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. 198, No. 4, April

A Garden of Earthly Delights
Two Los Angeles artists put their heavenly touch to container gardening An angel made them do it. That's the explanation offered by artists Peter Dudar and Sally Marr. How else, they say, do you explain two apartment dwellers with virtually no prior...
A Garden of Earthly Delights: Two Los Angeles Artists Put Their Heavenly Touch to Container Gardening
An angel made them do it. That's the explanation offered by artists Peter Dudar and Sally Marr. How else, they say, do you explain two apartment dwellers with virtually no prior gardening experience taking on the challenge of creating an Eden in pots?...
A House for All Seasons
A sensitivity to climate, site, and scarce resources makes this design ecologically inventive Some houses fool you. When you first look at the home designed and built by Berkeley architect Karl Wanaselja, you notice the industrial features-metal roof,...
A House for All Seasons: A Sensitivity to Climate, Site, and Scarce Resources Makes This Design Ecologically Inventive
A sensitivity to climate, site, and scarce resources makes this design ecologically inventive Some houses fool you. When you first look at the home designed and built by Berkeley architect Karl Wanaselja, you notice the industrial features - metal roof,...
A War in Wyoming
In Johnson County, the West's most famous fight is not over yet The TA Ranch barn is weathered to creosote brown and smells strongly of horses. So dark is the barn's interior that the shafts of sunlight pouring in seem like apparitions. The light slants...
A War in Wyoming: In Johnson County, the West's Most Famous Fight Is Not over Yet
The TA Ranch barn is weathered to creosote brown and smells strongly of horses. So dark is the barn's interior that the shafts of sunlight pouring in seem like apparitions. The light slants in through holes in the barn siding. More than 100 years ago,...
Bend and Beyond
WHERE To reach the area from Interstate 5, take U.S. Highway 20 east at Albany over Santiam Pass through Sisters and Bend. To vary your return, at Sisters take State 242 west over McKenzie Pass, then State 126 either north back to State 20 or west to...
Dreaming of Home
We asked an award-winning architect to design the ideal Western house Sunset has been reporting on the Western home - from innovative cabins to sophisticated ranch houses - for decades. As the magazine nears its 100th birthday, in 1998, it seemed a...
Food Guide: Tools
The wood butter mold, maple leaves incised in its top, was already old when it traveled in a Conestoga wagon from Indiana to the Kansas homestead with my great-grandparents in the 1870s. But I wasn't much more than a toddler when Aunt Nora, the last...
Gadgets Galore
Hot new products launched at the recent Consumer Electronics Show The Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas each January, is where the electronics industry unveils the shape of things to come. DVD: THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL Digital video disk...
Gerbera, Queen of the Daisies
Of all the native plants of South Africa that have won a place in Western gardens, the Transvaal daisy, or gerbera, is perhaps the most irresistible. This month, as pots of gerberas appear in nurseries around the West, you'll probably be tempted to take...
Going to Extremes: Pinot Noir
A really good wine is compelling, in large part, because it has a distinct personality. By "personality" I do not mean an identifiable character trait or two. After all, almost every wine has a couple of qualities that can be used to describe it: cherryish...
Good-Bye Guilt!!!
A low-fat cheesecake for every taste, whether you crave pure chocolate or berries and cream In a perfect world, indulging in desserts would leave no evidence. And even in a big slice of cheesecake, calories and fat wouldn't count. Well, the world still...
Ironclad Rhodies Scoff at the Cold
A hardy band of handsome rhododendrons for the inland Northwest Rhododendron aficionados in cold parts of the Northwest owe much to the late Ernest H. Wilson, curator of Boston's Arnold Arboretum. From 1891 into the early 1900s, a string of brutally...
Moab without the Crowds: A Quick Guide to the Scenic, Unpeopled Landscape Surrounding Utah's Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
No visitor to southeastern Utah's two great national parks - Arches and Canyonlands - would call them uncrowded, at least not during the peak seasons of spring and fall. Their spectacular natural beauty has proved a magnet for visitors from every continent...
Movie-Cino
A 1-mile walking tour of Mendocino, California, conjures up Russian invaders, hoary sea monsters, and the ghost of James Dean For a remote coastal village, Mendocino has seen a lot of action. In 1966, a Russian submarine invasion had the entire town...
Movie-Cino
A 1-mile walking tour of Mendocino, California, conjures up Russian invaders, hoary sea monsters, and the ghost of James Dean For a remote coastal village, Mendocino has seen a lot of action. In 1966, a Russian submarine invasion had the entire town...
Open House
MONUMENTAL DEBATE In "Utah's Grand New Monument" (February, page 20) Jeff Phillips in an otherwise good article wrote "Goodbye coal, hello legacy." It is unfortunate that this statement is incorrect. President Clinton's designation of 1.7 million acres...
Reporter's Notebook
Hood Canal Floating Bridge. This bridge, a mile west of Port Gamble on State 104, was nicknamed "Hood Canal Sinking Bridge" after it went down in a 1979 storm. Gets you to the Olympic Peninsula. Enormous Trident nuclear submarines occasionally pass through...
Small Bath Success Stories
Six solutions show how to remodel without adding square footage The typical small bathroom squeezes a toilet, vanity, and bathtub-shower into 50 square feet. It's not a lot of space. Making such tight quarters work better without a costly expansion...
Small Bath Success Stories
Six solutions show how to remodel without adding square footage The typical small bathroom squeezes a toilet, vanity, and bathtub-shower into 50 square feet. It's not a lot of space. Making such tight quarters work better without a costly expansion requires...
Sunset's Garden Notebook
The ultimate gawker, I shuffle through nurseries every April like a kid on his first visit to Disneyland. I'm usually scouting new annuals and perennials, of course, but sometimes standard nursery stock stops me in my tracks. Last season I was wowed...
Sunset's Kitchen Cabinet
These light, sweet meringue clouds with fresh fruit filling are named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. The dessert originated in Australia and New Zealand, where numerous variations make it as common as apple pie is in the United States. Jane...
Superstars of the Summer Garden
Homegrown tomatoes, corn, and melons are unbeatable for flavor. Here are the best varieties of each Like your mom's apple pie and your dad's barbecued ribs, your garden's summer vegetables - especially sun-ripened corn, melons, and tomatoes - will always...
The Cordial Art of Aperitifs
Food and garden writer Georgeanne Brennan explores a French tradition in her new cookbook As Georgeanne Brennan speaks of tender young lettuce with morning dew still clinging to its leaves, and freshly picked pencil-thin asparagus destined for a savory...
The Glories of Hood Canal
Washington's best-kept secret is a peaceful fjord on the eastern flank of the Olympics When George Vancouver sailed into Hood Canal in the spring of 1792, wild rhododendrons and dogwoods dappled forest edges with pink and white flowers; rivers and streams...
The Gold Country's Historic Hotels: A Guide to 11 of the Most Enduring Places to Rest Your Head in California's Mother Lode
A guide to 11 of the most enduring places to rest your head in California's Mother Lode Back in the 1850s and '60s, when the mines in California's Gold Country were booming and rough camps with names like Hang-town aspired to a veneer of culture, the...
The New Sprinklers
They're more efficient, more adaptable, and less wasteful Drip irrigation may have stolen the limelight during the last few years, but sprinklers are in the news now. Recent improvements have made them more efficient and adaptable than ever. Tom Bressan...
The Nordstrom Influence on the South Shore
VICTORIA'S Suffering from bored-housewife syndrome (her words) about 12 years ago, Victoria Rice started cooking up a storm. The delectable results propelled her into catering, where she built an enviable clientele. After Union's landmark Robin Hood...
The Road to a Healthy Back
Back pain and travel needn't go hand in hand As an emergency-room physician in a vacation area, I treat tourists and travelers on a regular basis. One of the most common complaints is an aching back. Why? Travelers sit for prolonged periods. They have...
The True West in Eastern Oregon
Cascade lakes, a remarkable museum, and crater filled with glass are the draws in and around Bend The West just seems to open up as you drive U.S. Highway 20 east over the Cascades and down into the Oregon High Desert. Take a look from the road into...
The True West in Eastern Oregon
Cascade lakes, a remarkable museum, and a crater filled with glass are the draws in and around Bend The West just seems to open up as you drive U.S. Highway 20 east over the Cascades and down into the Oregon High Desert. Take a look from the road into...
Trouble-Free Travel
Just what the world needs-a travel book written by lawyers For 25 years, Nolo Press in Berkeley has been the last word in self-help legal books and software. So when Nolo came out this past fall with Trouble-Free Travel ($14.95), our ears perked up....
Where's the Beef? Try Lamb
It's tempting to fall back on tried-and-true quickies - like broiled hamburgers - when time is tight. But ground beef isn't your only quick-burger alternative. Ground lamb cooks as quickly as beef, and it has its own unique character that teams well...
Woodworking Mecca
For the fine-furniture aficionado, all roads lead to a Seattle gallery devoted to contemporary woodworkers' art There is a seductive power to wood. And it takes an artist to draw it out with elegant outlines, burnished grains, and silken textures. The...
Woodworking Mecca
For the fine-furniture aficionado, all roads lead to a Seattle gallery devoted to contemporary woodworkers' art There is a seductive power to wood. And it takes an artist to draw it out with elegant outlines, burnished grains, and silken textures. The...
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