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. 202, No. 4, April

A Classic Wrap
* Hardly any food escapes a wrapper these days - Thai chicken in a spinach tortilla, goat cheese and roasted peppers in won ton skins. But long before the current craze for encased edibles, cooks were wrapping the main course in cabbage leaves. ...
A New Dairy Tale
How to choose and use nondairy alternatives Got milk? Even before the pervasive campaign by the California Milk Processor Board, most households would have answered "yes." But now, if the board pressed for details, it might be surprised at the kind of...
A New Dairy Tale: How to Choose and Use Nondairy Alternatives
Got milk? Even before the pervasive campaign by the California Milk Processor Board, most households would have answered "yes." But now, if the board pressed for details, it might be surprised at the kind of milk many of us are drinking. Milk alternatives...
An Old World Easter
For a traditional Russian celebration, there are markets to explore, a bread to bake, and a simple cheese to make MENU Smoked Salmon Fresh Salmon or Sturgeon Caviar Pumpernickel Triangles Butter * Sour Cream Chopped Chives Pickled and Marinated...
Bright Veggies among Flowers
Some crops are born beautiful. Why not show them off in floral finery? Floral designers don't segregate vegetables and flowers. Their arrangements mix eggplants, bell peppers, and artichokes with sunflowers, dahlias, and zinnias. Why, they ask,...
Cyber Sizzlers
Home electronics trends and products for 1999 The January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (attended by nearly 100,000 people) is where companies roll out new products and test the market. It's chaotic but exciting, like the trading floor of the...
Cyber Sizzlers: Home Electronics Trends and Products for 1999
The January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (attended by nearly 100,000 people) is where companies roll out new products and test the market. It's chaotic but exciting, like the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Here's a sampling...
Decorating with Restraint
A limited palette unifies a multifunctional room Furnishing multifunctional spaces-such as one that combines living room, dining area, and kitchen-can be a challenge. How do you differentiate each functional space without creating a stylistic hodgepodge?...
Decorating with Restraint: A Limited Palette Unifies a Multifunctional Room
Furnishing multifunctional spaces - such as one that combines living room, dining area, and kitchen - can be a challenge. How do you differentiate each functional space without creating a stylistic hodgepodge? The decorating plan for this house in...
Eyes and Ears on the West
When I first became editor of this magazine, I was surprised by the level of loyalty among Sunset readers. Now, after nearly three years on the job, I can say with certainty that your loyalty is astonishing. Not only do you renew your subscriptions in...
Hanging Basket Magic
No room for a garden? Grow your flowers and foliage in baskets, designed to hang Magic is in the air this spring. Enchanting combinations of flowers and foliage are pairing with offbeat containers to put a fresh spin on the art of hanging baskets....
Hollywood Headboard
Upholstered headboards made their silver screen debut in the 1930s. Today, updated upholstered headboards can still play a starring role in the bedroom. You can complete this project without ever driving a nail. Cost depends on the fabric you select....
Ice Cream "Eggs."
This dessert celebrates the natural look in the spirit of springtime. Buttery strands of sweetened filo dough stick together and bake crisp in a bowl-shaped form made of foil. The nests are amusing containers for egg-shaped scoops of ice cream. A cold...
Kitchen Cabinet
READERS' RECIPES TESTED IN SUNSET'S KITCHENS Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus Valerie K. Weyand, Englewood, Colorado For breakfasts marking extra-special occasions, Valerie Weyand makes a full-flavored favorite, scrambled eggs with asparagus...
Lilies That Dazzle Day after Day
These hardy beauties reward you with repeat bloom Hybrids of the genus Hemerocallis are called daylilies for an obvious reason: each flower lasts only for a single day. Chances are you won't even miss it, for often the very next morning one or more new...
Magnificent Kenai
South of Anchorage, find an Alaska that is rugged, friendly, astonishing in its beauty Our single-engine Cessna 206 float-plane soared 700 feet above Prince William Sound. Pilot Ken Richardson was making a south turn to fly down the east coast of...
Mythical, Mystical Devils Tower
Thrusting its way through a fog bank along the Belle Fourche River in northeastern Wyoming, Devils Tower resembles a massive tree stump, which is just what Native American legend would have you believe. According to the Kiowa myth, Mato Tipila, or "Bear...
Nasting Instincts
Create a fresh backdrop for a spring dessert with ornamental grasses and decorative eggs * To celebrate the season of new growth, put all your eggs in special baskets. Scoop ice cream "eggs" into crisp, golden filo nests for a festive dessert (see photo...
Nesting Instincts: Create a Fresh Backdrop for a Spring Dessert with Ornamental Grasses and Decorative Eggs
* To celebrate the season of new growth, put all your eggs in special baskets. Scoop ice cream "eggs" into crisp, golden filo nests for a festive dessert (see photo at right). Then extend the theme to the tabletop with an arrangement of decorated...
No Place for a Vine? Try a Clematis in a Pot
Greta Garbo had it. Lauren Bacall still does. Like these two famous actresses, large-flowered clematis have an undeniable mystique. Yet these beautiful vines are no hothouse untouchables; they're versatile, obliging, and easy to groweven in containers....
North Beach's Movable Feast
Hot new restaurants add glamour to San Francisco's favorite neighborhood I'm at a window table at Tavolino, making short work of some deep-fried olives - morsels so delicious they should be considered bar food of the gods. From my perch, I scan...
Off-the-Shelf Kitchen Cabinets
a Cabinets can make or break a kitchen. The best cabinets provide the storage and display space you need while meeting your budget and expressing your personal style. But one-of-a-kind, custom-designed cabinetry isn't the only way to go. A broad spectrum...
Off-the-Shelf Kitchen Cabinets: A Primer on Styles, Options, and Estimated Costs for Today's Prefabricated Units
Cabinets can make or break a kitchen. The best cabinets provide the storage and display space you need while meeting your budget and expressing your personal style. But one-of-a-kind, custom-designed cabinetry isn't the only way to go. A broad spectrum...
Open House
MAC AND CHEESE with Bacon and Peas is one of the Quick, Light & Healthy recipes posted on our Web site: www.sunsetmagazine.com. A BRIEFCASE FULL OF QUICK DINNERS I loved the January issue. As a college professor, I am looking for quick recipes. I...
Peanut Sauce for Timely Dishes
* In today's cyberspace-paced world, ingredients evolve from gourmet to everyday practically overnight. One marvelously convenient product that has recently proliferated in supermarkets is Asian peanut sauce, a blend of ground peanuts, chilies, ginger,...
Planes, Trains - but No Automobiles
National parks are planning to do away with cars, but why wait? here's how to plan a vacation without the auto today The National Park Service is coming to see the automobile as public enemy number one, and with good reason. Consider the facts:...
Planes, Trains-But No Automobiles
National parks are planning to do away with cars, but why wait? Here's how to plan a vacation without the auto today The National Park Service is coming to see the automobile as public enemy number one, and with good reason. Consider the facts: On a...
Quiet Waters
Your complete guide to canoeing in the West Easy day-paddles . Weekend adventures Canoe and gear guide The ascendancy of the kayak in recent years turned the old aluminum canoe into the equivalent of the '56 Buick-not without its hulking, old-fashioned...
Quiet Waters: Your Complete Guide to Canoeing in the West
* Easy day-paddles * Weekend adventures * Canoe and gear guide The ascendancy of the kayak in recent years turned the old aluminum canoe into the equivalent of the '56 Buick - not without its hulking, old-fashioned charm, but lacking the...
Salmon Stars in Sushi Role
* Chef Katsuo "Naga" Nagasawa at Cafe Del Rey in Marina Del Rey, California, presents smoked salmon in a beautifully structured, time-honored sushi roll. But he goes beyond tradition by seasoning the rice like a salad. Inspired by his innovation...
Salmon Stars in Sushi Role
Chef Katsuo "Naga" Nagasawa at Cafe Del Rey in Marina Del Rey, California, presents smoked salmon in a beautifully structured, time-honored sushi roll. But he goes beyond tradition by seasoning the rice like a salad. Inspired by his innovation but lacking...
Spring Garden Party
Celebrate the season with a festive alfresco buffet Although Helene Henderson caters parties for some of Hollywood's biggest names, her recipes are down-to-earth. Her own vegetable patch, in fact, inspired this casual but elegant meal, which she...
Tasting Notes
With so many nondairy choices, selecting a product that suits your taste can be as confusing as picking a long-distance phone service. That's why we conducted taste and cooking tests with 15 varieties of unflavored soy, rice, oat, and almond nondairy...
The Nature of Baja
Finding transcendence along the Sea of Cortez Each night we would watch the moon change its position in the sky, rising above a small island out in the bay. As our stay lengthened, the moon came up later, leaving Jupiter alone in the sky for longer and...
The Nature of Baja: Finding Transcendence along the Sea of Cortez
Each night we would watch the moon change its position in the sky, rising above a small island out in the bay. As our stay lengthened, the moon came up later, leaving Jupiter alone in the sky for longer and longer periods to cast its own improbably...
The Whole Tomato Story
* A flavorful tomato casserole at the Indian Taj Restaurant in San Diego brought me an epiphany: you can use the carefully peeled ripe tomatoes from a can whole. (Obviously, I have been cutting up too much.) This fresh-tasting adaptation goes well with...
Versatile Vine
Whether you train them up a post or let them sprawl, vines are incredibly obliging. Here are four easy ways to grow them Vines are models of versatility. Once established, they provide privacy and they camouflage, converting unattractive necessities...
Versatile Vines
Whether you train them up a post or let them sprawl, vines are incredibly obliging. Here are four easy ways to grow them * Vines are models of versatility. Once established, they provide privacy and they camouflage, converting unattractive necessities...
War and Pigs
The pig stands tall in the world of arts and letters. Take Wilbur of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web or Walter R. Brooks's Freddy. There is the cinematic Babe, and there's Arnold Ziffel from Green Acres. To this porcine pantheon should be added one more...
Western Wanderings
OUR MAN ON SAN JUAN ISLAND, WASHINGTON War and pigs * The pig stands tall in the world of arts and letters. Take Wilbur of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web or Walter R. Brooks's Freddy. There is the cinematic Babe, and there's Arnold Ziffel from...
What to Plant between Pavers
Grass makes outdoor "floors" as interesting as indoor carpets Debating whether to use lawn or concrete to fill the large, open space in your garden? A lawn is green and alive but has to be cut, watered, and fertilized. Concrete takes plenty of wear but...
What to Plant between Pavers: Grass Makes Outdoor "Floors" as Interesting as Indoor Carpets
Debating whether to use lawn or concrete to fill the large, open space in your garden? A lawn is green and alive but has to be cut, watered, and fertilized. Concrete takes plenty of wear but can look dull and uninviting. Don't choose - pick the best...
What Winemakers Drink in Private
* Imagine that every night, of all the foods in the world, you ate only cornflakes, chicken, or, occasionally, walnuts. Wouldn't that be unthinkable? Virtually no one would eat so narrowly by choice. As tragic as this food scenario is, however,...
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