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. 211, No. 4, October

A Case for Sausage
Link up with the world's oldest convenience foodSometimes, convenience food can be a good thing. Sausages, one of the oldest such foods, bring vibrant flavor to simple cooking. More and more sausage makers in the West have been producing high-quality...
A Case for Sausage: Link Up with the World's Oldest Convenience Food
Sometimes, convenience food can be a good thing. Sausages, one of the oldest such foods, bring vibrant flavor to simple cooking. More and more sausage makers in the West have been producing high-quality links. We like to use flesh ones in slow-cooked...
A Cellar for the Rest of Us
When I was younger, it seemed that the world was divided into two kinds of wine drinkers: people like me, who aged wine for about as long as it took to get the bottle home from the store, and people with five-figure, temperature-controlled cellars...
A Garden of Grasses
How to use ornamentals in the landscape for striking resultsTwelve years ago, Mary and Lew Reid moved north to the rolling grasslands of California's west Sonoma County, where they built their dream home atop an open ridge. Around it, Mary designed a...
A Garden of Grasses: How to Use Ornamentals in the Landscape for Striking Results
Twelve years ago, Mary and Lew Reid moved north to the rolling grasslands of California's west Sonoma County, where they built their dream home atop an open ridge. Around it, Mary designed a 2-acre garden of ornamental grasses to connect her land to...
A Taste of Taos
Savor a gourmet getaway in the northern New Mexico mountainsYou're sitting beneath the stars on the patio of Momentitos de la Vida, a mountainside adobe more than 150 years old that now houses an excellent restaurant. Just when you think that the evening...
Autumn Afternoons: Eight Great Ways to Savor the Season in the Bay Area
For some, autumn is the season of leisurely vacations minus the crowds. For many others, that's still a distant dream. There's school, fall sports, overflowing gutters--you're lucky if you can grab half a Saturday for a getaway. We're here to give...
Autumn Joy
Gather fall leaves to decorate your homeWhen trees are freshly painted in their burnished fall hues, take advantage of their splendor. Harvest some leaves or branch clippings to create wreaths or swags for hanging on gates, doors, or mantels. Or, for...
Autumn Joy: Gather Fall Leaves to Decorate Your Home
When trees are freshly painted in their burnished fall hues, take advantage of their splendor. Harvest some leaves or branch clippings to create wreaths or swags for hanging on gates, doors, or mantels. Or, for a quick update on your porch, fill a...
Awesome Alliums
Ornamental onions are unusually pretty, versatile performersWho would think an onion could be a garden showstopper? Yet the genus Allium, which includes edible onion bulbs, embraces many ornamental species as well. They bear striking spheres of starburst-shaped...
A World of Flavor
Dine your way around the globe at Salt Lake City's marketsCan I help you?" booms Tony Caputo. The question rolls the length of the counter at Tony Caputo's Market and Deli on downtown Salt Lake City's west side.His question is simple, but figuring out...
Bulbs for Pots
Plant them now for color next springEvery spring, giant pots of bulbs steal the show in Sunset's display gardens in Menlo Park, California. "Nothing could be easier," says head gardener Rick LaFrentz, "since each bulb contains everything it needs to...
Cliff-Hanger
A noodle-armed novice learns to love rock climbingI don't look like rock-climbing material. I'm only moderately athletic, I don't love heights, and I can do exactly one push-up. But now that I've learned the basics of the sport, I know that my noodle...
Cliff-Hanger: A Noodle-Armed Novice Learns to Love Rock Climbing
I don't look like rock-climbing material. I'm only moderately athletic, I don't love heights, and I can do exactly one push-up. But now that I've learned the basics of the sport, I know that nay noodle arms are not reasons to stay away from rock faces....
Cool of Fall: Create an Entryway That Celebrates the Bounty of the Season
As cool days arrive and we begin to turn our focus indoors, the entry is where we make our last stand. It provides us with a final opportunity to celebrate all the gardening season has to offer. Find ideas in these pages, then gather an armload of...
Design Laboratory
2003 Idea house collectionThe Warm and Colorful House uses bold hues and simple styleWe treated the interior of this house as a design laboratory, demonstrating ways to get a chic custom look on a modest budget. We used readily available products and...
Design Laboratory: The Warm and Colorful House Uses Bold Hues and Simple Style
We treated the interior of this house as a design laboratory, demonstrating ways to get chic custom look on a modest budget. We used readily available products and simple decorating techniques, splurging on just a few high-end accessories for extra...
East Bay Bohemia: Emeryville Boasts Good Art and Great Breakfasts
The urban dance that takes a city from industrial to gentrified has a number of steps. Warehouses shuffle into live/work loft havens for artists, then spin into pricey communities. Emeryville, the bayside enclave between Oakland and Berkeley, stands...
Get Fit for Ski Season
Seven late-autumn hikes near Salt Lake City and DenverCome October, every skier has to confront it: the nagging fear that one's quadriceps and hamstrings aren't yet ready for that double black-diamond downhill or that challenging cross-country trail....
Harvest Tour in Sonoma: Discover Fresh, Regional Delights along Two Autumn Backroad Drives
Sonoma County shimmers this month with fields full of red and gold grapevines and fat orange pumpkins. This is a glorious time to get out and appreciate the region's rich harvest. Knowing that the food you're savoring was organically grown makes it...
Indian Market Treasures
How to shop for and cook this flavorful cuisineFood lovers in the West are lucky. We have access to an array of flavors imported by a myriad of people from other places who've re-established their cooking here. Most recently, a large-and growing-number...
Indian Market Treasures: How to Shop for and Cook This Flavorful Cuisine
Food lovers in the West are lucky. We have access to an array of flavors imported by a myriad of people from other places who've re-established their cooking here. Most recently, a large--and growing--number of Asian Indians have opened new restaurants...
Many Happy Returns
Self-sowing spring annuals make great additions to the garden; start them this fall for bloom year after yearWhen visitors stroll through Sunset's test garden in May during our annual Celebration Weekend, test garden coordinator Bud Stuckey notices what...
Many Happy Returns: Self-Sowing Spring Annuals Make Great Additions to the Garden; Start Them This Fall for Bloom Year after Year
When visitors stroll through Sunset's test garden in May during our annual Celebration Weekend, test garden coordinator Bud Stuckey notices what they pause to admire. The top traffic stopper year after year, he says, is a small patch of animals near...
New Arts and Crafts
2003 Idea house collectionThe Cool and Contemporary House shows a twist on a traditional stylePhotographs by Muffy Kibbey (interiors) and E. Spencer ToyThough both houses have Craftsman-style character, this interior reflects and redefines the style...
New Arts and Crafts: The Cool and Contemporary House Shows a Twist on a Traditional Style
Though both houses have Craftsman-style character, this interior reflects and redefines the style more vividly. Working with De Mattei Construction and Sunset, interior designer Bethe Cohen and her associates updated elements of Arts and Crafts design--particularly...
Northern California in October
* SAN JOSE See Beethoven's Graceland Okay, okay--the composer may not be buried here, but the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies not only has an original invitation to Beethoven's funeral, it also preserves a lock of his famous mane (which...
October Treats
Readers' recipes tested in Sunset's kitchensPhotographs by James CarrierPumpkin ParfaitsBetty Ray, Vancouver, WABetty Ray created this creamy parfait as a light alternative to pumpkin pie.PREP TIME: About 40 minutes, plus at least 2 hours to chillMAKES:...
October Treats: Readers' Recipes Tested in Sunset's Kitchens
Pumpkin Parfaits Betty Ray, Vancouver, WA Betty Ray created this creamy parfait as a light alternative to pumpkin pie. PREP TIME: About 40 minutes, plus at least 2 hours to chill MAKES: 4 servings 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme 1 package...
Open House
LETTERS FROM OUR READERSShare your questions and tipsMaybe you've discovered a great way to keep pesky squirrels from digging up your freshly planted tulip bulbs. Perhaps you've forgotten the right temperature for cooking a turkey perfectly. If you have...
Soup of the Evening
Combine greens and beans for a quick, warming dinnerSince I work around food all day, the last thing I want to do when I go home at night is whip up a cassoulet or lasagna from scratch. That's why this simple, Italian-style soup of greens and beans has...
Soup of the Evening: Combine Greens and Beans for a Quick, Warming Dinner
Since I work around food all day, the last thing I want to do when I go home at night is whip up a cassoulet or lasagna from scratch. That's why this simple, Italian-style soup of greens and beans has become a weeknight staple at my house. I keep a...
Spa Soirees
What's the only thing that could possibly be better than a day of pampering? An evening of pampering. In cities throughout the West, day spas have started opening their facilities at night (reservations required) for people who can't make it in during...
Star Stews
Dress up comfort food for autumn entertainingWhen it's time to throw a party, seemingly humble stews are often overlooked. But take a second glance, because these dishes have many virtues. They can be made ahead, and they take well to either buffet or...
Star Stews: Dress Up Comfort Food for Autumn Entertaining
When it's time to throw a party, seemingly humble stews are often overlooked. But take a second glance, because these dishes have many virtues. They can be made ahead, and they take well to either buffet or plated service. With our simple browning...
Stock Options
A little effort yields big returns in homemade brothThere may be no sure thing in the financial world, but luckily that's not the case in the kitchen. For a small outlay of time and money, homemade chicken stock yields consistently high dividends as...
Stock Options: A Little Effort Yields Big Returns in Homemade Broth
There may be no sure thing in the financial world, but luckily that's not the case in the kitchen. For a small outlay of time and money, homemade chicken stock fields consistently high dividends as a delicious base for soups, stews, sauces, and risottos....
Sweet on Marmalade Hill
Explore Salt Lake City's quirky capitol district on footWhile most Salt Lake City streets march along a strict grid with names based on numbers, the steep, narrow streets of the Marmalade District tumble in a random fashion down the hills just west of...
Taos Harvest Drive: Sample New Mexico's Autumn Bounty
Loaded with baskets of tree ripened red and gold apples, plums, pears, and other produce, northern New Mexico's farm stands are at their autumn best this month. Stationed along the 75 miles of road between Santa Fe and Taos, most stands are right on...
The Master of Milk and Dark
Kings of chocolate, you imagine, are figures of Falstaffian amplitude. But Richard Donnelly has the restrained look of a mild-mannered graduate student, with wire-rimmed glasses and reddish hair poking out from under his cap. Still, Donnelly does...
The Other Pumpkins
Go beyond jack-o'-lanterns and think stews and pilafPhotograph by James CarrierAlthough there are dozens of varieties, pumpkins fall into two categories: those for carving and those for cooking. The cheerfully ubiquitous jack-o'-lantern pumpkins are...
The Other Pumpkins: Go beyond Jack-O'-Lanterns and Think Stews and Pilaf
Although there are dozens of varieties, pumpkins fall into two categories: those for carving and those for cooking. The cheerfully ubiquitous jack-o'-lantern pumpkins are great for the front porch, but their flesh tends to be fibrous and bland. The...
Vines in the Wild: Sample Paso Robles, the Central Coast's Up-and-Coming Wine Region
En route to Justin Vineyards & Winery, Vineyard Drive twists beneath oak trees laced with Spanish moss. The road passes ranchland and rows of vines heavy with grapes as it heads deeper into the Santa Lucia Mountains and the backcountry of the Paso...
What to Do in Your Garden in October
SHOPPING * BULBS. For large quantities of bulbs at a reasonable cost, try John Scheepers (www.johnscheepers.com or 860/5670838; $35 minimum order) or Van Bourgondien (www.dutchbulbs.com or 800/622- 9959). * SPECIALTY FRUITS. If you'd like to...
With Windows in Mind: The Andersen[R] inHOME at Sundance Film Festival Will Showcase a Vision That Explores Our Own Creative Potential
A HOUSE SHELTERS: A HOME INSPIRES. INNOVATIVE WINDOWS AND DOORS THAT INTEGRATE INTO THE DESIGN WILL ENHANCE BOTH THE COMFORT AND BEAUTY OF YOUR HOME. The planning of any home begins with a great deal of soul-searching. What do we need? What do we...
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