When I was little, one of my favourite songs was I Love My Boss by everyone’s favourite 90s Canadian band, Moxy Fruvous. My sister Chris, my friend Nora and I used to dance around the house, singing it at the top of our lungs, paying little-to-no attention to the lyrics.
Many years later, I was on my way home after having a lovely dinner with my then boss and his family, and called my sister.
“Remember that Moxy Fruvous song?” I asked her, “The one about having a great boss? Well, I just came from dinner with Stephen and his family, and I totally get it. I love my boss!”
We spontaneously broke out into song on the phone, except this time we were paying more attention to the lyrics. It turns out isn’t about having a great boss, providing a pretty amusing moment.
Song or no song, the sentiment is still true. Stephen is/was one of the coolest bosses of all time, a fact reinforced by the chai tea recipe he sent me.
8 cups water 5-6 Tbsp black tea
40 cardamom pods 40 cloves
8 cinnamon sticks 5 star anise
1. Put water on to boil. Crush the cardamon pods and cinnamon sticks with a rolling pin.
Add tea and spices to the water and when it boils, turn down heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
2. Strain the above – this is the base of your tea. Add one part of this brew to one part milk to make your chai,
3. Vary the flavour by adding ginger, vanilla, orange water etc.
B and I enjoyed this lovely drink, mixed with soy milk, with a little vanilla and honey, and served chilled over ice. With the vegan, lavender ice cream. Talk about perfect combination.