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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. 184, No. 1, January

After the Earthquake ... How Are Northern California Parks, Museums, Other Attractions?
After the earthquake ... how are northern California parks, museums, other attractions? When a 7.1 earthquake jolted northern California last October, museums, parks, and other visitor attractions rattled and rolled along with everything else. Fortunately,...
Car of the Future in Pasadena?
Car of the future in Pasadena? The car of the future may very well emerge from a lump of modeling clay sculpted in Harry Bradley's auto design class (shown above) at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design. Sound far-fetched? Not when you consider...
Down Cache Creek for the Bald Eagles and Tule Elk; near Clear Lake, 7-Mile Trail to See Protected Wildlife
Down Cache Creek for the bald eagles and tule elk The remote headwaters of Cache Creek rank second in California as habitat for two impressive wildlife species. More than 50 bald eagles usually find their way each winter to the creek's banks; only the...
His Recipe for Crab Soup Comes from Hawaii, but Its Roots Are Chesapeake Bay
His recipe for crab soup comes from Hawaii, but its roots are Chesapeake Bay Derived from a she-crab soup conceived in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, and brought to us from Hawaii, Matt Cabot's crab soup might truly be called nationwide. Instead of blue...
If You Couldn't Grow Blueberries; There Are Varieties for California's Milder Climates
If you couldn't grow blueberries Choosing the right variety is the first step to growing good blueberries. In California's mildest climates, more and more gardeners are finding that 'Sharpblue'--once thought to be a rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinum ashei)...
Microwave Meals: Salmon, Curry, Soup, Chicken
Microwave meals: salmon, curry, soup, chicken No time to cook? With the help of your microwave oven, you can prepare and cook dinner for two in about 30 minutes. These four full-meal dishes use fresh, lean foods from the supermarket. Recipes are...
Pasta Short-Cutters
Pasta short-cutters What comes in squares, circles, twists, half-moons, and triangles? One answer is filled pasta--including agnolotti, anolini, ravioli, and tortellini. Once considered only a restaurant entree or a time-consuming home project, filled...
Pork on Skewers, Spicy Vegetable Dip ... Bold Thai Appetizers
Pork on skewers, spicy vegetable dip ... bold Thai appetizers A provocative mix of flavors teases your palate in these appetizers from Thailand. Marinate thin slices of pork in coconut milk, fish sauce, and garlic, then skewer meat and grill; dip in...
Putting Tapioca's Magic to Work ... in Pie or Pudding
Putting tapioca's magic to work ... in pie or pudding Conjuring childhood memories, tapioca recalls visions of warm pudding swarming with tender, clear beads that seemed to resemble fish eggs. Even wonder what those gelatinous pearls really were? ...
Santa Fe Stew
Santa Fe stew New Year's Eve in Bruce Johnson's Santa Fe home calls for pozole. This hearty stew of pork, chilies, and dry corn is popular throughout New Mexico; it's based on a feast-day dish of local Indians. Santa Fe pozole is festive on its own,...
Scrap Wood Sculpture?
Scrap wood sculpture? With a pile of scrap wood, your child can produce a menagerie of critters like these. As unrelated as they might seem, all are based on simple wheeled platforms. A teen-age sibling can cut these from scrap, put on the wheels,...
Stocks That Give You Something Extra
Stocks that give you something extra Which stock variety is best? In our test garden last winter, we planted the four kinds shown below right. They are improved plants that give you something extra for special purposes; the two Trysomic types (center...
Surprising Salads with Potatoes (Oven-Fried) and Squash (Scooped out.) (Recipes)
Surprising salads with potatoes (oven-fried) and squash (scooped out) To a Westerner, salads are many things served many ways. They frequently harbor unexpected and refreshing combinations of ingredients. Here, we present two such surprising recipes....
The New Dwarf Fruit Trees
The new dwarf fruit trees What's new about genetic dwarf fruit trees? Their fruit tastes better than ever. If you've always wanted to harvest tree-ripened fruit in your garden but didn't think you had room, it's time to reconsider; improved genetic...
These Are Savory Scones
These are savory scones Unlike most scones, these biscuit wedges offer robust and sovory flavors instead of sweetnes. Packed with herbs, chilies and cheese, or with oats and seeds, they make excellent companions to soups, salads, and hearty entrees....
Time for a Fireplace Facelift?
Time for a fireplace facelift? A friendly focal point is what a fireplace should be. But an outdated-looking hole in the wall is what it too often is. Sitting in a prominent position in a living room or den, this boxy but eye-catching object is often...
With $12 Worth of Seeds
With $12 worth of seeds The junipers that once occupied the planting bed above were easy to maintain, but their undistinguished appearance turned no one's head. The flower bed that replaced them, inexpensively planted from seed, literally stops passing...
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