amanda gave me a recipe for chai cupcakes on the weekend, so, to demonstrate my committment to my favourite brew of the subcontinent, i gave the recipe a shot. it was a foolproof recipe – success!
being chai flavoured cupcakes (infused is probably a better description) and most of my colleagues being ‘that way inclined’ i figured that if i couldnt win them over with my super librarian skills (yet to be acquired) I would have to adopt other, sneakier, means. i think it worked.
the funniest thing, though, is that when I presented them, my team said to me, “yeah we knew you liked to cook cause Darren (my boss) told us that you were really into cooking”. Which is, of course, the biggest untruth that has ever in my life been told about me. I could have vaguely accepted many other character portrayals i.e., “i heard you are quite good at boxing”, “so I hear you are into languages”, “do you really hold fifty useless university qualifications?”. but cooking – as most people know i am a self confessed non/wont/dont/cant cook – absolutely not. Refer to appreciation of half eaten lean cuisine a few posts back. i am wondering how the hell he came to such conclusion. the oven is most certainly not my friend.