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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. 201, No. 5, November

3-Day Weekend: Off-Season Sausalito
The door to Caffe Tutti pushes open, letting in the sound of rain pelting heavily on green awnings and a gust of winter-brisk air. Apparently even Sausalito, normally sheltered from the harshest Pacific winds and fogs by the same steep hillsides that...
4-Minute Bouquets
Dress up your home for the holidays, almost instantly, with plants from the grocery store or nursery During the holiday season, most of us don't have time to make elaborate flower arrangements. Sure, you could order bouquets from a florist, or tumble...
A Harvest Horn of Plenty
This arrangement of vegetables and flowers celebrates the dazzling bounty of the West Here's a fresh approach to the traditional harvest centerpiece: an "inverted" cornucopia. Created by artist and designer Michael Holmes of California's Napa Valley,...
Another Way to Skin a Nut
I've noticed packaged roasted skinned hazelnuts from Oregon at the market of late. But they aren't plentiful everywhere yet, so it's still useful to know how to skin the nuts. You can toast hazelnuts to loosen most of the brown papery, slightly bitter...
A Taste for Taro
This island sleeper is worth rooting out Visitors to a Hawaiian luau usually come away with two impressions: the pit-roast pig is amazing, and poi tastes like library paste. But the ingredient that is beaten up to make poi-taro-is another story. In other...
Bathroom Dollars and Sense
HOW MUCH MONEY WILL YOU SPEND ON YOUR BATHROOM REMODEL? It's a tricky question, with no easy answer. Cost depends on such variables as the size of the bathroom, types of finishes, whether you'll be tearing down walls or moving plumbing, and the going...
Biking the Taos West Rim Trail
The new West Rim Trail near Taos, New Mexico, doesn't involve steep climbs, but it still offers a good workout-and time to enjoy spectacular views. The trail follows the course of the Rio Grande, but from the mesa top above the river canyon, so that...
Centennial Thanksgiving
Choose one of Sunset's most popular dinners, or mix and match our treasured holiday recipes for your own menu * One hundred years of Thanksgivings has given Sunset a treasured legacy of menus and recipes. Some are inspired by the bounty. of Western...
Directions: Harvest Cornucopia
Our arrangement is made from an 18inch cornucopia basket, available from craft stores or florists. For a smaller centerpiece, use a l6- or 14-inch basket. Various vegetables can be glued to the top and sides of the basket, but delicate, lacy leaves like...
Easy Fresh Arrangement: 4-Minute Bouquets
Dress up your home for the holidays, almost instantly, with plants from the grocery store or nursery During the holiday season, most of us don't have time to make elaborate flower arrangements. Sure, you could order bouquets from a florist, or tumble...
Eyes on the Skies
Each of these major observatories welcomes visitors. Not all of them let you peer through the big telescopes, but you'll still be enlightened and educated by their tours and exhibits. It's in the nature of telescopes to be in high places; altitude sickness...
First Home, First Remodel
A designing couple shows how to add style and comfort on budget In two statements-"We were definitely on a budget" and "Paint goes a long way"-Katy and Brad Polvorosa sum up the remodel of their first home. Their bold color palette, hand-painted details,...
Food Guide: Sweet and Savory Indulgence
Foie gras foiled again-by the Fuyu persimmon (and a good thing, too) Extremely rich foods, from blue cheese to foie gras, fare well with sweet companions that have enough underlying acid to counter the foods' unctuousness. Several kinds of fruit do the...
Great Salt Lake
The place of my dreams is the place where I live. Great Salt Lake remains a mystery to me and I have lived near its shore all my life. It is a vast inland sea, a desert sea in the Great Basin of Utah, with no outlets except the sky, through evaporation,...
Into the Night
The West's giant telescopes are pushing back the boundaries of the universe. This month is a great time to take a peek The prospect from the summit of Mauna Kea, on the island of Hawaii, is as celestial a view as you are likely to be granted in your...
It's a Wonderful Life
A California Historical Society exhibit celebrates Sunset's 100 years of Western living Where can you find advice on starting your own ostrich farm and read short stories by the likes of Bret Harte, Dashiell Hammett, and Jack London? Where can you find...
Match Point
There's only one thing about food and wine that makes me nervous - matching them. Several years ago I listened to a famous food and wine writer elaborately describe why a steak should never be paired with Zinfandel unless the meat was cooked rare and...
More Astro-Fun
Giant telescopes are impressive, but programs at planetariums and smaller observatories can offer an equally valuable introduction to the sky. Another good way to learn about astronomy is through amateur astronomy club star parties, where members set...
More Space in Small Bathrooms
You can make even the tiniest bath work hard and feet big, bright, and bold Artful bathroom design is about packing efficiency, a sense of openness, and style into tight quarters. The challenge is to maximize apparent floor area while accommodating...
Mountain Checklist
PLANTING * HERBS IN THE HOUSE. Many herbs grow well indoors if they get five hours or more of bright light daily. In a sunny window, try oregano, rosemary, sage, sweet marjoram, and thyme. In a window with less light, try bay, chives, peppermint,...
Names for the New World
The Mana Road, on the island of Hawaii, starts off politely but gets obstinate fast. From Waimea it leads east through Parker Ranch lands, the long slope of Mauna Kea a shadow to the south. This is a Hawaii you don't expect: cattle country of an amplitude...
Off-Season Sausalito
The door to Caffe Tutti pushes open, letting in the sound of rain pelting heavily on green awnings and a gust of winter-brisk air. Apparently even Sausalito, normally sheltered from the harshest Pacific winds and fogs by the same steep hillsides that...
Open House
A DOUBLE SCOOP OF ICE CREAM PARLORS Loved your article about old-fashioned ice cream parlors ("Emperors of Ice Cream," August, page 88). You missed a real good one here on the island of Kauai: Beezers Old Fashioned Ice Cream in Kapaa. Owner Kriss Erickson...
Out There
The West, for anyone, must be a landscape of the imagination. It must always have been so, from the time the first wanderers or pursuers, whoever they were, looked out across the mountains and huge horizons. Something of that remains in spite of everything...
Paradox of Great and Small
For 16 years, I lived in one house, in one small town, in the empty mountains of far northern California. We were not a well-traveled family; I saw little but the forest, river valleys, and ranch land surrounding us until I left home and moved north,...
Portraits of the West from Five of Its Finest Authors
The third installment in a Sunset Centennial series. Rats of Topanga Canyon CAROLYN SEE "Pay no attention to those little black things! You get them all the time in Topanga, they come from rat packs, only rat packs, they are all over in the canyon,...
Post-Holiday Care for Plants
Once their time in the spotlight is over, most of these plants will be happier if you dismantle the arrangement and give them the care they need. In mild-winter climates, plant hardier plants such as flowering cabbage and kale, stock, and violas outdoors...
Rats of Topanga Canyon
"Pay no attention to those little black things! You get them all the time in Topanga, they come from rat packs, only rat packs, they are all over in the canyon, we love them, we don't hurt them!" My then-husband and I, bewildered, stood precariously...
Red Rock Road Trip
"How do you approach a place you've seen a hundred times in movies and ads and still see it new?" That was the question I posed to Los Angeles bureau staff writer Matt Jaffe when he set out to write a story about Monument Valley. Star of nine John Ford...
Ship Rock
Looking south from Four Corners, the only spot in America where four states touch, you see the Carrizo and Chuska mountains, blue humps wandering off into infinity. To your left rises Ute Mountain, the Roman-nose landmark of the Ute Mountain Indian Reservation....
Smoked Turkey
Hickory perfumes Western barbecue classic When it comes to turkey where there's smoke there's flavor. But unlike birds smoked the slow traditional way, this magnificent barbecued turkey picks up a sweet, smoky taste and a rich. dark color in short order....
Smoked Turkey: Hickory Perfumes Western Barbecue Classic
Hickory perfumes Western barbecue classic When it comes to turkey, where there's smoke, there's flavor. But unlike birds smoked the slow traditional way, this magnificent barbecued turkey picks up a sweet, smoky taste and a rich, dark color in short...
Sweet and Savory Indulgence
Foie gras foiled again - by the Fuyu persimmon (and a good thing, too) Extremely rich foods, from blue cheese to foie gras, fare well with sweet companions that have enough underlying acid to counter the foods' unctuousness. Several kinds of fruit do...
Thanksgiving the Easy Way
To celebrate Sunset's 100th anniversary in 1998, we're counting up 100 of the West's best destinations. This month: eateries that offer great Thanksgiving feasts. Thanksgiving the easy way Tired of sweating in your kitchen on Thanksgiving? Instead, spend...
The Essential Monument Valley
Most of Monument Valley lies within 30,000-acre Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. The park stretches along the Arizona-Utah border, approximately 400 miles south of Salt Lake City and 300 miles north of Phoenix. (For a map, see page 75.) Average high...
The Gods Walk Here
Enshrined in myth and motion picture, Monument Valley is also a living landscape of wonder and surprise From the floor of Monument Valley, here on the border of Arizona and Utah, it's about a 1,000-foot climb to the flat summit of Hunts Mesa. That figure...
The Hidden Heaven of Hamakua
Drive north from Hilo to savor the Big Island's most beautiful coast "The last sugar harvest here was in 1993," says Millie Kim. "All the cane trucks were decorated up with leis and flowers, and people lined the highway. When the processing was done,...
The Hidden Heaven of Hamakua
Drive north from Hilo to savor the Big Island's most beautiful coast The last sugar harvest here was in 1993," says Millie Kim. All the cane trucks were decorated up with leis and flowers, and people lined the highway When the processing was done, the...
The Wine Guide: Match Point
* There's only one thing about food and wine that makes me nervous-- matching them. Several years ago I listened to a famous food and wine writer elaborately describe why a steak should never be paired with Zinfandel unless the meat was cooked rare and...
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