Now you must understand that I NEVER bake. I cook rather often, but baking is a whole other beast, necessitating special cookware and at times elusive ingredients.
While I was mixing the olive oil, milk, vanilla, and mandarin zest portion, I called my sister in Australia. Getting her on the phone can sometimes be a crusade, given that she lives in Australia so is about 12-14 hours ahead, she's an ER doctor, and her schedule changes from working nights to days more often than I change my underwear. ANYWAYS, I managed to connect to her this morning. And get this. She was just about to sit down to eat the fresh Orange Cake she just baked!
If I believed in a cosmic connection, this would be a strong contender for one!