I’m sure I don’t have to tell you skeptics twice, but you should always check recipes for mayhem-causing ingredients before you blindly follow the directions:
There is one green, recommended by Anthony Worrall Thompson, that you should actually steer very far away from. In a recent magazine article, he suggested that home cooks should add a bit of henbane to their salad bowls for flavor and color. That’s all fine and well, except for the fact that henbane is extremely poisonous and “can cause hallucinations, convulsions, vomiting and in extreme cases death.”
He meant to say “fat hen,” which is a tasty and healthful, um, weed. Heh heh oopsie.
Some fed-up housewife, somewhere, is going to follow the original recipe to a T and claim profound fucking ignorance when she’s tried for her husband’s death. Mark my words.