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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. 223, No. 5, November

Cheap Thrills in Napa Valley
Splurge and save in Calistoga, where sipping and soaking don't have to break the bank1, FOR ONE, LIKE A LITTLE FUNKINESS mixed in with my fabulousness. Especially when funky costs less. That's why funky old Calistoga is my favorite destination in California's...
Choose Your Fresh Feast: 10 Essential Ingredients Shine in 3 Very Different Thanksgiving Menus. Modem Twists and Time-Saving Techniques Make the Cooking and Serving a Joy
To make your impressive feast ... Menu 1 Five-star modern GRILLED BUTTERFLIED TURKEY WITH ROSEMARY GARLIC GRAVY PANCETTA, SOURDOUGH, AND APPLE STUFFING GRILLED FINGERLINGS WITH DILL ASIAN PEAR SALAD WITH PECANS [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Down by the Sea: Our Four-Step Guide to Booking a Dreamy Fall Weekend at Pajaro Dunes, a Monterey Bay Hideout That's Big on Tranquility-Not on Crowds
PAJARO DUNES' SLEEPY, sandy charms are perfect for a lost weekend. So perfect, in fact, you may wonder why you've never heard of this hideaway that curves along a mile and a half of Monterey Bay beach. Though it's between Santa Cruz and Monterey, Pajaro...
Full of Thanks
I have a Thanksgiving ritual I follow no matter whose table I'm sitting at or the company around me. It begins as soon as we sit down and start passing the food. As I spoon each part of the meal onto my plate, I think about one thing I'm grateful for...
Go for the Glow
FLAME-COLORED FLOWERS + SHIMMERY GRASSES = ONE GREAT FALL GARDEN SAN LUIS OBISPO'S wine country always feels like fall, because the hills surrounding its rolling vineyards are golden much of the year. Homeowners Jim and Jamie deYong chose to mimic...
Haycations
From rustic (goats and chickens) to regal (fine English china), there's no better way to embrace the pleasures of fall than a weekend on the farm.I'D LIKE TO START with the moral of this farm story: Many things in life are unearned and that's no good....
Haycations: From Rustic (Goats and Chickens) to Regal (Fine English China), There's No Better Way to Embrace the Pleasures of Fall Than a Weekend on the Farm
I'D LIKE TO START with the moral of this farm story: Many things in life are unearned and that's no good. I didn't know that yet on my first morning at Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma County, where I've come to hone my farming chops. You see, around late fall...
Hot Dates
In the California desert, taste the Middle East's mythic fruit fresh off the palm treeAT A SAN FRANCISCO farmers' market several years ago, I popped a small, unusually round, amber-colored date into my mouth. Its thin skin instantly gave way to atender,...
Hot Dates: In the California Desert, Taste the Middle East's Mythic Fruit Fresh off the Palm Tree
AT A SAN FRANCISCO farmers' market several years ago, I popped a small, unusually round, amber-colored date into my mouth. Its thin skin instantly gave way to a tender, caramelly luscious-ness that seemed to ooze honey. It was nothing like any date...
Just Desserts
An all-sweets shindig is a great way to splurge on flavor--not your bottom line. L.A. pastry chef Diana Sproveri of Di's Kitchen, whose fans include David Schwimmer and Jennie Garth, dishes on how to host a delicious dessert party ... even if you can't...
Let the Sunshine In
A deft remodel leads a San Francisco Victorian into the lightFOR MANY COUPLES with children, the desire for a spacious backyard forces them to leave the city. Not so for San Franciscans Reed and Jennifer Gosselin. Architect pal Jonathan Feldman replaced...
Let the Sunshine In: A Deft Remodel Leads a San Francisco Victorian into the Light
FOR MANY COUPLES with children, the desire for a spacious backyard forces them to leave the city. Not so for San Franciscans Reed and Jennifer Gosselin. Architect pal Jonathan Feldman replaced part of their Victorian's top floor with a green space,...
Menu 3: Splendid Vegetarian
SWEET-POTATO GNOCCHI WITH MUSHROOMS AND SPINACH FLAKY FETA TART ARUGULA, FENNEL, AND PRESERVED LEMON SALAD LITTLE BALSAMIC-GLAZED ONIONS ROASTED LONG BEANS WITH HERB BUTTER BAKED APPLES WITH CRANBERRY MOLASSES BREAD PUDDING Get the...
Mountain Editor's Picks
PAGOSA SPRINGS, COTwo ways to après-skiAt the end of a day on the slopes, skiers typically have two things on their minds: a long soak and a well-deserved quaff. Start at the new Overlook Mineral Springs Spa (970/264-4040), housed in a 1920s storefront...
No Regrets
Enjoy the holiday season without guilt-serve your guest these low-fat hors d'oeuvres BY ADEENA SUSSMAN | PHOTOGRAPH BY ANNABELLE BREAKEYEndive spears with white bean radicchio saladMAKES 24 spears TIME 15 minutes1 can (15 oz.) cannellini or Great Northern...
Northern California Weekend
Inside A new way to tour Napa ** How to rent the ideal beach house on Monterey Bay ** Three mushroom hunts to join in on * Downtown Napa Why go now: Visiting relatives want a taste of wine country; you want to avoid a long day of driving from...
Oakland's Got Soul
WHY I LIVE HEREShe tried New York, then France. Now Tanya Holland has found home at Brown Sugar Kitchen in Northern CaliforniaI MOVED OUT from Brooklyn when I was writing my book, New Soul Cooking. I'd lived lots of other places but never in the Bay...
Oakland's Got Soul: She Tried New York, Then France. Now Tanya Holland Has Found Home at Brown Sugar Kitchen in Northern California
I MOVED OUT from Brooklyn when I was writing my book, New Soul Cooking. I'd lived lots of other places but never in the Bay Area. I tried San Francisco and, no offense, it just didn't feel like me. When I got to Oakland, it felt like me. It's like...
Once upon a Shed
This garden structure offers fairy-tale charm-and smart recycling tipsFROM THE OUTSIDE, Gail and Mark Dupar's shed looks like a cozy vacation cabin, or something out of "Hansel and Gretel." But the cordwood structure is really the nerve center of the...
Quick Indian Pickles
MAKES 24 spears TIME 1 hour 1 tsp. vegetable oil 1/2 tsp. each brown mustard seeds, black peppercorns, whole coriander seeds, and whole allspice 1 tsp. cumin seeds 3 cardamom pods, split 2 small dried hot red chiles, broken in half 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric 1...
Salt Lake City Day Trip Broadway
Why go now: Broadway (also known as 300 South) is full of creative, bohemian energy. Main hub: The four-block stretch of Broadway between State Street and 500 East. Population: Artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs. Art you'll see: Sculptures, ceramics,...
Sunset Wine Awards
If you thought the Oscar race was competitive, check out the Western wine scene. Here's your indispensable guide to the true starsWhat's insideTOP 50 BOTTLESUP-AND-COMING WINE RFiGIONBtST WINE BARTHE GREEN AWARDWINE TREND OF THE YEARWINE MAKER OF THE...
Sunset Wine Awards: If You Thought the Oscar Race Was Competitive, Check out the Western Wine Scene. Here's Your Indispensable Guide to the True Stars
Top 50 Bottles to Buy HOW THE BEST WAS WON Our panel of wine pros nominated more than 200 wines, tasted them blind, and found a red and a white winner in each of our five categories, with 40 runners-up. The 10 winners STEALS // $15 OR LESS...
Turkey 2.0
ROAST TURKEY WITH SAGE GARLIC BUTTER PEARL ONION AND CELERY STUFFING WITH JUNIPER AND GARLIC ROASTED SWEET POTATOES AND APPLES MASCARPONE CHIVE MASHED POTATOES GRAPE, TOASTED ALMOND, AND SWEET-ONION SALAD GREEN BEANS WITH CRISP MEYER...
What to Do in Northern California
November Plant a long-lived tree Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: In a large garden, try a dawn redwood, which could eventually reach go feet tall. In a smaller space, grow a narrow European beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Fastigiata'). Find many choices...
What to Do in the Rockies November
For fresh herbs all winter, grow them from seed or seedlings on a sunny windowsill.Rose careTo minimize frost damage, Denver area rosarian Joan Franson suggests letting the yard freeze to 22° a few times. Then, on a day when the temperature's above 45o,...
With a Side of Style
Make your Thanksgiving dinner look-and taste-great with these 10 tipsCover recipe1 Carve before roasting Skip the tedious sawing at the table - and speed up the roasting - by having the butcher cut your turkey into parts beforehand. Then you can add...
With a Side of Style: Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Look-And Taste-Great with These 10 Tips
Roast turkey with wine and herbs SERVES 10 to 12 TIME 2 to 2 1/2 hours 1 turkey (12 to 14 lbs.), cut up by butcher * 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tbsp. each minced fresh sage, rosemary, and thyme, divided About 2 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. freshly ground...
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