Author Blogs

By Cal Orey
This time some years ago, a dear friend of mine drove up in the snow to visit me on her birthday. Thrilled to have company, I opened up my cabin to her. At that time I wasn't a “Food Network” addict, and cooking wasn't on my favorite to-do list. So, French bread, cheese, and bottled water was the plan.

We rehashed our travels up and the down California during a [...]
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
Cal Orey

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary”

~ Margaret Cousins

Do you feel appreciated in your life? And are you an appreciator? Whether we're getting or giving recognition, it feels good, and it makes a difference. When someone appreciates you, accept the recognition graciously. When you have the chance, recognize others with kind words or gestures.

Plus, it's Valentine's Day which [...]

Wed, Feb 14, 2018
Michelle Cederberg
By Cal Orey
Chocolate and Tea--a Perfect Pairing for V-Day

Q: Why do you think chocolate and tea are a perfect match?A: Both superfoods have amazing powers to help nourish the body, mind, and spirit. Pairing this mighty duo is like apple pie and vanilla ice cream or salt and pepper. Chocolate and tea are Mother's Nature's finest work and deserves kudos.Q: Do you have a favorite chocolate and tea pairing?[...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
Cal Orey
By Cal Orey

QUESTION: What type of tea should I drink if I get SAD? No sunshine, colder days is making me feel depressed. Help!

ANSWER: Tea comes to the rescue!

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Feeling down and sluggish with SAD? Seasonal depression is yet is another monster to face in the colder months. I have tackled the symptoms with an arsenal of remedies—and tea is on the list come late [...]
Mon, Feb 12, 2018
Cal Orey
By Cal OreyThe Healing Powers series AuthorValentine's Superfoods-- Tea & HoneyQUESTION: Why do you think honey and tea are such a wonderful pair? ANSWER: These two gifts from nature go together like America's favorite apple pie and vanilla ice cream. Both functional foods contain good-for-you ingredients and are flavorful, comforting and complement each other perfectly!QUESTION: Do you have a favorite honey and tea [...]
Sun, Feb 11, 2018
Cal Orey