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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. 213, No. 3, September

Alpine Escape
Get a taste of the Alps in Vail, ColoradoPHOTOGRAPHS BYJAMES BOONEA small village with cobblestone streets, a tall white clock tower, mountain lodges, and gasthofs: Vail, Colorado, may sit in the heart of the Rockies, but it was built to evoke a ski...
Autumn Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenPHOTOGRAPHS BY LEIGH BEISCHPasta with Basil, Tomatoes, and FetaEUGENIE RUSSELL, OAKLAND, CAThis fresh pasta dish, which Eugenie Russell learned to make from a friend's mother in France, can be prepared...
Autumn Favorites: Recipes from Our Readers, Tested in Sunset's Kitchen
Pasta with Basil, Tomatoes, and Feta EUGENIE RUSSELL, OAKLAND, CA This fresh pasta dish, which Eugenie Russell learned to make from a friend's mother in France, can be prepared in the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta. PREP AND COOK...
Bright and Fresh
Most log cabins are dark and a little gloomy. This one found the lightPHOTOGRAPHS BYJOHN GRANEN"I'm not really attracted to log homes," Bruce Carey laughs, "but my shtick is to mix the old and the new. I saw the home's potential," he said, recalling...
Bright and Fresh: Most Log Cabins Are Dark and a Little Gloomy. This One Found the Light
"I'm not really attracted to log homes," Bruce Carey laughs, "but my shtick is to mix the old and the new. I saw the home's potential," he said, recalling what he felt when a 1920s log cabin in the Forest Heights neighborhood of Portland came on the...
Cheery New Entry
A lattice fence and well-chosen plants transform a yardPlant lineupA mix of perennials, shrubs, and small trees provides year-round texture and seasonal color.Fence softeners* Variegated potato vine (Solarium jasminoides 'Variegatum') bears white flowers...
Cheery New Entry: A Lattice Fence and Well-Chosen Plants Transform a Yard
Once the ugliest yard on the whole block, this entry garden in Bremerton, Washington, is now one of the most inviting, thanks to a significant reland-scaping effort by owner John Paulsen. When he and his family moved in, the yard was almost barren,...
Cowboy Vintners
Wine grapes thrive in the high country southeast of TucsonPHOTOGRAPHS BY EDWARD McCAINOne melancholy cow peers over the fence as a knot of wine connoisseurs gaze at the oak-dotted hills and luxuriously swirl their Zinfandels on the porch of Callaghan...
Grill Your Own
Self-serve fajitas star at a Mexican-style outdoor dinner partyPHOTOGRAPHS BY JAMES CARRIERAs anyone who has entertained outside knows, all of the action at a backyard grilling party takes place around the barbecue. Take advantage of that by letting...
Grill Your Own: Self-Serve Fajitas Star at a Mexican-Style Outdoor Dinner Party
As anyone who has entertained outside knows, all of the action at a backyard grilling party takes place around the barbecue. Take advantage of that by letting guests grill tequila-marinated chicken breasts and vegetables for folding into warm tortillas,...
Head of the Class
California's other winemaking schoolClose your eyes in the barrel room at Fresno State University, where the cool air smells of toasted wood, moist earth, and ripe fruit, and you might imagine yourself in a dark cave in France or Italy, surrounded by...
Head of the Class: California's Other Winemaking School
Close your eyes in the barrel room at Fresno State University, where the cool air smells of toasted wood, moist earth, and ripe fruit, and you might imagine yourself in a dark cave in France or Italy, surrounded by dusty casks of aging wine. Open them...
Home Sweet Home
Truffles; almond bark; fudge; sweet, nutty divinity glistening in clear plastic trays. You might think that 9 a.m. on Saturday would be too early to load up on candy. You would be wrong. Already crowds are queuing up for homemade sweets at the Candy...
Letters from Our Readers
Fun under the umbrellaCaught the article on the umbrella planter ("Sturdy Shade," july, page 76). Loved it. Below is a picture of my wife, Tiana, sitting on our new little accent spot. Best job I normally do on a project is writing the check. Cut a foot...
Life in the Pearl
PLACES IN THE WESTA Portland neighborhood mixes urban sophistication with small-town charmVITAL STATSPOPULATION: Approximately 5,000OLDEST BUILDING: The Armory, built in 1881; soon to be home of Portland Center Stage theater companySIZE: Approximately...
Market Harvest: Chefs Find Inspiration for Vibrant Fall Recipes at the Farmers' Market
There's no resisting the spectacular bounty of the farmers' market in early fall. Even cooks whose inspiration falters at other times of year find themselves struck with the urge to buy everything at the September market. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Places in the West: Life in the Pearl; A Portland Neighborhood Mixes Urban Sophistication with Small-Town Charm
Every morning Becky Porter hustles to catch the 7:34 streetcar to her job in downtown Portland. "I hate to miss it," she says. There is another streetcar seven minutes later, so why the rush? Because the 7:34, driven by Bob, is also taken by her friends...
Product: Compost Tea Time
Organic farmers always say "feed the soil, not the plant." One of the most effective ways to do it is with compost tea--a solution made from traditional or worm compost--which contains billions of microorganisms that help convert soil nutrients and...
Resort Style: One Family Shows How to Bring the Vacation Home
Architect Robert Glazier fell in love with hotels while working as a busboy at a Sheraton. "It was a place where the environment was relaxed and people came to have fun," he says. Thirty years later, his love affair is still going strong, as he and...
River Town
Discover Redding, California's new bridge and waterfront parksPHOTOGRAPHS BY CATHERINE KARNOWTo stand on the glass deck of the new Sundial Bridge in Redding, California, is to feel suspended between heaven and earth. With the salmon-filled Sacramento...
River Town Rising: Plan a Fall Visit to Experience Redding's Stunning New Bridge and Its Waterfront Parks
To stand on the glass deck of the new Sundial Bridge in Redding, California, is to feel suspended between heaven and earth. With the Sacramento River rushing beneath your feet and the bridge's gleaming white mast spiking more than 200 feet skyward,...
Rowing the Blue: Learn to Skim Gracefully across the Bay-Or Watch from Shore
It's a calm fall morning out on San Francisco Bay, and a mere toothpick of a boat--more than 20 feet long, less than 1 foot wide, and powered by two lean oars--skims across the surface like a giant water skeeter. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Shirwin...
Saddle'em Up: Weekend Cowboys Ride Again at Four Southern California Guest Ranches
Tony Thompson is all business this warm morning. He and a dozen other Alisal Guest Ranch wranglers have only a couple of hours to catch and saddle 63 horses for guests going on this morning's breakfast ride. As the horses are brought in from the fields,...
Sandstone Country
Drive and hike the red rock wonderland of Utah's Canyonlands National ParkAs evening slides over deep, red-walled canyons, slivers of sunlight slip beneath a patch of clouds and splash onto towering pinnacles, igniting the wind-weathered rock. Here in...
Savory Stew
Warm white beans show off late-summer tomatoesPHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES CARRIERSeptember tomatoes-sweet, juicy, and ripe almost to bursting-might just be the best of the year. The trick is to get our fill of them before cold weather arrives and we have to...
Savory Stew: Warm White Beans Show off Late-Summer Tomatoes
September tomatoes--sweet, juicy, and ripe almost to bursting--might just be the best of the year. The trick is to get our fill of them before cold weather arrives and we have to resign ourselves to dull, pink, mealy winter tomatoes. One great way...
Shower Rooms
Removing walls and doors means more space in the bathroomCall it the case of the disappearing shower stall. First, the shower and the tub separated. Next, frameless glass shower stalls became the rage. Now, many homeowners are eliminating shower doors...
Shower Rooms: Removing Walls and Doors Means More Space in the Bathroom
Call it the case of the disappearing shower stall. First, the shower and the tub separated. Next, frameless glass shower stalls became the rage. Now, many homeowners are eliminating shower doors and walls altogether. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The...
Steak Special
Fresh ways to dress up classic cuts on the grillPHOTOGRAPHS BYJAMES CARRIERA grilled steak-sans embellishment-makes a special meal. But with little extra effort, you can turn your favorite cut of beef into something extraordinary.We've dressed up four...
Steak Special: Fresh Ways to Dress Up Classic Cuts on the Grill
A grilled steak--sans embellishment--makes a special meal. But with little extra effort, you can turn your favorite cut of beef into something extraordinary. We've dressed up four classic steaks, in their popular--that is, indulgent--sizes. If you...
Sweet Dreams
For luscious color and fragrance, sow sweet peas soon in beds or potsGo on, admit it. You're charmed by sweet peas every time you see them in spring-in buckets at farmers' markets, tumbling over neighbors' fences, filling vases on friends' desks and...
Sweet Dreams: For Luscious Color and Fragrance, Sow Sweet Peas Soon in Beds or Pots
Go on, admit it. You're charmed by sweet peas every time you see them in spring--in buckets at farmers' markets, tumbling over neighbors' fences, filling vases on friends' desks and tabletops. When you draw close to those fluttery blooms and inhale...
Take the N-Judah: Tour San Francisco from the Breakers to the Bay-For $1.25
As a car-happy Californian, I thought public transit was a great idea--for everybody else. Then I moved near San Francisco's N-Judah line and found a streetcar to love. Running from Ocean Beach across the city to the Caltrain station, the N-Judah isn't...
The Directory
Set of leather coasters [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The first 100 readers who request information from our advertisers featured in THE DIRECTORY will receive a set of leathers coasters FREE. Each coaster features a vintage Sunset cover. The set four...
The Secret
When I was visiting friends on the East Coast last summer, I met an Ohioan planning a trip to California this year. I gave away my secret: Go in September. The beaches are warm and sunny, the fog is gone. It's summer without the crowds. The days are...
Visit the Carvers: Artisans along the High Road to Taos
"My work is a prayer," says Lorrie Garcia of Penasco, New Mexico. "I always offer a prayer for the person who is ultimately going to end up with each piece." She is one of roughly 100 artists who open their studios (which are usually open by appointment...
What to Do in Your Garden in September
PLANTING * Bulbs. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: Early fall is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs. Less common types start appearing in nurseries this month, including baboon flower (Babiana), corn lily (Ixia), grape hyacinth (Muscari), harlequin...
Wildlife Wonders
Spot bighorns, elk, and fall color in Rocky Mountain National ParkPHOTOGRAPHS BY JAMES BOONEBeams of light slicing through the crisp morning air have barely touched the broad golden meadows of West Horseshoe Park, but two cars have already pulled over...
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