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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. 229, No. 3, September

A New Crush
California's Central Coast wine region is booming- this time with olive oil.GREGG BONE cradles the little blue cup of olive oil in one palm while covering it with the other, to trap aromas. "Using your body heat to boost the temperature even a few degrees...
A New Crush: California's Central Coast Wine Region Is Booming-This Time with Olive Oil
GREGG BONE CRADLES the little blue cup of olive oil in one palm while covering it with the other, to trap aromas. "Using your body heat to boost the temperature even a few degrees Celsius is going to release more of the volatile aromatics," says Gregg,...
Asian Eggplant
CHOOSINGThough they're interchangeable in recipes, amethysthued Chinese ones are a bit sweeter and deep purple Japanese keep their color better. Go for gloss: Fresh eggplant looks taut and shiny.STORINGEggplant spoils quickly, so store it in the fridge...
Big News under the Sea
A new park system is being formed - but not where you think. It's underwater. And in loo years, this could be viewed the way the establishment of our national parks is seen today. In 2012, California will complete the nation's first-ever statewide network...
Big Rig Pizzeria
SAN FRANCISCO While most food truckers tool around in tin cans, former Flour + Water pizzaiolo Jon Darsky has been working on a monster mobile. Del Popolo is a 20-foot-long, $200,000 transatlantic shipping container turned pizzeria and, as you might...
Design Star
Jill Wenger put Seattle on the fashion map and now she's doing the same for design.TO WALK THROUGH design emporium Totokaelo is to see the world through the tasteful eyes of its owner, Jill Wenger. When she launched her online boutique in 2008, Seattle...
Design Star: Jill Wenger Put Seattle on the Fashion Map and Now She's Doing the Same for Design
TO WALK THROUGH design emporium Totokaelo is to see the world through the tasteful eyes of its owner, Jill Wenger. When she launched her online boutique in 2008, Seattle suddenly became known for more than the Singles-era grunge look. This past May,...
Dogs Rule!
Your pooch doesn't have to be a weekend-getaway deal breaker. These 9 beach towns treat pets like VIPs.MENDOCINO, CAThis isn't just another "dog loves beach" tale.It begins in our hotel room, long before paw meets sand. Next to a plate of cookies for...
Enough Fluff
A band of local bakers is crafting reaí bagels that look and taste nothing like the pillowy dinner rolls youVe Come to know. BY JOSH sens | PHOTOGRAPHS BY THOMAS J. STORYTHE HISTORY OF THE West is rich with restless characters who migrated here from...
Fast & Fresh
Recipes from our kitchen and yours, in 30 minutes or lessCaprese skillet eggsMaryanne Welton, PALO ALTO, CASERVES 4 | 25 MINUTES2 tbsp. olive oil½ cup chopped onion3 medium tomatoes, chopped½ tsp. each kosher salt and pepper4 large eggs½ cup shredded...
Harvest in a Bottle
From the West's biggest craft-beer maker comes a small-batch seasonal ale brewed, bottled, and grown right here at home.EVEN IF YOU PREFER Pinot Noir over pale ale, chances are you've sipped your way to the bottom of a bottle of Sierra Nevada. The ubiquitous...
I'm Walking Here
No need to trek out of town to soak i? the scenery this fall. These stunning Bay Area hikes are right under your nose.SAUSALITOScenery with solitude1.2 MILES The waterfront may be elbow-to-elbow with tourists licking ice cream, but all it takes is a...
Opportunity Knocks
WHEN SEPTEMBER COMES ROUND, summer always starts tugging at my mental sleeve. The season is winding down, officially ending on the 21st but practically ending by Labor Day Monday, when kids are back to school, the days have shortened, and the air has...
Sea~creature Succulents
Boldly colored. Drought-tolerant. With the wonderful world of succulents, you can mimic an underwater look with plants.Succulents are terra firma's answer to sea creatures, as jewel-toned as shells, sculptural as seastars, or flutter/ as sea anemones....
Sea~ Creature Succulents: Boldly Colored. Drought-Tolerant. with the Wonderful World of Succulents, You Can Mimic an Underwater Look with Plants
A striped tuxedo agave (Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba') is the star among orange Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire' and smaller succulents in this Southern California coastal garden. Succulents are terra firma's answer to sea creatures, as...
September: Your Northern California Guide
IDEA WE LOVERECYCLED WALKWAYWe're crazy about this path - the collage-like framework; the artistic mix of materials, which include tumbled glass, wine corks, and mini metal canisters set on end; and the fact that it's made entirely of materials that...
Take a Bite out of Fall
SUISUN VALLEYSample the laid-back charms of FairfieldHow far afield? You're in the heart of Solano County - at the midway point of San Francisco and Sacramento - sandwiched between the Vaca Mountains and Mt. George. A little wine: The Suisun Valley appellation...
Take a Bit out of Fall: Sample the Laid-Back Charms of Fairfield
How far afield? You're in the heart of Solano County--at the midway point of San Francisco and Sacramento--sandwiched between the Vaca Mountains and Mt. George. A little wine: The Suisun Valley appellation was established in 1982. Its 2,300 acres of...
Take It Outside
Linger at the table on a warm evening with a Los Angeles chef's alfresco menu.Old Etonian spritzMAKES 1 | 5 MINUTESA refreshing twist on the 1920s London favorite, chef Brandon Boudet's version of the cocktail - topped up with club soda i nstead of served...
Take It Outside: Linger at the Table on a Warm Evening with a Los Angeles Chef's Alfresco Menu
Old Etonian spritz MAKES 1 | 5 MINUTES A refreshing twist on the 1920s London favorite, chef Brandon Boudet's version of the cocktail--topped up with dub soda instead of served neat--is his excuse to enjoy Lillet, the French aperitif blend of...
Taste the Tropics
Plant pineapple guava, a shrub that's gorgeous in the garden and gives you piles of fruit too.GROWAlso known as Feijoa sellowiana, pineapple guava is native to South America. It has glossy leaves, spring flowers with delicious edible petals, and graygreen...
Taste the Tropics: Plant Pineapple Guava, a Shrub That's Gorgeous in the Garden and Gives You Piles of Fruit Too
GROW Also known as Feijoa sellowiana, pineapple guava is native to South America. It has glossy leaves, spring flowers with delicious edible petals, and gray-green oval fruit that ripens 4 to 7 months after flowering. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
The Anatomy of the Coast from Astoria to Brookings, Oregon's Shore Encompasses Ray Whales, Giant Rocks, and Some Really Good Beer. Find Your Perfect Spot Right Here
NORTH COAST The easy coast: Fast access to Portland makes this a quick weekend escape. Astoria | Remixed historic burg Seaside | Oregon's Coney Island Cannon Beach | Foodie central Tillamook | Ice cream and cheddar Pacific City |...
The Coast Is Clear
Oregon's best Little beach town is wild, windy, and hundreds of miles from the nearest bikini. Welcome to Bandon. Where nothing ewer happensEven when I'm far away from it, I am aware of the Oregon coast: the tug of the tides, the way the waves swell...
The Coast Is Clear: Oregon's Best Little Beach Town Is Wild, Windy, and Hundreds of Miles from the Nearest Bikini. Welcome to Bandon. Where Nothing Ever Happens
Even when I'm far away from it, I am aware of the Oregon coast: the tug of the tides, the way the waves swell before slamming against the shore. And whenever I drive west from Portland, I find myself drawn down to the water. I never start my visit...
The One-Dish Dinner
Go with a grilled steak salad, and you're set. Here are 3 easy ways to spin the classic.1/Garlicky steak salad with chickpeas and artichokesSERVES 6 TO 8 | 45 MINUTES, PLUS 3 HOURS TO MARINATENo need to be alarmed about all the garlic; the OJ and soy...
The One-Dish Dinner: Go with a Grilled Steak Salad, and You're Set. Here Are 3 Easy Ways to Spin the Classic
1/ Garlicky steak salad with chickpeas and artichokes SERVES 6 TO 8 | 45 MINUTES, PLUS 3 HOURS TO MARINATE No need to be alarmed about all the garlic; the OJ and soy sauce mellow it out. About 11/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided About 11/2 tsp....
The Progressive Party
He's achef, she's a designer. Together this LA. couple keeps the fun going to 3 a.m. with easygoing style.Dinner parties spill outside at Brandon Boudet and Isabelle Dahlin's English cottage, a one-bedroom blessed with outdoor entertaining spaces in...
The Progressive Party: He's a Chef, She's a Designer. Together This L.A. Couple Keeps the Fun Going to 3 A.M. with Their Easygoing Style
Dinner parties spill outside at Brandon Boudet and Isabelle Dahlin's English cottage, a one-bedroom blessed with outdoor entertaining spaces in L.A.'s Echo Park neighborhood. Brandon, a chef, shakes cocktails and leads guests to appetizers on the kitchen...
This Is Pinot Noir?
Be the first to try the West's newest- and possibly most startling- white wine. BY SARA SCHNEIDERI DON'T think we've seen this in our lifetime: a new wine being invented on the West Coast. And this one - gutsy and full-bodied but bright and delicately...
This Is Pinot Noir? Be the First to Try the West's Newest-And Possibly Most Startling-White Wine
I DON'T think we've seen this in our lifetime: a new wine being invented on the West Coast. And this one--gutsy and full-bodied but bright and delicately fruity at the same time--is wreaking havoc on neat conceptions about the nature of red and white...
Wake Up Your Water: A Hint of Flavor Gives Zing to That Tall Glass of [H.Sub.2]O. Quenching Your Thirst Never Tasted So Good
Berry-lime Put 1/4 lime, cut into chunks, and 2 tbsp. each blackberries and blueberries in a large cocktail shaker. Add 1 tbsp. water and mash well with a muddler or end of a wooden spoon. Stir in 2 cups cold sparkling or still water, cover, then...
What Locals Call Paradise
One visit to Oahu's Kailua, and you'll be tempted to stayTHE MINUTE I come over the mountains and see Kailua down below," says resident Matt Rósete, "1 start to feel relaxedKailua, the town of 38,600 on windward Oahu, has that effect on people. Walled...
What Locals Call Paradise: One Visit to Oahu's Kailua, and You'll Be Tempted to Stay
"THE MINUTE I come over the mountains and see Kailua down below," says resident Matt Rosete, "I start to feel relaxed." Kailua, the town of 38,600 on windward Oahu, has that effect on people. Walled off from Honolulu by the corrugated cliffs of...
Why I Live Here
For psychologist Mike Litter, city living means a noonday paddle, building boats, and eating his own fresh-caught crab. Welcome to San Francisco. I grew up surfing in Southern California and got hooked on crabbing at a friend's home in Bellingham,...
Why I Live Here
For psychologist Mike Litter, city living means a noonday paddle, building boats, and eating his own freshcaught crab. Welcome to San Francisco.I grew up surfing in Southern California and got hooked on crabbing at a friend's home in Beltingham, Washington....
You Said It
Second place, pleaseIn Sonoma, we've always relished being the stepchild to our bigger, brasher sister, Napa We're a little less pretentious and have more diverse wine acreage and more open spaces. Rating us "best wine country" over Napa (August, page...
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