Sunset

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. 233, No. 3, September

A Nest for One: With Her Children Grown, a Portlander Downscales in Style
SUSAN MORAY was in some ways a classic empty nester: Once her two daughters left home, she looked around her 1,700-square-foot Craftsman and wondered, Do I need all this space? Instead of fleeing to a condo, though, she built a smaller home in her...
A Perfect Day in Salida, Co
An Arkansas River town with a serious art bent delivers fresh air, funky galleries, and a host of homegrown businesses. By Valerie RainsPedal pushersJust as Salida's famed whitewater season winds downoutfitted rafting trips on the Arkansas usually wrap...
Ashland, Or: The Leaves Are Turning, the Beer Scene Is Booming, and the Legendary Shakespeare Fest Is as Lively as Ever. by Christopher Hall
Play time During the first season of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival 80 years ago, Ashland residents and students served as actors on a simple stage that also hosted boxing matches. Now the Tony Award-winning company has three state-of-the-art theaters--and...
Ask Sunset
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LIFE IN THE WEST? WE HAVE THE ANSWERS.Q: My dog tracked mud on my lovely Moroccan Icilims.How do I clean the rugs without damaging the colors and fibers?-ALEXANDRA MARTIN, REDWOOD CITY, CADEAR ALEXANDRA First off, don't reach for...
Ask Sunset: Have a Question about Life in the West? We Have the Answers
Q: My dog tracked mud on my lovely Moroccan kilims. How do I clean the rugs without damaging the colors and fibers? -ALEXANDRA MARTIN, REDWOOD CITY, CA [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DEAR ALEXANDRA First off, don't reach for water. It creates visible...
Baby Lettuces with Beets: You Can Make This with Any Small Lettuces, but It's Especially Dramatic with Maroon and Chartreuse Leaves. Spices Unite the Earthy Beets and Sweet Lettuce
3 medium beets, with roots and 1 in. of stems attached 1/2 cup walnut pieces 1/2 tsp. each cumin seeds and coriander seeds 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 tsp. honey 1 2/1 tbsp. red wine vinegar Zest of 1/2 lemon 2 tbsp. each roasted walnut oil...
Cambria, Ca
BEST BEACHCOMBING Along sandy, mile-long Moonstone Beach, you'll find piles of sun-bleached driftwood, teeming tidepools, and a scattering of its namesake semiprecious stone. Moonstone Beach Dr. BEST SEAFOOD The Sea Chest draws crowds for...
Cannon Beach, Or
BEST BEACHCOMBING If you're searching for sand dollars or want to see tidepools Full of sea stars and anemones, go to Haystack Rock at low tide. friendsof haystackrock.org. BEST SEAFOOD A casual alternative to Cannon Beach's snazzier dining...
Cider Rules
The West's latest brews are the basis for terrific fall cocktails.JUST WHEN I've given myself permission not to sample every craft beer in the West, along comes a new small-batch beverage commanding the same level of boozy research-hard cider. Well,...
Cider Rules: The West's Latest Brews Are the Basis for Terrific Fall Cocktails
JUST WHEN I've given myself permission not to sample every craft beer in the West, along comes a new small-batch beverage commanding the same level of boozy research--hard cider. Well, not new exactly. Popular across the East and Midwest in the 1880s,...
Hot-Or Not
Whether fiery or mild, Padrón pepper spice up late-summer dishes.PAN-ROASTED PADRÓN PEPPERSSERVES 4 TO 6 / 10 MINUTESThe classic way to enjoy Padrón peppers, this appetizer is as goodat rooBl tempera ture as hot. You can also make this recipe with small...
If You Purchased Elations[R] Healthier Joints Daily Joint Supplement Drink Packaged And/or Labeled as "Clinically-Proven", You May Be Affected by a Class Action Lawsuit
You may be affected by a class action lawsuit claiming that The Elations Company, LLC, falsely advertised Elation? Healthier Joints Daily Joint Supplement Drink as "the Clinically Proven Fonnula that Improves Joint Comfort" and "Improve Your Joint...
In the SUNSET KITCHEN
TIPS FROM OUR TEAMGARDEN TO TABLENip it in the hudIs your garden exploding with zucchini? To curtail your yield, pick female blossoms, which have a baby squash attached. If you want to keep the zucchini coming, pick the males, which end in a stem. Both...
Laguna Beach, Ca
With temperatures hovering around 800 most days, September in Laguna Beach is definitely still summer--but hotel rooms are cheaper and easier to find. After Labor Day, the mood also changes from frenetic and touristy to calmly serene. Laguna Beach,...
Long Beach Peninsula, Wa
BEST BEACHCOMBING At Beards Hollow Beach, you'll find parking as well as tidepools for those who hike the mile-long Westwind Trail from North Head Lighthouse. $10/vehicle; funbeach. com/overlook. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Make the Most of the Coast
You could drive the heart of the North Coast (from Fort Bragg to the Oregon border) in five hours. But that would be missing the point. To suck up the wildest beaches, tallest trees, and freshest oysters in the state, you'll need at least three days....
Meet Me at Burning Man
WANDERLUSTA fabled spectacle at a crossroads. Two travelersone who wants to be there, one who really, really doesn't. What could go wrong? Or right? By Peter Fish-1 MONDAY, 5 P.M. |Herewe are, my wife and I, in our rented RV, creeping along a dirt road...
Meet Me at Burning Man: A Fabled Spectacle at a Crossroads. Two Travelers-One Who Wants to Be There, One Who Really, Really Doesn't. What Could Go Wrong? or Right?
MONDAY, 5 P.M. Here we are, my wife and I, in our rented RV, creeping along a dirt road in northern Nevada. The road--at this point a wide dent in an alkaline lake bed that appears to have no end--is thick with vehicles. Dusty passenger cars toting...
Mr. Science
Raise a glass to the mad genius behind San Francisco's most unusual watering hole, where cocktails and enlightenment mix.Robot builder and rock climber in his free time, Sausalito's own Alexander Rose has a cool day job as well: executive director of...
Mr. Science: Raise a Glass to the Mad Genius Behind San Francisco's Most Unusual Watering Hole, Where Cocktails and Enlightenment Mix
Robot builder and rock climber in his free time, Sausalito's own Alexander Rose has a cool day job as well: executive director of The Long Now Foundation, the nonprofit behind such quirky-yet-visionary projects as the10,000 Year Clock. Its most surprising...
Pick Your Topping: "Pizza Is Not about a Lot of Stuff on Top; It's about the Balance Offlavors," Says De Conti. Here Are Three of His Favorite Combinations, Plus Wine Pairings for Each
CAPRICCIOSA (CAPRICIOUS) TOPS 1 PIZZA Make dough as directed. In step 10, top pizza with: 1/4 cup canned coarsely pureed or ground tomatoes; 1/2 cup lightly packed coarsely shredded low-moisture mozzarella; 2 oz. very thinly sliced prosciutto cotto...
Pizza Perfected
How to coax a Neapolitanstyle pie from your home oven. By Margo TrueOBSESSIVELY AUTHENTIC ITALIAN." That's the motto at Ca' Momi, a bustling little Napa restaurant known for its Neapolitan-style pizza. So closely does it hew to tradition that it's one...
Refresher Course: Don't Retire the Shovel Just Yet: Fall Is Prime Time to Give Your Garden a Makeover. Here's How
By late summer, flower beds and borders often look worn out. But though it may feel counterintuitive, early fall is actually the best season for planting. Nurseries are well stocked with hardy, late-blooming perennials to refresh your bed (we prefer...
Salad Days
The new crop of greens are anything but garden variety. Here are three ways to let them star in your backyard-and on your plate.IN THE GARDENA riot of mustardCompared with tidy heads of lettuce, mustards have a wild beauty. To create this striking container...
Small Spaces Big Dreams
400 entries, 8,500 votes... and endless inspiration packed into very few square feet. Introducing the winners of our first tiny-design reader contest.WINNERWHOLE HOUSESTRUCTURECOTTAGELOCATIONPORTLANDSQUARE FEET550RESIDENTSUP TO 4A NEST FOR ONEWith her...
Surf, Sand & Decisions
EVERY IMPORTANT DECISION in my life seems to be made on a beach. Moving, marriage, starting a family, switching jobs--each transition involves a long walk, me looking at my feet in the sand and then out at the horizon, fears and worries tumbling around...
Surf, Sand & Decisions
EVERY IMPORTANT DECISION in my life seems to be made on a beach. Moving, marriage, starting a family, switching jobs-each transition involves a long walk, me looking at my feet in the sand and then out at the horizon, fears and worries tumbling around...
The Coast Is Clear
Four beach towns are at their best this month.MANY beach TOWNS lip and down the Pacific Coast have their best w eather of the year in September, when it is not yet cool enough to require layers and no longer hot enough to cause second-degree burns. Prices...
The Long View
Dave and Laurie Reed don't mind the guests who wander onto their Steamboat Springs, Colorado, property uninvited. This year, a moose made impromptu appearances on their patio, and a bear often stopped by to enjoy the view from a lookout on the property....
The Long View
One couple built their forever home Colorado hillside-while preserving the land that drew them there.Dave and Laurie Reed don't mind the guests who wander onto their Steamboat Springs, Colorado, property uninvited. This year, a moose made impromptu appearances...
The Lost Coast
"Really?" I said, mostly ignoring her as I pulled on a waterproof jacket and neoprene booties. "I hope I get to see that." "Well, the females can be very hormonal and protective," she said. "You can stare down the males, but the females don't go...
The Micro Mobile Home: Fed Up with Renting, Alek Lisefski Built His Own 8- by 20-Foot House on a Flatbed Trailer
What inspired your tiny project? I realized I'd spent $50,000 on rent in five years and should be putting that money to better use. Also, my girlfriend, Anjali, was applying to grad schools, so we needed flexibility and mobility. When I saw the house-on-trailer...
Weeknight Cooking
FAST & FRESHRecipes in 30 minutes or lessCHILEPORK TENDERLOIN with CHARRED CORN SALADSERVES 4/30 MINUTESThis recipe uses the same fragrant spice mix for the com and the pork, a shortcut that amplifies the flavors of both. Round out the meal with...
Your Checklist
PLANT For fragrant blossoms next spring, sow sweet pea seeds now. (We like 'Spencer Ruffled' and 'Royal'.) Set seeds 1 inch deep and 1 to 2 inches apart in well-amended soil; when seedlings are 4 to 5 inches tall, thin them to 6 inches apart. ...
Your CHECKLIST
ROCKY MOUNTAINSPLANTFor fall color, plant a purple-leafed smoke tree (Cofinus coggygria 'Purpureus'), a small tree (15 feet tall and wide) that turns scarlet before dropping its leaves for winter.Grow yellow buttons (Chrysocephalum apiculatum) in a sunny...
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