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Spring into a Fresh Apple Tart


By Cal OreyA typical French Apple Tart boasts a custard and cake-like shell for the fruit. However, in the 21st century many chefs take another route and forego the heavy filling and cake. Instead, a simple pie crust, plain apples, and a glaze give the dessert tart a rustic look, like the French treat, but it's easier to make and it can be healthier, too.

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Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Cal Orey

“Movement is the song of the body.”

~ Vanda Scaravelli

When it comes to a true work-life recharge I'm sure you would agree that health and exercise are a vital part of that equation. For me as a Kinesiologist, a former personal trailer… as somebody who still teaches fitness classes, I put a high level of value in physical health for personal and professional growth. We can't ignore our physical bodies and expect to [...]

Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Michelle Cederberg
20 Tips to

Welcome Spring Into Your Home

By Cal Orey


Spring has sprung. It's time to lighten up, with cleaning and feng shui--the ancient Chinese art of placement. By embracing springtime and bringing inside changes you can feel peace and harmony. Read on--you can enjoy renewal by changing things up room by room in your home for the change of seasons.

Kitchen1 Use Earth-friendly or green cleaners. Think vinegar and olive oil. It's [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Cal Orey
By Cal Orey
Welcome to chocolate mousse – a rich and decadent French delight. This sophisticated dessert is incredible when ordered at a restaurant. Yet, making it yourself it can be tricky. Some recipes use raw eggs which make me think twice of the risks without baking it. A few years ago, I made chocolate mousse with instant chocolate pudding, milk, and real chocolate bits. It was doable. This time around, I [...]
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Cal Orey
By Cal Orey
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I grew up in the suburbs. It as a safe middle-class neighborhood with a mom, dad, two siblings, and a Dalmatian named Casey. Once in my teens, however, my imagination soared and in class my autobiographies were always read by the teachers who said I had a gift for creative [...]
Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Cal Orey