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. 209, No. 4, October

A Stirring Issue: A Little Do-Ahead Secret Makes Risotto a Great Party Dish. (Food Guide)
Soothing yet sophisticated, risotto seems perfect for entertaining--but few would dream of cooking it for a party. All that last-minute stirring may make for great risotto, but it hardly makes for a composed host. That's why we were delighted to learn...
Autumn Jewels
GARDEN - OUTDOOR LIVING How to grow and display the best of the new mums * It's remarkable what centuries of plant breeding can do. Start with a simple yellow chrysanthemum and cross it with two or three other Asian species, and the result is florists'...
Autumn Jewels: How to Grow and Display the Best of the New Mums. (Garden * Outdoor Living)
It's remarkable what centuries of plant breeding can do. Start with a simple yellow chrysanthemum and cross it with two or three other Asian species, and the result is florists' chrysanthemum (C. x morifolium), the spectacular late-season perennial...
Back to the Bosque
TRAVEL * MAKING A BETTER WEST The Rio Grande's cottonwood forests are threatened treasures. Here's how they're being saved Majestic cottonwood trees, their shimmering heart-- shaped leaves blazing gold in the autumn sunlight, stand in regal splendor...
Back to the Bosque: The Rio Grande's Cottonwood Forests Are Threatened Treasures. Here's How They're Being Saved. (Travel Making a Better West)
Majestic cottonwood trees, their shimmering heart-shaped leaves blazing gold in the autumn sunlight, stand in regal splendor along the banks of the Rio Grande in New Mexico. A breeze rustles the leaves, and for a moment the cottonwoods, some more than...
California Remodel National Sponsors
1. Ace Hardware. The remodel's bold color palette--ranging from cool and subdued blues and greens in the main living areas to a fresh and playful rainbow of hues in the children's bedrooms (including the lime green shown here)--was created with Ace...
Collective Wisdom
Best of the West REPORTS FROM THE FIELD: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND GREAT IDEAS * OCTOBER 2002 INNOVATORS L.A.'S HEDGE DESIGN GROUP PROVES THERE'S STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. Could thinking about a flower arrangement inspire the design of clothing? Could studying...
Collective Wisdom. (Innovators)
L.A.'S HEDGE DESIGN GROUP PROVES THERE'S STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. Could thinking about a flower arrangement inspire the design of clothing? Could studying traffic flows suggest a great landscape plan? If the firm is the Hedge Collective, the answer...
Color Your Garden for Fall
Mix shrubs, trees, and perennials in rich autumn hues * At nurseries during early fall, plants like butter yellow maidenhair tree can have more visual impact than rows of annuals. Browse on a chilly morning and you'll find dazzling combinations on every...
Color Your Garden for Fall: Mix Shrubs, Trees, and Perennials in Rich Autumn Hues
* At nurseries during early fall, plants like butter yellow maidenhair tree can have more visual impact than rows of annuals. Browse on a chilly morning and you'll find dazzling combinations on every scale to bring late-season color to your garden:...
Diary of a Remodel Phase Three
SUNSET SPECIAL SECTION In the final chapter of Sunset's three-- part series, we give a photo tour of our makeover * In April we introduced you to our first remodel project, including a step-by-step guide to the planning and building. In our July issue,...
Diary of a Remodel Phase Three: In the Final Chapter of Sunset's Three-Part Series, We Give a Photo Tour of Our Makeover. (Sunset Special Section)
* In April we introduced you to our first remodel project, including a step-by-step guide to the planning and building. In our July issue, we took you through the material selection process. Now we're ready to open the doors and show you the transformation...
Exploring Utah's Dixie
TRAVEL St. George is 120 miles northeast of Las Vegas and 305 miles south of Salt Lake City. Cooler temperatures make autumn an ideal time to visit. For a travel planner, contact the St. George Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (800/869-6635 or www.utahsdixie.com)....
Fall above Fraser
TRAVEL An uncrowded country road leads to grand vistas and soothing springs The little community of Fraser, Colorado, no longer qualifies as a well-kept secret-not since the recent explosion of second homes spilled over from neighboring Winter Park....
Fall above Fraser: An Uncrowded Country Road Leads to Grand Vistas and Soothing Springs
The little community of Fraser, Colorado, no longer qualifies as a well-kept secret-not since the recent explosion of second homes spilled over from neighboring Winter Park, But the countryside still harbors a few surprises. One is County Road 50,...
Great Steakhouses of the West
Our picks for the places that offer the sizzle and the steak At the risk of telling you something you already know, the steakhouse is back. Or did it ever leave? Almost everybody secretly loves a good steak. It stands to reason that the West, with its...
Great Steakhouses of the West: Our Picks for the Places That Offer the Sizzle and the Steak
At the risk of telling you something you already know, the steakhouse is back. Or did it ever leave? Almost everybody secretly loves a good steak. It stands to reason that the West, with its legacy of the open range, would have some of the very best...
Hedges You Can Bet On
GARDEN Formal or informal, evergreen or deciduous, let a hedge work for you Whether sheared for a formal look or allowed to grow naturally, a hedge is one of the hardest-working elements in the landscape. A low one can frame a flower bed or mark a corridor...
Hedges You Can Bet On: Formal or Informal, Evergreen or Deciduous, Let a Hedge Work for You. (Garden)
Whether sheared for a formal look or allowed to grow naturally, a hedge is one of the hardest-working elements in the landscape. A low one can frame a flower bed or mark a corridor to your front door, while a tall one can create a privacy screen or...
House Specialties
Readers' recipes tested in Sunset's kitchens Italian-style Shrimp with Spaghetti Lynne Schaefer, Novato, CA Lynne Schaefer found that a favorite recipe for cacciatore-style chicken was also a great way to prepare shrimp. PREP AND COOK TIME: About 25...
House Specialties: Readers' Recipes Tested in Sunset's Kitchens. (Food: Kitchen Cabinet)
Italian-style Shrimp with Spaghetti Lynne Schaefer, Novato, CA Lynne Schaefer found that a favorite recipe for cacciatore-style chicken was also a great way to prepare shrimp. PREP AND COOK TIME: About 25 minutes MAKES: 4 servings 8...
Letters from out Readers
The San Juans, revisited Lawrence Cheek's story on the San Juan Islands ("Islands of Delight," August, page 82) left out a detail that my wife and I discovered last April. When driving around Lopez Island, it's very important to keep at least one...
Magic Man
WESTERN WANDERINGS HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA-- "Talk to the owl," the hostess tells me. I say, "What?" "Say, `Open sesame.' To the owl." There is a gilded owl perched on the bookshelf. In my stupefaction, I hadn't noticed it. I walk up, I say the words....
Magic Man. (Western Wanderings)
* HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA--"Talk to the owl," the hostess tells me. I say, "What?" "Say, 'Open sesame.' To the owl." There is a gilded owl perched on the bookshelf. In my stupefaction, I hadn't noticed it. I walk up, I say the words. The bookshelf...
Mash Notes
Pair sausages with mashed potatoes for an easy dinner The British call it "bangers and mash": savory sausages served over mashed potatoes. We just call it a delicious weeknight meal (perfect for fall) and pull it together quickly through strategic use...
Mash Notes: Pair Sausages with Mashed Potatoes for an Easy Dinner. (Food * Quick Cook)
* The British call it "bangers and mash": savory sausages served over mashed potatoes. We just call it a delicious weeknight meal (perfect for fall) and pull it together quickly through strategic use of both kitchen equipment and personnel (see "Efficiency...
Mountain Bike Basics
Find the right instructor-and pedal to two-wheeled Nirvana To doubt you have some good excuses for missing the mountain-biking bandwagon. You were too busy training for a marathon. You're not so stable on pavement in the first place-much less on dirt....
Mountain Bike Basics: Find the Right Instructor-And Pedal to Two-Wheeled Nirvana. (Travel Getting Started)
No doubt you have some good excuses for missing the mountain-biking bandwagon. You were too busy training for a marathon. You're not so stable on pavement in the first place--much less on dirt. But once you pedal onto a single-track trail through a...
Native Southwest
FOOD *ADVENTURES IN COOKING Authentic pueblo flavors on the Santa Fe Trail * When the Spanish marched into the Southwest more than four centuries ago, pueblo dwellers expanded their culinary repertoire to include ingredients that many of us assume are...
Native Southwest: Authentic Pueblo Flavors on the Santa Fe Trail. (Food Adventures in Cooking)
* When the Spanish marched into the Southwest more than four centuries ago, pueblo dwellers expanded their culinary repertoire to include ingredients that many of us assume are indigenous. Chilies, for example-the Spanish brought them up from Mexico...
Night of the Iguana
* Ojai, California Architect Marc Whitman and his wife, Julia, owners of the cool roadside motor court Blue Iguana, have given Blue a posher cousin: the Emerald Iguana Inn, an oak-shaded enclave of cottages (and a pool) that is one of the prettiest grown-up...
Night of the Iguana. (Lodging)
* Ojai, California Architect Marc Whitman and his wife, Julia, owners of the cool roadside motor court Blue Iguana, have given Blue a posher cousin: the Emerald Iguana Inn, an oak-shaded enclave of cottages (and a pool) that is one of the prettiest...
Not the Same Old Rut: Go Eye-to-Eye with Bighorn Sheep on Wyoming's Whiskey Mountain. (Travel)
Autumn may have greeted northern Wyoming with snow and single-digit cold, but the bighorn ram about 50 yards up the mountain from me had other things on his mind besides the weather. While six ewes in his would-be harem were intently browsing frosted...
Not the Smae Old Rut
TRAVEL Go eye-to-eye with bighorn sheep on Wyoming's Whiskey Mountain Autumn may have greeted northern Wyoming with snow and single-digit cold, but the bighorn ram about 50 yards up the mountain from me had other things on his mind besides the weather....
Open House
LETTERS FROM OUR READERS The San Juans, revisited Lawrence Cheek's story on the San Juan Islands ("Islands of Delight," August, page 82) left out a detail that my wife and I discovered last April. When driving around Lopez Island, it's very important...
Pansies Put on Fresh Faces
Gorgeous new colors and patterns will make your garden smile Like clothing designers, flower breeders respond to changing fashions. In recent years, pansies (Viola x wittrockiana)-the West's top-selling cool-season annual-have been the subject of intensive...
Pansies Put on Fresh Faces: Gorgeous New Colors and Patterns Will Make Your Garden Smile. (Garden)
Like clothing designers, flower breeders respond to changing fashions. In recent years, pansies (Viola x wittrockiana)--the West's top-selling cool-season annual-have been the subject of intensive breeding efforts. "There have been huge strides...
Potting Pavilion
* Dan and Shirley Eichenberger turned part of an uncovered patio into a well-protected potting porch that snuggles against one corner of their Portland home. First, they created the 10- by 16-foot area by extending a roof over an ease of the house. To...
Pumpkin Season
Turn these harvest icons into jack-o'-lantern sculptures * Pumpkins resting in a patch have an almost primordial appeal. Driving past, only the stone-hearted can resist pulling over to hoist them-cool, hefty, and smooth-off the ground. Their merits of...
Pumpkin Season: Turn These Harvest Icons into Jack-O'-Lantern Sculptures
* Pumpkins resting in a patch have an almost primordial appeal. Driving past, only the stone-hearted can resist pulling over to hoist them--cool, hefty, and smooth--off the ground. Their merits of shape and color are considered--ludicrously tall and...
Recapture a Moment. (Arizona : A Golfer's Paradise)
There's nothing wrong with having fun, and for golfers, Arizora is the pinnacle. Low humidity, perpetually sunny skies and unique southwestern scenery create the ultimate golf destination. From the shores of Lake Powell to the red rocks of Sedona,...
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Smoky Pureed Chipotles Are an Easy Way to Add Earthy Spice. (Food/Low-Fat)
Chipode chilies are smoked jalapenos that are sold dried or canned in adobo sauce. The canned variety in particular is packed with a lot of flavor but very little fat, so the chilies are perfect for healthy cooking. Puree a can and keep it in the refrigerator...
Rejuvenate Your Senses. (Arizona's Resorts & Spas)
Relax in the casual western hospitality and charm of a place where guests are pampered shopping is an art form and accommodations are superb Everybody needs a place to get away and in Arizona land of Five-Diamond and Five-Star resorts, anyone who seeks...
Remember Way Back When You Were a Kid. (Arizona's Scenic Beauty)
life was uncomplicated, and you were unstoppable. High-spirited. Bursting with joy. What if you could be that child once more? Now you can, in Arizona. Recapture that feeling of youth, where exuberance and wonder are everyday experiences. Where...
Salad Days for Latin Food. (Trend)
NUEVO LATINO HEATS UP THE WEST. An emerging cuisine is appearing on menus at restaurants like Destino, La Luna Restaurant, and Asia de Cuba in San Francisco; Xiomara in Pasadena; Miramonte Restaurant and Cafe in the Napa Valley; and Fandango in Seattle....
Salida's Perfect Pitch
Hitting the right autumn note in a quaint old town You can't sing to save your life, but that doesn't stop you from belting out the lyrics to "Rocky Mountain High." After all, singing along with performances does seem to be one of the high notes of the...
Salida's Perfect Pitch: Hitting the Right Autumn Note in a Quaint Old Town. (Travel Mountain Day Trip)
You can't sing to save your life, but that doesn't stop you from belting out the lyrics to "Rocky Mountain High." After all, singing along with performances does seem to be one of the high notes of the weekend-long John Denver Celebration this month...
Same Steak-Your House
To take the steakhouse experience home, you need a few essentials: great meat, a hot fire, and some stellar sauces. We provide the recipes, and you can supply the heat. It's the meat that is hardest to come by; the flavorful, dry-aged, prime steak...
San Carlos and the Sea
Just six hours south of Tucson, this Mexican beach town is exotic and serene San Carlos is an Ernest Hemingway kind of town. Brawny and beautiful, the Mexican village stretches along a sun-drenched ribbon of land between the mountains and the eastern...
San Carlos and the Sea: Just Six Hours South of Tucson, This Mexican Beach Town Is Exotic and Serene. (Travel)
San Carlos is an Ernest Hemingway kind of town. Brawny and beautiful, the Mexican village stretches along a sun-drenched ribbon of land between the mountains and the eastern shore of the Gulf of California. Fringed with fishing boats and seaside restaurants,...
Smart Main Dish Tarts: Combine Savory Fillings with Shortcut Crusts to Craft Stylish Entrees. (Food/Entertaining)
Baking a beautiful main-dish tart tends to be too time-consuming to do on a regular basis, but the elegant simplicity of a hearty tart is hard to resist for an autumn lunch or dinner. With a little ingenuity, the wide variety of prepared doughs available...
Sweet Treats
Throw a Halloween party full of not-so-scary surprises From the tiniest goblin to the kid at heart in grown-up disguise, everyone ringing the doorbell on Halloween has the same question: "Trick or treat?" But there's really no need to choose; sometimes...
Sweet Treats: Throw a Halloween Party Full of Not-So-Scary Surprises. (Food)
Kate Washington From the tiniest goblin to the kid at heart in grown-up disguise, everyone ringing the doorbell on Halloween has the same question: "Trick or treat?" But there's really no need to choose; sometimes a little trick can conceal a bona...
The Banquette Idea
Built-in seating makes good use of space and adds style to the kitchen the banquette-built-in booth seating that's a standard feature in diners-is moving into more homes. Its advantages are many: it doesn't take up much space, the upholstered seat adds...
The Banquette Idea: Built-In Seating Makes Good Use of Space and Adds Style to the Kitchen. (Home)
The banquette--built-in booth seating that's a standard feature in diners--is moving into more homes. Its advantages are many: it doesn't take up much space, the upholstered seat adds comfort, and storage can be incorporated. When you sit at a table...
Try These Delicious Dishes as Part of a Weeknight Dinner or a Simple, Sophisticated Dinner Party. They May Even Inspire You to Come Up with Your Own Tasty Creations. (Advertisement)
ZESTY GREEK COUSCOUS SALAD 1 package (10 oz.) NEAR EAST Couscous Original Plain 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 medium zucchini, halved and thinly sliced 1/2...
Way Down South In. Utah
TRAVEL * RECREATION Dixie has it all: mild weather, red rock hiking, historic lodging, golf-even a little cotton. * The hike we had intended as an early-morning stroll through a red rock canyon outside of St. George, Utah, has quickly become the kind...
Way Down South In.Utah: Dixie Has It All; Mild Weather, Red Rock Hiking, Historic Lodging, Golf-Even a Little Cotton. (Travel/Recreation)
* The hike we had intended as an early-morning stroll through a red rock canyon outside of St. George, Utah, has quickly become the kind of adventure better done with eyes wide open and mind alert. The BLM Red Cliffs Recreation Area is just north...
What's at Steak
The Wine Guide In the history of compelling wine-and-food marriages, there have always been Champagne and caviar, Sauternes and foie gras, Port and Stilton, and a slew of other European classics. Isn't it about time we added a few pairings that are uniquely,...
What's at Steak. (the Wine Guide)
In the history of compelling wine-and-food marriages, there have always been Champagne and caviar, Sauternes and foie gras, Port and Stilton, and a slew of other European classics. Isn't it about time we added a few pairings that are uniquely, unabashedly...
What to Do in Your Garden in October. (Checklist * Mountain)
PLANTING * COMPANIONS FOR SPRING BULBS. For a more colorful spring display overplant spring-blooming bulbs with early-flowering perennials; the bulbs will grow up between the flowers. Good perennial choices include basket-of-gold (Aurinia saxatilis),...
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