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By Cal Orey
Summertime is the time for a cold and creamy milkshake. This sweet drink that goes way back in time, is a creation of milk, ice cream, and flavorings such as chocolate syrup. Back in my waitressing days (yes, I was a server) I'd make these drinks that took time using steel containers that you stuck into a machine (my shakes often whirled too fast and spilled onto the floor and [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Cal Orey

Awhile back, while I was scrolling through social media I came across this quote from actor Hugh Laurie:

“It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now [...]

Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Michelle Cederberg
California Gold Potato Salad


By Cal Orey

#1 Book Penned at Lake TahoeAs a kid during summertime bar-b-ques and potato salad were common. In the backyard we'd be dished up a plate of chicken, corn on the cob, and a scoop of salad. History shows American-style potato salad comes from Europe. My mom would put it together using russet potatoes, plain mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, celery, and spices. I liked it but as time [...]
Fri, Jun 16, 2017
Cal Orey

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.” ~ Michael Altshuler

Get up, do life, wonder if there's more, sleep, repeat.

Sound familiar? Life is busy. And for most of us there's a day-in-day-out routine that we have, that's often operated on auto-pilot.

There's zero problem with that if you like what you do, and if all your variables are working well for you. I hope they are. Yet for [...]

Wed, Jun 14, 2017
Michelle Cederberg
By Cal OreyHealing Powers Series AuthorSummer is on its way and lighter eating is part of seasonal change. Going back in time a decade ago, at Safeway when I used to gaze at frozen packaged Stuffed Peppers, an American dish, filled with ground beef, white rice, and tomato sauce. It took me back to when I was a kid and enjoyed my mom's Porcupine Meatballs (the Stuffed Bell peppers [...]
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
Cal Orey