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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. 218, No. 2, February

3 Great Borders
Choose your favorite, and plant soon for bloom in summerEVERY GARDEN DESERVES a colorful border brimming with flowers, foliage, and blooming shrubs. You can plant one anywhere-along a front walk, beside a lawn in the backyard, at the edge of a patio-as...
3 Great Borders: Choose Your Favorite, and Plant Soon for Bloom in Summer
EVERY GARDEN DESERVES a colorful border brimming with flowers, foliage, and blooming shrubs. You can plant one anywhere--along a front walk, beside a lawn in the backyard, at the edge of a patio--as long as it's the center of attention from inside...
A Better Drive to Tahoe; A Guide to I-80's Best Stops: Treats, Leg Stretchers, and a Great Doggie Hotel
Detour for family fun Don't bother fighting the kids on this one. Since the Nut Tree Family Park reopened in October with a scaled-down version of its old-time amusement park, the howling for a spin on the carousel has resumed. When the volume crescendos...
B.C.'S Next Big Thing
Uncrowded, affordable, and irresistibly old-school, Red Mountain has long been the anti-resort. Now it's poised to get bigger-and even betterDRIFTING THROUGH whisper-light powder at Red Mountain Resort in B.C.'s Kootenay Rockies, you might wonder where...
Calistoga: Bubbles of All Sorts Make This Napa Valley Spot an Ideal Winter Getaway
UNIVERSALLY ADORED, guaranteed to perk you up, the antidote to winter blahs--let's hear it for bubbles. They're round, they're cute, they're fun. And you can find them in all sorts of enjoyable forms in Calistoga, at the northern end of the Napa Valley....
Cook in Paper
Combine fresh fish, a few seasonings, an easy technique-and you'll have dinner in minutesPARCHMENT PAPER IS a darling of professional cooks, but it's great for the rest of us too. The pros use it to line baking pans, cover dishes, make patterns for cookies...
Decant the Wine
Never mind the snobbery-it's for everyday wine tooFORGET THOSE MUSTY IMAGES of expensive old Bordeaux drizzling into crystal by candlelight-decanter sales have quadrupled in the last year (according to the Riedel crystal company), and not because of...
Decant the Wine: Never Mind the Snobbery-It's for Everyday Wine Too
FORGET THOSE MUSTY IMAGES of expensive old Bordeaux drizzling into crystal by candlelight--decanter sales have quadrupled in the last year (according to the Riedel crystal company), and not because of a glut of old red wine full of sediment that needs...
Evergreen Tapestry
Create a picture-perfect view with layers of bold shrubs and perennialsSUPERB VISTAS-whether natural or created-are what the best gardens are all about. Architect and homeowner Robert Dlugosh and partner Don McKee wanted precisely that effect, but a...
February Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenEndive salad with bacon, gorgonzola, and avocadoSamantha Saffir, Santa MonicaThis salad makes great use of the excellent endive and avocados in the markets this time of year. Plus it has just enough...
Flagstaff, Arizona Defending Our Pluto
AT LEAST Pluto hasn't been booted off its own sidewalk. Here at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, the beleaguered little block of ice is still honored in the Pluto Walk. For now.In case you haven't been paying attention to news from our solar...
Flagstaff, Arizona: Defending Our Pluto
AT LEAST Pluto hasn't been booted off its own sidewalk. Here at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, the beleaguered little block of ice is still honored in the Pluto Walk. For now. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In case you haven't been paying...
From the Editor
WE'VE WATCHED a lot of diet fads come and go in the food world, and Sunset's usual take is to stay out of the fray and cheer for balance and moderation. Low-fat cooking? Sure, though we still love using butter and cream in certain dishes too. Low carbs?...
Georgetown
Bundle up and browse boutiques in a classic Rocky Mountain mining townTHE ORE MAY BE LONG GONE, butyou can still mine for treasures in this Rocky Mountain village, founded more than 140 years ago by an international crowd of silver-seekers. Here, just...
Graphic Revamp: Bold Shapes and Simple Plantings Help a Small Palo Alto Garden Appear Larger
MODEST GARDENS can seem bigger if you eliminate clutter, limit materials, and highlight the details. That's especially important if you live in a contemporary house on a small lot, as Norman Adams does in the Greenmeadow neighborhood of Palo Alto....
Great Kitchen Solutions
What is your vision of the perfect kitchen? We've found three inspiring designs with a wealth of ideas for you to borrowArtful environmentIt's no surprise that the owner of this Denver kitchen is an artist who works with a mix of materials. Meg Miller...
Great Kitchen Solutions: What Is Your Vision of the Perfect Kitchen? We've Found Three Inspiring Designs with a Wealth of Ideas for You to Borrow
Artful environment It's no surprise that the owner of this Denver kitchen is an artist who works with a mix of materials. Meg Miller wanted the kitchen in her new house to be a feast for the eyes, as well as a central gathering place for family...
Highway to Heaven
You drive to Maui's Hana on the most beautiful road in the world. But true bliss comes when you arrive in this Hawaiian paradiseFROM THE FIRST LIGHT OF MORNING, Hana turns your world upside down.On the far windward edge of Maui, Hana faces east, so dawn...
Highway to Heaven: You Drive to Maui's Hana on the Most Beautiful Road in the World. but True Bliss Comes When You Arrive in This Hawaiian Paradise
FROM THE FIRST LIGHT OF MORNING, Hana turns your world upside down. On the far windward edge of Maui, Hana faces east, so dawn is the show, as if the day can't wait to begin. For anyone accustomed to the sundown sea of the West Coast, there's a...
How to Grow Sweet Peppers
Choose the best varieties for color, shape and flavorHOMEGROWN SWEET PEPPERS are packed with flavor, whether you serve them fresh, sautéed, or roasted. Grow a single variety and you'll discover that just one won't do-you'll want to experiment with a...
How to Grow Sweet Peppers: Choose the Best Varieties for Color, Shape, and Flavor
HOMEGROWN SWEET PEPPERS are packed with flavor, whether you serve them fresh, sauteed, or roasted. Grow a single variety and you'll discover that just one won't do--you'll want to experiment with a medley of types. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BELL...
Indian Spice
It's comforting, hearty, and good for you too. So spoon it up!ANY FAN of Indian food appreciates the flavors of a zesty, expertly spiced curry. Along with the pleasure comes a hidden dividend: health benefits. The recipe that follows, a comfort-food...
Make a Message Center
Create a customized board with off-the-shelf productsCOMMUNICATING WITH a busy household is much easier when your message center is tailor-made to fit your space and your needs. Our customized board combines three different surfaces-chalkboard paint,...
Make a Message Center: Create a Customized Board with Off-the-Shelf Products
COMMUNICATING WITH a busy household is much easier when your message center is tailor-made to fit your space and your needs. Our customized board combines three different surfaces--chalkboard paint, magnetic paint, and cork--with a frame that you paint...
Maltbu, CA: Ted Danson; the Actor and Environmental Activist Talks about the Ocean, the Best Beaches, and the Beauty of Breaching Whales
His first visits to the beach When I was growing up in Arizona, we'd go to Southern California each summer and rent a cottage in Laguna Beach or San Clemente. The beach was a dream come true for me. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Palm Springs Forever
The desert is calling, with new hotels and a terrific lineup of design boutiques. Who knew the '50s could be so much fun?SLIP OUT of the dry desert heat into the breezy lobby of the Del Mar cos hotel, and there to greet you from behind the orange-topped...
Palm Springs Forever: The Desert Is Calling, with New Hotels and a Terrific Lineup of Design Boutiques. Who Knew the '50S Could Be So Much Fun?
SLIP OUT of the dry desert heat into the breezy lobby of the Del Marcos Hotel, and there to greet you from behind the orange-topped registration desk is none other than Ol' Blue Eyes himself, looking quite debonair. Not literally, of course. But the...
Playful Family Farmhouse
EatWhimsical details and bursts of color create a fun and functional kid-focused homeTHE QUAINT FARMHOUSE, with neat white trim and early 20th-century gingerbread details, has an almost storybook charm. But what's not apparent until you step inside is...
Playful Family Farmhouse: Whimsical Details and Bursts of Color Create a Fun and Functional Kid-Focused Home
THE QUAINT FARMHOUSE, with neat white trim and early 20th-century gingerbread details, has an almost storybook charm. But what's not apparent until you step inside is the clever playfulness that infuses every room of Cary and Denise Phillips's home....
Portland Cooks
This town has turned into a culinary hot spot, thanks to inspired chefs, an adventurous clientele, and some of the country's best produce BY MOLLY WATSONIN 1992, Vitaly Paley was cooking at a small restaurant outside Limoges, France. A box of morels...
Portland Cooks: This Town Has Turned into a Culinary Hot Spot, Thanks to Inspired Chefs, an Adventurous Clientele, and Some of the Country's Best Produce
IN 1992, Vitaly Paley was cooking at a small restaurant outside Limoges, France. A box of morels arrived in the kitchen--moist and firm, with a deep, woodsy flavor. Where, he wondered, were these perfect fungi from? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION...
Resources
Following are sources for some products in this issue. Care has been taken to verify information, but info can't be guaranteed. Items not included may have sources named elsewhere in the issue, have come from personal collections, or have been discontinued....
Saving the Orange
Southern California's sweetest, juiciest navels are an endangered species. Bob Knight, a fourth-generation grower, is trying to change thatTHE BEST-TASTING NAVEL ORANGES in the world just may be the ones grown in Southern California's Inland Empire....
Saving the Orange: Southern California's Sweetest, Juiciest Navels Are an Endangered Species. Bob Knight, a Fourth-Generation Grower, Is Trying to Change That
THE BEST-TASTING NAVEL ORANGES in the world just may be the ones grown in Southern California's Inland Empire. Here, in groves tucked up against the San Bernardino Mountains, a combination of warm days, cool nights, and dry, dry air produces oranges...
Serene Shelter
Put up a simple structure, then surround it with soft plantings for tranquil outdoor living BY SHARON COHOON PHOTOGRAPHS BY THOMAS J. STORYSERENITY ISN'T COMPLICATED: All it takes is getting rid of everything nonessential. Start with one small corner...
Serene Shelter: Put Up a Simple Structure, Then Surround It with Soft Plantings for Tranquil Outdoor Living
SERENITY ISN'T COMPLICATED: All it takes is getting rid of everything nonessential. Start with one small corner of the garden--away from email, PDAs, cell phones, and all other distractions of modern life. Spend as much time there as you can. Then...
Single-Pan Suppers
Simple, delectable dinners with big flavor and very little clean-upEVERY COOK needs a solid roster of everyday meals: weeknight champions that are easy to prepare, require just one pan, and can feed a family (even picky eaters). Our four single-pan suppers...
Ted Danson
MALIBU, CAThe actor and environmental activist talks about the ocean, the best beaches, and the beauty of breaching whalesHis first visits to the beach When I was growing up in Arizona, we'd go to Southern California each summer and rent a cottage in...
Top 10 Romantic Cottages
Cuddle up with your sweetie at one of our favorite retreats, from Kauai to Colorado1 WAIMEA, HIWAIMEA PLANTATION COTTAGESOnce you lay eyes on your cute little cottage that's been rescued from a shuttered sugarcane plantation spruced up, and set here...
Top 10 Romantic Cottages: Cuddle Up with Your Sweetie at One of Our Favorite Retreats, from Kauai to Colorado
1 WAIMEA, HI WAIMEA PLANTATION COTTAGES Once you lay eyes on your cute little cottage that's been rescued from a shuttered sugarcane plantation, spruced up, and set here in a grassy coconut grove, your guidebook of Kauai's must-see sights doesn't...
Top Eco-Friendly Kitchen Counters
What makes it What is it? green? Cost and contact info RECYCLED Colorful Diverts used It's pricey. EnviroGlas GLASS recycled glass glass from the Products, Plano, TX (from ...
What to Do in Northern California: February
LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK Take to the snow Don't let cold weather keep you cooped up this year. Snowshoeing is an easy way to get out in the winter landscape, made tranquil by a layer of fine white powder. To get started, take a ranger-led...
What to Do in the Rockies: February
AVON, COSKATE THE LAKESurrounded by jagged peaks and the slopes of Beaver Creek, Nottingham Lake just may be Colorado's most picturesque ice-skating spot. Bring your own blades or rent on-site, then pirouette across the is-acre pond, which is groomed...
What to Do in Your Garden: February
Planting Evergreen vines It's not too late to plant vines that bloom from late winter into spring. Favorites include white-flowered evergreen clematis (C. armandii; Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17), fragrant pinkish white Jasminum polyanthum (zones...
What to Do in Your Garden: February
PlantingFlowers Scatter seeds of hardy annuals and biennials just before a snowstorm is forecast. Among those that prefer cool weather for germination are bachelor's button, California poppy, catchfly (Silene armeriaj. Chinese delphinium, Chinese forget-me-not,...
Whole-Grain Pastas
Make flavorful dinners based on a new supermarket staple that's packed with vitamins and fiberOF ALL THE NEW whole-grain products flooding the market these days, one of our favorites is pasta. No longer the grainy, crumbly stuff of years past, the new...
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