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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. 219, No. 3, September

3 Ways with Flank Steak
Cook it hot and rare, and you'll have a versatile meat that provides a trio of tasty dishesGin and spice flank steakA creamy gin sauce tastes delectable with this hot charred steak. Serve it with watercress.PREP AND COOK TIME About 45 minutesMAKES 6...
3 Ways with Flank Steak; Cook It Hot and Rare, and You'll Have a Versatile Meat That Provides a Trio of Tasty Dishes
Gin and spice flank steak A creamy gin sauce tastes detectable with this hot charred steak. Serve it with watercress. PREP AND COOK TIME About 45 minutes MAKES 6 servings NOTES Sealed airtight, the spice blend keeps for several months. Make steak...
Artful Landscape; Design Vignettes to Look Good from Both near and Far
A STRIKING VIEW from a second-floor-level patio and a place for garden statuary--that's what Jean Simpson, who has been collecting art for 25 years, wanted for her Piedmont backyard. But when she bought her 1889 Queen Anne home, the yard consisted...
Bountiful Bay
In Tomales Bay, north of San Francisco, savor the beauty of the coast and sample succulent oysters, cheese, and moreWE'VE BEEN HIKING FOR HOURS along the Inverness Ridge Trail, above the shining blue ribbon of Tomales Bay, and we're ravenous Maybe it's...
Bountiful Bay: In Tomales Bay, North of San Francisco, Savor the Beauty of the Coast and Sample Succulent Oysters, Cheese, and More
WE'VE BEEN HIKING FOR HOURS along the Inverness Ridge Trail, above the shining blue ribbon of Tomales Bay, and we're ravenous. Maybe it's all the gazing at the water that leads my boyfriend, Peter, and me to look at each other and mouth the same word:...
Chile Season
Visit northern New Mexico in September and you'll find a region steeped in tradition, local pride, and the smell of freshly roasted chiles. Our recipes bring the flavor homeTO EXPERIENCE chile season in New Mexico, you could head to the Hatch Valley,...
Chile Season: Visit Northern New Mexico in September and You'll Find a Region Steeped in Tradition, Local Pride, and the Smell of Freshly Roasted Chiles. Our Recipes Bring the Flavor Home
TO EXPERIENCE chile season in New Mexico, you could head to the Hatch Valley, near Las Cruces. The world's single-largest chile crop--about 18,000 acres--is grown in the fertile valleys of southern New Mexico, and the annual Hatch Chile Festival draws...
Cool Valley: For Beautiful Scenery and Even Better Wines, Explore Santa Barbara County's Santa Rita Hills
BACK WHEN I lived in Lompoc, I would ride my bicycle down nearby Santa Rosa Road. It meandered past bean fields and pumpkin patches, looking out toward chalky bluffs on the opposite side of the Santa Ynez River. On a few slopes of the Santa Rita Hills,...
Family Homestead; A Tradition of Crafting Functional and Decorative Objects Turns a Vacation Cabin into an Ever-Evolving Work of Art
Three generations of the Pfeiffer family stand in front of their cherished cabin. From left to right, back row: Eric and Melissa Pfeiffer. Middle row: Gene, Joann, and Keegan Pfeiffer, and son-in-law Justin Burton. Front row: Son-in-law Walter Craven,...
Flagstaff Fall
September sunshine, great dining, and golden leaves: "Flag" is Arizona's capital of autumnmountain air makes you smarter announce the signs advertising Northern Arizona University. Hype or not, it's true that, come September, when the air in Flagstaff...
Flagstaff Fall: September Sunshine, Great Dining, and Golden Leaves: "Flag" Is Arizona's Capital of Autumn
MOUNTAIN AIR MAKES YOU SMARTER announce the signs advertising Northern Arizona University. Hype or not, it's true that, come September, when the air in Flagstaff is crisp as a Winesap and the skies are the dictionary definition of blue, the return...
From the Editor
SEPTEMBER IS THE MOST MAGICAL MONTH for food in the West. I know some may try to argue for June (cherries!) or August (white corn!), but you can't beat the variety of tastes as summer rolls into fall. Pears and apples join the last of the berries at...
From the Ground Up: Clean Lines, Abundant Light, and a Connection to the Outdoors Redefine a Southern California Family's Way of Life
A FRESH START was what Carl and Vivian Browne wanted for their family home--a 1,500-square-foot 1950s cottage on a long, narrow lot in Newport Beach, California. Over the years, the couple and their two daughters, Victoria, 15, and Emily, 13, had watched...
Front-to-Back Makeover
A bland garden is transformed thanks to the clever reuse of on-site materialsWHAT TO SAVE, what to lose? These are questions that surface every time you renovate a garden. Sometimes scrapping everything and starting with a clean slate seems like the...
Front-to-Back Makeover: A Bland Garden Is Transformed Thanks to the Clever Reuse of On-Site Materials
WHAT TO SAVE, what to lose? These are questions that surface every time you renovate a garden. Sometimes scrapping everything and starting with a clean slate seems like the only solution. But if you look carefully enough, even the blandest landscape...
Great Garden Paths: Our Favorite Ideas for Creating a Journey through Your Own Backyard
A half-inch of decomposed granite over a compacted base forms a firm, clean surface that drains well when summer rains drench this garden in Rancho Mirage, CA. The path's irregular shape, edged with pale flagstone, slows visitors down enough to enjoy...
How to Make Vinaigrette
It's fast, it's easy, it tastes good-so why not?HOMEMADE FRENCH SALAD DRESSING, or vinaigrette, is better and cheaper than almost anything you can buy. A combination of oil and vinegar ("vinaigrette" is the diminutive of vinaigre, the French word for...
How to Make Vinaigrette: It's Fast, It's Easy, It Tastes Good-So Why Not?
HOMEMADE FRENCH SALAD DRESSING, or vinaigrette, is better and cheaper than almost anything you can buy. A combination of oil and vinegar ("vinaigrette" is the diminutive of vinaigre, the French word for vinegar), it can be flavored with fresh herbs...
Never-Ending Wildfires?
Thanks to a warming climate, the West has entered the era of the mega-wildfire: bigger, more dangerous, and maybe coming to a neighborhood near youANYONE WHO HAS SEEN THE AFTERMATH of a wildfire on television-or, more harrowingly, in person-knows its...
Never-Ending Wildfires? Thanks to a Warming Climate, the West Has Entered the Era of the Mega-Wildfire: Bigger, More Dangerous, and Maybe Coming to a Neighborhood near You
ANYONE WHO HAS SEEN THE AFTERMATH of a wildfire on television--or, more harrowingly, in person--knows its risks. The ghostly chimneys of vanished houses, the melted frames of automobiles in blackened driveways--these aren't images you forget. This...
Open Up the Kitchen: Improve Flow with Function-Specific Zones and a Visually Unified Palette
A window over the breakfast nook frames a lushly planted slope. A banquette--covered in a vivid botanical print, reinforcing the garden connection--provides extra seating at the table and a curl-up spot for reading or watching television. Now sight...
Perfection in Boulder; the Colorado Town Has It All Gorgeous Trails, Great Restaurants, and Very Happy Residents
LATE-AFTERNOON SUNSHINE slants across the Flatirons edging the town of Boulder, casting long shadows across the downtown pedestrian mall. But no one is in a hurry to leave. Students linger in the golden light, reading at the bookstore cafe street performers...
Pescadero: Hit the Road along Southern San Mateo County's Coast for a Scenic Seaside Day
THE STRETCH OF SHORELINE between Pescadero and San Gregorio seems like the land that time forgot--until you step into a gas station for an outstanding taco or gather heirloom seeds at an updated country store. September's clear days are the perfect...
Pueblo, Colorado
Get your thrills-whitewater, spicy chiles, baked treats-in a town south of DenverTHE TOWN OF PUEBLO sums up all that's great about fall: harvest season and perfect temps for outdoor strolls. Test your capsaicin tolerance at the Pueblo Chile & Frijoles...
Reader Letters
The power of the parksTwo days after arriving home from a 10-day road trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, we received our July issue and read "Old Faithful Versus the Xbox" (page 104). Our four children (ages 9-15) thoroughly enjoyed...
Retreat for All Seasons
An outdoor room gives a woodland garden year-round appealFILLED WITH LIGHT and open on two sides, this garden room - a spin on the lanai - provides flexible options for outdoor living. Architect Kevin Gent conceived it as a summer deck that would "float"...
Return to the Ranch Life: In Central Oregon's Sisters, Old West Still Exists amid the Rising Ritz
SISTERS COMES by its rep as a ranch hub honestly. But any dirt in the air over this central Oregon town, on the fringe of the high desert, is more likely to be kicked up by mountain bikes along red cinder roads than by bucking broncos during its annual...
San Francisco Flowers for Alcatraz
I'M WALKING with Carola Ashford past a bank of fuchsias so extravagantly purple and red, they stun the eye. "The funny thing is," she says, "my college major was criminology." [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Ashford does not study crime now. She is a...
San Francisco: Flowers for Alcatraz
I'M WALKING with Carola Ashford past a bank of fuchsias so extravagantly purple and red, they stun the eye. "The funny thing is," she says, "my college major was criminology."Ashford does not study crime now. She is a landscape architect who restores...
September Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenThis month's picks1. Red onion and gorgonzola flatbreads2. Golden vegetables3. Oatmeal-currant breakfast bread4. Tri-pepper saladRed onion and gorgonzola flatbreadsErin Burke,Boonton Township, NJBecause...
Storage with Style: New Built-In Cabinetry Blends Gracefully with a Home's Existing Design
NOT ENOUGH STORAGE is a complaint shared by homeowners of every stripe. Andrea Chin and Vance Martin were among the frustrated ranks until they learned how additional storage space could blend in with--or even enhance--the overall room design. During...
Sun Gardens: Fountains, Perennials, and Grasses Make Mediterranean-Style Plantings Look at Home among California's Golden-Hills
A HOUSE NEEDS TO CONNECT with its natural surroundings to feel truly at home. That's the case even when the house is a Mediterranean villa, like the one pictured on these pages. Garden designer Susan Lamont could have surrounded the Healdsburg, California,...
Sunset's Western Wine Awards 2007
Exciting places to visit, innovative vintners to meet, and the best wines to tryTHE NUMBER OF GREAT WINES produced in the West just keeps growing. This spring, Washington State licensed its 500th winery. That's up from 155 in 2000, and 64 in 1990. It's...
Sunset's Western Wine Awards 2007: Exciting Places to Visit, Innovative Vintners to Meet, and the Best Wines to Try
THE NUMBER OF GREAT WINES produced in the West just keeps growing. This spring, Washington State licensed its 500th winery. That's up from 155 in 2000, and 64 in 1990. It's a curve that echoes earlier, similar growth in California's older wine regions;...
Top 10 Hotels for Nature Lovers
Stroll out your door and into paradise from these well-situated lodges1 PURCELL MOUNTAINS, B.C.BUGABOO LODGE Say good morning to the glacier-from your warm, cushy bed. Next, tackle the blueberry-banana pancakes. Then thwap, thwap; blades blur and grass...
Top 10 Hotels for Nature Lovers: Stroll out Your Door and into Paradise from These Well-Situated Lodges
1 PURCELL MOUNTAINS, B.C. BUGABOO LODGE Say good morning to the glacier--from your warm, cushy bed. Next, tackle the blueberry-banana pancakes. Then thwap, thwap; blades blur and grass ripples. Hang on to your sunhat as you're whisked high into...
Top Eco-Friendly Floors
What is it? What makes it green? WOOD Lumber from FSC sustainable certification, sources; natural which tracks beauty and lumber...
What to Do in Northern California
CHICO PLAY AN OLD-FASHIONED GAME Looking to make the most of early fall's warm evenings? Head to the patio and bocce court at the stylish Red Tavern. Owners Craig Thomas and Maria Venturino recently made over a spacious former vacant lot adjoining...
What to Do in the Rockies: September
MEEKER, COGo to the dogsWhen the kids go back to school, the sheepdogs really get to work. At the annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, 120 border collies hustle to their handlers' commands, herding sheep through a series of difficult courses...
What to Do in Your Garden
September Planting Bee-attracting blossoms Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: Invite bees into your garden by growing plants they love, including Aster x frikartii 'Monch', Gaillardia x grandiflora, lavender, Russian sage, Salvia chamaedryoides,...
What to Do in Your Garden: September
PlantingBiennial flowers Sown now, biennial flowers usually will bloom next spring or summer. Just before rain is forecast, scatter seeds where you want them to grow. Foliage rosettes will emerge in autumn or late winter. After flowering, allow seed...
Zucchini Pasta
This summer squash just keeps on coming. Turn the garden Godzilla into a crowd-pleasing dinnerZucchini fusilliCutting the zucchini into strips and cooking them until they're tender but still holding their shape allows them to twist and turn around the...
Zucchini Pasta: This Summer Squash Just Keeps on Coming. Turn the Garden Godzilla into a Crowd-Pleasing Dinner
Zucchini fusilli Cutting the zucchini into strips and cooking them until they're tender but still holding their shape allows them to twist and turn around the fusilli, clinging to the noodles like sauce. In addition, the pine nuts add richness to the...
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