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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. 215, No. 4, October

Coastal Craftsman: Our Orange County Idea House Updates a Classic Style for Modern Living
It has all the makings of a traditional Craftsman: a welcoming porch, bloom-covered arbors, shingle siding. But our Orange County Idea House adds a modern twist. In place of conventional Arts and Crafts details, the home has a bright, contemporary...
Crush without the Crowds
Experience the harvest in Lodi's friendly wine countryRather than evocative views of lush, heavy grapes on the vine, harvest in Napa and Sonoma often means traffic jams. The wine region of Lodi, however, represents the undiscovered side of California...
Crush without the Crowds: Experience the Harvest in Lodi's Friendly Wine Country
Rather than evocative views of lush, heavy grapes on the vine, harvest in Napa and Sonoma often means traffic jams. The wine region of Lodi, however, represents the undiscovered side of California winemaking. And it's best seen in fall, when the grape...
Farm Fresh
Easy recipes to celebrate the pumpkin harvestThe October fields at Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay, California, are painted in warm hues of orange, green, and gold, dotted with the 40-odd varieties that will soon take their place at the annual...
Farm Fresh: Easy Recipes to Celebrate the Pumpkin Harvest
The October fields at Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay, California, are painted in warm hues of orange, green, and gold, dotted with the 40-odd varieties that will soon take their place at the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival....
Golden Yosemite
THREE-DAY WEEKENDQuiet hikes and lazy picnics are yours for the taking now!After trie Under-18 set heads back to school and the swarm of-summer visitors slows, Yosemite National Park welcomes some of the most comfortable weather of the year. Aspens and...
Golden Yosemite: Quiet Hikes and Lazy Picnics Are Yours for the Taking Now
After the under-18 set heads back to school and the swarm of summer visitors slows, Yosemite National Park welcomes some of the most comfortable weather of the year. Aspens and cottonwoods turn from green to gold, meadows are dotted with milkweed pods...
Grow Greens Fast: Two Harvest Techniques Provide Fresh Options in the Kitchen
Growing your own salad greens trumps buying grocery lettuce any day. Not only is it easy to do, it allows you to experiment with new flavors and different ways to serve. Now in our own back-yard, an innovative chef and a seedswoman have helped pioneer...
Have a Hoot: Celebrate the Owl with a Spooky Halloween Bash
Harry Potter has one. So did Hecate, goddess of the underworld. With that kind of pedigree, it's time the owl got some of the spotlight. So forget about ghosts and goblins--this year, throw an owl-themed Halloween party with all-ages appeal. Before...
Inside Our Green-Built Idea House: Earth-Friendly Features You Can Use Now
Our next Idea House explores one of the fastest-growing trends in the West: green building. Using two side-by-side homes in Menlo Park, California, to demonstrate techniques and materials, the Green-Built Idea House will be a showcase for eco-savvy...
In the Bozone
After just one day in Bozeman, Montana, I was compiling a list of all the reasons my family and I had to move here right away: 1. The revolving horse above the awning of the Main Street Army Navy store. 2. Views of the denim blue Gallatin Range...
Lessons of a School Garden: Teach Children to Plant, and Put the World at Their Fingertips
A school garden is a great teaching tool--it brings science, math, nature, and art to life, and it gets students excited about learning. Sunset teamed up with Juana Briones Elementary School in Palo Alto, California, to develop a fall garden, working...
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The Balanced Spectrum[R] floor lamp combines the benefits of natural daylight indoors with a savings of $77 over the life of one bulb!** Ever since the first human went into a dark cave and built a fire, people have realized the importance of proper...
October Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenQuick Scallops with Peppers and CornJOYCE HANNUM, MASON COUNTY, WAJoyce Hannum calls herself "the queen of clean-the-fridge cooking." This simple dish is the tasty result of her rummaging. Serve with...
October Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Quick Scallops with Peppers and Corn JOYCE HANNUM, MASON COUNTY, WA Joyce Hannum calls herself "the queen of clean-the-fridge cooking." This simple dish is the tasty result of her rummaging. Serve with couscous, pasta, or rice. PREP AND COOK...
Orange County Idea House National Sponsors
ARMSTRONG FLOOR PRODUCTS The home's floors are made of Hartco Blackwater Classics cherrywood in Fireside. This flooring uses a fraction of the raw materials traditionally required for the 3/4-inch solid-hardwood floors of the past, making it a more...
Orient Express
WINDOW ON THE WESTOnce sleepy, now hot, L.A.'s Chinatown strives for a I balance between newfound prosperity and artistic soul. ALEXANDRIA ABRAMIAN-MOTT reports on a neighborhood in fluxThe plot is as predictable as a Hollywood script: Artilts discover...
Orient Express: Once Sleepy, Now Hot, L.A.'S Chinatown Strives for a Balance between Newfound Prosperity and Artistic Soul. Alexandria Abramian-Mott Reports on a Neighborhood in Flux
The plot is as predictable as a Hollywood script: Artists discover an almost-forgotten neighborhood, chic boutiques and bistros move in, developers get wind of the action, and then the artists are priced out. Los Angeles' Chinatown seems to provide...
Perfect Pair
CHEFS OF THE WESTEnjoy duck and Pinot Noir the Bay Wolf wayDuring its 30-year run. Bay Wolf in Oakland, California, has become known more than any other restaurant for one ingredient and one wine: duck and Pinot Noir. Cofounder Michael Wild pairs the...
Perfect Pair: Enjoy Duck and Pinot Noir the Bay Wolf Way
During its 30-year run, Bay Wolf in Oakland, California, has become known more than any other restaurant for one ingredient and one wine: duck and Pinot Noir. Cofounder Michael Wild pairs the wine through the year with duck and seasonal partners: In...
Resort at Home
Magical ideas from a Phoenix gardenRelaxation is easy when your garden has all the ambience of a desert resort. As the last rays of sunlight play across Camelback Mountain in the distance, Earl and Sandy Jarred of Phoenix light a fire on the patio, then...
Resort at Home: Magical Ideas from a Phoenix Garden
Relaxation is easy when your garden has all the ambience of a desert resort. As the last rays of sunlight play across Camelback Mountain in the distance, Earl and Sandy Jarred of Phoenix light a fire on the patio, then recline on comfortable cushions....
Resources
IDEA HOUSE TEAM Architect: Eric Trabert & Associates, 714/641-1505 Builder: Mulvaney & Co. 949/276-5950 Developer: Rancho Mission Viejo, 949/240-3363 Interior design: Annie Speck Interior Designs, 949/464-1957 Landscape architect:...
Savory Crêpes
Four great fillings to fold up for dinner tonightCrêpes are the ultimate in truly good, truly fast food. In France, the traditional thin, tender buckwheat pancakes are cooked in a flash and casually folded over a variety of simple fillings. Using Western...
Savory Crepes: Four Great Fillings to Fold Up for Dinner Tonight
Crepes are the ultimate in truly good, truly fast food. In France, the traditional thin, tender buckwheat pancakes are cooked in a flash and casually folded over a variety of simple fillings. Using Western ingredients, we've created four fillings that...
Special Advertising Section
Green-Built Idea House Team Architect: EDI Architecture Builder: Clarum Homes Designer: Pamela Pennington Studios Landscape architect: HLD Group Landscape Architecture Development: Hamilton Park Nonprofit partner: Peninsula Habitat...
Spice Girls
PROFILESpice girlsGather gorgeous ingredients-and inspiration-at Boulettes LarderYou're spent the morning shopping at San Francisco's Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Now you find yourself with bags full of fava beans, nettles, and cardoons-and not a clue...
Spice Girls: Gather Gorgeous Ingredients-And Inspiration-At Boulettes Larder
You've spent the morning shopping at San Francisco's Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Now you find yourself with bags full of fava beans, nettles, and cardoons--and not a clue about what to do with any of it. Next time, stop at Boulettes Larder, where chef...
Sweets: Chocolate Nostalgia
Artisan chocolate is all the rage, but this Halloween, go for a good old-fashioned candy bar instead. The West has a rich heritage of locally made candy, from marshmallow-filled Idaho Spuds to Los Angeles' famous Cup-O-Gold. Thanks to websites like...
Sweet Tarts
Turn old-fashioned caramel apples into gourmet treatsA crisp, slightly tart apple dipped in chewy caramel is a classic sweet. A caramel apple double-dipped in white chocolate and crunchy toffee is the stuff of dreams.We love slicing up these over-the-top...
Sweet Tarts: Turn Old-Fashioned Caramel Apples into Gourmet Treats
A crisp, slightly tart apple dipped in chewy caramel is a classic sweet. A caramel apple double-dipped in white chocolate and crunchy toffee is the stuff of dreams. We love slicing up these over-the-top treats for a snack, but they also make great...
Teenaged in Seattle: Mom, Dad, Two Boys, and Jimi Hendrix-A Recipe for Bliss or Disaster?
An awesome adventure--that's what I swore we'd have when I took my 13- and 15-year-old sons, James and Sam, and my husband, Jeff, out for a day of family fun in Seattle, even though I knew nothing of the sort. Because teens are notoriously fickle,...
The Directory
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What to Do in Your Garden in October
PLANTING * Annuals. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: For blooms from winter through spring, plant cool-season annuals now so they get established and start flowering before the weather turns cold. Otherwise, they may not flower until spring. Buy...
Wild West Wine: Good Pinot Noir Is Hard to Make, but Two Mavericks Have Unlocked Its Secrets. Want the Best Pinot? Here's Where to Go and What to Buy-In Every Price Range
At Au Bon Climat winery on California's Central Coast, the bottling line is rattling, forklifts are zipping here and there, and a motley crew of bartenders, Aussie winemakers, and overtalented pizza-parlor employees are perched on planks over open-top...
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