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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. 189, No. 5, November

Alliums-The Onion's Showy Cousins
Plant bulbs now for flowers next summer WITH BIZARRE BLOOMS ranging from fuzzy pink drumsticks to golden star bursts, ornamental onions (Allium) can make interesting, sometimes even dramatic, additions to garden beds. This large group of flowering...
A Mountain Getaway ... Next Door
NOW'S A GOOD TIME FOR A WEEKEND IN LOS GATOS AND SARATOGA Tucked against the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the towns of Saratoga and Los Gatos are linked not only by State Highway 9, but by common redwood logging and mill town pasts. Lovely...
And the Winner Is
Who makes the best day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich? This Seattle foursome fights it out FRIENDLY competition is as American as Plymouth Rock and discussing what makes the best Thanksgiving menu. But the fray heated up last November 29 in Seattle....
Billboard Buildings: L.A.'S Car-Tuned Architecture Is Making an Eye-Catching Comeback
L.A.'s car-tuned architecture is making an eye-catching comeback Hold onto your hat, Mr. de Mille, but yes, there is a little magic left in movieland. The Pacific Brim's largest brown derby may have departed for the great haberdashery in the sky, but...
Birds and Botany in the Bahamas
TO BIRD-WATCHERS from the Western states, the Bahamas promise beautiful birds found only here, as well as a variety of East Coast birds that winter here October through May. In Nassau, two botanic gardens--Ardastra Gardens and Zoo and The Retreat--offer...
Blazing Vines and Fiery Shrubs
FALL IS SHOW TIME FOR DECIDUOUS PERFORMERS In a brilliant burst of color, many deciduous shrubs and vines put on their best display of the season this month. The show is worth the wait: their leaves turn fiery red, glowing orange, or vibrant yellow,...
Celebrating Thanksgiving with a Bountiful Array
THE BEAUTY OF THIS HANDSOME TABLE IS MUCH MORE than the eye beholds. With the exception of the turkey and gravy, the dishes travel well--should friends or family volunteer to lend a hand. Subtly worked into many recipes are fat-cutting steps obvious...
Crepes Take a Bow in Ashland
And Lori Cloninger stirs up a versatile water chestnut soup CREPES EDINBURGH DO not take their name from the Scottish capital known to its citizens as the Athens of the North, but rather from the Edinburgh Lodge, a bed-and-breakfast establishment in...
Eggnog Adds Festivity to Mousse or Pudding
IF AN ABUNDANCE OF purchased eggnog remains after a holiday party, here are two festive ways to put it to work: in a smooth white chocolate mousse laced with rum, and in a bread pudding. The pudding has a choice of toppings--one dresses it for dessert,...
Exploring California's Political Landscape
Visit the haunts of presidents and wannabes around the Golden State ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF California's capitol, a portrait of Ronald Reagan, the state's 33rd governor and the nation's 40th president, shows him in front of the building--a vision of traditional...
Fabulous First Courses
THE FIRST COURSE IS A LOT LIKE A PRETTY RIBBON. IT SETS UP anticipation for good things to come. The aim of such an offering is to bring not only satisfaction, but attention, too. Not unexpectedly, therefore, much consideration is often devoted to appearance...
Fasten Your Seatbelt! Western Airports Are Flying into the 21st Century
Western airports are flying into the 21st century Once upon a time, airports had sex appeal. Recall Hollywood's most romantic farewell: Bogie and Bergman on the tarmac in Casablanca--their eyes said more than a kiss could. These days, many of us would...
Hang Up a Harvest Wreath
You make it with leaves and fruits from the garden or the grocery store HARVEST WREATHS MADE FROM FALL'S RICHLY colored foliage, fruits, and seed pods are easy to make yet enduring in their beauty. Unlike dried flower wreaths that require planning and...
Harvest Pies ... Slim, Stellar, Pretty as a Picture
IT TAKES A DESSERT OF STELLAR CHARACTER TO WOO APPETITES AT THE conclusion of a holiday dinner. Here you have not just one but three picture-pretty pies equal to the task. Making the pies in shallow tart pans shows off fillings best, with a subtle side...
Making the Most of Ski Lessons
Skiers of all levels can benefit from lessons--if they know which kind to take YOU'VE NEVER SKIED before but want to learn. No? Okay, then you took lessons years ago, but you haven't gotten any better and think it would be nice if you could at least...
Meat Relishes, Tart and Tangy
FRESH INGREDIENTS AND FLAVORS BLEND HARMONIOUSLY IN THESE simple relishes. In the first, cranberries stain water chestnuts red, so their crunch comes as a surprise. Cilantro, mint, and coconut suggest an Indian condiment, but jicama keeps the focus Western....
Native Plants Hit the Stage-In Pots
Here's how to grow them CALIFORNIA NATIVE plants are too often relegated to the sidelines, even though their richness and diversity rival those of the common exotics we're accustomed to seeing on doorsteps and patios. But native plants, with their fascinating...
November Menus
QUICK, SEASONAL, BUDGET-WISE...FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS Never enough drumsticks? Never enough breast? Love turkey but hate to carve? Such quandaries have a simple solution: buy turkey parts and create your ideal "bird." Buy more drumsticks than a single...
Roast and Trimmings
SELECT TWO CENTER-CUT PORK LOIN ROASTS TO MAKE A BROWN LARGE enough for this recipe. At the market, have roast backbones (but not the meat) cut with a saw (cracked) before the roast is shaped so it will be easy to carve. The well of the cooked roast...
Savoring Harvesttime in Sonoma County
Enjoy small towns and wine touring in Alexander and Dry Creek valleys, 90 minutes north of the Golden Gate BANKED BY CLASSIC Californian farmland, the Russian River cuts west near Healdsburg and crosses U.S. 101, then flows south and west, creating...
Share the Work and Share the Fun
A SPONTANEOUS INVITATION EXTENDED WITH A REQUEST TO BRING ALONG nibbles--for a designated number of guests--is a popular way busy people make parties happen. This is just such a party. The recipes use ingredients found in almost any market, so guests...
Showpiece Side Dishes
TRIM COOKING PROCEDURES KEEP THESE VEGETABLE SHOWPIECES and dressings lean enough to provide wholesome balance for the roasts they accompany. Because tender vegetables often require last-minute attention--when that attention could be well used elsewhere--we've...
Suited for Family-And Safer from Fire
Building in the hills above Berkeley, California, architects Marcy Li Wong and Donn Logan carved out a courtyard garden almost completely encircled by a house that borrows tone and texture from its surroundings. The house respectfully nods to the area's...
Theatrical Journeys into the Unknown
The audience is a willing participant in San Francisco's improv theater performances EXPECTING THE unexpected is part of the delight of collective improvisation. For audiences, improv promises the freshness of an all-new show every 10 minutes or so...
The Sierra's Troubled Trees
Controversies over logging in the Sierra Nevada promise to make front-page news in 1993 The late-afternoon light cast smoky shadows along the flanks of Black Mountain last June as longtime Sierra Nevada activist David Brower walked among stumps in a...
The Sixth Floor Recalls Fateful November Day
IT IS AN UNSETTLING PLACE. The brick warehouse is not like Ford's Theatre or the Tower of London or other shrines to historic crimes. It lacks the safe distance of tragedy long past; it retains the power to wound. After all, most people who come here...
Tiny Cookies to Give or Share
DAINTY, DURABLE, AND DIVERSE ACCURATELY DESCRIBE THESE HANDY cookies. You start with a basic dough, flavored by browned butter, then add other ingredients to create four different variations, including a hazelnut-chocolate combination that Italians call...
Young Artists at Work ... and on Show
Jackson Pollock fans had better watch out. A hot new school of West Coast abstract juvenile expressionism is beginning to get gallery space--and the young, undiscovered artists are hungry. In fact, they're willing to work for cookies, milk, and a few...
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