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. 178, May

A Celebration of American Crafts
A celebration of American crafts A significant celebration of Americancrafts took place in New York City last October when an impressive exhibit called "Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical' opened new quarters for the American Craft Museum. This...
A Minor Miracle in Lattice
A minor miracle in lattice "An affordable home that fell considerablyshort of my ideals.' That's how owner Larry Cain described the 1960s tract house he found on a slope of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. Undaunted, he set to work evenings andweekends...
A Wake-Up Breakfast for Mom ... Easy to Make, Clean Up
A wake-up breakfast for mom . . . easy to make, clean up Children can cook for Mother's specialday. And offering her a special Sunday breakfast on that day, May 10 this year, is a way many enjoy showing off their skills. But what to make? The...
Birthday Photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge; to View or to Buy
Birthday photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge Fifty years later, the bridging of the GoldenGate still seems an extraordinary leap of the imagination. Step onto the walkway, or hike around Fort Point below the south tower, and your awe intensifies:...
Canoe-Exploring the Canals, Rivers, and Lakes of Southwest Sweden
Canoe-exploring the canals, rivers, and lakes of southwest Sweden Canoeing through southwestern Sweden'slake region is one of the best ways to sample the stunning beauty of the Scandinavian countryside. Each summer for more than 30 years,paddlers...
Dried Tomatoes Add Intensity, Color, Chewiness ... to an Appetizer or Butter, with Artichokes or Pasta
Dried tomatoes add intensity, color, chewiness . . . to an appetizer or butter, with artichokes or pasta Intense and complex in flavor, chewy-textureddired tomatoes give distinctive seasoning to certain dishes. Here they appear as an appetizer...
Even More Irresistible Popcorn? Grow Your Own
Even more irresistible popcorn? Grow your own Enthusiasts of all ages agree that it's difficultto resist the mouth-watering smell of freshly popped corn. And when you've grown it yourself, the more intense taste is a delightful surprise. Last...
Ferns for the West: These Get by with Less Water
Ferns for the West: these get by with less water These ferns get by with a lot less waterthan most. In the coastal fog belt, an ideal climate for ferns, you could almost call them drought tolerant. With good soil, a protected site, and fog, established...
Ground Baffalo
Ground buffalo More often than you might expect, buffalomeat shows up in supermarkets--as ground patties, usually in the freezer case. (Sometimes you can special-order other cuts as well.) Ground buffalo is similar in flavor to leanground beef,...
How Three Bountiful Colorado Gardens Solved Mountain Problems
How three bountiful Colorado gardens solved mountain problems Problem solving is what mountain vegetablegardening is all about. Difficult soils, short growing seasons, andtroublesome pests are among the problems the three gardeners shown here and...
Just How Fast Can You Produce a Loaf of Yeast Bread?
Just how fast can you produce a loaf of yeast bread? No time! That's why most bakers or potentialbakers dismiss making yeast breads. Yeast manufacturers, however, have responded to busier life styles with a new, fast-acting dry yeast that, when...
Leisurely Bike Tour of Australia's Canberra
Leisurely bike tour of Australia's Canberra Wheatwoolgold and Sydmeladperbrishowere contenders, but in 1913 Canberra won out as the name for the embryonic capital of Australia. Its origin is Aboriginal for "meeting place.' The winning design scheme,...
Light Rail Hits the West ... Again
Light rail hits the West . . . again What's bigger than a bus, and also moreefficient, nonpolluting, more likely to be cost effective--and certainly more nostalgic? For traffic-choked Western cities, the answer increasingly is the old reliable streetcar...
Line Up Early for the Plant Sale May 2 in Golden Gate Park
Line up early for the plant sale May 2 in Golden Gate Park Once every year, plant fanciers beat apath to the San Francisco County Fair Building (still better known as the Hall of Flowers) for the Strybing Arboretum Society Plant Sale. This year,...
Long-Lasting Snacks: Dried Vegetables, Fruit, Yogurt
Long-lasting snacks: dried vegetables, fruit, yogurt The old-fashioned art of drying makesthese contemporary refreshments. Your oven or a food dehydrator turns corn, bananas, fruit yogurt, and tomatoes into long-lasting snacks, perfect for lunch...
Old Ranches, New Parks Just North of Santa Cruz
Old ranches, new parks just north of Santa Cruz Fields of artichokes and Brussels sproutstended for generations by the same families compose an unspoiled pastoral landscape along the coast north of Santa Cruz, just over the hills from the Bay Area's...
Oranges Join with Mint to Glaze Lamb
Oranges join with mint to glaze lamb The impact of fresh oranges adds a newtwist to the traditional partnership of lamb and mint. To begin, you poach whole unpeeled oranges,then cut them into wedges and simmer in an orange syrup; both fruit and...
Our Newest National Park, Nevada's Great Basin
Our newest national park, Nevada's Great Basin Bristlecone pines make a 4,000-year standon quartzite ridges. In more temperate canyons, curtains of aspen scatter the sunlight, and the air smells of sage. Toward dusk, mountain shadows draw across...
Padding and Poking around Gold Rush Knights Ferry
Paddling and poking around gold rush Knights Ferry Over the last hundred years, a tiny goldrush town 2 hours east of San Francisco has changed little in size or character. You might have been the Knights Ferryturnoff as you scurried along State...
Petite, Midsize, or Full-Size? Time to Choose Agapanthus in Bloom
Petite, midsize, or full-size? Time to choose agapanthus in bloom Gardeners have more choices in agapan-thus(lily-of-the-Nile) these days. Though both petite and midsize varieties have been around for some time, they're now more widely available...
Putting Onions to Work in Relish, in Sandwiches, with Steak
Putting onions to work in relish, in sandwiches, with steak Versatile onions can be hot, sweet, crisp,or limp, depending on how you handle them. On page 122, we discuss onion-cooking techniques that achieve specific results. Here are a few dishes...
Rafting, Hiking, Fishing in and around Yosemite's River ... the Merced
Rafting, hiking, fishing in and around Yosemite's River . . . the Merced There's a peace on the Merced River thatis as unexpected as it is welcome. Unexpected, because the Merced is edgedby State Highway 140 from the moment it emerges from Yosemite...
Shops, Temples, Stairstep Streets, Tranquil Paths ... a Walk in Kyoto's Higashiyama Area
Shops, temples, stairstep streets, tranquil paths . . . a walk in Kyoto's Higashiyama area A day or a week: whatever your itineraryallows in Kyoto, plan a walk in the Higashiyama area alongside the eastern hills. It's a microcosm of the city's charms:...
Side-Wall Storage in Narrow Garage
Side-wall storage in narrow garage Triangulation solved the problem of howto fit a car and a side-wall storage unit into a narrow garage. Designed and built by homeowner Henry E. Smith of Pleasanton, California, the tapering storage shelves are narrow...
Soup or Sauce? It Surrounds Salmon, Peas, or Chicken
Soup or sauce? It surrounds salmon, peas, or chicken What's the difference between soup and asauce? In the case of these three soups, the flavorful "sauce' is actually a light broth that surrounds the focal ingredient of each dish. One features...
Start with Three Dozen Steamers
Start with three dozen steamers These no-fuss one-bowl entrees each beginwith about three dozen steamer clams. The clams, steamed in flavorful broths, enhance the liquids as they simmer. To make a meal, just team any of the three soups with crusty...
Summer Flowers for the Long Haul
Summer flowers for the long haul Indian summer--with glorious warm,windless days that beckon you outdoors in the mild-winter West--comes at a time when gardens are often not at their best. By October, many summer bloomers have fizzled out, and winter-spring...
Taking Care of Marble
Taking care of marble Beautiful and durable, marble is a highlyvalued building material for countertops, fireplace hearths, floors, and a host of other uses (to read all about shopping for marble, see page 102 of the October 1984 Sunset). But despite...
Tamale Sausages
Tamale sausages They look like tamales, but when youopen them up and sample the contents, the corn-husk packets reveal sausages of well-seasoned meat or fish. The dry husks take the place of sausagecasings, providing a simple and handsome way to...
The Gorge
The gorge A legendary slice of Northwest geography,the Columbia River Gorge is a surprise to Northwest visitors expecting endless evergreen forests. Last fall, after decades of bitter controversy, a sizable part of this river-sculpted canyon, stretching...
The Land of the Navajo and the Hopi
The land of the Navajo and the Hopi Two ancient cultures are changing fact. Here's how to pay thema visit A visit to the land of the Hopis and the Navajos requires neitherpassport nor foreign coin, but in many ways exploring here can be as...
The New High-Tech Mulches That Keep Weeds Down
The new high-tech mulches that keep weeds down It probably started with somebody mulchingaround a tomato plant with newspapers, but now it's gone further. In addition to factory-made paper mulches, there are woven, nonwoven, and perforated plastics...
The Perennials of Tomorrow?
The perennials of tomorrow? Almost protean in their variety of forms,euphorbias range from insignificant annual weeds to the flaming poinsettia, from baseball-shaped globules and an array of horrifically spiny succulents to saguaro-size trees. The...
They Built Their Own Tree House
They built their own tree house Digging, pounding, climbing, and goodgooey cement made the labor as much fun as the result--this dream-come-true "tree house' anchored firmly in the ground. Much of the work involved in building itwas accomplished...
They Found the Views with a Cherry Picker ... and Went Up for Them
They found the views with a cherry picker . . . and went up for them "Look for the opportunity, then exploit it'is an old adage--but it can be a useful reminder in designing a house. It was especially relevant to the task of fitting this new house...
Training a Vine to Perform in Tight Space
Training a vine to perform in tight space To brighten blank walls and other drabspaces, few plants perform faster and more effectively than flowering vines. Shown here are five ways you can put thevines to use. Two are pictured: star jasmine...
Up the Trellis Go Fuchsias or Cherry Tomatoes
Up the trellis go fuchsias or cherry tomatoes Wooden pots and small trellises go welltogether, so well in fact that the combination adds up to more than the sum of the parts. Witness the two trellis-pot situations on this page: one used for flowers,...
What Makes an Onion Work?
What makes an onion work? Like a bomb, an onion holds power, heat,surprise. Cut it, and it explodes with strong smells, hot flavors, and irritating vapors. But detonate the firepower, and it can be meek and mild--even sweet. The key is understanding...
Which Daisy? Here's a Guide to Today's Nursery Choices
Which daisy? Here's a guide to today's nursery choices Dozens of plants are called daisies. Theycome in almost every color and many shapes. Most are easy to grow and extraordinarily prolific. By June, nursery shelves will bulge withchoices in...
You Can Sail on a Tall Ship
You can sail on a tall ship Majestic unions of wood and canvas, tallships continue to exert an allure that allmost anyone can appreciate. That they survive today as more than just docked museum pieces is due largely to sail-training organizations,...
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