and had an epiphany about wine. Let me explain. As we all know, Starbucks has slipped into the fabric of American life. Here, college students, cappuccinos and computers at hand, surf the...
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