Second Harvest fundraiser needs donations

This Saturday, December 15, our friend Nick Alaga is doing a mile-long swim around the Santa Cruz Wharf with the group he founded, Will Swim For Food. Their goal is to raise $40,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Can you pledge even the price of tomorrow’s latte to help? Click through for the information.

HFCS, a gloppy monster

News that Hunt’s is cutting high fructose corn syrup from their catsup recipe makes me wonder if HFCS will fall into the “seemed like a good idea at the time” category along with DDT and subprime mortgage loans. I cut it out of our diets over decade ago and since then it just sounds worse and worse. Give me my sweets straight from the plant, please!

The water in meat. Plus, a recipe

Thoughts about water: too much, not enough, and how much water it takes to grow a pound of beef. (hint: Lots!) Plus a recipe for dinner thrown together from leftover corn, rice, and pine nuts, accidentally vegetarian, absolutely delicious.



Sausalito, the cholesterol-free zone. Or is it????