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. 201, No. 3, September

9 Steps to Building a Border
1. MAKE A PLAN Determine the size of your bed or border, then sketch out a plan on paper. Mix together annuals, bulbs, perennials, and shrubs, arranging them according to height (low edgers in front, tall plants in the rear). Choose spiky-leafed plants...
A Lawn You Can Love
How to select, plant, and care for the best lawn you'll ever have * We love our lawns. We play on them, buy furniture for them, and surround them with beautiful plants. Many of us devote more time to caring for our lawns (or hire a professional service...
A Year-Long Look at Our 100 Favorite Places
In recognition of Sunset's 100th anniversary in 1998, we're counting up 100 of the West's best destinations. This month: fun towns for enjoying the fall bounty. Celebrate the harvest * The West has some of the world's most prolific growing regions....
Basic Elements of a Good Border
Color Mixing and matching colors is like painting with plants. These strategies can help you compose your own work of art. USE SHADES OF A SINGLE COLOR. When you stick with one basic color, everything automatically goes together. Take purple, for instance....
Best of the West
In recognition of Sunset's 100th anniversary in 1998, we're counting up 100 of the West's best destinations. This month: fun towns for enjoying the fall bounty. Celebrate the harvest * The West has some of the world's most prolific growing regions. Potatoes,...
Cook-Off
Prizewinning recipes showcase classic Western ingredients A CENTURY AGO, Sunset's raison d'etre was to lure Easterners west. And part of that mission was to establish the region's bragging rights about food. After all, with our abundant agriculture and...
Director's Chairs with Style
Decorate canvas seats and backs with easy-to-use fabric paints or artist's acrylics You can personalize your director's chairs quickly and easily by drawing on the canvas seats and backs with fabric paint or by faux-finishing them. Our blue-and-white...
Fall Planting
Pretend it's spring. We know that's when the urge to dig in the garden strikes, because the weather is warming then and nurseries are filled to the rafters with blooming plants. But early fall is a much better time to plant, especially if you're tackling...
Fall Travel Bargains
The weather's good, the little nippers are back in school, and rates are down To many seasoned travelers, September and October are the best months to travel. Even the hottest climes become tolerable. Days are still long enough to pack a lot in, and...
Feel the River Run
I live by a river in eastern Washington. My desk is 50 feet from its bank, and as I write, my eyes keep moving past my words to the ever-changing current of this river, a constant reminder to be patient with the process of writing. Summers I immerse...
Freshly Minted
* Mint and lamb are partners of long standing. If, however, you fancy lamb with mint jelly, you may have to smuggle your own jar of the now passe condiment into hoity-toity restaurants and risk condescending stares. To be culinarily correct and still...
Journey into Tucson
Where Anglo, Mexican, and native cultures intertwine, you'll find the soul of a true Southwest city Shadowed and glowing in the low, fading sun before dusk, the Sonoran Desert on the eastern edge of Tucson comes alive in all its complex beauty. The...
Kitchen Cabinet
Asian Angel Hair Pasta Patti Pope, Woodside, California I' can get my son to do anything if I tell him I'm going to make this pasta," says Patti Pope. The recipe she shares makes a handsome, colorful whole-meal main course. PREP AND COOK TIME: About...
Kitchen-Design Ideas from Senior Food Editor Jerry Anne Di Vecchio
RANGES. When we planned the first kitchen, there was a big difference between commercial and residential cooking equipment. Now, as then, we use residential equipment. But today commercial-quality equipment designed to work well in a home is available,...
Mini-Greenhouse with a Pair of Pots
EASY WAY TO START PLANTS A great time to propagate many kinds of plants from cuttings is when new growth has started to harden off-usually late summer or early autumn. Plants commonly grown from cuttings include some perennials (artemisia, cape mallow,...
Nature vs. Nurture in Oregon
One of the unforeseen consequences of living in New York for a few years was that Woody Allen films got a lot funnier. That's because there are some places you can never truly understand until you live there. Like Oregon. Oregonians seem to share a secret...
Open House
LETTERS FROM OUR READERS ANOTHER VOLCANIC WONDER On your list of best volcanic sites ("Vulcan's Thrones," June, page 16), you overlooked a favorite of mine: Lava Beds National Monument in Northern California. The central visitor's area sits atop a catacomb...
Out of Africa
I first tasted socca long ago-in the shaded, open-air market by the sea in Nice. The flat cake sizzling in olive oil atop a wood-fired oil drum smelled so good that I sidled right up and bought a chunk. Had I known that garbanzo flour and water were...
Pomegranate Delights
As brilliant as rubies, and rich with flavor "Color is everything for determining ripeness," says Jim Simonian as he picks a softball-size pomegranate during harvest on a sweltering day in the San Joaquin Valley. Using a pocketknife, he cuts the pomegranate...
Reader Recipes Reign
* From our very first recipe in 1915 (for chayote squash), Sunset has celebrated the foods of the West. Over the years, some of the best ideas for preparing these foods have come from you, our readers. For our Centennial, we invited you to enter a cook-off...
Spirit of Cibola
Did Francisco Vasquez de Coronado miss the boat? I think he did. In 1540, Coronado and a hungry, weary band of Spanish explorers reached the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico. They were searching for the fabled Seven Golden Cities of Cibola. What the...
Sunset's Centennial Cook-Off
Prizewinning recipes showcase classic Western ingredients A century ago, Sunset's raison d'etre was to lure Easterners west. And part of that mission was to establish the region's bragging rights about food. After all, with our abundant agriculture...
Sunset's New Kitchen of Ideas
Decades of experience helped us remodel for the next century After 32 years, it was time to refine and update the test kitchen here at our headquarters in Menlo Park, California. As senior food editor Jerry Anne Di Vecchio recalls, "The original kitchen...
The Golden Hotel
WILLIAM KITTREDGE sTo my mother's endless consternation, my father had an affinity for frivolous trips. To quiet her, he would take me along. Without plans having been made, we would stay out overnight. When I was about 8, he took me to the Cedarville...
The Middle of Everywhere
OUR MAN ON THE PONY EXPRESS TRAIL The middle of everywhere "We have the best of the basin," Mike Bunker says. "The best mountains, the best silt valleys. The best deep dust in the dry summer and the best mud when it rains." We are driving in Bunker's...
The Treasures of Colorado Springs
Discover the home of Pikes Peak, the Garden of the Gods and future Olympians Its setting couldn't be more dramatic: Colorado Springs is perched at 6,035 feet in the cool of the Rockies foothills with majestic Pikes Peak rising just behind it. Within...
The Wine Guide
Nature vs. nurture in Oregon One of the unforeseen consequences of living in New York for a few years was that Woody Allen films got a lot funnier. That's because there are some places you can never truly understand until you live there. Like Oregon....
Touched by Fire
* The things that make the West what it is make it a place that burns. The land speaks in tongues of flame. Explorers striking the Plains met prairie fires, roaring out of the West. In one form or another, that burning continued to the Pacific. Fires...
Wide Open Spaces
Portraits of the West from five of its finest authors l fell in love with the American West when I was a boy growing up in a suburban Long Island town back East in the 1950s. On Saturdays, my father used to give me a handful of change, and if I didn't...
Writers on the Range: Portraits of the West from Five of Its Finest Authors
The second installment in a Sunset Centennial series. Wide-open spaces * I fell in love with the American West when I was a boy growing up in a suburban Long Island town back East in the 1950s. On Saturdays, my father used to give me a handful of...
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