Happy Monday! If you didn’t read my latest On Nutrition column, “The truth about what’s in your coffee drink,” in Sunday’s Seattle Times check it out while you enjoy a nice cup of joe. See, contrary to what some commenters have said* I’m not telling people to not drink coffee, in fact, depending on what time you’re reading this, I may be drinking coffee right now.** 

Oh, and here are some coffee-related links:

* This is heresay, because I never read my comments on my columns. I did hear that for this week’s column, someone found a way to work the Sonics into the conversation. Huh?
**I f my husband gets between me and the coffee pot in the morning before I’ve had my first cup, I remind him that he is in a very dangerous and precarious position. I take my coffee unsweetened with milk, preferably whole milk but 2% or a light splash of half-and-half will do in a pinch. I have maybe two Frappucinos a year..of the tall light coffee variety. My usual hot-weather go-to is iced coffee, unsweetened with milk. Once in a while I have a latte, with no syrup. Or a cappuccino. If I want to go light on the caffeine, I get an Americano instead of brewed coffee. I also have one Starbucks eggnog latte a year, but with the eggnog stuff cut with extra milk and with extra shots of espresso to further reduce the sugar content. I had a Pumpkin Spice latte once about five years ago, but that same night ended up being rushed to the emergency room via ambulance with give-me-a-bullet-to-bite-on-pain and a need for major surgery a week later…the association between the two otherwise totally unrelated events firmly put me off Pumpkin Spice lattes, but to be fair I didn’t think they were very good, anyway. I do however miss the Vanilla Spice lattes they had for one season a few years ago. I love coffee (sigh).