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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. 211, No. 3, September

Airy and Bright
Careful updates make the kitchen more welcomingRich and Linda Peters loved the 1929 Spanish colonial revival-style bungalow they bought several years ago, but not its dark, dreary, poorly remodeled kitchen. "There was no real work triangle, the windows...
Airy and Bright: Careful Updates Make the Kitchen More Welcoming
Rich and Linda Peters loved the 1929 Spanish colonial revival-style bungalow they bought several years ago, but not its dark, dreary, poorly remodeled kitchen. "There was no real work triangle, the windows had been partially covered with gypsum board...
A Little Heat from Spain
Imported paprikas make a delicious, all-purpose saucePaprika is commonly used for its ruddy color rather than for its taste. Now, however, intensely flavored varieties from Spain are arriving in markets here. Their effect on dishes goes beyond cosmetic:...
A Little Heat from Spain: Imported Paprikas Make a Delicious, All-Purpose Sauce
Paprika is commonly used for its ruddy color rather than for its taste. Now, however, intensely flavored varieties from Spain are arriving in markets here. Their effect on dishes goes beyond cosmetic: They impart distinct flavors, from sweet to hot...
Apple Season
Celebrate autumn with a rustic open-faced galetteFall announces itself with a hint of coolness in the air and late afternoon's golden light, but its best harbinger is the sudden profusion of juicy apples-pale green, russet, and every color in between....
Apple Season: Celebrate Autumn with a Rustic Open-Faced Galette
Fall announces itself with a hint of coolness in the air and late afternoon's golden light, but its best harbinger is the sudden profusion of juicy apples--pale green, russet, and every color in between. We especially love unusual varieties grown in...
A Taste of Taos: Savor a Gourmet Getaway in the Northern New Mexico Mountains
You're sitting beneath the stars on the patio of Momentitos de la Vida, a mountainside adobe more than 150 years old that now houses excellent restaurants. Just when you think that the evening couldn't get any better, the waiter delivers a pistachio-crusted...
Bargain Aspen
Explore Colorado's historic town-when hiking, fall color, and prices are at their bestAspen is an outdoor-lover's dream in September: relaxed, uncrowded, and gloriously lovely, with plenty to do. The weather is typically sunny and warm during the day,...
Bargain Aspen: Explore Colorado's Historic Town-When Hiking, Fall Color, and Prices Are at Their Best
Aspen is an outdoor-lover's dream in September: relaxed, uncrowded, and gloriously lovely, with plenty to do. The weather is typically sunny and warm during the day, cool at night. By the middle of the month, aspen groves edging the town are shimmering...
Big Cheese
Pay a tasty visit to Colorado's cheesemakersMove over, Wisconsin. Get real, California. The rising star these days in artisan cheesemaking is Colorado, better known for its steaks than its dairy products.But that's changing. Northern Colorado has a "microcheesery"...
Big News at Big River: Get a Fresh New Look at Parklands along the Mendocino Coast
The Big River, which flows into the ocean just south of Mendocino, wasn't named for the breadth of its channel but for the size of the redwoods that once grew along its bank. The name also hints at the importance of recent developments here: During...
Chicken for All Ages
At last, a dinner the whole family will likeSuspicion lurks behind the 10-year-old's question, "What's for dinner?" She's imagining capers in the sauce and arugula in the salad. What parent hasn't despaired of planning dinner that's interesting for the...
Chicken for All Ages: At Last, a Dinner the Whole Family Will Like
Suspicion lurks behind the 10-year-old's question, "What's for dinner?" She's imagining capers in the sauce and arugula in the salad. What parent hasn't despaired of planning dinner that's interesting for the adults and the kids? One simple approach...
Embrace by the Bay
On California's Monterey Peninsula, discover a passion for fresh food and colorful historyThe Pacific Ocean is different at the mouth of Monterey Bay. Waves hitting the rocks at Point Pinos seem just a little bluer, more luminescent than elsewhere along...
Embraced by the Bay: On California's Monterey Peninsula, Discover a Passion for Fresh Food and Colorful History
The Pacific Ocean is different at the mouth of Monterey Bay. Waves hitting the rocks at Point Pinos seem just a little bluer, more luminescent than elsewhere along the coast, with the golden ridges of the Santa Lucia Range as a backdrop. The air is...
Fault Line
"Over there is the North American Plate," says Doctor Doug. "Right now, we're on the Pacific Plate." More specifically, right now we're riding in an air-conditioned van across the portion of the Pacific Plate that supports the desert resort town...
Flavorful Fall Suppers
Readers' recipes tested in Sunset's kitchensPraline-Glazed SalmonPaul Genaux, Bremerton, WAPaul Genaux was inspired to devise this recipe by his sister's description of a salmon dish she tried in New Orleans.PREP AND COOK TIME: About 15 minutesMAKES:...
Flavorful Fall Suppers: Readers' Recipes Tested in Sunset's Kitchens
Praline-Glazed Salmon Paul Genaux, Bremerton, WA Paul Genaux was inspired to devise this recipe by his sister's description of a salmon dish she tried in New Orleans. PREP AND COOK TIME: About 15 minutes MAKES: 2 servings 12 ounces boned, skinned...
Front Range Rides
Our guide to mellow mountain-bike trips in the Denver areaPrivately, you have an over-whelming desire to dive into that leaf pile with the kids, but you're afraid of what your neighbors might think, right? Don't fret. You can still get out to play among...
Fun for All
A California duo builds playgrounds for children of all abilitiesShane's Inspiration, a playground in Los Angeles' Griffith Park, has just about everything a kid needs to have a good time. There's a play structure resembling a rocket ship. Swings, some...
Fun for All: A California Duo Builds Playgrounds for Children of All Abilities
Shane's Inspiration, a playground in Los Angeles' Griffith Park, has just about everything a kid needs to have a good time. There's a play structure resembling a rocket ship. Swings, some with simple seats and others with straps, stand next to a sandpit...
Gardening Smart in California: Fall Is the Best Time to Plant Your Low-Water Landscape
Of all the gardens that grow in the Golden State, few can match Mediterranean-inspired landscapes for their toughness, sensual appeal, and suitability to our wet winters and dry summers. Whether their designs spring from the Italian-, Spanish-, or...
High-Country Planting
LANDSCAPING IN YOUR GARDENAutumn is prime time to set out permanent plants. Our tips and selections can help you succeedHere in the intermountain West, gardeners are routinely challenged by blizzards, blazing summer sun, hailstorms, and, most recently,...
In Plain Sight
Three home-office centers that carve space from other roomsAs computers become the norm for doing homework, many parents want to supervise their children as they surf the Web-some even miss helping kids with assignments. The home-office setups on these...
In Plain Sight: Three Home-Office Centers That Carve Space from Other Rooms
As computers become the norm for doing homework, many parents want to supervise their children as they surf the Web--some even miss helping kids with assignments. The home-office setups on these two pages address this change in different ways, ranging...
Liquid Gold
From delicate to robust, honey flavors dishes savory and sweetIt remains one of nature's miracles-that process by which buzzing honeybees transform flower dust into edible gold. Aristotle called the result "the nectar of the gods."But all honey is not...
Liquid Gold: From Delicate to Robust, Honey Flavors Dishes Savory and Sweet
It remains one of nature's miracles--that process by which buzzing honeybees transform flower dust into edible gold. Aristotle called the result "the nectar of the gods." But all honey is not the same. Nuances of flavor and color vary according...
Lore and Learning
The Southwest comes alive on these vacations that combine rich scenery with vivid human historyWe had just seen a petroglyph site rich with images, the grave of Joaquin Murrieta (the outlaw who inspired the legend of Zorro), and a pristinely preserved...
Lore and Learning: The Southwest Comes Alive on These Vacations That Combine Rich Scenery with Vivid Human History
We had just seen a petroglyph site rich with images, the grave of Joaquin Murrieta (the outlaw who inspired the legend of Zorro), and a pristinely preserved mission church established in the 17th century by Jesuit missionary Eusebio Kino. But at the...
Mix Greens in Your Garden
Grow mild and spicy blends for salads and stir-friesIn the Mediterranean region, mesclun is best known as a mix of tasty young lettuces and piquant greens (arugula, chervil, and endive in France; chicory, curly endive, and escarole in Italy). But in...
Mix Greens in Your Garden: Grow Mild and Spicy Blends for Salads and Stir-Fries
In the Mediterranean region, mesclun is best known as a mix of tasty young lettuces and piquant greens (arugula, chervil, and endive in France; chicory, curly endive, and escarole in Italy). But in the West, the crops now widely sold at farmers' markets...
Monterey: A Region Reinvented
Not so long ago, Monterey wine meant no-frills, easy-on-the-pocketbook quaffers. A few large wineries dominated the landscape, and their wines, while serviceable, weren't exactly exciting. That has changed. Recently I tasted more than 50 wines made...
Northern California in September
* MONTEREY Walk through history They say nothing's free, but the fascinating Somethin's Fishy Historical Walking Tour won't cost you a dime. The fact-filled tour is led by Maritime Museum of Monterey historian Tim Thomas, who weaves a spellbinding...
Open House
LETTERS FROM OUR READERSRivers inspire deep thoughtsRe: "The West's Best Rivers," July, page 76. For the first 16 years of my life, my family spent summer vacations at DeSmitt's Resort in Guerneville along the Russian River. No place holds such special...
Paradise Found
How an architect used unwanted land to build his dream homeThe house began with a marriage proposal. On the pretext of scattering wildflower seeds, architect Ron Sutton brought his then girlfriend, Lisa Kincheloe, to a grassy plot of land overlooking...
Paradise Found: How an Architect Used Unwanted Land to Build His Dream Home
The house began with a marriage proposal. On the pretext of scattering wildflower seeds, architect Ron Sutton brought his then girlfriend, Lisa Kincheloe, to a grassy plot of land overlooking Northern California's Petaluma River. When they reached...
Poppy Fever
Choose from a world of colorful beautiesFor a quick trip halfway around the globe, consider the common names assigned to a few poppies: California, Flanders, Himalayan, Iceland, Oriental, and Welsh. Some are annual, some are perennial, and a few fall...
Poppy Fever: Choose from a World of Colorful Beauties
For a quick trip halfway around the globe, consider the common names assigned to a few poppies: California, Flanders, Himalayan, Iceland, Oriental, and Welsh. Some are annual, some are perennial, and a few fall somewhere in between. But they all bear...
Spaghetti Western
Italian American tradition inspires a fun fall dinnerTime-honored Italian American farethick sauces that cling to lanky strands of spaghetti, imbuing them with the concentrated flavors of tomato, olive oil, and garlic-is just the kind of food that everyone...
Spaghetti Western: Italian American Tradition Inspires a Fun Fall Dinner
Time-honored Italian American fare--thick sauces that cling to lanky strands of spaghetti, imbuing them with the concentrated flavors of tomato, olive oil, and garlic--is just the kind of food that everyone loves. It's also an important part of the...
Surprises in Santa Rosa: There's More to Nosh on Than Peanuts in This Wine Country Town
In Santa Rosa, happiness is a warm puppy--and a warm scone. You can find it all in this town, from original Peanuts comic strips at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center to cozy meals at new restaurants and old favorites. The hottest...
The Real Thing: Danville Has Great Shopping, Dining, and a Sense of the Past
Downtown Danville almost became a Wild West stage set. Fifty years ago, the then sleepy town in the San Ramon Valley got riled up when a developer tried to turn it into Dodge City west, complete with a jail where tourists could be photographed. ...
Timpanogos without Crowds
Cave and hike in fall splendorIn the Wasatch Mountains southeast of Salt Lake City, Timpanogos Cave National Monument bustles in summer, when soldout tours are the norm. But in September, just before snow closes the trails, you can enjoy the amazing...
What to Do in Your Garden in September
PLANTING [] BULBS. Sunset climate zones 7-9. 14-17: Try these less common charmers in your garden. All will give a colorful display in spring: baboon flower (Babiana), African corn lily (Ixia), dwarf Narcissus, Freesia, grape hyacinth (Muscari),...
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