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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. 225, No. 4, October

12 Ways to Throw Yourself into the Colors of Fall
LEAVES Think Project Runway for trees. Early October, the aspens and oaks of Colora-do's San Juan Mountains gild the slopes so brilliantly, Heidi Klum would shout, "Wunderbar!" See them on two great scenic drives. The San Juan Skyway circles through...
Ain't It Grand?
Seems like Colorado's Grand Valley has everything we want to do in a weekendwith its miles of cattle ranches and fruit orchards, the Grand Valley once had a reputation among Coloradoans for being - how to put this diplomatically? - well, boring. But...
Bold Borders: Two Pros Show How to Design with Color, in Sun or Shade
ASK GABRIELASANTA MONICAGabriela Yariv Landscape Design (gabrielayariv.com or 310/455-7250)I want dramatic impact, but no fussy flowers. Ideas?I love chalky blues. Agave, Oudleya, Senecio - all those glaucous plants look fabulous in strong, bright light....
Classics with a Kick
An exclusive peek inside The Sunset Cookbook, this menu shows off bold flavors and fresh ideas for the way we eat todayThe bible of Western cooking nowDebuting this month. The Sunset Cookbook (Oxmoor House; $35) contains 1,000plus recipes, including...
Classics with a Kick: An Exclusive Peek Inside the Sunset Cookbook, This Menu Shows off Bold Flavors and Fresh Ideas for the Way We Eat Today
The bible of Western cooking now Debuting this month, The Sunset Cookbook (Oxmoor House; $35) contains 1,000-plus recipes, including past gems updated for today's cooks, as well as wine pairing essays and color photos throughout. Fall flavors...
Custom Blends: Use Containers to Add Instant Autumn to Your Porch or Patio
HARVEST GOLDLibertia peregrinan*Stiff green blades with orange stripes form 2-foot-tall clumps, and add structure in front of trio. Use two i-gallon plants. Sunset climate zones 8, 9, 14-24.Carex testaceaThe grassy sedge blends the same apricot and gold...
Day Trip Ukiah
Inside wine country meals we love [much greater than] A secret Sierra lake [much greater than] Outsmart the weekend crowds in Santa Barbara [much greater than] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Why go now: Autumn in this throwback burg explodes with foliage...
Denver Day Trip LoHi
Why go now: Head to our favorite hilltop hood and you won't need to leave the city for a hit of fall color. Moniker: LoHi, aka Lower Highlands The look: Lofts, flats, and new restaurants vie for space with ornate 19thcentury brick buildings. Claim to...
French Four-Spice Cake with Browned Butter Spice Frosting
SERVES 12 | 1 3/4 HOURS This cake starts out tasting like citrus and sweet spices, then builds to a gentle pepper glow if the quatre epices is made with white pepper, or a good kick if it's based on black pepper. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] CAKE...
He'll Be Missed
As we finished work on this issue, we received sad news about our extended Sunset family: Bill Lane, our publisher for 30 years and friend for many after, had died at the age of 90. Few people have had such a big impact on Sunset. [ILLUSTRATION...
Mountain Editor's Picks
ESCALANTE, UTLET A GOAT DO THE WORKMan's best friend is loyal, hard working, sure footed, easily bribed, and - as it turns out after a day of trekking in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - a goat. Let a floppyeared, goofy-grinning Nubian pack...
Off the Beaten Path in Santa Barbara: A Savvy Traveler Shows Us There's More Here Than State Street and the Wharf
EARLY ON A SATURDAY, there's nothing more life affirming than pedaling a cruiser along Santa Barbara's oceanfront. Palm trees tower over the Cabrillo Boulevard bike path, and sailors at the harbor are unfurling the main for a trip to the Channel Islands....
Once upon a Home
There was a couple who had a bunch of family heirlooms from the 1970s, They wove these beautifully into their modern aesthetic, creating a narrative decorChapter 1: Living roomMeg anchors with Danish pieces, like this bookshelf unit, because of their...
Once upon a Home: There Was a Couple Who Had a Bunch of Family Heirlooms from the 1970s. They Wove These Beautifully into Their Modern Aesthetic, Creating a Narrative Decor
Chapter 1: Living room Meg anchors with Danish pieces, like this bookshelf unit, because of their well-made, classic forms. The 1960s unit displays Meg and Marvin's ceramic and glass collections. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Organic Apples
Buy your favorit varieties-only with more flavor and no pesticidesWhy pay more?Because most storebought apples likely have pesticide residue, even after you wash and peel them - higher, according to studies, than almost any other fruit or vegetable.Here...
Playing with Scale
From our 2010 Idea House, smart ways to create big impact without adding onWith our 2010 Sunset Dream Remodel, our goal was to make the most but of a small house (1,400 square feet) on a not-much bigger lot Built when the Silicon Valley was known for...
Sip Pedal Stretch Zoom ... Answer This: For Me, Wine Is
Wine touring by Limo? Snooze. We can think of at least 10 better ways to turn a wine country weekend into a real adventure HIKE FOR A GLASS It makes the wine taste even better. Northern California's Santa Cruz Mountains have a couple of hike-in...
Spice
It wasn't so long ago that if you wanted to experiment with exotic spices, you had to buy a grinder and whole spices like cardamom and allspice, then come up with own blends. Nowadays, thanks to the influx of immigrants and more adventurous palates,...
Squash and Chickpea Fritters with Winter Greens and Hazelnut Salad
SERVES 4/30 MINUTES [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 1/3 cup blanched hazelnuts 8 oz. cubed butternut squash 2 slices whole-wheat bread 1 can (14 oz.) chickpeas (garbanzos), drained 1 large egg 2 tbsp. flour 1 tsp. chopped fresh sage leaves 1/2 tsp. each...
The Diary of a Remodel: Follow the Transformation, Week by Week, of Our Small-Space Fixer-Upper
1-2 THE HOUSE is jacked up 5 feet and slowly turned; meanwhile, a crew scrambles to build the foundation before impending rains. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A LATE-WINTER STORM lingers. We build foundation in a pelting downpour. [ILLUSTRATION...
The Pinot Scandal
If the Pinot Noir you're drinking is deep red and very fruity, you might be drinking a fakePINOT NOIR is in trouble. A lightbodied, delicate wine, it's a silky mouthful of warm spices, flowers, savory herbs, loam, and leather - not ust fruit. Plus, natural...
The Pinot Scandal: If the Pinot Noir You're Drinking Is Deep Red and Very Fruity, You Might Be Drinking a Fake
PINOT NOIR is in trouble. A Light-bodied, delicate wine, it's a silky mouthful of warm spices, flowers, savory herbs, loam, and leather--not just fruit. Plus, natural acidity makes it delicious with a huge range of foods. Lately, though, if you uncork...
What to Do in Northern California October
GROUNDCOVER FOR SHADE Grow Vinca minor 'Illumination' to brighten low-light garden spaces with its green-edged yellow leaves. Sources include Plant Delights Nursery (planntdelights.com or 919/772-4794). [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] LEARN ABOUT COLORFUL...
What to Do in the Rockies: October
AstersNew England and New York asters are available now as potted plants in bloom. Otherwise long-lived, both are prone to mildew, which causes lower leaves to drop. For bloom in future years, plant them at the back of beds to hide this usually benign...
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