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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. 208, No. 4, April

A Land Where Time Stands Still
travel * recreation See petrified trees and a vintage hotel on a classic road trip to Arizona's Painted Desert * From the early years of the railroad, through the glory days of Route 66, and into our modern interstate era, the Petrified Forest and the...
A Land Where Time Stands Still: See Petrified Trees and a Vintage Hotel on a Classic Road Trip to Arizona's Painted Desert. (Travel and Recreation)
From the early years of the railroad, through the glory days of Route 66, and into our modern interstate era, the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert have been popular stopping-off points for travelers through northeastern Arizona. A world-class...
A Sip of Santa Ynez
North of Santa Barbara, find superb food, charming small towns-and some grand wines Near the baptismal font at Old Mission Santa Ines, a small landscape painting portrays a valley that looks much as the Santa Ynez Valley would have when this mission...
A Sip of Santa Ynez: North of Santa Barbara, Find Superb Food, Charming Small Towns-And Some Grand Wines
Near the baptismal font at Old Mission Santa Ines, a small landscape painting portrays a valley that looks much as the Santa Ynez Valley would have when this mission was built some 200 years ago. Lines of mountains drop down to rolling foothills. A...
Cool under the Collar: Arizona's Bola Ties
Best of the West Sensible, if not sexy, desert fashion * Before Arizona got all grown up and fancy, few guys here troubled themselves with neckties. This was eminently sensible. The last thing anyone needs on a 115deg Phoenix afternoon is a gasket around...
Cool under the Collar: Arizona's Bola Ties; Sensible, If Not Sexy, Desert Fashion. (Best of the West)
Before Arizona got all grown up and fancy, few guys here troubled themselves with neckties. This was eminently sensible. The last thing anyone needs on a 115[degrees] Phoenix afternoon is a gasket around the neck. What came to pass for dress-up...
Diary of a Remodel
We take you behind the scenes in the first of a three-part series * Because more of our readers will remodel their houses than build new ones, we decided to embark on our own remodeling project this year. Our Sunset Idea House Team partnered with a local...
Diary of a Remodel - Part One: We Take You Behind the Scenes in the First of a Three-Part Series. (Sunset Special Section)
Because more of our readers will remodel their houses than build new ones, we decided to embark on our own remodeling project this year. Our Sunset Idea House Team partnered with a local builder, architect, designers, and sponsors to tackle a typical...
Exploring Hawaii's Ancient Myths and Legends: Uncover the Rich (Sometimes Hidden) Treasures of the Hawaiian Islands on Your Next Family Vacation
How did Hawaii come to be? Depends upon whom you ask. Put the question to a group of geologists and they'll mention plate tectonics and volcanic hot spots. Go back 250 years, however, and the answer might have been delivered in a song: the kumulipo,...
Feasts for the Eye
Vegetable gardens can be beautiful as well as productive * Six centuries ago, Saint Ignatius of Loyola offered these words of advice: "It is not enough to cultivate vegetables with care. You have the duty to arrange them according to their colors and...
Feasts for the Eye: Vegetables Gardens Can Be Beautiful as Well as Productive. (Garden Outdoor Living)
Six centuries ago, Saint Ignatius of Loyola offered these words of advice: "It is not enough to cultivate vegetables with care. You have the duty to arrange them according to their colors and to frame them with flowers, so they appear like a well-laid...
Go with the (Old) Grain
food guide * A wheatlike grain popular during the golden days of old Rome has enjoyed a revival in Italy and now is popping up in Italian delicatessens and natural-food stores here. In Italy it's called farro or farro intern; in botanical Latin, Triticum...
Hawaiian Ways with Fish
Banana leaves, coconut milk, and pineapple give seafood a touch of the Islands In Hawaii, fish flaunts a sassy attitude. Local ingredients, colorful presentations, and unique species, such as opakapaka, onaga, and opah, give dishes unmistakable regional...
Heavenly Hiking: See Zion National Park as the Angels Do
I'm on one of my favorite hikes in southwest Utah: the route to Angels Landing in Zion National Park. The sun's not yet up, but it's light enough to see without a flashlight--that rare time of day when birds and bats share the same airspace, pursuing...
Ichiro's Town
In Seattle, Japanese culture, art, and food are as popular as the Mariners' right fielder The year was 1896, and a ship named the Mike Maru steamed into Seattle's Elliott Bay from Japan. Two hundred and fifty-three immigrants walked off the boat to begin...
Ichiro's Town: In Seattle, Japanese Culture, Art, and Food Are as Popular as the Mariners' Right Fielder
The year was 1896, and a ship named the Miike Maru steamed into Seattle's Elliott Bay from Japan. Two hundred and fifty-three immigrants walked off the boat to begin a new life in Seattle. Today the descendants of those early immigrants form a large...
Jackpot
Western Wanderings RENO-You don't get to choose your first childhood memory, and mine is more raffish than I usually admit. I am 4 and standing in the lobby of a Las Vegas casino. The occasion would have been a family car trip; the time, the late '50s-the...
Jackpot. (Western Wanderings)
RENO--You don't get to choose your first childhood memory, and mine is more raffish than I usually admit. I am 4 and standing in the lobby of a Las Vegas casino. The occasion would have been a family car trip; the time, the late '50s--the haute Vegas...
Keep It Open
Simple storage ideas for creating functional displays for everything from dishes to linens Incredible calm and peace of mind come from living in a beautifully or. ganized home. Think about organizing storage as you do about exercising: It may be unpleasant--even...
Keep It Open: Simple Storage Ideas for Creating Functional Displays for Everything from Dishes to Linens
Incredible calm and peace of mind come from living in a beautifully organized home. Think about organizing storage as you do about exercising: It may be unpleasant--even painful at the time--but once you've done it, you feel great. Start by purging....
Kitchen Cabinet
Readers' recipes tested in Sunset's kitchens Garlic Chicken Noodles Kim Chan, Sunnyvale, CA Kim Chan's family loves to be greeted by the pungent smell of this garlicky dish when they walk in the door at the end of the day. PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1...
Lyons Rocks
You can't blame Lyons, Colorado, for feeling like an over-- looked middle child-it's set between Boulder and Estes Park, both better-known towns. But this little town, an hour northwest of Denver off U.S. 36, has a rock-solid identity all its own. Founded...
Lyons Rocks: A Colorado Town Whose Past Is Written in Stone. (Mountain Travel Guide)
You can't blame Lyons, Colorado, for feeling like an overlooked middle child--it's set between Boulder and Estes Park, both better-known towns. But this little town, an hour northwest of Denver off U.S. 36, has a rock-solid identity all its own. Founded...
Marathon Perennials
They bloom like annuals, but live on for years Though most perennials sprint through the bloom cycle in three or four weeks, a few are serious marathon runners: They flower for months at a time, combining the staying power of annuals with the long-range...
Open House
Letters from our readers Sunset recipes stay in the family Wowsers! I have been having so much fun trying nearly all of the recipes from "Cozy Classics" (January, page 86). The Fettuccine Alfredo with Peas and Prosciutto, Chicken Cacciatore, and Shortcut...
Open House: Letters from Our Readers
Sunset recipes stay in the family Wowsers! I have been having so much fun trying nearly all of the recipes from "Cozy Classics" (January, page 86). The Fettuccine Alfredo with Peas and Prosciutto, Chicken Cacciatore, and Shortcut Chicken Cassoulet...
Spring Lunch from Garden to Table
With cooking-school savvy, transform April bounty into fresh dishes for a meal with friends food - entertaining * Contrary to the normal limits of city locations, Mary's garden is growing quite well, thank you. Actually, the land-on San Francisco's Telegraph...
Tangy Tomatillos
Grow the main ingredient in salsa verde Tromatillos-those fruits that look like green cherry tomatoes wrapped in parchmentmay be the most trouble-free summer crop to grow in this whole hemisphere. Renee Shepherd, owner of Renee's Garden Seeds, has been...
Tangy Tomatillos: Grow the Main Ingredient in Salsa Verde
Tomatillos--those fruits that look like green cherry tomatoes wrapped in parchment-- may be the most trouble-free summer crop to grow in this whole hemisphere. Renee Shepherd, owner of Renee's Garden Seeds, has been growing them in Northern California...
The Hummingbird Trail: Tiny but Flashy Migrants Put on a Show in Southern Arizona
"A glittering fragment of the rainbow," John James Audubon called them. Nearly 15 species of hummingbirds visit southern Arizona in the spring. Many of these travelers are en route from their winter haunts in Mexico to summer headquarters farther north....
The Nature of Escape
ENERGY-WISE A vacation home that's self-sufficient "I wanted a combination of Greek temple and Indian longhouse," recalls photographer Fred Housel about the design of his vacation home in Washington's San Juan Islands. What he got was a 1,200-square-foot...
The Nature of Escape: A Vacation Home That's Self-Sufficient. (Energy-Wise)
"I wanted a combination of Greek temple and Indian long-house," recalls photographer Fred Housel about the design of his vacation home in Washington's San Juan Islands. What he got was a 1,200-square-foot house that marries age-old building principles--sensitivity...
The Quick Cook
A Spanish tapas-bar staple makes a satisfying weeknight meal * A Spanish tortilla is nothing like the flat flour or corn wrap most of us know best. A favorite bar snack in Spain, the tortilla is a stack of potatoes and onions, anointed with a fragrant...
They Bloom like Annuals, but Live on for Years: Marathon Perennials
Though most perennials sprint through the bloom cycle in three or four weeks, a few are serious marathon runners: They flower for months at a time, combining the staying power of annuals with the long-range reliability of perennials. To get these star...
Truly Hardy Fruit Trees
Apples, cherries, plums, and other tree fruits for cold-winter areas of the West In the coldest parts of the West, growing tree fruit has always been a risky proposition. Even if the trees survived the frigid weather, late spring frosts wiped out the...
Truly Hardy Fruit Trees: Apples, Cherries, Plums, and Other Tree Fruits for Cold-Winter Areas of the West
In the coldest parts of the West, growing tree fruit has always been a risky proposition. Even if the trees survived the frigid weather, late spring frosts wiped out the blossoms before they could set fruit. Luckily, that scenario has improved in...
Walking the West
Step by step, guided walking tours give you a vivid taste of the outdoors There's no better way to get to know a place than by walking through it. On a stroll, you can stop to examine a particularly vibrant green fern, sniff a flower, or pinpoint the...
Walking the West: Step by Step, Guided Walking Tours Give You a Vivid Taste of the Outdoors
There's no better way to get to know a place than by walking through it. On a stroll, you can stop to examine a particularly vibrant green fern, sniff a flower, or pinpoint the source of a birdcall. You can absorb a place with all your senses, and...
What to Do in Your Garden in April. (Mountain Checklist)
PLANTING * ANNUALS. Four to six weeks before the average date of the last frost in your area, start seeds indoors for warm-season annuals (ageratum, celosia, coleus, globe amaranth, and marigold) and vegetables (eggplant, melon, pepper, squash,...
WORM Has Wings
Vintage aircraft and military trappings at Denver's air museum Taking off Wings over the Rockies Museum. From Colorado Blvd. in Denver, drive east on Alameda Ave.; turn north on Fairmount Dr., then right on Academy Blvd. 10-5 Mon-Sat, 12-5 Sun; $5. 7711...
WORM Has Wings: Vintage Aircraft and Military Trappings at Denver's Air Museum
Dick Moore served in the U.S. Air Force on B-52s more than 40 years ago during the heyday of the Strategic Air Command. Back then he and his crewmates flew over Denver on simulated bombing runs, practicing electronic jamming of "enemy" radar and honing...
Year-Round Color in a Dry Colorado Garden
Water-thrifty plants brighten this easy-care Xeriscape Derived from the Greek word xero, meaning dry, the term Xeriscape was coined in 1981 by a team of Colorado landscapers and water providers as part of a campaign to encourage water conservation through...
Year-Round Color in a Dry Colorado Garden: Water-Thrifty Plants Brighten This Easy-Care Xeriscape
Derived from the Greek word xero, meaning dry; the term Xeriscape was coined in 1981 by a team of Colorado landscapers and water providers as part of a campaign to encourage water conservation through creative landscaping. This worthy concept has a...
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