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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. 205, No. 1, July

Alfresco Dining Rooms
Portable to permanent, six romantic backyard retreats * Dining outdoors is one of the delights of summer, when fresh air, the fragrance of flowers, and perhaps the sound of a fountain can create a reflective mood. So, what's your midsummer night's...
Alfresco Dinning Rooms
Dining outdoors is one of the delights of summer, when fresh air, the fragrance of flowers, and perhaps the sound of a fountain can create a reflective mood. So, what's your midsummer night's dream for a garden dining room? Something simple that can...
Barbecue Choices
Barbecue-prodigious amounts of which are coming off backyard grills this time of year-is nonnegotiable. It's not that negotiating your way through a plate of it is challenging, exactly (don't even try using anything but your fingers with the sensational...
Barbecue Cook-Off 2000
Prizewinning recipes for ribs, burgers, salmon-even prime rib and pizza-show off grilling at its Western best As far as cooking methods go, barbecuing is a blast. That's why, last summer, we invited you to submit your favorite grilling creations for...
Best of the West
Redwood reborn Recycling an emblem of the West * You might not give a second glance to a dilapidated barn, a rickety train trestle, or a collapsing wine vat, but to craftsmen like Whit McLeod, Tom Schot, Brad Wilson, and Garth Miller, they're things...
Camera! Action! Haleiwa?
Hard bodies, tight spandex, and big-time TV are changing this classic Hawaiian surf town It's evening on the North Shore of Oahu. Sitting on the edge of the grass in Haleiwa's Alli Beach Park, we watch the sun slip beneath a horizon splashed with...
Campfire Treats
* If camping, in your book, means ending the day around a fire, swapping stories and toasting tidbits on the end of a stick, these morsels-- savory and sweet--are for you. You don't even have to leave home to enjoy the fun--a fireplace, firepit, or barbecue...
Communing with the Ancients
On the highest slopes of the most inhospitable mountains in the remotest West: Bristlecones reveal the secret of longevity We are above 10,000 feet in the White Mountains of eastern California. There is no one around, but somehow we hardly feel...
Cozy Classics: Montana Chalets
Three lodges are restored and reopened * Built by the Great Northern Railway in the early 1900s, Glacier National Park's chalets offered wilderness lodging that was comfortable and stylish. Of the eight original backcountry chalets (accessible...
Distinctly Vanilla
Seeds from very special beans perfume creamy desserts-- and even an entree Take one deep whiff of a bouquet of vanilla beans and fall in love. Their intense, sweet aroma is that intoxicating. The compound responsible for this distinctive, complex perfume...
Enchanted Torrey
This outpost in Utah's red rock country is worth a stop for the arts and for dining Torrey travel planner Torrey is about 3 1/2 hours south of Salt Lake City. Most visitor services are only open from late April through October. Area code is 435...
Gorgeous Grasses
Ornamental grasses bring beauty, motion, and a soft, romantic look to beds and borders * Born mixers, ornamental grasses belong in the garden, not banished to the outskirts with only each other for company, says Rick Darke, an internationally recognized...
Home Guide
THE CHANGING WESTERN HOME Curb appeal The portico creates a stagelike entry BEFORE. There was no obvious entrance to this house in Flagstaff, Arizona: From the driveway you had to look around the corner to find the front door. AFTER. A new gabled front...
Is It a Gift or Is It Dinner?
As health editor for Cooking.com, Cheryl Forberg is nutritionally vigilant in the kitchen. Once a private chef-- for notables such as George Lucas of Star Wars-she has earned a reputation for entrees that are both light and extravagant. She often makes...
Is Your Watering under Control?
The new breed of automatic controllers offers worry-free irrigation Sprinkler and drip-irrigation systems can be turned on and off manually, but most gardeners appreciate an automatic timer or controller to manage the watering. In recent years,...
Kitchen Cabinet
Readers' recipes tested in Sunset's kitchens Baked Pear Frittata J Heflin, Woodinville, Washington This sweet frittata has a tender, almost custardlike texture. It's perfect for brunch and even makes a great dessert. PREP AND COOK TIME: About 25 minuteS...
Lady with Camera
PRAIRIE COUNTY, MONTANA-Terry, Montana, sits on the eastern edge of the state, where, on a map, town names huddle with dogged hopefulness against the surrounding blank space. In Terry you can stay in the milk white Kempton Hotel and visit the former...
Open House
Letters from our readers More places to taste Basque cuisine Re: "A Taste of Basque Country" (May, page 164). My husband and I enjoy eating out and trying foods that I would not normally cook at home. Thank you for giving us some new places to...
Open House
More places to taste Basque cuisine Re: "A Taste of Basque Country" (May, page 164). My husband and I enjoy eating out and trying foods that I would not normally cook at home. Thank you for giving us some new places to try. However, you missed our favorite...
Practically Perfect Maples
Japanese maples add grace to small gardens. Here's a buyer's guide to the best varieties for northern climes * IN ANCIENT JAPAN people would walk from their villages into the hills to view the delicate leaves and brilliant colors of their native...
Redwood Reborn
Recycling an emblem of the West You might not give a second glance to a dilapidated barn, a rickety train trestle, or a collapsing wine vat, but to craftsmen like Whit McLeod, Tom Schot, Brad Wilson, and Garth Miller, they're things of hidden beauty....
Salad on a Roll
Wrap up fresh greens with seafood or chicken for an appetizer or light lunch In Granville Market in Vancouver, British Columbia, stacks of long, skinny white cylinders catch my eye. The sign says "salad rolls," but these stark white tubes look nothing...
Secrets of Bodie
Guided tours illuminate California's loveliest ghost town "Bodie saw her glory years from 1877 to 1882, when the town burst with up to 10,000 people, all dreaming of getting rich from the gold mines," says guide Christine Spiller as she stands on...
Stock Split
An old-fashioned fountain favorite hits it big From San Francisco's swank Fifth Floor restaurant to New York's cozy Lobster Club, a stock item from drugstores and sweetshops of yesteryear is making a significant comeback: the banana split. Surprisingly...
Summer Nights, Summer Lights
Five ways to add romance to evenings in the garden What better way to brighten your patio for evening entertaining than with these distinctive lights? They range from a new twist on the luminaria to an adaptation of a brass carriage lamp. Tap-light...
Summer Nights, Summer Lights
Five ways to add romance to evenings in the garden What better way to brighten your patio for evening entertaining than with these distinctive lights? They range from a new twist on the luminaria to an adaptation of a brass carriage lamp. Tap-light luminarias....
Sunset's Barbecue Cook-Off 2000
Prizewinning recipes for ribs, burgers, salmon--even prime rib and pizza--show off grilling at its Western best * As far as cooking methods go, barbecuing is a blast. That's why, last summer, we invited you to submit your favorite grilling creations...
The Best of the Colorado Rockies
From great day-hikes to fine dining-here are the picks of the peaks * When Americans think of snowcapped mountains, they conjure up the Centennial State. Colorado, after all, contains more than 50 distinct mountain ranges and more than three-fourths...
The Kitchen-Family Room Comes of Age
* Recent surveys by the National Association of Home Builders confirm it: Like the little-used Victorian parlor, the living room is nearing extinction. Now home life tends to be focused in and around the kitchen, which has expanded to accommodate a...
The Pleasure of Pie
A perfect crust and th allure of summer fruit-readers offer their favorite creations For a few afternoons every summer, I give myself over to a happy mess of flour, sugar, and juice-dripping fruit. We may be celebrating a birthday or having a little...
The Wine Guide
Barbecue choices * Barbecue--prodigious amounts of which are coming off backyard grills this time of year--is nonnegotiable. It's not that negotiating your way through a plate of it is challenging, exactly (don't even try using anything but your...
Viva Chile Verde
It's the only thing a native New Mexican can't live without "Red or green?" That's the official state question, asked and answered thousands of times a day in New Mexico's restaurants and cafes. New Mexicans take the preparation of their state vegetable,...
Western Wanderings
Lady with camera * PRAIRIE COUNTY, MONTANA-Terry, Montana, Sits on the eastern edge of the state, where, on a map, town names huddle with dogged hopefulness against the surrounding blank space. In Terry you can stay in the milk white Kempton Hotel...
What to Do in Your Garden in July
PLANTING * DRESS UP PERENNIAL BEDS. When spring-blooming perennials such as bleeding heart, fernleaf peony and Oriental poppy go dormant in summer, cut off their yellowed foliage and fill the gaps with container-grown annuals. Dig the planting...
Wired West: Home Theater on a Budget
The essential components and what they cost * You no longer need to be a movie mogul to afford a home theater. For about $1,000 ($600 for the audio equipment, $400 for a TV), you can enjoy a rich film experience at home. And today's home theater...
Wired West: Home Threater on a Budget
The essential components and what they cost You no longer need to be a movie mogul to afford a home theater. For about $1,000 ($600 for the audio equipment, $400 for a TV), you can enjoy a rich film experience at home. And today's home theater components...
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