red wine

Paul to Timothy: “No longer drink water exclusively, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.”

Not too long ago, I bought a yummy looking salad from a local grocery store deli. After arriving home, unloading and putting away groceries, I sat down to enjoy my chunky chicken caesar salad. I took a few bites. Nice. One more. Oh. That must be some really strong cheese or something in there. Another bite. Uuhhh. What is that? A bad tasting olive?? I tried just an olive – it tasted fine. What was that strong, yucky taste? I tried another bite with some chicken. Oh no. Could it be the chicken? Poke a piece with my fork. Sniff, sniff. !!!! It smelled AWFUL!

Every piece of chicken in my salad looked beautiful, but every piece smelled rotten, putrid. I just knew I had given myself a case of food poisoning. Continue reading