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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. 217, No. 3, September

3 Ways with Apples
Use them in every course: sautéed over pork chops, roasted in a salad, and baked with an apple-crisp fillingCider-brined pork chops with sautéed applesThe only time-consuming part of this recipe is brining the pork, which you do a few hours ahead. The...
Alpine Loop
Wind through Utah's Wasatch Range along a super-scenic byway bursting with colorCATCHING FALL FOLIAGE is all about timing. Too early, and the leaves are still green. Too late, and the show's already on the ground. Unless, that is, you tour Utah's Alpine...
Anjelica Huston
TULARE COUNTY, CAThe actress shares her thoughts on ranch life, Old California, what she grows in her garden, and the difference between riding horses in the movies and riding them in real lifeOn seeing her ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada...
Backyard Oasis: Lessons in Transforming a Little-Used Space into a Haven for Outdoor Living
THE MOST IMPRESSIVE Landscapes sometimes aren't planned--they just evolve. When Kendra Phelps and Norbert Kappel had a new flagstone patio installed in their San Jose side yard, they had no intention of tackling a full-blown backyard renovation. They...
Beach Gardens
Gardening on the coast has plenty of challenges -wind, sandy soil, salt spray. Here are two seaside landscapes designed to thriveALL THE THINGS you love about the beach are better in a seaside garden. The quality of light, for instance: Whether itjs...
Beach Gardens: Gardening on the Coast Has Plenty of Challenges-Wind, Sandy Soil, Salt Spray. Here Are Two Seaside Landscapes Designed to Thrive
ALL THE THINGS you love about the beach are better in a seaside garden. The quality of light, for instance: Whether it's a sunny day, when everything sparkles, or a gently over-cast day, when everything glows, seaside illumination--as every artist...
Best Nursery Picks: What's Hot and Available at Garden Centers near You
What to look for in your region Nurseries NORTHWEST Fall is all about blues, Molbak's, Woodinville, pale moon yellows, and WA Find inspiration in ...
Call of the Wild
How one couple turned a remote cabin near Juneau, Alaska, into the tiny home of their dreams"FOR SALE: SMALL WATERFRONT CABIN ON A TRAIL. NEEDS A LOT OF WORK." Something about that ad caught Jennifer Jenkins's attention. "I kept reading it over and over....
Call of the Wild: How One Couple Turned a Remote Cabin near Juneau, Alaska, into the Tiny Home of Their Dreams
"FOR SALE: SMALL WATERFRONT CABIN ON A TRAIL. NEEDS A LOT OF WORK." Something about that ad caught Jennifer Jenkins's attention. "I kept reading it over and over. I just had a feeling," she says. She and her husband, Noah, had recently moved from Montana...
Catalina Cool
Sun-splashed beaches and lofty mountain peaks make it the West's most romantic islandROMANTIC GETAWAYS can be tricky Trust me on this. My husband and I have indulged in our share. The secluded hotels, low candlelight, champagne, and outsize expectations...
Catalina Cool: Sun-Splashed Beaches and Lofty Mountain Peaks Make It the West's Most Romantic Island
ROMANTIC GETAWAYS can be tricky. Trust me on this. My husband and I have indulged in our share. The secluded hotels, low candlelight, champagne, and outsize expectations for the boudoir are all pleasant, no doubt, but also fundamentally generic. Truly...
Classic Comeback
A 1960s home casts off its fussy flourishes for a timeless makeoverSOMETIMES YOU HAVE to go backward before you can clearly see how to move forward. For Guy and Jennifer Genis, renovating a midcentury modern home meant returning to its roots. Their goal:...
Classic Comeback: A 1960s Home Casts off Its Fussy Flourishes for a Timeless Makeover
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE to go backward before you can clearly see how to move forward. For Guy and Jennifer Genis, renovating a midcentury modern home meant returning to its roots. Their goal: to unearth the original design features while endowing the space...
Coastal Cottage
Secrets to creating beach house style-even if you're nowhere near the beachIT'S HARD TO look at a cottage with weak plumbing and rotting floors and think "cozy beach house." Especially when you're 20 miles from the coast.But for Susan Delurgio, who co-owns...
Coastal Cottage: Secrets to Creating Beach House Style-Even If You're Nowhere near the Beach
IT'S HARD TO look at a cottage with weak plumbing and rotting floors and think "cozy beach house." Especially when you're 20 miles from the coast. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Downtown Albuquerque
New cafes and galleries place this emerging neighborhood in the center of the actionWALK INTO THE DOWNTOWN Albuquerque eatery Flying Star Cafe on a weekend afternoon and you're instantly swept up by its swirling, colorful decor. This is a neighborhood...
Favorite Ferns
These shade lovers now come in a wide array of leaf cotors and patterns. Here are our top 6 picksFEW PLANTS are as at home in shaded gardens as ferns. Thriving in cool, moist locations from the Pacific Northwest to Northern California-even in the West's...
Favorite Ferns: These Shade Lovers Now Come in a Wide Array of Leaf Colors and Patterns. Here Are Our Top 6 Picks
FEW PLANTS are as at home in shaded gardens as ferns. Thriving in cool, moist locations from the Pacific Northwest to Northern California--even in the West's coldest climates, with some winter protection--they bring beauty and motion to woodland Landscapes....
Ferry Hop: The Journey to Marin's Prettiest Island Is Half the Fun, Thanks to Captain Mom
IT'S A SCENE of happy chaos on Saturday morning inside the glass-fronted wheelhouse of the Angel Island Ferry. "Becky, you can't draw there, baby. Mom needs to see," says ferry captain Maggie McDonogh to her 4-year-old, who's busy coloring atop the...
Fresh from the Sea
Grilled wild salmon is the centerpiece of a delicious seafood dinner by chef Dory Ford of California's Monterey Bay Aquarium. Everything on the menu happens to be environmentally sustainable too; it's good cooking that's part of a bigger pictureTO HEAR...
Fresh from the Sea: Grilled Wild Salmon Is the Centerpiece of a Delicious Seafood Dinner by Chef Dory Ford of California's Monterey Bay Aquarium. Everything on the Menu Happens to Be Environmentally Sustainable Too; It's Good Cooking That's Part of a Bigger Picture
TO HEAR DORY FORD describe his childhood on Vancouver Island--catching wild salmon in the Campbell River, foraging for chanterelles, picking huckleberries for pie, kicking up oysters at low tide and roasting them on a campfire--it's hard to imagine...
From the Editor
LAST SPRING, I made a trip around the West to ask readers what they love about the magazine and to show them potential changes we wanted to make. Again and again, I heard readers mention that Sunset "felt like home" to them, and they were pretty particular...
Grantsville, Utah: The Secret Seacoast
THE REASON I AM STANDING in one of North America's largest deserts wearing a diving mask is Linda Nelson. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "My parents were geologists," Nelson is telling me. "I knew there were geothermal features in Utah. I knew how to...
Grilled Quesadillas
Stuff them with sour cream, spicy chipotles, and smoky chicken, and you'll have a new family favoriteGrilled chipotle-chicken quesadillasGrilling adds a mildly smoky note, the perfect complement to big flavors like lime, cilantro, and chile. Plus there's...
How to Divide Perennials
Give these spring bloomers a fresh start nowWHEN THEY BECOME OVERGROWN and stop blooming well, it's time to dig up clumping perennials and cut them apart. By dividing a plant into sections-each with roots attached-you end up with both a reinvigorated...
How to Divide Perennials: Give These Spring Bloomers a Fresh Start Now
WHEN THEY BECOME OVERGROWN and stop blooming well, it's time to dig up clumping perennials and cut them apart. By dividing a plant into sections--each with roots attached--you end up with both a reinvigorated smaller clump to set back in the same spot...
How to Transform a Chair
Seven steps to a fresh new look for tired furnitureTURN A DRAB thrift-store chair into a stylish accent for any room in your home. AU it takes is some paint, fabric, basic supplies, and a free weekend. To start, choose a chair with no missing screws...
How to Transform a Chair: Seven Steps to a Fresh New Look for Tired Furniture
TURN A DRAB thrift-store chair into a stylish accent for any room in your home. All it takes is some paint, fabric, basic supplies, and a free weekend. To start, choose a chair with no missing screws or loose legs; it should have interesting features...
Island Feast
On Orcas, the jewel, of the San Juans the journey from farm to table is short and sweetyTHE PLUMS, dusky and warm from the sun art steadily disappearing under my greedy fingers. The lamb has just come off the grill; my husband is slicing the tomatoes...
Pacifica: South of San Francisco, the Quiet Beach Town Has a Laid-Back Surf Spirit
WE CAN'T FIGURE OUT why more folks don't make the jaunt to Pacifica. Maybe only surfers know that the gentle rolling waves at Pacifica State Beach are prime territory for beginners. The town is also home to a vintage pier, a wholesale orchid nursery,...
Perfectly Arranged
How to make every detail in the garden count"GARDENING IS the slowest of the performing arts," writes garden historian Mac Griswold. She knows that a garden is created one rock and one plant at a time, and the real goal is a grand show that develops...
Resources
Following are sources for some of the products and furnishings shown in this issue. Care has been taken to verify information, but info cannot be guaranteed. Items not included may have sources named elsewhere in the issue, come from personal collections,...
Rough Beauty
Where Sonoma and Mendocino meet the sea, you'll find drama, dreamers, and vibrant flavorsTHE RUGGED STRETCH of land that runs along Sonoma County's coast inspires grand passions. From the pocket coves of Bodega Bay and windswept bluffs of Sea Ranch to...
Rough Beauty: Where Sonoma and Mendocino Meet the Sea, You'll Find Drama, Dreamers, and Vibrant Flavors
THE RUGGED STRETCH of land that runs along Sonoma County's coast inspires grand passions. From the pocket coves of Bodega Bay and windswept bluffs of Sea Ranch to inland pine-covered peaks and ocean-carved sea stacks, the area is marked by layers of...
September Favorites
Recipes from our readers, tested in Sunset's kitchenMediterranean rice saladLyn Michaud, Brighton, CO"I created this dishfor a potluck" Michaud says. Its bright flavors make it the perfect side dish for anything grilled.PREP AND COOK TIME 45 minutesMAKES...
September in the West
Restore the dunesPause and take in the view at the top of the bluff on Seaside Beach, just north of Carmel, California. Here, a few hundred yards from busy State 1, the beach stretches out for what seems like miles-and colorful dune plants cling to the...
Sunset's Western Wine Awards 2006: The Best Bottles, Winemakers, and Places to Discover This Year
WESTERN VINTNERS CRAFT the most amazing array of wines in the world, from Cabernet to Viognier. To find the best this year, we teamed up with some of the West's most prominent wine experts, including Master Sommeliers, teachers, and writers (read about...
The Hawaii No One Knows
Beyond Kauai stretch hidden islands, coral reefs-and our newest national monumentDAWN LIGHT ILLUMINATES the dunes of Barking Sands beach, the westernmost point on Kauai, which is the northernmost island in the main Hawaiian chain. The Holo Holo, a 65-foot...
The Hawaii No One Knows: Beyond Kauai Stretch Hidden Islands, Coral Reefs-And Our Newest National Monument
DAWN LIGHT ILLUMINATES the dunes of Barking Sands beach, the westernmost point on Kauai, which is the northernmost island in the main Hawaiian chain. The Holo Holo, a 65-foot catamaran, slices the jewel blue sea at an easy 20 knots. [ILLUSTRATION...
The Secret Seacoast
Grantsville, UtahTHE REASON I AM STANDING in one of North America's largest deserts wearing a diving mask is Linda Nelson."My parents were geologists," Nelson is telling me. "I knew there were geothermal features in Utah. I knew how to read a geological...
Top 10 Affordable Beach Retreats
Here are our favorite seaside places from Washington to Mexico1 OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, WAKALALOCH LODGEPicture a cluster of weathered gray cabins perched on a grassy bluff above a wind-and rain-swept beach, and you've got the drift of Kalaloch Lodge....
Top 10: Affordable Beach Retreats
Here are our favorite seaside places from Washington to Mexico. 1 OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, WA KALALOCH LODGE [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Picture a cluster of weathered gray cabins perched on a grassy bluff above a wind- and rain-swept beach, and...
Tulare County, CA: Anjelica Huston; the Actress Shares Her Thoughts on Ranch Life, Old California, What She Grows in Her Garden, and the Difference between Riding Horses in the Movies and Riding Them in Real Life
On seeing her ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada for the first time. It was winter. Very barren. Coyote country, I thought. I came back in the spring, and it was lush and beautiful. And there was an old adobe from the 1920s. [ILLUSTRATION...
Vintage Remodel
Craftsman flair enhances a garden remade for outdoor LivingA GARDEN RENOVATION doesn't have to mean a more contemporary look. That's what Maria Koosed and Ron Smoire decided when they relandscaped their late-1940s home. The couple loved their neighborhood-they'd...
Vintage Remodel: Craftsman Flair Enhances a Garden Remade for Outdoor Living
A GARDEN RENOVATION doesn't have to mean a more contemporary look. That's what Marla Koosed and Ron Smoire decided when they relandscaped their late-1940s home. The couple loved their neighborhood--they'd lived here 15 years--but not their house. They...
Western Wine Awards 2006
Sunset'sThe best bottles, winemakers, and places to discover this yearWESTERN VINTNERS CRAFT the most amazing array of wines in the world, from Cabernet to Viognier. To find the best this year, we teamed up with some of the West's most prominent wine...
What to Do in Northern California: September
ALAMEDA CATCH INDIAN SUMMER IN THE EAST BAY Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach still feels like summer under the September sun, because the 2 1/2 miles of sandy beach, bike path, and bird sanctuary are largely protected from sand-hurling winds....
What to Do in the Rockies September
PERRY, UTPeach-pit stopPull over for a juicy tree-ripened peach from the Nielson Fruit Stand, one of more than a dozen propped up along Utah's famous "Fruitway." The 10-mile stretch of U.S. 89 shoots through verdant orchards tucked against the Wasatch...
What to Do in Your Garden September
PlantingFrost-tolerant flowers Many annuals continue blooming well into the fall. Those that can tolerate some frost without damage include browallia, California poppy, gazania, mealycup sage, nicotiana, pansy, petunia, sweet alyssum, sweet William,...
What to Do in Your Garden: September
Planting Lawns Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: Toward the end of the month, sow seed or lay sod over soil that's been rototilled and amended with plenty of organic matter. Zones 1a-2b: Plant new lawns early in the month. At highest elevations,...
Wine Tasting Party
Throw a blind tasting of Syrahs from around the world, then enjoy your favorites over a dinner made to matchPARTY CONVERSATION thrives when you compare a few different bottles of the same wine. It's a fun way to learn more, no matter how much you already...
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