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Food on Fridays with Ann
I often cook beans from scratch, and the instructions always say to first sort and rinse the beans, adding a warning like, “…Customers need to thoroughly sort any foreign material that may be present.”
For decades I’ve diligently sorted and rinsed bags of black beans, kidney beans, navy beans, pinto beans, split peas, and lentils, always on the lookout for something “foreign.”
For decades, I’ve spotted nothing but beans.
Until this past week.
Nestled among the garbanzo beans, hidden in the shadows: a pebble.
A rather large pebble capable of chipping a molar.
I’m sure there’s a deeper analogy here, a metaphor, or a lesson learned. But I’m not sure what it is.
For now, let this sinister, dark pebble serve as a reminder to—first and foremost, without fail—always sort the beans.
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