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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. 198, No. 5, May

A Barstool Balancing Act
Make your choice by weighing comfort, style, and price from $30 to more than $1,000 There's a barstool for every purpose, decor, and pocketbook. For starters, do you want a backless model, one with a back, or one with a back and arms? Would that be upholstered...
A Better Bagel
Sure, you can buy them. But this baking experience is worth some time in the kitchen this weekend Bagels have moved in. They are naturally low in fat, high in complex carbohydrates, satisfyingly chewy, and flavorful unadorned. In short, they make great...
A Campfire Story
I can't think of camping in the West without remembering my first high-country experience, when my boys were 8 and 10 years old. An experienced backpacker friend showed us the ropes. We parked at the foot of Hetch Hetchy early one morning and started...
A Hearty Gratin with Ready-Made Polenta
It's really no more than cooked cornmeal-grits if you're in the South. But take just one taste, and it's easy to understand why polenta is so admired. The nutty, slightly sweet corn flavor, luscious with melted cheese, is the perfect complement to hearty...
All-in-One Home Office
Space-saving machines that perform multiple functions Is your home office out of space? Need to squeeze in a printer, fax, copier, answering machine, and perhaps a scanner? That's a lot of machinery. Even if you have the space, the price of each machine-$200...
All-in-One Home Office: Space Saving Machines That Perform Multiple Functions
Is your home office out of space? Need to squeeze in a printer, fax, copier, answering machine, and perhaps a scanner? That's a lot of machinery. Even if you have the space, the price of each machine - $200 to $1,000 - might break your budget. One solution...
All-Seasoning Gardens
Starting an herb garden? Try growing - and cooking with - the flavors favored by Western gardeners and chefs Western cooks in ever-increasing numbers are pushing aside the dried, crushed herbs that sit in dusty little jars on shelves in favor of fresh,...
Back Home on the Range
In Fort Benton, Montana, America's most famous buffalo can now rest in peace They stand on a grassy hill. A moist-eyed cow presses close to her calf. Behind them, a young bull-his head too big for his bodyand a second cow bend down to graze. A second...
Back Home on the Range: In Fort Benton, Montana, America's Most Famous Buffalo Can Now Rest in Peace
They stand on a grassy hill. A moist-eyed cow presses close to her calf. Behind them, a young bull - his head too big for his body - and a second cow bend down to graze. A second calf peers up, startled, like a clerk interrupted from his duties. Commanding...
Birdbath Basics
TOOLS tape measure, saber saw, electric drill, hammer, square, screwdriver, utility knife Birdbath landscape A With its wood-stick picket fence, green indoor-outdoor "lawn," gleaming pond (in a pie pan), and miniature lawn chair, this bath is designed...
Bouillabaisse, Hawaii-Style
Oahu chef Alan Wong makes the most of Pacific seafood - the heart of this extraordinary stew The moment the bowl was placed before me, I knew that chef and restaurateur Alan Wong's answer to the great French fish stew called bouillabaisse was a winner....
Camp Cookin'
Recipes for fresh trout and Thai breakfast sausage, helpful planning tips, and the science of s'mores At the end of a long day of hiking, fishing, or chasing the kids around camp, the last thing you want is a big production at dinner. On the other hand,...
Cheese, Berries & Wine
Herb-spiked chevre mellows blackberries' bite Just because a Cabernet Sauvignon smells like ripe blackberries doesn't mean the combination is a good match. But for chef Gary Danko, the similarities were tempting. At one of the annual Cakebread Cellars...
Chiricahua Country
On the trail of Cochise and Geronimo in southeast Arizona The desert oasis of Apache Spring and the ruins of the old army post Fort Bowie near the Apache Pass are 1% miles by trail from a dirt road, about 15 miles from the nearest paved surface. It's...
Chiricahua Country: On the Trail of Cochise and Geronimo in Southest Arizona
On the trail of Cochise and Geronimo in southeast Arizona The desert oasis of Apache Spring and the ruins of the old army post Fort Bowie near the Apache Pass are 1 1/2 miles by trail from a dirt road, about 15 miles from the nearest paved surface....
Flooring It
Idea houses in four Western cities offer new concepts and products Whether you're planning a remodel or just thinking about it, you should check out one of the idea houses now open to the public at design centers in San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles,...
Gardens Made for Moonlight
Creating a garden to be seen by the light of the moon might sound like an endeavor for insomniacs. But if you stroll through such a garden on a night when the moon shines bright, you'll understand its magical attraction. Although moonlight played an...
Hawaiian Hideaways
Elegant little inns add a personal touch to island lodging The big resort hotel, with its organized beach activities and water slide into the pool, was great. But by the end of my trip, I just wanted to stay in some place real." As we sat in the overstuffed...
Hawaiian Hideaways: Elegant Little Inns Add a Personal Touch to Island Lodging
The big resort hotel, with its organized beach activities and water slide into the pool, was great. But by the end of my trip, I just wanted to stay in some place real." As we sat in the overstuffed chairs in the wood-paneled living room of a lodge on...
King of the Copper River
A trip to an impressive river in search of a noble fish - plus where to catch fresh Alaskan sockeyes and kings on Northwest menus Some places are synonymous with the legends that define them. To music fans, Graceland means the king of rock and roll....
Memory Boxes
Tissue boxes take on new meaning when wrapped in nostalgia What do these three boxes have in common, apart from the tissues that go into them? They're all bound in memories. The boxes are covered with photographs of special relatives, beautiful letters...
Memory Boxes: Tissue Boxes Take on New Meaning When Wrapped in Nostalgia
What do these three boxes have in common, apart from the tissues that go into them? They're all bound in memories. The boxes are covered with photographs of special relatives, beautiful letters penned in ink (remember when we all knew how to write in...
Mysteries in Stone
Guided tours of Coso Range petroglyphs in Southern California evoke the ghosts of the ancients In a 40-mile drive on a remote high-desert military installation near Ridgecrest, California, you can travel from the brink of the future to the near side...
Open House
FOLLOW LEWIS AND CLARK-AND LICINI AND TAYLOR-ON THE WEB Just read your article on Lewis and Clark ("Lewis & Clark's Montana," March, page 92) and thought I would pass on the address for a Web site developed by two Great Falls natives [John Licini...
Pest Control: More Tips from the Pros
Pests, diseases, and weeds are easier to control when they're caught early. Grow plants that beneficial insectswhich feed on the pests-like. When allowed to flower, bronze fennel, carrots, celery, and parsley attract lacewings and syrphid flies. Pink...
Splashdown
Four birdbaths to help your imagination take wing You can make a birdbath out of practically anything, as this collection of homemade baths proves. We used ordinary materials found at home and garden stores and import shops-copper pipe, glass pebbles,...
Splashdown: Four Birdbaths to Help Your Imagination Take Wing
You can make a birdbath out of practically anything, as this collection of homemade baths proves. We used ordinary materials found at home and garden stores and import shops - copper pipe, glass pebbles, terra-cotta saucers, even indoor-outdoor carpeting....
St. Helens Springs to Life
Seventeen years after blowing its top, the Cascades' most active peak is revived and visitor-friendly Geologists knew one thing for sure about Mount St. Helens, even before it erupted on May 18, 1980: it is the youngest active volcano in all of the...
Stuff for Your Sack
Water bottles for kids, high-tech gadgets, plus places to shop that are as much fun as a weekend in the woods A WHAT A CROCK! Cast-iron "potjie" are a staple of camp kitchens on African safaris. Three iron legs let you stand a pot right in the fire,...
Style in the Hood
There's more to these ventilation hoods than hot air The range hood is becoming an expressive element in kitchen design, as architects, designers, and manufacturers experiment with a wide variety of sculptural ways to house overhead ventilating systems....
Style in the Hood: There's More to These Ventilation Hoods Than Hot Air
The range hood is becoming an expressive element in kitchen design, as architects, designers, and manufacturers experiment with a wide variety of sculptural ways to house overhead ventilating systems. As shown on these two pages, choices vary from traditional...
Sunset's Complete Guide to Camping
100 car-close campgrounds, the latest gear, and a skilletful of surprisingly simple recipes Usually when people get to talking late at night around a campfire about how much things have changed in the 20th century, the conversation turns to advances...
Sunset's Complete Guide to Camping
100 car-close campgrounds, the latest gear, and a skilletful of surprisingly simple recipes sual:ly when people get to talking late at night around a campfire about how much things have changed in the 20th century, the conversation turns to advances...
Sunset's Garden Notebook
Several plants that recently grabbed my attention have earned a place in my garden. I learned about them from fellow gardeners, from scouting nurseries that cater to plant collectors, and from studying this year's crop of catalogs. With no common name...
Sunset's Kitchen Cabinet
"I love this recipe because it's quick, easy, and tastes great," says Cynthia Oei. Serve these large grilled shrimp with a vegetable that also cooks quickly on the grill, such as zucchini or corn, and a rice pilaf. Butterflied Garlic Shrimp Cynthia...
Tap the Rich, Complex Flavors of Green Mole
Liven up menus with two versatile Mexican sauces Mexican cuisine is filled with many sauces called moles (mo-lays). They come in many colors and flavors. The common vein is texture (mole means soft - mashed or pureed - as in guacamole). The ones known...
The Cordless Mow-Off
We tested rechargeable mowers for cutting quality and ease of use Yank-start an older gasoline-powered lawn mower and you may find yourself grabbing for a gas mask and a pair of earplugs. Push a button or flick a switch, and then gently pull the tension...
The Many Faces of Riesling
Riesling has always reminded me of Judy Garland. There is Judy as young Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz - kind, innocent, pretty. Then there's Judy Garland, the mature woman - intense, gripping, fragile, and complex in the same split second. Rieslings, depending...
The New Organic Garden
Expert gardeners share tips for growing gorgeous crops without chemicals A mere 20 years ago, when the 1950s chemical mentality still dominated the agricultural scene, organically grown vegetables were found only in a few backyards and natural-food...
The Tender Crab
Eating any crab besides Dungeness might be considered unWestern. But the prospect of savoring soft-shell crab blows away my tenuous parochial loyalties. Soft-shells are fascinating critters. As blue crabs, they flourish from New Jersey through the south...
The Ultimate Cutting Garden
Choice perennials yield a succession of blooms all season long Trained in biointensive gardening at the University of California at Santa Cruz in the 1970s, Paul Sansone and Sue Vosburg wondered whether the organic principles they'd learned could be...
The Ultimate Cutting Garden: Choice Perennials Yield Succession of Blooms All Season Long
Trained in biointensive gardening at the University of California at Santa Cruz in the 1970s, Paul Sansone and Sue Vosburg wondered whether the organic principles they'd learned could be harnessed to grow flowers commercially. The cut-flower business...
Weep-No-More Lemon Meringue Pie
"Why, oh why, does my lemon pie always weep?" writes Nadia Niles from Los Angeles. Or have a saggy meringue? Or fall apart when cut? These woes, and more, are frequently sung in chorus for this all-time favorite dessert. And, after making this pie for...
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