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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. 209, No. 3, September

A Spiral Fence for Peas
GARDEN PROJECT It makes growing and harvesting a snap Climbing crops like snow peas require a fence or trellis for support. The trellis doesn't have to be ruler-straight to be effective; it just needs wide mesh to weave the vines through, with a little...
A Spiral Fence for Peas: It Makes Growing and Harvesting a Snap. (Garden: Project)
Climbing crops like snow peas require a fence or trellis for support. The trellis doesn't have to be ruler-straight to be effective; it just needs wide mesh to weave the vines through, with a little help from you. The fence pictured above coils...
Baca Street, Santa Fe
A NEIGHBORHOOD OF ARTISTS PUTS OUT THE WELCOME MAT. If you want to see a fashionable artist haven after it has become established, go to Canyon Road. If the "before" version interests you, head for Baca Street near Cerrillos Road. Still rough around...
Baca Street Santa Fe. (Shopping)
A NEIGHBORHOOD OF ARTISTS PUTS OUT THE WELCOME MAT. If you want to see a fashionable artist haven after it has become established, go to Canyon Road. If the "before" version interests you, head for Baca Street near Cerrillos Road. Still rough around...
Back Yard Art Park
An artist turns her garden into a sculpture gallery "We set it up like a city park," says artist Ginny Davis of her ever-changing backyard in Napa, California. The rectangular half-acre is divided into freeform zones: an open grassy area for groups and...
Backyard Art Park: An Artist Turns Her Garden into a Sculpture Gallery
"We set it up like a city park," says artist Ginny Davis of her ever-changing backyard in Napa, California. The rectangular half-acre is divided into freeform zones: an open grassy area for groups and playing, intimate sitting areas for midday relaxing,...
Best of the West: Contain Yourself
DECORATING LOOK BEYOND THE FLORIST SHOP FOR CREATIVE CONTAINERS. Floral designers are using just about anything as a container these days. If you'd like to play, too, just look around the house, thinking "shape." There are six basic shapes for cut-flower...
Best of the West: Guardian of the Red Rock
Reports from the field: people, places, and great ideas INNOVATORS AUTHOR-TURNED-ADVOCATE TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS CHAMPIONS RED ROCK COUNTRY. Sitting beneath a juniper, notepad balanced on her knee, she gazes a: the rawhide-red cliffs near her home outside...
Beyond Burning Man
You'll find plenty of elbow room-- and solitude - in Nevada's Black Rock Desert In the late 1840s, unlucky pioneers believed that the Applegate-Lassen Trail across what is now known as Nevada's Black Rock Desert was the shortest route to the green valleys...
Bring Tuscany Home
Tuscan Summer Supper Prosciutto-wrapped Breadsticks Zucchini Timbales (Timballi di Zucchini)* Grilled Steak on Arugula (Tagliata di Manzo)* Roasted Vegetables (Verdure al Forno)* Crusty Bread with Olive Oil Seghesio Sangiovese or Zinfandel Grandmother's...
Bring Tuscany Home: A Simple Late-Summer Supper with Friends Makes the Most of Italian Flavors. (Food: Entertaining)
* Italy's charms-its people, its art, and especially its food-tend to cast a spell on visitors, and San Franciscans Donald Frediani and Renata Gasperi are no exception. They've been captivated by this seductive land, which they've visited 14 times...
Charlie's Angels
YOUNG WOMEN POWER AN OLDWORLD RESTAURANT. Enter the quiet, dark, clubby atmosphere of Charles Nob Hill in San Francisco and you might not guess that the power in the kitchen lies in the hands of executive chef Melissa Perello. Just 26 years old, she...
Charlie's Angels. (Restaurant)
YOUNG WOMEN POWER AN OLD-WORLD RESTAURANT. Enter the quiet, dark, clubby atmosphere of Charles Nob Hill in San Francisco and you might not guess that the power in the kitchen lies in the hands of executive chef Melissa Perello. Just 26 years old, she...
Daring Pairing
The Wine Guide This is a wine story, but it starts with a fig-and with a woman named Sondra Bernstein, one of California Wine Country's dynamic chef-restaurateurs. Bernstein owns the Girl & the Fig restaurant in Sonoma as well as the Girl & the...
Fall Flavors: Readers' Recipes for Great Weeknight Meals and Snacks, Tested in Sunset's Kitchens. (Food: Kitchen Cabinet)
Braised Broccoli with Turkey Sausage Tina Williams, Pasadena Tina Williams came up with this savory dish one morning for breakfast, but we thought it made a great lunch or dinner entree too, especially when served over soft polenta. PREP AND...
Farmers' Market Special: Posy and Porcini Pasta Makes a Beautiful Autumn Meal. (Food: Guide)
Short of a roadside produce stand, farmers' markets are about the most direct route fruits and vegetables can take from field to kitchen. And occasionally, two or three items appear in markets at the same time that together capture the beauty and earthiness...
Flower Towers
These old-fashioned charmers give the garden vertical punch * Gardens, like good short stories and movie scripts, need climactic moments to give them punch. Delphiniums, foxgloves, hollyhocks, and verbascum provide the perfect accents, punctuating beds...
Flower Towers: These Old-Fashioned Charmers Give the Garden Vertical Punch. (Garden: Outdoor Living)
* Gardens, like good short stories and movie scripts, need climactic moments to give them punch. Delphiniums, foxgloves, hollyhocks, and verbascum provide the perfect accents, punctuating beds and borders with statuesque candles of bloom. Plant...
Four Hours before the Mast: On San Francisco Bay, Sail a Ketch, Sing a Chantey or Admire Flotillas of Tall Ships
"Ready the halyard," barks Captain Micah Faust Allnut, "and haul away." Alongside several passengers, I spring into action, pulling hard on coarse ropes we've learned to call lines, and together we raise the topsail on the 103-foot ketch Hawaiian Chieftain....
Fresh Figs: New Ways with an Ancient Fruit, from Sandwich to Dessert. (Food)
There is no better emblem of the double-edged pleasure of seasonality than a backyard fig tree. On one hand, you have uncommon access to an extraordinary fruit that has been revered for centuries, the subject of legends and lore from the Bible to Homer--a...
Furniture on the Go
Wheeled pieces can give small rooms flexibility and a sense of spaciousness By Jil Peters In our mobility-oriented culture, it seems only natural that rolling furniture play an important part. Easily rearranged as needs change, it provides flexibility....
Furniture on the Go: Wheeled Pieces Can Give Small Rooms Flexibility and a Sense of Spaciousness. (Home: Western Eye)
In our mobility-oriented culture, it seems only natural that rolling furniture play an important part. Easily rearranged as needs change, it provides flexibility. Casters make even the heaviest household items easy to move for cleaning and can allow...
Gardens of the Sun
Mediterranean-style gardening in the West Close your eyes and picture a garden somewhere near the Mediterranean Sea. Surrounding a home with thick whitewashed or ocher-colored walls in Spain or Tuscany, perhaps. Does it contain a patio or grape-covered...
Gardens of the Sun: Mediterranean-Style Gardening in the West
Close your eyes and picture a garden somewhere near the Mediterranean Sea. Surrounding a home with thick whitewashed or ocher-colored walls in Spain or Tuscany perhaps. Does it contain a patio or grape-covered arbor for shade, a trickling fountain,...
Gray Matters
WESTERN WANDERINGS * PACIFICA, CALIFORNIA-Every September this city south of San Francisco holds an annual festival, which is not unlike other city festivals in its atmosphere of churro-fueled good cheer, complete with stained-glass art and parading...
Gray Matters. (Western Wanderings)
* PACIFICA, CALIFORNIA--Every September this city south of San Francisco holds an annual festival, which is not unlike other city festivals in its atmosphere of churro-fueled good cheer, complete with stained-glass art and parading high school bands....
Guardian of the Red Rock. (Innovators)
AUTHOR-TURNED ADVOCATE TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS CHAMPIONS RED ROCK COUNTRY. Sitting beneath a juniper, notepad balanced on her knee, she gazes at the rawhide-red cliffs near he home outside Moab Utah. Having written 10 books, including the 1991 bestseller...
Home-Office Nooks
Three examples show where to find extra desk space A home office may not require as much square footage as you think. Indeed, shrinking computer equipment makes it easier to imagine extra closets or other underutilized areas in your home as sites for...
Home-Office Nooks: Three Examples Show Where to Find Extra Desk Space. (Home)
A home office may not require as much square footage as you think. Indeed, shrinking computer equipment makes it easier to imagine extra closets or other underutilized areas in your home as sites for compact workstations. Workspace tips * Plan...
Hot Turkey: Quick Weeknight Way to Spice Up Lean Ground Turkey. (Food: Low-Fat)
* Ground turkey is almost a cliche of low-fat cooking--for good reason: It's a great way to serve a meaty dish with a lot of protein but little saturated fat. It's also inexpensive and widely available. Best of all, though, turkey does a great job...
Letters from Our Readers. (Open House)
Readers meld recipes into delicious menus I've been a subscriber to Sunset for the past three years, but this is the first time we've tried any of the recipes. I received the July issue, thumbed through it, and thought the Garlic Shrimp (page 138)...
Linger in Lafayette: Come for the Festival, Stay for a Lakeside Stroll. (Travel: Northern California Day Trip)
In the East Bay town of Lafayette, it's a straight shot down Mt. Diablo Boulevard from the "Res" to Margaret and Elam Brown Plaza, but savvy travelers can devote the day to getting there. Start at the boulevard's west end. The "Res," as the Lafayette...
Mountain Biking Heaven
TRAVEL MOUNTAIN DAY TRIP At Utah's Brian Head, find fall colors and wild to mild trails As our mountain bikes whiz down the trail, each twist of the route is a new blend of gold, yellow, and bronze aspen leaves. In Utah's Brian Head, a resort town about...
Music on the Rocks
September is concert season in the Southwest's red rock country During a 1983 vacation, flutist Clare Hoffman and harmonica player Robert Bonfiglio hiked the Grand Canyon. As the couple sat by the Colorado River playing their instruments, the music was...
New Day for Ouray
Dubbed "Little Switzerland" for its setting, a historic mining town welcomes back a landmark Last summer, a few days after the remaining patches of ugly pink paint had been scraped from the Beaumont Hotel, an old woman ducked past the scaffolding and...
Open House
Readers meld recipes into delicious menus I've been a subscriber to Sunset for the past three years, but this is the first time we've tried any of the recipes. I received the July issue, thumbed through it, and thought the Garlic Shrimp (page 138) and...
Palo Alto Idea House
Come inside our latest project for decorating tips and eco-friendly innovations * Is there a house like this one in your neighborhood? Maybe so. Combining aspects of Prairie- and Craftsman-style architecture, our idea house was originally constructed...
Palo Alto Idea House: Come Inside Our Latest Project for Decorating Tips and Eco-Friendly Innovations. (Special Section)
Is there a house like this one in your neighborhood? Maybe so. Combining aspects of Prairie- and Craftsman-style architecture, our idea house was originally constructed in 1904. Versions of it--with the same blocky two-story-plus-attic shape, shingle...
Salad Days: Rice Chills out for an Easy Weeknight Meal. (Food: Quick Cook)
* Fried rice, a savory meal in a bowl, is a wonderful guilty pleasure of Chinese takeout. Richard Wong, the Sausalito, California, creator of Chinablue sauces, put together this version of the classic, taking out all the guilt and leaving the pleasure....
San Carlos and the Sea: Just Six Hours South of Tucson, This Mexican Beach Town Is Exotic and Serene. (Travel)
San carlos is an Ernest Hemingway kind of town. Brawny and beautiful, the Mexican village stretches along a sun-drenched ribbon of land between the mountains and the eastern shore of the Gulf of california. Full of fishing boats, seaside restaurants,...
School Bus Toy Chest
To an unfinished chest add casters, frames, paint, and reflectors The biggest toy in Dusty Moses's toy chest is the chest itself: It resembles a school bus. The chest-from an unfinished furniture store-has been painted, and decorated with reflectors...
School Bus Toy Chest: To an Unfinished Chest Add Casters, Frames, Paint, and Reflectors
The biggest toy in Dusty Moses's toy chest is the chest itself: It resembles a school bus. The chest--from an unfinished furniture store--has been painted, and decorated with reflectors and picture-frame "windows" that hold enlarged photographs of...
Stars of the Late Show
GARDEN Easy-to-grow asters belong in the autumn garden When most other perennials stop blooming, asters are just getting started. These hardy perennials are the backbone of the late show, says Gary Ratway, co-owner of Digging Dog Nursery in Albion, California....
Stars of the Late Show: Easy-to-Grow Asters Belong in the Autumn Garden. (Garden)
When most other perennials stop blooming, asters are just getting started. These hardy perennials are the backbone of the late show, says Gary Ratway, co-owner of Digging Dog Nursery in Albion, California. "Most of the year asters are just a promise,...
Surf's Up
TRAVEL - GETTING STARTED Ready to unleash your inner big kahuna? Catch a wave at surf camp Boards of education: Surf schools The following camps offer adult instruction, from private one-hour lessons ($50 to $80) to weeklong camps ($950 and up; includes...
Surf's Up: Ready to Unleash Your Inner Big Kahuna? Catch a Wave at Surf Camp. (Travel: Getting Started)
* Not long ago surfing was a sport for the young and hardheaded, because surfing instruction proceeded like this: Excited, you walked into a surf shop and informed the dude behind the counter that you were a beginner. He rented you the worst surfboard...
Surviving the Centuries
TRAVEL * RECREATION Discover New Mexico's Spanish colonial art in timeless High Road villages, historic churches, galleries, and a vibrant new museum * On a quiet Sunday in northern New Mexico, villagers gather at El Santuario de Chimayo to pray before...
Sweet Shopping in Sugarhouse
Find treasures for your home in a quaint Salt Lake City neighborhood When I was a kid, I always jumped at the chance to go shopping in Sugarhouse. I fantasized that somewhere in this bustling Salt Lake City neighborhood, I'd discover an entire house...
Sweet Surprises: Near Yosemite, Ride the Sugar Pine Railroad, Then Savor an Extraordinary Meal. (Travel)
Tell someone you're going to Fish Camp, Sugar Pine, or Oakhurst, and chances are you'll get a blank stare. Say they're the towns strung along State 41, south of Yosemite National Park, and suddenly you're no longer speaking Greek. Yosemite is the...
The Carneros Secret: Napa's Next-Door Wine Region Has Pleasures All Its Own. (Travel)
From the slopes behind the winery that bears his name, Walter Schug has a knockout view of the country that winemakers call Los Carneros. To the north is the town of Sonoma; to the south, San Pablo Bay. To the east the Mayacamas Mountains tumble down...
The Lure of the Harbor Town
PORT ANGELES, TRINIDAD, NEWPORT Brave and beautiful, three classic fishing ports invite you to share their passion for the sea It's low tide on Yaquina Bay, Oregon, on the afternoon before the annual blessing of the fleet. Great blue herons fish...
The Wine Guide Daring Pairing. (Food: Guide)
This is a wine story, but it starts with a fig--and with a woman named Sondra Bernstein, one of California Wine Country's dynamic chef-restaurateurs. Bernstein owns the Girl & the Fig restaurant in Sonoma as well as the Girl & the Gaucho in...
The World beyond the Waves: One Glimpse of Channel Islands National Park Will Capture You for a Lifetime. (Travel Recreation)
* Once upon a time, an island shamed and enchanted me, and I've longed to return to it ever since. The island is Anacapa, part of Channel islands National park, off the Southern California cost. Thirty years ago I was a Boy Scout--a Life Scout gunning...
What to Do in Your Garden in September. (Checklist: Northern California)
PLANTING * ANNUALS. Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: To get cool-season annuals off to a good start, plant after midmonth in cooler areas, at the end of the month in warm inland areas. If the weather is hot, shade new seedlings temporarily. Keep...
Your Freshest Caesar
Romaine lettuce tastes best when you grow your own Determined chefs go out of their way to find the freshest, most tender heads of romaine lettuce available. Grocery shoppers, on the other hand, are often limited to big heads with tough, strong-tasting...
Your Freshest Caesar: Romaine Lettuce Tastes Best When You Grow Your Own. (Garden)
Determined chefs go out of their way to find the freshest, most tender heads of romaine lettuce available. Grocery shoppers, on the other hand, are often limited to big heads with tough, strong-tasting leaves. Luckily, lettuce is one of the easiest...
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