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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. 4, October

3 Ways with Butternut Squash
A flavorful stew, spicy soup, and moist cake show how butternut squash is fall's most versatile ingredientSplit pea-squash stew with basil and serranoThis fragrant, buttery stew is hearty enough to work as a vegetarian main dish. Serve with a green salad...
3 Ways with Butternut Squash: A Flavorful Stew, Spicy Soup, and Moist Cake Show How Butternut Squash Is Fall's Most Versatile Ingredient
Split pea-squash stew with basil and serrano This fragrant, buttery stew is hearty enough to work as a vegetarian main dish. Serve with a green salad and naan (Indian flatbread) or fresh pita. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PREP AND COOK TIME 45 minutes...
A Feast for Game Day
Forget 'dogs and chili: For one group of Seattle chefs and winemakers, tailgating means spicy grilled ribs, crunchy salad, rich stew, and plenty of great wineThe menu1. Spicy pork ribs2. Tomato, sweet onion, and parsley salad3. Green chile-chicken stew4....
A Ghost Town Comes Alive
Get spooked in Jerome, Arizona, where it's all Halloween, all the timeERIC WOOLSEY SEEMS like a laid-back, level-headed, local businessman. Get him going on the subject of ghosts, though, and he'll rattle off a slew of stories. "I've seen full apparitions,"...
Autumn Beauty
How to tune up your garden for a Late-season showGORGEOUS FALL GARDENS peak after everything else burns out-and before the dark days of winter arrive. Maybe that's why we love them so much, and why garden designer Stacie Crooks puts so much effort into...
Berkeley Walk: Take an Urban Hike along the East Bay's Gourmet Streets for Tasty Treats and Views
BERKELEY IS AN IDEAL PLACE to savor the Bay Area's balmy Indian summer. It's the spot to savor delicious food too. Park your car in the Gourmet Ghetto--a food lover's paradise since the 1970s--and load a picnic basket with to-go delicacies. Next, stroll...
Best Bulbs to Plant This Fall: Our Top Five Picks for Brilliant Spring Color
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What they're like Our favorites How to display ... SPECIES Slender and Blossoms of Tulipa For a big show TULIP lovely, Lady, or clusiana chrysantha next spring, plant ...
Best of the West
The results are in: These Sunset readers-out of some 1,800 contestants-have won a Western dream vacation (sponsored by Sunset and partner Safe way) by creating easy, delicious, interesting recipes that celebrate the flavors of the WestThe winning recipesParty...
Celebrate the Outdoors: Welcome to Our Celebration Idea House, Built to Showcase New Materials and a Fresh Approach to Outdoor Living
The design Ask Westerners what they love most about life in the West and, chances are, outdoor living will top the list. Sunset's Celebration Idea House shows our appreciation for our unique way of life. Every major room opens to nature; decks on...
Celebration Idea House
Special thanks to the companies and individuals listed below, who generously contributed their time, talent, and products to the Sunset Celebration Idea House (page 120). Their participation helped make the house a showcase for inspiring new home and...
Country Retreat: How to Use Playful Plantings, Rustic Materials, and Color to Inspire Your Landscape
AFTER LIVING too long on a postage stamp-size lot, landscape designer Richard William Wogisch unleashed what he calls his "30-year-old desire to have a real garden" when he purchased a hilltop home overlooking the Sonoma Valley. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
From the Editor
I REMEMBER great lines from Sunset like most people remember great lines from movies. One of my favorites is from a 1947 article titled "They live all over the lot." The story profiled homeowners in Hollywood who managed to fill every square foot...
Gold Country Autumn
Once beautiful but sleepy, the little towns of the Sierra foothills are growing more sophisticated. From charming family-owned wineries to new inns and restaurants, this part of California holds treasures for quiet October weekends. YOU CAN'T DEPEND...
Great Wine, Naturally
From cosmic forces to chickens, winegrowers embrace nature to make wines full of characterWHEN THE MOON is full at Ceàgo Del Lago on the north shore of California's Clear Lake, things begin to happen around the vineyard. Not ghostly things; rather, vines...
Great Wine, Naturally: From Cosmic Forces to Chickens, Winegrowers Embrace Nature to Make Wines Full of Character
WHEN THE MOON is full at Ceago Del Lago on the north shore of California's Clear Lake, things begin to happen around the vineyard. Not ghostly things; rather, vines are pruned and wines are blended. When the moon's dark, there's different activity....
Greens You'll Love to Grow
Make healthy meals easy with garden-fresh arugula, chard, lettuce, and morePLANT SEEDS or seedlings of greens now, and you'll have the ultimate convenience food later in fall (and through winter in mild climates). Picking just the leaves you need from...
Greens You'll Love to Grow: Make Healthy Meals Easy with Garden-Fresh Arugula, Chard, Lettuce, and More
PLANT SEEDS or seedlings of greens now, and you'll have the ultimate convenience food later in fall (and through winter in mild climates). Picking just the leaves you need from your own garden really does save trips to the grocery store. And you'll...
How to Make Cat Lanterns
Combine two Halloween icons for a new twist on a classicCREATE A SPOOKY TRIO of glossy biack cats to watch over trick-or-treaters at your door. All you need are a few pumpkins in feline shapes-long or pear-shaped for the body, small and round for the...
How to Make Cat Lanterns: Combine Two Halloween Icons for a New Twist on a Classic
CREATE A SPOOKY TRIO of glossy black cats to watch over trick-or-treaters at your door. All you need are a few pumpkins in feline shapes--long or pear-shaped for the body, small and round for the face. At the pumpkin patch, look for body shapes with...
Lush Geometry
Bold shapes and foliage soften a home's angular linesGOOD DESIGNS are sometimes like good intentions: They start off right but can veer off track, losing sight of their original direction. That's what happened at Gary and Cindy Bonifield's home in San...
Lush Geometry: Bold Shapes and Foliage Soften a Home's Angular Lines
GOOD DESIGNS are sometimes like good intentions: They start off right but can veer off track, losing sight of their original direction. That's what happened at Gary and Cindy Bonifield's home in San Luis Obispo, California. Built in 1961, it had strong,...
Mark Harmon
NEAR SANTA MONICAThe actor talks trailers, boats, and remodeling with his wife, and reveals his favorite escapeOn his Airstream trailer. It's a 1972, 24-footer. I got it off a horse ranch in Arizona. I originally figured I'd just replace the cabinet...
Mark Harmon: The Actor Talks Trailers, Boats, and Remodeling with His Wife, and Reveals His Favorite Escape
On his Airstream trailer. It's a 1972, 24-footer. I got it off a horse ranch in Arizona. I originally figured I'd just replace the cabinet fronts. But it got more expensive. I put in a custom bird's-eye maple and white-birch interior and the painted...
Meadow at Home: Lessons in Creating an Artfully Untamed Display from a Beverly Hills Garden
A LANDSCAPE that evokes the New Zealand countryside or a romantically overgrown European villa isn't composed of mown turf or trimmed boxwood. It's wild, not mild. Sally Robinson's garden, with its woodland front yard and flower-filled backyard, is...
Metro Denver
A new world-class art museum is just the latest reason to visit the Mile High CityTHREE YEARS OF CONSTRUCTION, 2,750 tons of steel, and $90.5 million later, the sparkling new Frederic C. Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum (DAM) opens its oversize...
On Sunset.com Now
Visit our website--if you dare Sunset.com has scared up a cryptful of Halloween fun this year, including scarily brilliant decorations, devilishly clever pumpkin-carving tricks, and sinfully delicious recipes, all at your trembling fingertips. We...
Orange Crush: From Caramel to Persimmon, Three Ways to Make This Contemporary Color Work in Your Home
PUT YOUR PRECONCEIVED notions aside. Orange--the stuff of jack-o'-lanterns and garish 1970s wardrobes--is actually a wonderfully versatile color for home decor. The spectrum ranges from sophisticated and earthy to crisp and energetic, creating vibrant...
Reader Letters
Yellowstone getawayI can't imagine anyone not wanting to grab a backpack and a few necessities and jumping in the car with "Big Sky country or bust" streaming through their thoughts after reading about the Fishes' adventure in "The Road to Wonderland"...
San Diego Style
Browse the best of the modern, eclectic beach look in the Cedros Design DistrictFOR THE SIMPLE PLEASURE of Walking down a real street into real stores run by real people, head to the Cedros Design District in northern San Diego County's Solana Beach....
Spicy Beef Noodles
Part stir-fry, part pasta, this zesty mix of beef, broccoli, and tomato is a meal in itselfBeef with tomatoes, pasta, and chili sauceWhile researching a story on Peruvian cooking ("Peruvian Passage," June 2006) we came across tallarín saltado, a popular...
Spicy Beef Noodles: Part Stir-Fry, Part Pasta, This Zesty Mix of Beef, Broccoli, and Tomato Is a Meal in Itself
Beef with tomatoes, pasta, and chili sauce While researching a story on Peruvian cooking ("Peruvian Passage," June 2006), we came across tallarin saltado, a popular fusion dish that combines Asian stir-fry techniques with beef, fresh tomatoes, Asian...
Sun Valley Slowdown: Aspens, Empty Trails, and Reduced Rates Make Fall the Golden Season in Idaho
LOCALS CALL IT the "fall slack"--the moment after summer crowds have gone and before ski-happy visitors swarm the slopes. Autumn here in always-sunny Sun Valley, Idaho, 173 miles east of Boise, sees few tourists--nor many of the moguls and multihomeowners...
The Cactus Rangers
It's SOS-save our saguaros. In booming Tucson, the Cactus Rescue Crew protects the spiky symbols of desert beautyTHE RESCUE OPERATION begins just after dawn as Robert Ellis, a retired National Park Service ranger, passes out bottles of correction fluid....
The Cactus Rangers: It's SOS-Save Our Saguaros. in Booming Tucson, the Cactus Rescue Crew Protects the Spiky Symbols of Desert Beauty
THE RESCUE OPERATION begins just after dawn as Robert Ellis, a retired National Park Service ranger, passes out bottles of correction fluid. "Be sure to mark the south side of the cactus before you dig," he reminds the 30-odd volunteers who've converged...
Top 10: City Bike Rides
Pedal through favorite neighborhoods and get to know a place the way the locals do1 ALBUQUERQUEPASEO DEL BOSQUE TRAILThe city's crown jewel, the Paseo del Bosque Trail is a shady 16-mile paved corridor that follows the Rio Grande west of downtown. Joggers,...
Top 10 City Bike Rides: Pedal through Favorite Neighborhoods and Get to Know a Place the Way the Locals Do
1 ALBUQUERQUE PASEO DEL BOSQUE TRAIL The city's crown jewel, the Paseo del Bosque Trail is a shady 16-mile paved corridor that follows the Rio Grande west of downtown. Joggers, riders, and skaters flock to the path, while coyotes--and roadrunners--head...
West Marin Retreat: Whether You're Seeking Enlightenment-Or Just Peace and Quiet-We've Found the Place
"THAT'S VERY ZEN OF HER," my husband said as our 22-month-old daughter climbed down from her chair to pick up a grain of oatmeal that she had dropped. The comment was apt, as we were spending the weekend at a cottage in the hills above Green Gulch...
What to Do in Northern California October
SAN FRANCISCO Fresh city sweets THIS MONTH, bakers on the Mission District's 24th Street--a strip peppered with panaderias (Mexican bakeries)--are busy preparing for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. It's a great time to sample their tasty...
What to Do in the Rockies: October
DENVERHalloween headquartersSparkling skeletons line the storefront, pointing the way to Flossy McGrew's, Denver's cavernous costume and vintage clothing superstore: 6,000 square feet stocked with discarded theatre constumes such as as-foot-tall Cleopatra...
What to Do in Your Garden
PlantingBulbs for shade Tulips and daffodils need a sunny site, but there are a few less familiar bulbs that do well in part or full shade. Choices include autumn-flowering crocus (Crocus speciosas), camass (Camassia), dog-tooth violet (Erythronium denscanis),...
What to Do in Your Garden October
Shopping Gourds and squash For a touch of fall in your garden, embellish patio tables with clusters of Indian corn, gourds, or pumpkins. Or do what Richmond artists Molly Stone and Michael Cohn do: Tuck blown-glass pumpkins among your groundcovers....
Wild about Grasses: Why Have a Lawn When You Can Have a Meadow? A Passionate Grower Shares His Secrets for Using Grasses in Pots and Beds
SHAKING THE SOIL from his hands, John Greenlee is surveying the pot he's just finished planting when his gaze falls on the bunny-tail grass rising above an orange 'Crackling Fire' million bells. Sunlight illuminates its fuzzy, buff-colored seed heads;...
Winchester Bay, Oregon to the Lighthouse
IF YOU THINK of a lighthouse keeper as salt-sprayed, squinting, and talking like the sea captain on The Simpsons, GayLyn Bradley comes as a surprise. She has the soigne aura of a successful real-estate agent. But on the day I visit, her smart red suit...
Winchester Bay, Oregon: To the Lighthouse
IF YOU THINK of a lighthouse keeper as salt-sprayed, squinting, and talking like the sea captain on The Simpsons, GayLyn Bradley comes as a surprise. She has the soigné aura of a successful real-estate agent. But on the day I visit, her smart red suit...
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