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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. 203, No. 5, November

And the Winners Are:
Earlier this year, we invited you to send your favorite turkey dressing recipe to Sunset's Thanksgiving Kitchen Cabinet Contest. The entries poured in. After Sunset's food editors reviewed more than 400 recipes, then prepared and tasted a large number...
Aspen on the Cheap
Early winter deals - even some freebies - in Colorado's capital of chic A recent tongue-in-cheek survey in Aspen Magazine asked readers to complete this sentence: "I view prices in Aspen as: a) High b) Absurd c) My husband's problem." All kidding...
Barely Time for Barley
* Soft, chewy barley is one of those rib-sticking ingredients common to long-simmered soups of yesteryear. I came across a memorable version one bitterly cold day in New York, in a little Hungarian restaurant. After lunching on big bowls of it, we begged...
Best of the West
Western Renaissance man Joseph Jacinto "Jo" Mora's artwork has been part of my life for more than 50 years. When I was a little guy, a print of his Evolution of the Cowboy hung over my bed. Part cartoon, part visual history book, this poster whimsically...
Beyond "Magic Fingers"
These hotels give guests something a little different - well, maybe a lot different Remember when a vibrating bed was considered a first-rate hotel amenity? Today, many hotels are so customer-oriented that even services considered luxurious a couple...
Big Island Travel Planner
For island resort, hotel, and general travel information, contact the Big Island Visitors Bureau at (800) 648-2441 or www.bigisland.org. Hawaii's Best Bed & Breakfasts (800/262-9912) handles reservations for the state's top B&Bs. Always check...
Boulder
We love our cars. But we can love alternatives too We may decry crowded freeways and smoggy air. But getting us Westerners out of our cars has never been easy. Using automobile alternatives for commuting is a little like eating bran: It always seems...
Boulder, Colorado
We love our cars. But we can love alternatives too WE MAY DECRY CROWDED FREEWAYS and smoggy air. But getting us Westerners out of our cars has never been easy. Using automobile alternatives for commuting is a little like eating bran: It always seems...
Bringing Their Work Home
An architect and an interior designer pack their own remodel with creative design ideas * Kendall and Robert Wilkinson combined their professional skills - she's an interior designer, he's an architect - to dramatic effect when they more than doubled...
Bringing Their Work Home
An architect and an interior designer pack their own remodel with creative design ideas * KENDALL AND ROBERT WILKINSON combined their professional skillsshe's an interior designer, he's an architect-to dramatic effect when they more than doubled the...
Citrus and Crab
Grapefruit gets its sea legs The wild flavor pairings high-profile chefs once used to attract attention are losing steam as the popular palate warms to retro dishes like braised lamb shanks, beef Stroganoff, and chicken Kiev. But those taste-expanding...
Cool and Calm
Don't move, improve! Don't remodel, restyle! Those are the mantras of many homeowners today. They love their house, enjoy their garden and the neighborhood, and can't imagine moving. But color schemes and room decor feel a little dated, boring, and...
Desserts with Lasting Appeal
Creamy persimmon tart, cranberry charlotte, chestnut torte, and pumpkin pots de creme are worth the wait Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings is a tough act to follow. Any dessert, after such a feast, has to have plenty of pizzazz to get attention....
Evanston
How do you give a town a future? Sometimes by turning to the past A hardworking town on a windswept plain in a remote corner of the nation's least populous state, Evanston, Wyoming, isn't usually called the city at the end of the rainbow. But after...
Evanston, Wyoming
How do you give a town a future? Sometimes by turning to the past FAST FACTS Founded: 1868. Population: 13,000. Average cost of 3-bedroom, 2-bath home: $85,000. Average Nov. temperatures: High 42 deg, Low 20 deg. Local pleasure: Beers at Kate's. Information:...
Golden Opportunity
Get a taste of the Old West in this Colorado town The town of Golden, Colorado, feels more isolated than its location - just 16 miles from Denver's office towers - would suggest. That's partly because of its mountainous surroundings. But mostly...
Golden Opportunity
Get a taste of the Old West in this Colorado town The town of Golden, Colorado, feels more isolated than its location-just 16 miles from Denver's office towers-would suggest. That's partly because of its mountainous surroundings. But mostly it's a question...
Good Companions
Most of the plants listed here grow well under both oaks and pines. We also include a few plants for pines alone (most need extra water). FLOWERING PERENNIALS, SHRUBS, AND BULBS Autumn sage (Salvia greggii; Sunset climate zones 8-24). Bushy 3-...
Grow Fresh Herbs in the Kitchen
* When cold weather puts a damper on your outdoor herb garden, you can still satisfy your craving for fresh herbs by growing them on your kitchen windowsill. Given the proper conditions, a surprising number of perennial herbs thrive indoors. Those...
Holiday Centerpieces
Pebbles team with candles, fruit, and flowers to create new visual excitement on the dining table * In a novel twist on the Western tradition of blending indoor and outdoor, these festive holiday arrangements bring the outside in. then out again....
House Dressing
Seasonal decorating ideas from professional designers As the holidays approach, you'll want to bring festive flair to your home decor. To give you some timely decorating help, we asked two prominent San Francisco designers to share some of their...
How to Carve the Thanksgiving Bird
* There is no one way to cut a turkey down to size. But here are some tips that I find make the process less daunting. TOOLS. Use 2 sharp knives: a long, thin one for slicing and a short-bladed one (4 to 6 in.) for poking into joints. Use a carving...
How to Carve the Thanksgiving Bird
There is no one way to cut a turkey down to size. But here are some tips that I find make the process less daunting. TOOLS. Use 2 sharp knives: a long, thin one for slicing and a short-bladed one (4 to 6 in.) for poking into joints. Use a carving fork...
Huntington Beach
It wasn't easy to save a wetland in Southern California. But it was worth it It doesn't take much imagination to appreciate the pressures that Southern California's Bolsa Chica Wetlands has faced this century. Once part of a vast wetlands system...
Huntington Beach, California
It wasn't easy to save a wetland in Southern California. But it was worth it IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH IMAGINATION to appreciate the pressures that Southern California's Bolsa Chica Wetlands has faced this century. Once part of a vast wetlands system that...
Lily Culture
* By using a technique called scaling, you can multiply one lily bulb into enough plants to fill a whole bed. Most lily bulbs are composed of 20 to 60 overlapping scales. Each scale of an Asiatic hybrid lily typically produces one to three pea-size...
Lily Culture
* By using a technique called scaling, you can multiply one lily bulb into enough plants to fill a whole bed. Most lily bulbs are composed of 20 to 60 overlapping scales. Each scale of an Asiatic hybrid lily typically produces one to three pea-size bulblets,...
Manitou Springs without Crowds
In summer, hordes of visitors descend on Manitou Springs, the gateway to Pikes Peak. I'd rather visit after the aspens have dropped their golden leaves. An excursion of just a few miles includes a beautiful canyon drive, visits to a couple of Colorado's...
Masa Master
* At his signature restaurant in Denver, Kevin Taylor puts a delightful twist on polenta. It's made with ground corn, all right, but in the form of masa flour, with the distinctive flavor of corn tortillas. Taylor sometimes serves the crusty, moist wedges...
Missoula
Hard times made this city a community It's a saturday morning in July 1999, and downtown Missoula is humming. Runners, bicyclists, and dogs with windmilling tails zoom along the trails lining the Clark Fork River. The strains of "Puff the Magic...
Missoula, Montana
Hard times made this city a community IT'S A SATURDAY MORNING IN JULY 1999, AND downtown Missoula is humming. Runners, bicyclists, and dogs with wind-- milling tails zoom along the trails lining the Clark Fork River. The strains of "Puff the Magic Dragon"...
Mountain Checklist
WHAT TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN IN NOVEMBER PLANTING * BULBS Set out spring-flowering bulbs before the ground freezes. MAINTENANCE * CONTROL INSECTS ON HOUSE PLANTS. If scale insects, mites, or aphids trouble any of your house plants, slip a...
Newport
Too many cities turn their backs on their harbors. This one embraced it The fragrance of processed fish wafts into the gift shop as a stylish shopper pushes through the door. "Whew," she says to the clerk who greets her, "how do you live with that...
Newport, Oregon
Too many cities turn their backs on their harbors. This one embraced it THE FRAGRANCE OF PROCESSED FISH WAFTS into the gift shop as a stylish shopper pushes through the door. "Whew," she says to the clerk who greets her, "how do you live with that odor?"...
Now We're Cooking
SUNSET'S STEAL OF THE MONTH Bogle "Old Vine Cuvee" Zinfandel 1997 (California), $10. A round wine, jampacked with fruit. Great for drinkingand, at this price, you could also slip some into the beef stew. -KAREN MACNEIL-FIFE Between Thanksgiving and New...
On the Trail of Geronimo
Drive this New Mexico route for history and hot springs New Mexico's new state scenic byway, the Geronimo Trail, is a 200-mile loop of Old West backcountry where the tales are taller than the mountains. Old-timers still recall stories of Geronimo,...
Open House
Editor's note: Earlier this year, we asked Sunset readers to tell us about the West's best places to live. Altogether, they nominated 130 cities and towns-- too many to include in this month's special report beginning on page 82. Here are excerpts from...
Picture Perfect
Print your favorite photos onto fabrics * Family photographs speak a thousand words - in this case, about "X-treme sports" - but you can use today's technology to let them talk in a whole new way, Print favorite snapshots from a trip or children's...
Portland, Oregon
Call it the Joe DiMaggio of American cities HERE ARE THREE SNAPSHOTS OF THE NEW Portland: 1. "No homogenized living spaces," promise banners flying above the Belmont Dairy. For six decades, this orange-brick building on Belmont Street produced milk and...
Portland: OREGON
Call it the Joe DiMaggio of American cities Here are three snapshots of the new Portland: 1. "No homogenized living spaces," promise banners flying above the Belmont Dairy. For six decades, this orange-brick building on Belmont Street produced...
Reinventing Paradise
With a renewed respect for tradition and a less-is-better perspective, Big Islanders are creating a more genuine Hawaiian experience There is no mistaking the woman who pulls up in the topless, battered orange International Scout with "Trigger"...
Salida
Artists revive an old Western town The arts aren't mere luxury. They can mean the difference between economic salvation and decay. That's the truth discovered by communities from Bozeman, Montana, to Bisbee, Arizona, as towns that once depended...
Salida, Colorado
Artists revive an old Western town THE ARTS AREN'T MERE LUXURY THEY can mean the difference between economic salvation and decay. That's the truth discovered by communities from Bozeman, Montana, to Bisbee, Arizona, as towns that once depended on mining...
San Luis Obispo
Luck and hard work made a moribund downtown sparkle again By 6:30 Thursday evening. Downtown San Luis Obispo has kicked off its work shoes and is starting to relax. Higuera Street is closed to traffic. Local farmers sell everything from flowers...
San Luis Obispo, California
Luck and hard work made a moribund downtown sparkle again FAST FACTS Founded: 1856. Population: 43,000. Average cost of 3-bedroom, 2-bath home: $230,000. Average Nov. temperatures: High 75 deg, Low 47 deg. Local pleasure: Hiking Bishop Peak. Information:...
The West's Best Cities
From Portland, Oregon, to San Luis Obispo, California, here are 24 towns and cities that are terrific places to live, visit - and draw inspiration from * What makes a community a great place to live? That's the question Sunset asked when we set...
The Wine Guide
Now we're cooking * Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, most of us think more about food, buy more groceries, and cook more than we do during the rest of the year, which makes it a good time to talk about wine, not as a beverage but as a flavor...
Tropical Rhodies for the Mountains
Grow colorful Vireya types as indoor-outdoor plants * STRUNG OUT OVER THE EQUATOR, THE VAST MALAY ARCHIPELAGO IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF A remarkable group of rhododendrons. These Vireya rhododendrons (also called Malesians) are quite different from their...
Western Renaissance Man
* Joseph Jacinto "Jo" Mora's artwork has been part of my life for more than 50 years. When I was a little guy, a print of his Evolution of the Cowboy hung over my bed. Part cartoon, part visual history book, this poster whimsically portrayed the rodeo...
Western Wanderings
OUR MAN IN PORTLAND Worn to be wild To the uninitiated, slipping inside a Langlitz custom motorcycle jacket is like finding yourself at the controls of an F-15. You sense you may have placed yourself in a situation that is more than you can handle....
What to Plant under Oaks and Pines?
Some plants get along beautifully with these demanding trees Although we field all sorts of garden questions at Sunset, the query we get most frequently from readers is what they can plant under native oaks and pines. Both trees create tough environments...
Worn to Be Wild
* To the uninitiated, slipping inside a Langlitz custom motorcycle jacket is like finding yourself at the controls of an F-15. You sense you may have placed yourself in a situation that is more than you can handle. Dave Hansen zips the offset front zipper,...
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