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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. 227, No. 3, September

Abalone 101
WHAT IS ABALONE? A single-shell mollusk found off the West Coast and legally caught only in Northern California and Southern Oregon. HOW DO YOU CATCH IT? Hold a single breath--no scuba tanks allowed--and dive down. Find and measure your abalone,...
A Tale of Two Beach Houses
Designed by a pro DIY budget decorating Go way outside the box A Craigslist find, this drift boat had bean painted red and decorated with Oregan State University Beavers stickers. Jesses and her crew added a coat of white, cut away, one side,...
Better Than a Cruise
Get your open water fix, fast and cheap, from an all day ferry trip amid breaching orcas and bald eagles to a 3- minute ride with a captain named RayA day of wonderInside Passage, British ColumbiaONBOARD The 315-mile route from Port Hardy, on the northern...
Better Than a Cruise: Get Your Open-Water Fix, Fast and Cheap, from an All-Day Ferry Trip amid Breaching Orcas and Bald Eagles to a 3-Minute Ride with a Captain Named Ray
A day of wonder [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Inside Passage, British Columbia ONBOARD The 315-mile route from Port Hardy, on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, to Prince Rupert, in northern B.C., is the same one that Alaskan cruise liners follow....
Beyond the Endless Blue
Free diving for abatane took this beginner to a whole new, wild worldFOR YEARS after my fiancé, Drew, took up abalone diving, Fd accompany him on day trips up the California coast. He'd go free diving - holding a single breath as he disappeared under...
Beyond the Endless Blue: Free Diving for Abalone Took This Beginner to a Whole New, Wild World
FOR YEARS after my fiance, Drew, took up abalone diving, rd accompany him on day trips up the California coast. He'd go free diving--holding a single breath as he disappeared under the water, resurfacing a couple of minutes later--while I would happily...
Bird's-Eye View
Michael Oenevan, 26, of Berkeley, views the coast from the of his hang glider. What's it really like to soar with the eagles?HOW'D YOU GET HERE? My dad owns a hang gliding shop. My parents met when my mom wanted to learn hang gliding. I guess you could...
Digging for Dinner
Author of Fat of the Land, Langdon Cook tells us how to hunt for dinner in oceans and bays. It's a culinary adventure anyone can tryThe day razor clam season opens in the fall. my wife and I and a couple of friends drive nearly three hours to Copalis...
Digging for Dinner: Author of Fat of the Land, Langdon Cook Tells Us How to Hunt for Dinner in Oceans and Bays. It's a Culinary Adventure Anyone Can Try
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The day razor clam season opens in the fall, my wife and I and a couple of friends drive nearly three hours to Copalis Beach on the Washington coast to dig our own. Sure, you can buy them. But the frozen stuff barely hints...
Don't Throw These Back!
When it comes to fish, the smaller the betterREASON #1They're really good for youThe oil-rich fish are full of protein, B vitamins omega-3 fatty acids, and a compound said to boost Jf brainpower.AnchoviesTiny, silvery beauties fresh anchovies are mild,...
Don't Throw These Back! When It Comes to Fish, the Smaller the Better
Anchonies Tiny, silvery beauties, fresh anchovies are mild, sweet, and totally different from canned ones. Sardines About the same size but slightly less intense than mackerel, sardines are the easiest small fish to find in stores. American...
Dune Blooms
Five tough coastal plants that give a beachy look almost anywhere BY KATHLEEN N. BRENZELSEASIDE DAISYErigeron glaucusNATIVE TO California and the Oregon coast.LOOKS LIKE a clumpforming plant (to IV2 feet tall) with lavender flowers. 'Sea Breeze' has...
Dune Blooms: Five Tough Coastal Plants That Give a Beachy Look Almost Anywhere
SEASIDE DAISY [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Erigeron glaucus native to California and the Oregon coast. looks like a clump-forming plant (to 1 1/2 feet tall) with lavender flowers. 'Sea Breeze' has large pink blooms; 'Wayne Roderick' ('W.R.') grows...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessGrilled chicken Greek saladElena Burgeno-Berman, CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, CASERVES 4 | 30 MINUTES3 tbsp. lemon juice, divided3 tbsp. olive oil, divided1 tbsp. minced garlic, divided1 tsp. each kosher...
Frida the Sea Dog
Jane Smiley didn't even like to go to the beach. Until a German shorthaired pointer entered her lifeFRIDA, THE GERMAN SHORTHAIR, is quiet almost until Highway 1. At the middle school, she starts moaning. From now on, she will gauge every turn - does...
Frida the Sea Dog: Jane Smiley Didn't Even like to Go to the Beach. until a German Shorthaire Pointer Entered Her Life
FRIDA, THE GERMAN SHORTHAIR, is quiet almost until Highway 1. At the middle school, she starts moaning. From now on, she will gauge every turn--does it bring her closer to Carmel Beach or take her farther away? As we pass the Carmel Mission, she applies...
Lust for the Coast
IGNITE YOUR LOVE FOR THE SHORE WITH THESE CLASSIC BEACH FROM BOARDWALKS TO BONFIRES, OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO DIVE INTHE BOARDWALKChoose your own adventure at our 4 favorite coastal playgroundsMost throwback charmFrom the tip-top of the Ferris wheel at the...
Mendocino County Day Trip Boonville
Why go now: New storefronts and fresh faces are giving this one-horse town a buzzier vibe. Pop: 1,400 That was then: Logging, apple orchards, and sheep. This is now: A crop of next-generation Anderson Valley kids is moving back home to open businesses...
Mesclun
Mix your own seed blend for the perfect baby greensIn your gardenNot only is mesclun - that pricey blend of, usually, lettuces, arugula, mustard, and radicchio - ultra-easy to grow from seed, you can also customize it. Like yours mild? Go heavy on the...
Mesclun: Mix Your Own Seed Blend for the Perfect Baby Greens
In your garden Not only is mesclun--that pricey blend of, usually, lettuces, arugula, mustard, and radicchio--ultra-easy to grow from seed, you can also customize it. Like yours mild? Go heavy on the lettuce seed. Bitter? Add more radicchio. Spicy?...
Mountain Day Trip
Colorado day tripPaoniaWhy go now: A recent organic farm boom has made this town (and the North Fork Valley in general) a major player on the locavore food and wine scene, and fall is the best time for a taste. ?-list harvest: The valley's five-star...
On Island Time
As soon as you step off the ferry onto Salt Spring Island, B.C., life seems to slow way down. Here's what to do with all that timeIT COULD BE because your iPhone stops working. Or because it's been drizzling for days. Or because this woodsy, lush land...
On Island Time: As Soon as You Step off the Ferry Salt Spring Island, B.C., Life Seems to Slow Way Down. Here's What to Do with All That Time
BY RACHEL LEVIN | PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSE MANDOJANA IT COULD BE because your iPhone stops working. Or because it's been drizzling for days. Or because this woodsy, lush land--home to farmers and fishermen, artists, and, uh, nudists--feels a little '60s....
Sand, Surf, and SIZZLE
The mad rush for reservations at his pop-up restaurant LudoBites, has crashed OpenTable more than once. His LudoTruck serves fried chicken so good, people stand in line for hours to get a plateful. And now that he has a new TV show, Ludo Bites America,...
September: What to Do in Northern California
New grass Plant 'Blonde Ambition' blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), which reaches 3 feet, has swarms of chartreuse flowers that age to blond, and holds on through winter. It's tolerant of cold and drought. Find it at High Country Gardens (highcountry...
SOS: Need Great Wines to Pair with Abundant Seafood
WE DON'T MINO SAYING the West has the richest cache of seafood in the country - and the best wines. But we spritz lemon on that fish, spoon vinegary mignonette on the raw oysters, batter and fry those scallops, dredge our clams through tartar sauce,...
The Convertible: An Ode to the Top-Down Drive
We all know deep down that the only way to truly connect with the coast is to go topless. Exposed to the elements, sun-scorched, windblown, and freewheeling, the convertible is instant vacation--a reason for playing hooky. Meet my instant vacation:...
What's in Season? Okra
make it tonightIndian spice-stuffed okraSEREVES 4 | 2 HOURThe spices in this recipe, adapted from one in A Taste of India by Madhurjaffrey, bring out okra's green bean-asparagus flavors.1 medium onion, cut into thin rings3 tbsp. vegetable oil, dividedAbout...
What to Do in the Rockies: September
New grass Plant 'Blonde Ambition' blue grama (Boutelouo gracilis), which reaches 3 feet, has chartreuse flowers that age to blond, and continues looking good through winter. It's very tolerant of cold and drought. Find it at High Country Gardens (higricountry...
Wine in the West
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] we don't Mind saying the West has the richest cache of seafood in the country--and the best wines. But we spritz lemon on that fish, spoon vinegary mignonette on the raw oysters, batter and fry those scallops, dredge our clams...
You Said It
Sunset readers fight for favoritesFish tacos with lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa? Ahhhhhh! Fish tacos are made with cabbage and white sauce, just as the picture from South Beach Bar & Grille shows. Anyone on the beach knows that. Please, stick to the...
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