This is the culprit. This is the fresh chili pepper I bought the other day, being completely unaware of its potency.
I had the audacity to sample it raw, cut into a piece no larger than a lentil, and it took revenge on me by making my mouth flame.
This hot yellow chili pepper made my lips swell and hurt and sting and become redder than lips that have been passionately kissed for hours.
This is the chili pepper that gave me no pleasure at all.
This chili is the scotch bonnet. We hadn't been properly introduced before yesterday and it will be a while before I invite it back in my kitchen.
P.S. That doesn't mean I don't love chilies anymore. Just so you know.