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. 219, No. 4, October

3 Ways with Pork Chops
Go beyond grilling: Pan-fry with cabbage, pound thin and pair with salad, or lacquer with a Chinese-inspired glazePork chops with fresh green and red cabbageHere's a hearty, tangy dish for a chilly autumn night. Pork, cabbage, and caraway-a classic German...
3 Ways with Pork Chops: Go beyond Grilling: Pan-Fry with Cabbage, Pound Thin and Pair with Salad, or Lacquer with a Chinese-Inspired Glaze
Pork chops with fresh green and red cabbage Here's a hearty, tangy dish for a chilly autumn night. Pork, cabbage, and caraway--a classic German combination--pair well with crisp, dry Riesling. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PREP AND COOK TIME 45 minutes...
Anderson Valley Escape
For farm-fresh food and sublime wine, spend an autumn weekend in California's least known, most beautiful wine countryDRIVING DOWN the winding, tree-canopied dirt road that leads to Lazy Creek Vineyards, you'd think we've taken the turnoff to some secret...
Anderson Valley Escape: For Farm-Fresh Food and Sublime Wine, Spend an Autumn Weekend in California's Least Known, Most Beautiful Wine Country
DRIVING DOWN the winding, tree-canopied dirt road that leads to Lazy Creek Vineyards, you'd think we've taken the turnoff to some secret state park. Alders, oaks, madrones, and redwoods all crowd alongside and over the road, which bumps over three...
Backyard in the Wild
Create the look of an alpine retreat with nature-inspired elementsREMINISCENT OF A NATURAL HOT SPRING in the mountains, this inviting spa was constructed in a 30- by 50-foot suburban backyard. Landscape designer Barbara Simon and contractor Alfred Dinsdale...
Backyard Oktoberfest
One grill, lots of sausage and sauerkraut, and a hundred friendsJAMES BULLARD AND EMILY WILSON ARE BOLD PEOPLE. Every October they invite everyone they know to join their version of Oktoberfest. Yes: everyone they know."It's a party party," Bullard says,...
Backyard Oktoberfest: One Grill, Lots of Sausage and Sauerkraut, and a Hundred Friends
JAMES BULLARD AND EMILY WILSON ARE BOLD PEOPLE. Every October they invite everyone they know to join their version of Oktoberfest. Yes: everyone they know. "It's a party party," Bullard says, "with copious amounts of eating and drinking and everyone...
Ciao, San Diego: Little Italy Unites Past and Present with Old World Cuisine and High-End Design
YOU STILL SEE THE GREAT, LINED FACES of old men sipping espresso at cafes in San Diego's Little Italy--guys overdressed for the weather who look like extras out of Cinema Paradiso. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] But there's another crowd too, of professionals...
Coastal Gem: Choose Easy-Care Plants for Year-Round Appeal in a Small Front Yard
PROPERTIES BY THE BEACH call for plants needing little care, especially when they're used by vacationers who come and go. Because the owners of this Capitola cottage wanted their front yard to look good whenever they came for a holiday, garden designers...
Color Your Garden
Infuse your landscape with autumn's blazing golds, rusty reds, and oranges, plus a hint of frosty blues, using well-placed trees, shrubs, and perennialsNOTHING SAYS AUTUMN like the scent of woodsmoke and the gold and red hues of tree leaves, ornamental...
Color Your Garden: Infuse Your Landscape with Autumn's Blazing Golds, Rusty Reds, and Oranges, Plus a Hint of Frosty Blues, Using Well-Placed Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials
NOTHING SAYS AUTUMN like the scent of of woodsmoke and the gold and red hues of tree leaves, ornamental grasses, and late flowers. Leigh Anne and Mark Yuhasz know this better than most: They've combined these elements in their Gig Harbor, Washington,...
Fall Color in Containers
Mix richly hued foliage plants in earth-toned pots to display your porch or patioIN THE WEST'S MILD CLIMATES, fall color means deep red, rich plum, and vibrant gold. For a fresh twist on this timeless palette, combine these autumnal hues in pots with...
Fall Color in Containers: Mix Richly Hued Foliage Plants in Earth-Toned Pots to Display on Your Porch or Patio
IN THE WEST'S MILD CLIMATES, fall color means deep red, rich plum, and vibrant gold. For a fresh-twist on this timeless palette, combine these autumnal hues in pots with lime-, silver-, or black-foliaged plants. Container specialist Jean Manocchio...
Family Courtyard
A new fence turns an unused front garden into an outdoor roomMORE LIVING SPACE can be hard to find on a small lot, especially if you don't want to spend big bucks to remodel the house. Dana Granoskl discovered her ideal solution to this dilemma: Enclose...
Family Courtyard: A New Fence Turns an Unused Front Garden into an Outdoor Room
MORE LIVING SPACE can be hard to find on a small lot, especially if you don't want to spend big bucks to remodel the house. Dana Granoski discovered her ideal solution to this dilemma: Enclose the front yard. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "By today's...
From the Editor
USUALLY IN THIS COLUMN, I share a memory or an opinion inspired by a story in the magazine. This month is a departure: I want to tell you about a man who helped build Sunset, shaped the West as we know it, and inspired me with quiet tenacity and strength...
Going Back to Taos
Golden leaves, killer margaritas, and an artistic core ... you, too, will find this New Mexico town the real dealTHERE WAS AN AUTUMN 10 years ago when I was ready to move to Taos. I had made friends here and fallen hard for hikes in the Sangre de Cristo...
Going Back to Taos; Golden Leaves, Killer Margaritas, and an Artistic Core ... You, Too, Will Find This
THERE WAS AN AUTUMN 10 years ago when I was ready to move to Taos. I had made friends here and fallen hard for hikes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains by day and raucous conversations over margaritas by night in Taos's de facto living room, the Adobe...
Halloween Treat
Fresh, warm doughnuts: A tasty holiday tradition rises from the Sunset archives"THE HALLOWE'EN SEASON brings to mind witches and jack o' lanterns, crunchy apples and tasty hot doughnuts," wrote Sunset back in October of 1963. Witches, yes. Jack-o'-lanterns,...
Harvest Soups
Pumpkins, porcini mushrooms, parsnips, onions, chard, and more-here are the flavors of fall, by the steaming bowlfulSpiced pumpkin soup with ginger browned butterWarm spices and caramelized onions underscore the natural sweetness of pumpkin and butternut...
Harvest Soups; Pumpkins, Porcini Mushrooms, Parsnips, Onions, Chard, and More-Here Are the Flavors of Fall, by the Steaming Bowlful
Food New classics Spiced pumpkin soup with ginger browned butter Warm spices and caramelized onions underscore the natural sweetness of pumpkin and butternut squash in this comforting dish. The easy swirl of ginger butter at the end adds a bit...
How to Make Leaf Prints
Turn colorful fall foliage into stylish wall decorA SINGLE LEAF contains a world of beauty. Bring a bit of nature's magic indoors with this simple project Just gather a few of your favorite leaves on your next walk, flatten them under a book, then copy...
How to Make Leaf Prints; Turn Colorful Fall Foliage into Stylish Wall Decor
A SINGLE LEAF contains a world of beauty. Bring a bit of nature's magic indoors with this simple project: Just gather a few of your favorite leaves on your next walk, flatten them under a book, then copy them face down with a color photocopier. ...
Leafy Pumpkins: Five Ways to Bring the Season's Most Iconic Motifs Alive in Simple, Elegant Displays for Outdoor Decor
Glowing vines Meandering patterns add a whimsical storybook appeal to your arrangement. STEP 1 Cut out top of pumpkin and scrape the interior clean (see instructions on page 117). STEP 2 Using a real vine or a vine pattern, transfer design...
Light Thai
Lean and delicious, a spicy coconut broth brims with sweet potato, spinach, and fishThai red curry fish stewVersions of red curry abound in Thailand, but most are flavored with a paste of red chiles, garlic, shallots, galangal (similar to ginger), and...
Living for the City
Downtown isn't just for single 20-somethings anymore. Across the West, from Seattle to Phoenix, couples and families are forsaking the quiet burbs for urban vitalityEMPTY-NEST STATUS loomed over Peter and Cindy Blandino in one of Phoenix's outer suburbs...
Living for the City; Downtown Isn't Just for Single 20-Somethings Anymore. across the West, from Seattle to Phoenix, Couples and Families Are Forsaking the Quiet Burbs for Urban Vitality
EMPTY-NEST STATUS loomed over Peter and Cindy Blandino in one of Phoenix's outer suburbs three years ago when friends who lived downtown innocently invited them over one evening. Recalls Cindy, "We walked to a chamber music concert in one of the downtown...
Logan, Utah
Go leaf peeping and cheese shopping an hour from Salt Lake CitySET IN A GRASSY VALLEY enclosed by mountains, Logan is the place to go when you're homesick for the country. Decompress among 100-acre breathing spaces, rendered all the more lovely by blazing...
Mill Valley: The Stars Shine at This Month's Film Festival in the Heart of Marin County
THE MOSTLY UNGLITZY HAMLET of Mill Valley seems an unlikely place to see actress Helen Mirren sit down for tea. But when the Mill Valley Film Festival sweeps into town, residents often find themselves elbow to elbow with Hollywood's A-list. Not that...
Name That Dune
It's a great Colorado autumn escape and our newest national park- and you've probably never heard of itGREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE became America's latest national park in 2004, but it's still Colorado's best-kept secret for a fall fling....
October Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenPaprika short-rib beef stewMickey Strang, McKinley ville, CAPREP AND COOK TIME 3 ½ hoursMAKES 8 servingsNOTES Pimentón is available at gourmet grocery stores and from La Tienda flatienda.com or 800/710-4304).½...
Resources
Following are sources for some products in this issue. Care has been taken to verify information, but info can't be guaranteed. Items not included may have sources named elsewhere in the issue, have come from personal collections, or have been discontinued....
The Simple Life
A smart remodel does more with less by emphasizing open spaces, organic materials and the beauty of restraintPARING THINGS DOWN to their essence is a key component of the Japanese art of wabi-sabi. George and Mari Tischenko took this idea to heart when...
The Simple Life: A Smart Remodel Does More with Less by Emphasizing Open Spaces, Organic Materials and the Beauty of Restraint
PARING THINGS DOWN to their essence is a key component of the Japanese art of wabi-sabi. George and Mari Tischenko took this idea to heart when they remodeled their traditional home in Orinda, California, into a contemporary tranquil retreat. The...
Top 10 Beach Strolls
From uninhabited and windswept to sunny and bustling, a walk for every mood1 PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK RESERVE, B.C.LONG BEACH This 10-plus-mile stretch of pristine, surf-swept sand near the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island is a beach...
Top 10 Beach Strolls: From Uninhabited and Windswept to Sunny and Bustling, a Walk for Every Mood
1 PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK RESERVE, B.C. LONG BEACH This 10-plus-mile stretch of pristine, surf-swept sand near the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island is a beach trekker's paradise. Flanked by rolling Pacific waves and lush temperate...
Toss & Serve Pasta
Mix soft, flavorful cheese and a bit of butter with hot linguine to create a luscious sauceWE LOVE BOILING UP PASTA and combining it with chopped fresh tomatoes and basil in the summer months, and we wanted something as quick, easy, and seasonal to make...
Toss & Serve Pasta: Mix Soft, Flavorful Cheese and a Bit of Butter with Hot Linguine to Create a Luscious Sauce
We LOVE BOILING UP PASTA and combining it with chopped fresh tomatoes and basil in the summer months, and we wanted something as quick, easy, and seasonal to make when the weather turned cooler. Here, heartier ingredients are used to create a warming...
Wailea, Maui: In the Swim
"FOR MAXIMUM SPEED," the kid tells us, "ride lying down like this." He folds arms over chest, Egyptian mummy-style.Standing in swim trunks and sunscreen, my son and I pay close attention. With waterslides, experience counts. And this kid has already...
What to Do in Northern California; October
BIG SUR GET SPOOKED Moonlight ghost tours at Point Sur Lightstation are just the thing to scare up your spirits. Story has it, specter sightings plagued many of the lightkeepers who lived on this foggy point about 20 miles south of Carmel. On the...
What to Do in the Rockies: October
BOULDERDrink black magicTreat yourself on Halloween-or any blustery October evening-with a decidedly grown-up goody: the Black Cat Martini, a wickedly sweet, midnight-hued potion of vodka, blue curaçao, and Chambord complete with a feline charm hanging...
What to Do in Your Garden
October Planting Cool-season annuals Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14--17: For bloom from winter through spring, set out transplants of calendulas, Iceland poppies, pansies, primroses, snapdragons, stock, and violas. In zones 15-17, also plant frost-tender...
What to Do in Your Garden: October
PlantingBulbs To naturalize and rebloom the following year, spring-flowering bulbs such as crocuses, hyacinths, and tulips must be planted in an area where the soil can dry out in summer-making them poor choices for irrigated beds. To grow bulbs with...
Wine and Spirits
Some ghost wineries live up to their nameAT BERINGER VINEYARDS' stately Rhine House in St. Helena, California, nighttime workers often hear footsteps where there are no people. A translucent woman wanders the upstairs hall of the old Manor House at Stags'...
Wine and Spirits; Some Ghost Wineries Live Up to Their Name
AT BERINGER VINEYARDS' stately Rhine House in St. Helena, California, nighttime workers often hear footsteps where there are no people. A translucent woman wanders the upstairs hall of the old Manor House at Stags' Leap Winery in Napa. And La Presencia...
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