Be careful what you cook

On the subject of cooking, a Facebook friend posted that a recipe in a major newspaper includes preparing dried shiitakes by soaking them in boiling water, draining them, removing their stems and cutting them in half. “After that, presumably, they’re thrown away, because that’s the last we hear of them.”

Someone else commented “Hate it when that happens, gives me the shiitakes”. I commented “But it was good practice doing that much. Next time you cook a recipe with … you’ll know exactly what to do”. Obviously I meant shiitakes, but autocorrect took over and it became:

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