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. 174, June

A Back-Yard Bungalow of Her Own
The arrival of a second child caused a space squeeze for Mary and Marc Appleton and their seven-year-old daughter, Kate. But the problem inspired a very creative solution. Marc Appleton, a Southern California architect, explains what happened: "Our...
Aerial View Aids Landscape Planning
If you've ever looked out an airplane window at the miniature towns below, you've probably wondered how your own house would look from above. And in fact, you may have reason to want an aerial photograph of it. You can order one from the same companies...
A Footrest for Sunset's Classic Lawn Chair
In July 1981, in an article titled "The cair that won the West," we showed you how to build an Adirondack chair like the one above. The Cypress Center, a nonprofit business employing mentally handicapped adults in Fort Bragg, California, adapted the...
A Mirror-And Almost Every Other Trick in the Book - Makes This Small Garden Seem Larger
Using a shallow pool as a focal point is a familiar device in garden design. But backing the pool's horizontal reflecting surface with a big vertical mirror, as in this Seattle garden, is something else. "It's been called startling, illusionary, dramatic,"...
An Important 50th Birthday in Ashland
It's birtday 50 for Ashland's famous Oregon Shakespearean Festival this year, an especiall exciting time for a theatrical vacation. The festival's indoor season, in the Angus Bowmer and Black Swan theaters, opened in February. Starting June 11, the...
Ask If Your Tasters Recognize It. This Is Corned Turkey
Steeped in a spicy brining mixture, turkey takes on new qualities. It tastes meatier. Simmered to tenderness, the meat is moist and succulent despite its natural leanness. And if you're watching calories, corned turkey is a delicious alternative to...
Can We Live with Grizzlies?
Are parks for people or for bears? This question is under serious discussion around Yellowstone National Park--grizzly bear country. Maulings and a fatality last summer have heightened concern about visitor safety and overall management of the bears....
Chefs from Delhi to Djakarta Have Been Peeking at Each Other's Cook Books
United by their traditional use of spices, complex marinades, and tangy sauces, the cuisines of Southeast Asia and India offer similar lively blends of ingredients. So interchangeable are many of their basic foods and seasonings (which may have different...
From a Lake or the Market, a Summer Crayfish Feast
Mini-cousins of the lobster, crayfish are found throughout the West. Until recently you had to catch them yourself in freshwater creeks, lakes, rivers, or canals, as the Seattle family shown on the next page does. But now crayfish are being caught commercially...
Hawaii's Japanese Are Celebrating Their Centennial
A hundred years ago, 944 Japanese arrived in Honolulu on the S.S. City of Tokio to work as contract laborers on Hawaii's sugar cane plantations. They were welcomed at the pier by King Kalakaua and the Royal Hawaiian Band. Today the descendants of...
Instead of Stacks or a Storage Avalanche, Slotted Storage Compartments for Mats, Dishes, Cooking. in Almost Any Room
Storing Flat things in a boxy stack can be a problem. Think of the times you've wanted to use the place mats that were second from mthe bottom of the stack. Once you've yanked them out and restacked all the rest, you probably wished there was a better...
Italian Secret Weapon ... the Fava Bean
In Western markets from April through June, fava beans make a short, sporadic, but showy appearance. The dramatically scaled long pods conceal large, flat beans about the size of a thumbnail. Also called horse beans, broad beans, and Windsor beans,...
It's 1860 Again in San Juan Bautista
In the 1860s, San Juan Bautista was bustling. Ten stagecoach lines called at this vital commercial hub 43 miles south of San Jose. Situated at the crossing of roads to Monterey, Salinas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, it was a blend of mission, Mexican,...
It's All Architecture
You don't need a T-square to participate in special activities surrounding the national convention of the American Institute of Architects, taking place in San Francisco June 9 through 12. There and in the East Bay, many architecture-related events,...
It's Almost a Game with the Swiss: How Many Ways to Get around on Public Transportation
The Swiss mix of public transit has no equal in the American West. San Francisco comes closest, but its ferries don't dock where the train runs, the trains don't connect with cable cars, and weekend buses can be as elusive as unicorns. Not so in Switzerland,...
June Menus: Italian "Batons" for Breakfast. Ribs and Shrimp, Indoors or Outdoors. Polenta and Eggs, Brunch or Supper
The emphasis is on relaxation in these three menus for June. Two lend themselves to either breakfast or light supper. Consider the other, an informal eat-with-your-hands dinner, for Father's Day; it makes an ideal garden picnic. Weekend breakfast...
Mellow Living among Majestic Mountains
The high, rugged slopes of eastern Alpine County lured silver miners in the 1850s. today, they appeal to relaxed Sierra sojourners who appreciate majestic mountain scenery, uncrowded trails, hot springs, and simple bits of pioneer history. Poky Markleeville,...
Mild and White, Here Come Mexico's Rancho-Style Cheeses
Country-style cheeses, or quesos, with the character of those traditionally made on Mexican ranchos are making their way into Western supermarkets, alongside jack, cheddar, and other favorites. Produced primarily in California and long available in areas...
More Mountain Man Rendezvous and Other Old West Celebrations
The western fur trade era (1790 to 1840) is re-created during mountain man rendezvous and Old West festivals around the West. See page 98 for our main story and list of events from late May through June; later events follow here. Admission is free...
Ready for Rediscovery at Your Nursery This Month ... Perennials by the Dozen
"We've gone off the deep end this year," says one Southern California nurseryman. "For the first time, we're devoting two long sections to perennials, with much greater diversity of plants." Gardeners are rediscovering these plants and their advantages....
Reasons to Slow Down in Eastern Nevada
Heading north out of Las Vegas, U.S. highway 93 snakes up the eastern Nevada borderlands, climing into picturesque, hisotric, seldom-visited country. The stretch of highway between Interstate 15 and U.S. 50 has been designed a scenic road; it takes...
Rendezvousing with the Mountain Men
Tepees and canvas lean-tos stretch as far as the eye can see. Milling about, visitng and playing amidst them, are people of all ages--clad, every one of them, in some variation of buckskins, beads, cotton, silk, breechcloths, coats fashioned from wool...
Scaled-Down but Still Tough ... Short-Course Triathlon
"I like the thrill and challenge of competing against myself," says Jennifer Johnson of San Jose. "And swimming has made me strong enough to open a peanut butter jar easily." Budding triathlete Steve Boswell of Cupertino, California, notes, "I had...
Seattle Remodel Kept Its Spanish Accents
In the West of the 1930s, the family dream house was often a two-bedroom box with Spanish accents, like the one pictured here. With their children grown, Julia Lee and Calvert Knudsen of Seattle decided to turn such a house into quarters for two. They...
Smoked, Barbecued, Seviche ... Fresh Albacore
Delicately flavored and fragile-fleshed, albacore is harvested commercially and as a sport fish along the West Coast. In the past, most of the catch was canned. But as that market has given way to imports, the handling of the fish has changed. Commercially,...
So Many Ways to Get out on Santa Barbara Harbor
Ocean breezes fill the catamaran's sail and propel it swiftly on a 90-minute tour along Santa Barbara's coastline. A few miles offshore, hopeful fishermen cast for deep-sea fish on an all-day outing. On the city waterfront, a palm-lined path brings...
So Much to Do and So Much to Enjoy
June is the go-ahead month: time is short and there's much to do. Now that frost is no longer a threat (except at highest elevations), gardeners can safely set out warm-season flowers and vegetables--such as marigolds, petunias, eggplant, and tomatoes--without...
Summer-Blooming Garnishes That Go Straight from the Flower Bed to a Salad or Sandwich
A hint of unfamiliar flavor or a sprinkling of unexpected color can make even simple foods suddenly special. Shown and discussed here are five plants with edible flowers that you can use to give foods eye appeal. In most cases, their flavor is minimal;...
The 21st Century Comes to Paris
Billed as a grand 21st-century urban park, the cultural complex of La Villette in northeastern Paris still has the raw look of a construction zone. But the first phase of building is complete, and for Paris visitors who've seen the usual sights, this...
The All-in-Pots Garden for Deck or Patio
Like the gem-setter's craft, arrangement of flowers in containers is part science, part art; if you blend the two well, you'll get creations as effective as any on these four pages. And after planting your containers, you can mix and match them by flower...
The Tomato Detectives Have an Answer for Blossom-End Rot
A common frustration among tomato growers is blossom-end rot, shown above. Tomatoes develop a small brown sunken area at the base, which expands as the tomato grows. Fungus may invade this damaged area and cause rotting. The malady is especially likely...
Tortillas Benedict ... and Other Mexican Twists with Eggs
Versatile eggs acquire a Mexican accent in these brunch entrees. Paired with childies, crisp tortillas, back beans, and other ingredients, they're a falvorful departure from traditional fare. In a Latin variation on eggs Benedict, flaky golden tortilla...
Trail Chefs and River Chefs Tell Us Their Trade Secrets
"Imagine--duck with currant sauce and cheese souffle right on the shores of a wild river in Idaho! We were eating as if we were in a fine restaurant, but we were miles from civilization. How do they do it?" Raves like this from guests on wilderness...
Video Art in San Francisco ... Screenings, Classes
It's not TV, it's art. Video art--a new electronic medium using video tape and state-of-the-art electronic equipment--can take the form of a documentary, an intellectual montage, or the electronic equivalent of a poem or painting. Three San Francisco...
Wagons, Ho! Here's Another Way to Relive the Old West
Wagon ruts and remnants of 1800s households still litter emgirant trails--reminders of the thousands of pioneers whose dreams and hopes sent them lurching and plodding west in search of a new life. Now, a century later, the calls of "Wagons, ho!=...
When Only a Custom Lampshade Will Do
It's hard to find just the right lampshade ready-made. But making one is a simple, inexpensive project that takes only a few hours. Choose any fabric you like for the shade, then give it body with a backing of paper or a thin sheet of styrene. For...
Working Wonders with Watermelon
Pink, crisp, and cool, watermelon reigns supreme as nature's refreshment in the heat of summer. As an ingredient, it can also have a stunning impact, as in these three very different dishes: one a surprisingly spicy but simple appetizer; the second,...
You Choose the Overcoat for This Basic Cake
Dress up one basick cake in three different ways. You can embed sliced almonds in the crust and soak the cake in lemon syrup, layer with raspberry jam and wrap in a marzipan coat, or spread with whipped cream and top with fresh strawberry and kiwi slices....
You Eat the Wrapper ... Green, Black, or Purple Nori
If you've eaten sushi, you've encountered nori, parchment-thin drie d seaweed. Tasting faitly of the sea, it makes an edible wrapper for foods far removed from Japanese cuisine. Green, black, or purple in color, nori is washed, overlapped, and dried...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.