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. 225, No. 3, September

20 Sleeps by the Sea for Ocean Worshippers
SURF VIBE1 HONOLULURide the bunny waves at WaikikiMaybe you think you're nota Waikiki person. Maybe you think you prefer something a bit more secluded and exclusive. But consider this: With its warm water, dependably gentle waves, and novice-nurturing...
Beach Chic
CHOOSE YOUR STYLE, INSPIRED BY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, HAWAII, AND MARINE COASTLINECOASTAL ORGANICSTYLE GUIDE: MOLLY WOOD, OWNER OF MOLLY WOOD GARDEN DESIGN !N COSTA MESA, CATHE VIBE: NATURAL AND SIMPLECreate the lookINFUSE decor with natural materials,...
Beach Chic: Choose Your Style, Inspired by Southern California, Hawaii, and Marin Coastline
THE VIBE: NATURAL AND SIMPLE [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Create the look INFUSE decor with natural materials, like gravel, shells, sea grass, driftwood, and beach glass. CONTRAST wild nature and clean, architectural pieces of furniture, like...
Day Trip Monterey's Wine Road
Inside A new Marin trail with big ocean vistas The return of the superpool Slow down on a weekend in B.C. Why go now: In under-the-radar vineyards tucked against the mountains south of Salinas, the harvest is on, What's growing: Long dubbed the...
Doing It Right
[CASE STUDY: TOWN]Looking for the safest place to live in wildfire country? Welcome to Big Bear LakeBIG BEAR lake almost didn't make it. In late October 2003, the 6,000-person resort town in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains saw the flames...
Doing It Right: Looking for the Safest Place to Live in Wildfire Country? Welcome to Big Bear Lake
BIG BEAR LAKE almost didn't make it. In late October 2003, the 6,000-person resort town in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains saw the flames of what would become known as the Old Fire draw closer. Would the town burn? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Farm to Fork
WHITEFISH, MTVisiting Glacier Nat'l Park? Stick around to explore a nearby valley filled with organic farms and seriously fine foodWhere it all beganNearly 60 farms dot the Flathead Valley surrounding the town of Whitefish, but Terrapin Farm (6505 farm...
Fire and Water
As autumn sails into the West, two things happen like clockwork: Smart locals head to the coast for the best weather (good news), and those smart locals also watch the drying hillsides for signs of wildfire (bad news). You could call this the Fire and...
Fire-Smart Charm
NOTED TECHNOLOGY FORECASTER Paul Saffo lives in a Bay Area neighborhood designated as a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone--fire-resistant construction is mandated for all new houses, but existing ones are grandfathered in. When his generations-old...
Full-Speed Stew
With a booming.empire- and oh, yes, a family-how does chef Tyler Florence do it? Fast, flavorful recipes like throneHalibut, clams, and pancetta with escaroleSERVES 4 I 30 MINUTES2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth6 thin slices lemon1 garlic clove, chopped10...
Full-Speed Stew: With a Booming Empire-And Oh, Yes, a Family-How Does Chef Tyler Florence Do It? Fast, Flavorful Recipes like This One
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Halibut, clams, and pancetta with escarole SERVES 4 | 30 MINUTES 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 6 thin slices lemon 1 garlic clove, chopped 10 sprigs fresh thyme 1 dried bay leaf 1 tsp. pepper, divided 1 bunch escarole,...
Great Sushi Matches
Pairing with sushi can be tricky- wasabi and ginger?- but fragrant whites are the secretSpicy tuna rollthe wine Very barely off-dry RieslingPAIRING hint You need a bigbodied white for the meaty fish. Riesling is mouth filling, with sweet stone fruit...
Great Sushi Matches: Pairing with Sushi Can Be Tricky-Wasabi and Ginger?-But Fragrant Whites Are the Secret
Spicy tuna roll THE WINE Very barely off-dry Riesling PAIRING HINT You need a big-bodied white for the meaty fish. Riesling is mouth filling, with sweet stone fruit to stand up to the spice and a mineral edge that loves the brininess of nori....
Guess Where We're Drinking Wine . .
HINT 1A Syrah made here recently garnered 90 points from Robert Parker (not that we're rabid chasers of his wine scores, but...). The region also produces Pinot Noir, sparklers, and even an Arneis - Italy's "little rascal" of a grape, which one pioneering...
"It's Coming ..."
[BACKSTORY]Why are the West's fires getting bigger & scarier?think OF THE 21ST century as the West's Reign of Fire. A few stats tell the tale. Of the 20 biggest fires in California history, more than half have taken place since 2000; San Diego County's...
"It's Coming ..." Why Are the West's Fires Getting Bigger & Scarier?
THINK OF THE 21ST CENTURY as the West's Reign of Fire. A few stats tell the tale. Of the 20 biggest fires in California history, more than half have taken place since 2000; San Diego County's 2003 Cedar Fire was the state's largest ever. Utah's biggest...
Live the Slooow Life-If Only for a Weekend: Meet Cowichan Valley, B.C., an Undiscovered Land Where Food Is Ultra-Local, Vineyards Are Low-Key, and Canoes Replace Taxicabs
I KNOW I'VE LANDED in the right place when my B&B host bounds down the steps in his bare feet. "Hey, you made it!" says Dwight Milford, a fit Frisbee fanatic with a big smile. I look around. The place is clean and simple. Not a doily in sight....
New Wave Fish Tacos: Taco Night Has Just Taken a Turn for the Better. These Four Twists on the Traditional Might Be Habit-Forming
Baja light GRILLED INSTEAD OF DEEP-FRIED, AND WITH A TRIMMED-DOWN TARTAR SAUCE THE FISH AND TORTILLAS 1 tbsp. ancho chile powder 2 tsp. dried Mexican oregano 1/4 tsp. each kosher salt and pepper 1 1/2 lbs. boned, skinned Pacific cod 1 tbsp. olive...
Off the Beaten Path in Santa Barbara
A savvy traveler shows us there's more here than State Street and the wharfEARLY ON A SATURDAY, there's nothing more life affirming than pedaling a cruiser along Santa Barbara's oceanfront. Palm trees tower over the Cabrillo Boulevard bike path, and...
Pack These Now
Food Ready to eat, no refrigeration required--think trail mix and sports bars. Pack water too. * Kashi TLC granola bars. $4.30/box of six; kashi.com/tlc [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Pet supplies Bring a couple of days' worth of water and...
Rising from the Ashes
CASE STUDY: FROM THE GROUND UPAfter a Southern California family lost their home to wildfire, they made sure its successor was designed to survive the flamesSkip the wooden shuttersHuge folding doors made of perforated metal panels keep the bedroom areas...
Seaweed
What's in it for you Omega-3 fatty acids Fish isn't the only thing in the sea that contains omega-3s; seaweed is a source too. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Vitamin A and folate Good for the eyes and heart, both nutrients appear in high concentrations....
September: What to Do in Northern California
COMPOST Gather faded annual flower and vegetable plants (chopping up big ones like tomatoes), and add them to your compost pile. Throw away diseased material, thick stems, and rootballs. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PLANT DAFFODILS Lucy Tolmach, director...
Summer's Last Hurrah: You've Rented a Beach House for the Weekend, and Everyone's Arriving in a Few Hours-Time to Hit the Farmers' Market
At the market [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Look for grass-fed lamb, or go to eatwild.com for a source near you. Grilled lamb shoulder chops with pimenton rub SERVES 4 | 15 MINUTES, PLUS AT LEAST 2 HOURS TO CHILL 4 bone-in lamb shoulder chops (preferably...
Superheroes of the Deep
For our second annual Coastal Heroes Awards, Sunset honors five people who have done amazing work in protecting and preserving the West's greatest treasures the Pacific Ocean and it's thousands of miles of shoreline.'AULANI WILHELMHONOLULU"PAPAHÀNÀ"U:...
Superheroes of the Deep: For Our Second Annual Coastal Heroes Awards, Sunset Honors Five People Who Have Done Amazing Work in Protecting and Preserving the West's Greatest Treasures-The Pacific Ocean and Its Thousands of Miles of Shoreline
'AULANI WILHELM HONOLULU PAPAHANAU-MOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Don't even try to pronounce the monument's imposing name, which combines the Hawaiian words for "mother earth" and "father sky." Just consider the magnitude...
The Beautiful & Fire-Smart Yard
YOUR HOUSE doesn't have to sit in a forest to be vulnerable to wildfire. Windblown embers can fly up to a mile in front of a fire. If they land on, say, a dried-out juniper in your yard, you could be in big trouble. That's why, if you live in a...
The Beautiful & Fire-Smart Yard
[GARDEN MAKEOVER]YOUR house doesn't have to sit in a forest to be vulnerable to wildfire. Windblown embers can fly up to a mile in front of a fire. If they land on, say, a driedout juniper in your yard, you could be in big trouble.That's why, if you...
The Catch
IT'S ANCHOVY SEASON IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. PHOTOGRAPHER AND WRITER ABNER KINGMAN SPENDS THE DAY WITH THE CREW OF MERVA WFV Merva W Captain Mike McHenry's log0545 Stop at Starbucks on Fisherman's Wharf [in San Francisco]. Regular hot chocolate for me....
The Weeknight Challenge: This Month: Dinner in 45 Minutes or Less, Using Shrimp, Zucchini, and Garlic. from Nearly 600 Entries, the Winners
GRAND PRIZE $500 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Surf and garden quesadillas with avocado salad Sloane Malecki, LOS ANGELES SERVES 6 | 45 MINUTES QUESADILLAS 3/4 lb. peeled, deveined shrimp, tails removed (36 to 42 per lb.) 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1/2...
What's in Season? Figs
make it todayCaramelized fig ice creamMAKES 3 CUPS I 30 MINUTES, PLUS AT LEAST 3 HOURS TO FREEZE 1/3 cup sugar2 tsp. lemon juice, divided2 cups quartered figs, plus more for garnish2 tbsp. butter½ tsp. kosher salt1 pt. good-quality vanilla ice cream1....
What to Do in the Rockies September
Improve soilAfter pulling out faded vegetables, sow seeds of alfalfa, annual ryegrass, oats, or winter wheat. In spring, till the cover crop into the soil three to four weeks before planting new crops.ORNAMENTAL PEPPERS Before frost damages garden plants,...
Wyoming Day Trip: Laramie
Why go now: Scorching summer temps have cooled at 7,165 feet, and there's a grab bag of outdoor adventures near this lively college town. Your to-do list: Hike the nearby mountains, then head back for a football game, cafe hopping, and cool campus art....
Your Own Private Island
We all dream of that Robinson Crusoe deserted-island moment. Well, it's time to stop dreaming. We found 10 islands you can have (practically) to yourselfNEAR LA PAZ, BAJASwim in the Sea of CortezArriving on Isla Espíritu Santo feels like sailing into...
Your Own Private Island: We All Dream of That Robinson Crusoe Deserted-Island Moment. Well, It's Time to Stop Dreaming. We Found 10 Islands You Can Have (Practically) to Yourself
NEAR LA PAZ, BAJA Swim in the Sea of Cortez Arriving on Isla Espiritu Santo feels like sailing into a Maxfield Parrish painting--burnt sienna cliffs jutting out of cerulean waves. This desert isle's population is big--if you count pelicans, parrot...
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