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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. 221, No. 4, October

15 Other Easy Escapes
Step 1: Get yourself to any of these lodges, hotels, or inns. Step 2: Let the fall fun begin1. SANTA CRUZ DREAM INN, Santa Cruz, CA Emphasis on dream: It's the town's only fullservice hotel on the sand (with a primo spot on Cowell's Beach), and the recently...
3 Ways with Apples: Grill, Toss, and Bake the Season's Crunchiest Fruit
GRILLED ROSEMARY APPLE CROSTINI Peel and core 2 Fuji apples, then slice into 1/3-in.-thick rings. Rub with 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1 1/2 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves. Grill over medium heat, turning once, until softened and grill marks appear,...
A Beer Lover's Guide to San Diego: 10 Top Spots
BEER TASTING ONLYAleSmith Brewing Co. One of California's smallest breweries, AleSmith has a huge following. Tours, on the final Saturday of each month, draw visitors from around the world. Try: YuleSmith (released in winter as a double red ale and in...
Coconut Tapioca Pudding
SERVES 4 TIME 30 minutes, plus at least 1 1/4 hours to chill To add an over-the-top coconut note to this luscious dessert, chill it overnight to thicken, then thin it as Luym does--with the water inside a fresh young coconut, sold at Asian markets....
Day Trip: Niwot, CO
Why go now: It's honey, harvest, and DIY time. Population: 4,160 Local color: Crocs, the company that makes the wacky, gem-hued shoes, is headquartered here. Spot a prairie dog: On the Niwot Loop Trail (bouldercounty.org/open space], a 37-mile circuit...
Dazzled
San Francisco has held an Oz-like quality for me since childhood. When I was growing up in rural Sonoma County, 50 miles away, the glimmering city was just far enough away to be both magically "other" and accessible. My first memory of reaching...
Design Superstars of Tomorrow
Meet the next big names influencing the style of the West for years to comeThe salvage houndsSeth Grizzle and Jonathan Junker of GraypantsBest known for Scrap Lights, elegant pendants made of layers of corrugated cardboard (see them on page 8)Signature...
Design Superstars of Tomorrow; Meet the Next Big Names Influencing the Style of the West for Years to Come
The salvage hounds Seth Grizzle and Jonathan Junker of Graypants Best known for Scrap Lights, elegant pendants made of layers of corrugated cardboard (see them on page 8) Signature style Turning dumpster diving into an art form Background...
Dream Space with Soul: Barn Living Gets an Update along the California Coast
HIGH ON A HILL amid a woodland of coast live oaks, down a stretch of California's scenic State Highway 68 toward the Salinas Valley, our Monterey Idea House draws from the richness of its roots. This is John Steinbeck country: Rustic barn buildings...
Editor's Picks
Near Bozeman, MTOn our radar: Winged migrationWhat we think: seeing a golden eagle's 7-foot wingspan slicing the sky is cool. Even cooler? seeing up to 200 of them-along with a few dozen hawks, harriers, falcons, and kestrels-in a single day. This month...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in less than 30 minutesSpinach mushroom pastaKerrie Pipal, Scotts Valley, CAIn a large pot, boil 8 oz. whole-wheat pasta in 2 qts. water according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large serving bowl....
Filipino Modern
Earthy, tangy, and garlicky, it's comfort food with a California spin"THESE ARE DISHES MY MOM ALWAYS MADE, AND THROUGH TIME, THEY BECAME A MEMORY OF GROWING UP"-TIMLUYMWHETHER HE'S CREATING sleek, pan-Asian street food at Poleng Lounge in San Francisco...
No Ordinary Museum
San Francisco's new California Academy of Sciences has rain forests, an eco-roof, and an albino alligatorAS ANY VISITOR to San Francisco knows, Golden Gate Park is magical. Where else can you find a Dutch windmill, a world-class art museum, and a herd...
No Ordinary Museum: San Francisco's New California Academy of Sciences Has Rain Forests, an Eco-Roof, and an Albino Alligator
AS ANY VISITOR to San Francisco knows, Golden Gate Park is magical. Where else can you find a Dutch windmill, a world-class art museum, and a herd of bison all within 1 1/2 miles? But the park's latest attraction is hard to top: the new California...
October; What to Do in Northern California
Go shopping Fall-color shrubs Because color can vary from plant to plant, buy them in rich autumn shades while the leaves are changing. Among our favorites are Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Velvet', Cornus alba 'Spaethii', Cotinus 'Grace', and Viburnum...
Raise Your Energy Bar
Hiking the trails this fall? Bake our homemade energy bars and see how they stack up against the competitionPeanut butter cranberry go-barsSERVES 16 TIME 1 hour, plus 30 minutes to chillLoaded with good-for-you ingredients, these not-too-sweet bars still...
Raise Your Energy Bar; Hiking the Trails This Fall? Bake Our Homemade Energy Bars and See How They Stack Up against the Competition
Peanut butter cranberry go-bars SERVES 16 TIME 1 hour, plus 30 minutes to chill Loaded with good-for-you ingredients, these not-too-sweet bars still taste like a treat, and they'll withstand cold, heat, and being stuffed in a backpack or pocket....
Soaking Up Fall: Autumn Is in the Air-The Right Time for a Road Trip to Natural Spring Waters in the Eastern Sierra
AS I COAST INTO the Eastern Sierra town of Bridgeport, my steering wheel feels like it could be horses' reins, and I imagine myself operating a stagecoach like the ones that used to rumble through town from nearby gold mines. The 1877-built Bridgeport...
Suds in San Diego
Denver? Check. Portland? Of course. But San Diego? Welcome to the West's newest, most exciting capital of beer"I GUESS I DON'T LOOK LIKE the guy running the joint/' says Tomme Arthur. Port Brewing Company, the suburban San Diego County brewery that Arthur...
Suds in San Diego; Denver? Check. Portland? of Course. but San Diego? Welcome to the West's Newest, Most Exciting Capital of Beer
"I GUESS I DON'T LOOK LIKE the guy running the joint," says Tomme Arthur. Port Brewing Company, the suburban San Diego County brewery that Arthur oversees, is tiny, but the brewmaster has a giant reputation--he's won "brewer of the year" honors three...
Thanks for the Memories
A trip to Arizona leads to a sharper mind (and smoother skin)SURE, IT'S NOT UNUSUAL to find your life at a crossroads. However, I'm willing to bet that the intersection isn't often spelled out so clearly as now. I'm standing at the corner of Ho Hum Road...
Top 25 Trips with a Twist
Unexpected ways to celebrate the West's most underrated month1Play the slots (canyons, that is)Smart travelers know that October is one of the best months to visit Utah's red rock masterpiece, Zion National Park. Extra-smart travelers know that the most...
To Wyoming, Via Africa
For Alexandra Fuller, the allure of her new home lies in the familiar yet brutal beauty of its landscapeGROWING UP IN ZIMBABWE, of course I had heard of Wyoming. When you live in a little African country, you learn about every place else. But I don't...
To Wyoming, Via Africa; for Alexandra Fuller, the Allure of Her New Home Lies in the Familiar Yet Brutel Beauty of Its Landscape
GROWING UP IN ZIMBABWE, of course I had heard of Wyoming. When you live in a little African country, you learn about every place else. But I don't think I ever envisioned leaving Africa. Then I met my husband. He was river guiding in Zambia. We...
Trips with a Twist: Unexpected Ways to Celebrate the West's Most Underrated Month
1 Play the slots (canyons, that is) Smart travelers know that October is one of the best months to visit Utah's red rock masterpiece, Zion National Park. Extra-smart travelers know that the most exciting way to explore the red rocks is by hiking...
Urban Farmer for Hire
What if you could have your very own backyard farm-for the price of a weekly box of vegetables? Allison Arieff finds a new way to turn a forlorn patch into an edible EdenTHIS IS THE STORY of two mortgage brokers. One gave me a half-percent less interest...
Urban Farmer for Hire: What If You Could Have Your Very Own Backyard Farm-For the Price of a Weekly Box of Vegetables? Allison Arieff Finds a New Way to Turn a Forlorn Patch into an Edible Eden
THIS IS THE STORY of two mortgage brokers. One gave me a half-percent less interest than I'd been paying on my home loan; the other gave me kohlrabi. But let me explain. There I was again, staring out the window at the bald patch of land in my San...
What to Do in the Rockies: October
Plant nowDeer- and rodent-proof bulbs Tired of watching your bulbs become snacks for furry gourmands? Try these, which they avoid: blue, pink, or white bluebells (Hyacinthoides h/'spanica and H. non-scriptaj; daffodils; crimson drumsticks (Allium sphaerocephalumj;...
Wines to Warm the Soul
Who doesn't love a big red wine on a chilly day, especially when sipped with a steamy, slow-cooked stew? Here's how to pick and pair them BY SARA SCHNEIDERBig red regions to watchHot days are essential for producing big reds, but so are cool nights,...
Wines to Warm the Soul: Who Doesn't Love a Big Red Wine on a Chilly Day, Especially When Sipped with a Steamy, Slow-Cooked Stew? Here's How to Pick and Pair Them
Give it some glass In their youth, reds can hold their stuff tight to the chest or show off their tannins a little too enthusiastically. Decanting helps on both fronts. Splash wine into a decanter to expose it to oxygen, and the wine will open up...
Winter Squash
They're the beauties of the fall vegetable season, and nutritious and flavorful too. Try them in our easy recipesOrange, green.speckled, striped, squat, oval ... winter squash are a feast for the eyesButternut squash gnocchiSERVES 8 TIME !hourThese little...
World Series Party
Hit a home run for the Fall Classic with this menu inspired by our favorite foods from ballparks around the WestDODGER STADIUM, LOS ANGELESHot pastrami sandwichesMAKES 16 sandwich halves TIME 15 minutes, plus at least !hour to heat. When you're at L.A.'s...
Your Letters, Your Sunset
Food is so important to our health. I don't think we realize what our bodies are missing by eating commercially produced food. I'm so enjoying my homegrown heirloom tomatoes. Jane Hawortn, Aubum, CA"Feasting" in Sunset's blogsI've just spent the last...
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