Friday, August 30, 2013

Here Comes Popular OLIVE OIL Book - 2nd Edition

By Cal Orey

The Healing Powers of Olive Oil:
A Complete Guide to Nature's Liquid Gold, 
(Kensington, February 2015)

Here comes a new, improved 2nd edition of The Healing Powers of Olive Oil.
 It will be bigger and better-
appealing to a mainstream audience around the globe!

Lose Weight…Lower Cholesterol And Blood Pressure…
Prevent Heart
Disease And Cancer...Live Longer...
And So Much More!
Discover The Amazing Powers Of Olive Oil!

From ancient times to present-day, olive oil has been used for
everything from health ailments to beauty and housekeeping
 and so much more. 
Now evidence shows that a diet based on olive oil can add years to your
 life and may even prevent some diseases.  Health author-journalist 
Cal Orey has consulted top doctors, nutritionists, olive oil producers, and chefs, getting the
most up-to-date information on the many benefits of olive oil, such as:
Health Improvements:
  • Relieving arthritis aches
  • Inhibiting breast and colon cancer
  • Preventing diabetes
  • Reducing pain
  • Staving off ulcers
  • Fighting impaired memory
Home Cures:
  • Soothing diaper rash
  • Reducing hair loss
  • Cleaning your house, naturally
  • Minimizing stretch marks and wrinkles
  • Zapping ticks and conditioning your pet’s coat
  • And more information that everyone worldwide should know!
Includes dozens of delicious recipes that make olive oil a vital part of a long and healthy life!

“The best and highly practical information about the core of the
longevity-boosting Mediterranean diet.”
 —Karlis Ullis, M.D., 
Medical Director of Sports Medicine and Anti-Aging Medical Group in Santa Monica, California

* 1st edition The Healing Powers of Olive Oil (dozens 
of heart-healthy recipes
 and home cures for autumn)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Wo(man)'s Best Friend

By Cal Orey
The Healing Powers of 

A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, big or small, young or old. He doesn't care if you're not smart, not popular, not a good joke-teller, not the best athlete, nor the best-looking person. To your dog, you are the greatest, the smartest, the nicest human being who was ever born. You are his friend and protector.
This week marks a big milestone: Skyler, my Australian Shepherd, a blue merle, is nine months old. Skye has performed his "job" and so much more. Late last year, I was on a mission to find the right canine to help fill a void for my loss of a Brittany, to help me and his dog pal Simon heal. And this little Aussie did just that.

Today, I awoke to my senior Britt and pup roughhousing on the bed. I wanted to sleep (I tried) through the play. Now, awake, I am grateful for this upbeat, active pooch. He is keeping my 10-year-old sporting dog and me, an aging hippie chick. younger and healthier. In the past, I have leaned on warmhearted dogs to get through tough times (I shared this up close and personal story in national magazines). I feel that my dog pack is balanced once again.  And yes, I dance outdoors and indoors with my fun-loving canines, young and older. (My heart and soul continues to be moved by the heroic dog companions in my life, past and present.) 

Come September, my senior boy will be getting a teeth cleaning so he can continue to be well and chew his bones. In November, Skye will go to the vet to be "f-i-x-e-d"... I don't know what I'd do living a life without dogs. 

As a kid, my father turned me onto canines. I had my fill of unforgettable dogs including Casey, a Dalmatian, Ole, Norwegian Elkhound, and Tiger, a Maltese. As I grew up dogs became a big part of my life. I hitched and hiked across American with a fearless Maltese and later a Lab with street smarts and sixth sense that saved my life. Both dogs were great traveling partners. In later years, I was a sporting dog girl and enjoyed 20 years with two Labs. Then, I fell into the wonderful world of Brittanys--three (Dylan, Seth, and Simon) are with me on both Earth and Heaven.

And now, I have been blessed with a very strong and smart Brittany and a loving, energetic Aussie--the best of both worlds. I am loving two dogs--my companion animal angels--again and it feels right. 

Dogs have given us their absolute all.  We are the center of their universe.  We are the focus of their love and faith and trust.  They serve us in return for scraps.  It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.  ~Roger Caras

Friday, August 23, 2013

I Forecasted Calif. Wildfires for the Summer

I Can Feel the Earth Move
By Cal Orey

Lake Tahoe, August 23--two miles from my home.

 Western Wildfires… On the Rise?
Perhaps, there is something to global warming and we will see more effects including more wildfires during the summer into the fall. – 2013 Forecasts, Cal Orey January Oracle 20-20

The news is, Western wildfires are becoming “more immense” than ever before.  This summer, science gurus claim the Arizona wildfire and other fires burning in the West are not an earthshaking surprise as the planet gets hotter.  And, of course, warmer temperatures and drought are not to be ignored during a longer fire season.
In July, more than 24 wildfires are burning in the West (including Colorado, Southern California, and Nevada), many triggered by the heat wave, lack of humidity, and winds.  One unforgettable wildfire in Arizona, took the lives of 19 firefighters in the mountain town of Yarnell.
Worse, the U.S. Forest Service notes wildfires in the West are more commonplace than a half a century ago. So, are Western wildfires really raging out of control?  Read on—find out the lowdown on terrifying and destructive summer/fall wildfires and Mother Nature.

Like many of the effects attributed to global warming, fires have been occurring for many years—with and without man’s help. Yes, surprisingly, the world as had its share of fires before you were born and before industrialization of the 20th century.
In nature, lightning causes a number of fires every year. Whether we like it or not, fires actually serve a purpose in the environment. A forest not gardened out or not subject to brush clearing fire on a regular basis will develop a ground cover which can cause an extremely hot, low fire that sterilizes the soil when a fire eventually does occur.
The main complaint in the thinly stretched global-warming-leads-to-more-fires chain is that fires created by global warming will have a negative effect on the total count up of species, ecosystems, and peoples’ habitat in a given location. And that’s not all…

Some researchers believe that some areas of the world, including the western United States should prepare themselves for more wildfires.  It doesn’t take a savvy scientist to tell you that wacky weather and rising temperatures thanks to the below average snowfall in the Western states is partially to blame for wildfires in the past and future. While weather is a key factor, the jury is still out whether Western states are victims of climate change.
Whether you live in the Western states or East Coast, Deep South, or Midwest, wildfires may affect you one day.  Take a look at these factoids, straight from the website—and find out what you can do to stay aware of a problem on our planet that appears to be on the rise.
Facts on Fires:
  • In 2011, there were 10,249 wildfires caused by lightning, but 63,877 wildfires caused by human error (as reported to the National Interagency Fire Center).
  • In 2011, more than 8.7 million acres burned due to wildfires in the U.S. More than 5.4 million acres burned due to human-caused wildfires.
 Common ways YOU could unintentionally start a wildfire
  • unattended debris burning
  • equipment fires such as from lawnmowers, ATVs, power equipment
  • smoking
  • unattended campfires
  • fireworks
  • carelessly discarding fireplace or BBQ ashes

As a native Californian, I know the danger of wildfires. More than 30 years ago, I lived in Santa Cruz Mountains, Calif.  In the summertime, the High Fire Danger signs were a constant reminder that our community was a victim of wildfires. In 1991, I was on the beat as a journalist for the deadly Oakland Firestorm—an unforgettable event that affected homes, people and their pets. And in 2007, I ended up evacuating South Lake Tahoe, to avoid the drama of the Angora Fire.
While fire season is not over, and the wildfires continue to spread, this year may or may not be one that goes down in history.  As wildfires break out in the states West of me, I cannot help but wonder, “Are we next?” The sound of sirens and plumes of smoke have me and my pets on guard. I know living in the forest I am too close for comfort and a wildfire during the summer and fall can become a harsh reality of living in paradise.
(August issue Oracle 20-20 Magazine, by Cal Orey)

Charmain, a gold-eyed 10-year-old part Abyssinian who often brought lizard and bird gifts to her devoted owner may be the Joan of Arc of the cat world.
            Norma Armon, who lost and found her brave cat in the Oakland Hills firestorm, cannot forget Charmain’s  tragic story.
            This is how it happened.
            Norma, a six year San Francisco Bay Area resident, is concerned—but, looking at the people milling on her street in Montclair, no one seems to be panicking yet. The Oakland blaze is still burning in the distance but John Itzkowich, Norma’s son-in-law, hurriedly climbs on their roof and waters it down.
            Then Norma looks for Charmain. She goes through every cupboard and every closet. By now, she is worried that she is going to be forced to leave—and leave her big cat, a spunky yet oftentimes skittish squirrel-colored animal.
            Soon, police officers cruising on motorcycles quickly put out the word: It is time to move out!
            Despite the fact Charmain had access to a cat door, Norma takes one more round around the house to make certain every one of the cupboards is open.
            “She’s long gone!” John again yells. “She is not stupid. That’s why you can’t find her.” So without Charmain anywhere in sight, John and Norma’s daughter, Carla, convinced the upset cat owner to evacuate the two-story home, and flee for their own safety.
            “Maybe she did leave before we did,” agonized Norma. And that’s what frightened the devoted cat owner. She had the notion that Charmain escaped when she witnessed the heavy duty flames. Yet, Norma sensed her cat would return in search of her owner.
            On Monday, after several futile attempts to return to the blazing fire, Norma hit all of the emergency animal shelters in hope of reuniting with Charmain. No luck.
            It wasn’t hard to focus on her missing cat—despite that on Tuesday morning it was confirmed. Norma’s house on Swainland Road was destroyed. Nothing but hot ashes and rubble remained. “Material possessions are replaceable,” says Norma, “but the cat was something different. Charmain is part of the family. She is one of my people.”
            On Tuesday, after searching shelter after shelter, once again, Norma reunited with her cat at the Oakland SPCA. It was Charmain’s distinct meows in a hospital room that grabbed Norma’s attention.
            She was told Charmain was rescued by a heroic man who stayed behind to save other homes burning in the fire. Late Sunday night her cat was spotted. Charmain was severely burned and in sad condition, meowing in front of Norma’s lot; and soon after was brought to the SPCA for burn treatment.
            Says Norma, “The only reason she was there was because she was looking for me. Because she had plenty of time to get out. She wasn’t trapped. There was no reason for Charmain to be up there. She went back to get me!”
            One week later, on Tuesday, after fighting to live—Charmain died. Soon after, Norma paid tribute to Charmain. She had planted a small pine tree out on Charmain’s burial spot in the Oakland Hills as a memorial to her cat that fought the flames.

(Reprinted with permission from Cats Magazine, January 1992 issue.)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Skyler's Scoop: My Aussie"Pup" is Awesome

By Cal Orey

Wow!  Skyler is no longer the 12 pound puppy that greeted me on February 2, Groundhog Day. He is now most likely 40 plus pounds and still growing! And yes, he does have soulful hazel eyes! Confirmed.
This Aussie's temperament is oh-so sweet and lovable with a capital L. He adores kids, women, and dog men. He's loyal and protective.  And did I say smart? He sits, shakes, lies down, rolls over, kisses, gives bear hugs, cuddles kitty, and allows Simon to remain Alpha dog. Oh, and you, my fearless Sag, can sense oncoming thunder storms before we get the warnings on TV! And you're not spooked!
I've been a Sporting Dog girl for years; Labs to Brittanys. And it was fate that led me to this Herding breed. True, I wrote about Aussies for Fancy Publications. Perhaps it was a sign for my future. But here we are. 
Looking at Skye's puppy pictures I realize that I'm at a loss for words. My baby boy is growing up into a handsome dog. 
P.S. Skye: This fall we're going to do some cool obstacle course romping at special spots I've spotted; swimming in the Lake when the tourists go home. And wintertime? Ah, baby boy...You will love the snow and fires I'll make for you and Simon. You are meeting my expectations and beyond. You're a godsend. Will you shovel snow with me? I'm sure you'll dig us out! You're my amazing Type A sidekick. Skyler, your energy and passion for life is welcome every day. I couldn't have chosen a better canine. I've fallen in love with you. And this moment I have happy tears!
P.S. Please let mom sleep in until 6:00 AM tomorrow?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wake up to the the Amazing Perks of Coffee! EBook

Surprise! The Healing Powers of Coffee is in EBook
By Cal Orey

“A cup or two of Joe every day is a good way to boost mood, energy and overall health.” --Julian Whitaker, M.D., founder of the Whitaker Wellness Institute
August is National Coffee Month
Wake Up To The Amazing Perks Of Coffee!
Book has been featured in national mags,book clubs, 2nd printing...
Java facts you didn’t know...
According to legend, an Ethiopian goat herder was the first to discover the energizing benefits of the coffee bean plant centuries ago.
Drinking freshly ground coffee from whole beans can help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer (including breast, prostate and skin), cirrhosis, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease!
Coffee is the number #1 source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet.
Two antioxidants key to coffee's health buzz are chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid; and coffee boasts more antioxidants than cocoa and tea!
Coffee can relieve a host of ailments, including asthma, dental woes, gallstones, headaches, short term memory loss, muscle pain, as well as help you slim down and shape up!
Percolating with information about the world’s favorite “new” health food, as well as interviews with medical doctors, researchers, and coffee roasters, this intriguing book (with a jolt of past and present coffee culture) reveals coffee types and blends, and flavored varieties (both regular and decaf), like chocolate, fruits, nuts, and spices. Discover why this potent elixir has gone from vice to virtue and how to incorporate coffee in Mediterranean-style, healthful recipes like Cappuccino Biscotti, Thai Coffee Spice Chicken Sates, Coffee Cheesecake and Maple Espresso Pudding (plus DIY espresso drinks). Also included are more than 50 home cures that fight seasonal affective disorder to fatigue, plus beauty and anti-aging treatments, and eco-friendly household uses—all made with coffee’s magical beans!
“For heart, mind, and body, Cal Orey shows us why coffee is the most comforting health food on the planet.” --Will Clower, Ph.D., founder and president of Mediterranean Wellness, Inc.
"Can coffee be a fountain of youth? Yes! This book can help you add years to your life." --Karlis Ullis, M.D., Medical Director of Sports Medicine and Anti-Aging Medical Group in Santa Monica, California
“This book is a wake-up call to show coffee, an emerging ancient remedy, is now the ‘newest’ health food.” –Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Author-Intuitive Cal Orey Talks Sixth Sense in Animals


Article Written By Cal Orey an Expert Psychic
(Readings: Contact PayPal Accepted.)

Cal Orey is a Renowned Author-Intuitive and Radio Psychic who has been providing accurate predictions for over 25 years. 

Animals have such amazing senses that it seems they can predict quakes and tsunamis. “No way,” you’re thinking. But it’s true, they can, and for a variety of reasons. Here, some experts offer possible theories to explain animal, and maybe your pet’s mysterious insights.
On December 26, on the day of the Full Moon, a 9.0 earthquake hit off the west coast of Northern Sumatra, and the big wave of destruction followed.  In Sri Lanka, an island south of India, wildlife officials reported that at Yala National Park, near the area of mass destruction, elephants, leopards, and deer survived. Unlike humans, few animal carcasses have been found after the killer tsunami hit the wildlife sanctuary.
California Geologist Jim Berkland is not surprised by the post-tsunami disaster reports of the animals and their “sixth sense.” After all, he has been creating a buzz about our pet-friendly “seismic sentries” for more than 20 years.
So what gives? Diana L. Guerrero, author and animal disaster behavior expert in Big Bear Lake, CA, said, “Animals appear to exhibit an awareness of impending disaster. Changes are common in both wild and domestic animals prior to seismic activity. So I would suspect that animals vacated the area prior to the tsunami based on their survival instincts.”
How do animals do that? It’s just another astounding act that makes animals seem psychic. But do they really have a supernatural sixth sense?

Animal experts claim there doesn’t seem to be any other explanation. Animals possess super senses that are beyond the scope of normal sensory perception. Ever notice how pets often seem to know something we don’t? They wake up before the alarm clock rings or recognize their owner is ill. Some experts think they have ESP. Some say it’s a mystery of nature. And some things animals know are unsolved mysteries—or are they?
Do animals really have a sixth sense? “Anecdotal accounts seem to indicate that they appear to. A more common example would be the survival response in groups of animals in response to predators—they avoid the hunters and ignore those that are not on the prowl. I would hypothesize that the same adaptations relate to geological and related threats,” explains Guerrero.
calliecat1In fact, pets may be so sensitive to the movements of the earth’s crust that they can actually predict earthquakes, too.
“When the magnetic field fluctuates a few days or hours before a quake, the animals become disoriented or frightened and some run away,” according to Berkland.
He claims a better than 80 percent success rate .Berkland predicted the 1989 World Series earthquake and the 1994 Northridge quake in Southern California. What led this geologist to make these predictions? Missing cats and dogs! He’s found the number of lost-pet ads peak a day or so before an earthquake hits. Evidently, our pets will often disappear— heading for safer ground! And apparently, the wildlife in Sri Lanka did just that.
Berkland also suggests animals are able to detect minute changes in the earth’s magnetic field due to magnetite in their bodies; magnetite is magnetic iron oxide grains that are common in many rocks. Recent research on magnetite suggests they’re the cause of homing pigeons’ navigational abilities, and of whales’ and butterflies’ migrations.
Odd animal behavior has been reported elsewhere. A few days before an earthquake in Haicheng, China, which occurred on February 4, 1975, masses of frogs and fish killed themselves trying to break through ice-covered rivers and ponds. Horses, cows, and pigs ran off.
A few days after the strange animal happenings began, the 7.3 earthquake flattened the city, destroying a large percentage of buildings. But because city officials took heed of the animal warnings, the city was evacuated within a day before the quake, and fatalities were kept to a minimum.
But there is more to Berkland’s theory than just missing pets and strange animal behavior. He also predicts quakes by using information on the tidal flows, and the position of the moon and earth. Plus, the moon in the Full or New phase with fluctuation of both extreme low and high tides can cause significant earthquakes. And not only “was the great 9.0 Sumatra quake and tsunami on the day of the Full Moon,” points out Berkland, “the last 9+ magnitude quake and tsunami was in Alaska on March 27, 1964, also the day of the Full Moon.”
Berkland adds, “All year I have been warning of the record tides coming in early December. I have said that if a great quake was going to occur, December was the most likely time. And now we have two separate great earthquakes within one week, which may be unprecedented.” An 8.1 monster quake struck off the Macquarie Island on December 23. Interestingly, it has been reported that penguins, like the Sri Lanka animals, escaped harm’s way, too.
But since scientists still admit they aren’t yet able to reliably predict earthquakes, is it really so silly to monitor our animal friends?
Berkland advises people to do just that. Prepare. In the meantime, he’ll be noting the moons, tides, and listening to reports from people worldwide who observe changes in animal behavior.
Callie is an author and journalist who lives in South Lake Tahoe, CA. She is the author of The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes, the story of Jim Berkland and his ability to predict major tremors around the world, for publication in 2006, the centennial anniversary year of the San Francisco earthquake.
Your Seismic Sentries
Looking for a beacon to the next earthquake? Here are some animal clues gleaned from Diana L.Guerrero’s animal disaster preparedness booklet, Animal Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners & Pet Professionals:
Wild Animals: Animals vacate areas, gather in groups, or enter into human inhabited areas prior to incidents.
Cats: You may see warning signs such as hiding, running around frantically trying to escape outdoors, and meowing.
Dogs: Dogs will usually hide. Behavior before a quake includes howling, whining, barking, restlessness, aggression, and increased devotion to animal guardians.
Horses and Livestock: Hoofed animals often refuse to enter their barns or pens and often refuse to tie. They tend to group together in open areas, act nervous, or pace.
Other Animals: Caged birds will often hang on their cage, sometimes they will flap frantically, or they can be abnormally quiet.
But note, not all animals can and do predict earthquakes.

Monday, August 5, 2013

I Am a Phone Psychic...And I'm Good at My Job!

I Love Reading People and Pets 

Blame it on the Great Recession hit (yes, I predicted it). In the winter of 2010, I called a psychic (or 10) to ask, "When is a foreign rights check for my books coming?" Then, one day I thought, "Since I was 8, people have noticed my sensitive nature and uncanny sixth sense. After I penned the book 'The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes,' I began dishing out quake predictions on national radio shows. Reading people and the challenges that rock their world is no different."

And now I'm one of countless psychic adviser voices who charge by the minute to tune into people and be their personal Magic Eight Ball.

Tuning In to the Faraway Caller
No, I do not use incense, hold a crystal ball or provide spells. I'm often in the company of two sensitive dogs (a seismically sensitive Brittany and thunderstorm predicting Aussie) and one laid-back Siamese cat (they relax me), and listening to alternative music when the phone rings. I am connected to a caller who is often sad, upset or confused. And, yes, this job can be stressful as well as rewarding. Think healer.

Once I hear a voice, it sets the stage. Often I can pick up if the call is from the West Coast, South, Northeast, Canada, Trinidad, New Zealand or Australia. And it's not always the accents. It's my animal-like intuition that kicks in from the get go. But there's more ...

Hello, Mother Nature
I use the planets as a baseline, lunar cycles (emotions and calls soar during the New and Full Moon), and a tarot card to get an objective read, which often coincides with what I've picked up with my gut instinct. As a super-sensitive woman, I can predict callers' questions by tuning into their voice, energy and words.

I can also pick up why I'm being contacted, the age of a person, their sun sign (but sometimes I do ask; usually they end up being on the cusp of two signs). If I'm challenged by a skeptical caller, it can end up in a murky reading or a hang-up. It used to hurt my feelings, but nowadays, I sip chamomile tea until the next ring.

I can sense if the caller is sincere -- and then it's show time. Sometimes, the paranormal activity kind of cues I get send chills through my body. The caller feels it, too. That means that I tapped into their psyche and we connected, big-time.

I Can Feel Your Vibrations
Both my callers and I are often surprised that I know things, such as if he or she has a toothache or heartache. The most common problem I am faced with is unrequited love (one-sided romance) -- and it hurts. How do you say, "He or she isn't that much into you?" and/or "Move on for true happiness" -- especially when the caller has her ego is wounded, fears being alone, or is anxious about the unknown.

I do offer positive advice and words of preparedness for upcoming events (even if a caller can't see what I'm talking about yet). I tell it like it is because saying good things doesn't always bring good or accurate results. It's like saying, "A quake won't hit" when I'm looking at the USGS map, watching an aggressive swarm on an active fault, and the caller is located at the epicenter of a country in the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Fire, Earth, Water and Air Signs
Speaking of Earth elements, how do I know if a caller is a Fire, Earth, Water or Air sign? A fire sign is direct and intense, and if the topic is touchy, I can feel their heated emotions (my clavicle often aches). Earth signs are reserved, a bit shy and need a nudge to be real. I can pick up the vibe of passionate water signs' feelings and understand they want me to confirm what they know. And air signs are analytical, good communicators and have a sixth sense, but are hesitant to tune into their gut instincts.

Two days ago, a woman asked me if her sibling would survive a challenging surgical procedure. I strongly sensed "yes." Tonight, I got the answer. I was spot on. I signed on to take another call. I'm sensing the phone will ring within 15 minutes.

Oh, and if you're wondering why, if I'm so psychic, I didn't know when my book check was in the mail, the reason is this: Sometimes it can be tricky to get an accurate read on your own life. Psychic advisers frequently turn to their colleagues (or tarot cards) for an objective outlook, the way I look to the moon and planets to tell me what other people have in store.

There goes the phone, right on time. So, if you'll excuse me, I think I'll take that call.

cal orey
Author-intuitive Cal Orey uses her intuition, astrology and tarot cards for confirmation. Orey has been a guest on national talk shows, from "Coast to Coast" to "The Mancow Show," for her ability to forecast Earth changes. To find out about her best-selling Healing Powers series visit her website -- or if you'd like a private reading email her.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Autumn's Amazing Coffee Grounds For Your Home

By Cal Orey


            Drinking coffee for its healing powers is healing, but did you know that you can use coffee for healing your personal environment, too? Welcome to the world of coffee uses in the home, another perk of the coffee tree. Before I entered Coffee World, I didn’t know coffee grounds were eco-friendly and something to use. But now I know uncommon grounds can be home-friendly.  God bless nature’s little dark coffee grounds for their multi-purpose uses indoors and outdoors.
Use An Abrasive Cleaner. Use grounds as a scouring agent to tackle any greasy or dirty surface. It also can get rid of pungent odors from pans and your hands.
Go for a Deodorizing Buzz. Dry coffee ground (not soggy used ones) placed on a cookie sheet and put in an open container in your fridge or freezer can be an instant way to help absorb odors. Also, fill a sachet with dried grounds paired with cinnamon sticks and whole cloves and place it in close drawers (baby and pet-proof).

Living Room/Dining Room/Bedroom
Furniture Concealer:  Coffee grounds can do away with smells and unsightly scratches on furniture, too. Steep grounds and apply the dark brew to wood furniture with a cloth. I tried this household treatment on an antique dark chest in my bedroom and it worked. I thought, “If coffee stains cups, coffee pots, and teeth, it has to work on brown furniture.” And it did just that. Flavored coffees provide a nice aroma unlike commercial types with strong, undesirable scents.
Fireplace Dust Buster: Ever notice that when you clean out the ashes from the fireplace that dust gets in your eyes and nose? You can control the dust by using wet coffee grounds on the cool ashes because they keep the dust down and not in the air. Note to self: Try to see if this method works.

Ant Repellent: In the mountains I don’t see ants but in the city I did. And if they weren’t in the kitchen they took over the bathroom, especially around water. Rather than using a chemical spray, try using coffee grounds on the area thirsty ants go to. (Be sure kids, cats and dogs are not around as the natural ant eater does its job.)

Plant Fertilzer: Plants that like acidic soils will like your coffee grounds. Use grounds on the top layer of soil, or mix it with potting soil before planting. I started dumping coffee grounds on the aspens in the front yard.  It could have been the late summer rain and/or the green grounds that helped the trees perk up.
Compost: Grounds not only feed your plants and trees, but they can feed your compost bin (if you have one). Simply add compost piles to increase nitrogen balance. Coffee filters and tea bags (yes, I have both, especially if my youngest Brittany doesn’t scarf down the chamomile tea bags) will also break down fast during composting. I still don’t do the compost dance it but it’s on my list of to-do changes and coffee grounds and filters will be included. I continue to sprinkle grounds on one wilted aspen in the front yard but so far it’s not showing signs of being a coffee lover…
Insect Repellant: But tossing coffee grounds on the deck, dirt, or sidewalks may have a faster effect. Again, it’s a risk to do this if you have indoor/outdoor dogs or cats, because you don’t want a sequel of the Ethiopian goat herder’s dancing goats. And that’s not all…

Welcome your home sweet home to the art of feng shui—the ancient Chinese art of placement—with a twist of coffee. By putting stuff in the right spots in your kitchen and other rooms it can enhance the flow of positive energy and zap negative vibrations, bringing you good health, happiness—and even fortune.
Declutter Your Coffees. If you’re a coffee lover, chances are you’re going to have more than less java beans and gadgets in your home. Rather than stuffing it all in one place, such as your pantry, I suggest storing it in a variety of places just in case of a blackout. You’ll find cans of coffee (these have expiration dates) in my pantry. Plus, they are sealed so I feel safe and secure that my fur kids won’t get into the java. Also, when I open my freezer, there is an array of well packaged coffees lined up in rows. It makes me feel safe in case there is a shortage on coffee. And, in my fridge, I also have concealed containers filled with coffee in use, from day to day. It’s clutter free but coffee definitely has its place(s) in my kitchen.
Clean the Coffee Pot(s) to Coffee Grinder. This is a chore but it’s good chi to have a squeaky clean pot (or two) and grinder. For the pot, use vinegar, water, and lemon (use hot water, let soak). As far as the grinder goes, day by day cleaning will keep you and yours healthy coffee drinkers.
Brighten Up with Lighting.  In your kitchen, you’ll want to have neutral of earthy coffee colors, from a tan, light coffee or wood paneling.  Fresh, white curtains will lighten up the room and your energy.
Scent It Up. And, of course, the constant aroma of fresh brewed coffee will linger from room to room.
Boost Your Mood with Coffee Mugs. Select your favorite coffee mugs and place them together or in a mug holder on the counter. This is inviting for you or coffee.
Use Coffee Art. Framed coffee prints can give your kitchen a nice visual effect, especially if they boast Mediterranean colors: red, brown, gold, and blue.
Flaunt Coffee Companions. Glass canisters filled with biscotti to coffee candy, look inviting and are your friends whenever you decide to brew a cup of java.
Bring Out the Fresh Fruit. Seasonal fruit in lucky numbers, such as eight, is good for you both physically and mentally. Citrus fruit, such as oranges goes well with coffees—and the shelf life is good.
Conceal Knives and Scissors. These are a must-have item so when you open a new bag of coffee you can do it the right way and without going on a hunt through the house or using your nails or teeth.
Hide the Gadgets. Too many coffee makers will give you clutter. So, choose your coffee toys and store the others in cupboards. Recycle these to fit the season and your mood. 
Place Coffee Books in Piles. Cookbooks are attractive and show that you like being in the kitchen. Line these up in an appealing way or pile books in stacks. Either way it will give a nice coffee literary feel and will be on hand to inspire you.
A bonus tip: Purchase a coffee calendar. It will keep you up-to-date on seasons and holidays—a great coffee lover’s tool so you can plan meals and coffee accordingly. And, of course, with your coffee-ized kitchen, what better way to celebrate than to have a cake, like this heavenly recipe, baking in the oven?
Heavenly Coffee Angel Food Cake
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1 cup sifted cake flour                              2 tablespoons instant coffee, ground
1 teaspoon cream of tartar                              fine powder in a coffee grinder       
1 teaspoon vanilla extract                              1 ¼ cups sugar
1 teaspoon coffee extract (or                         1 ½ cups egg whites (10-12 large eggs)
½ teaspoon salt substitute almond                at room temperature

     Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat it to 325 degrees. Sift the flour and ground instant coffee together onto a sheet of wax paper, then resift it with the sugar and salt onto a second sheet of wax paper. In a large grease-free bowl of an electric mixture, add the egg whites and cream of tartar and mix on low speed till foamy. Increase speed gradually to medium and beat until whites are stiff and shiny, but not dry. Stop the mixer and add the vanilla and coffee extracts, whisking in once or twice by hand.
     Carefully lift the wax paper holding the dry ingredients and sprinkle the flour mixture gently into the egg whites. Using a spatula, carefully fold the dry ingredients into the whites till just incorporated. Do not stir hard or the batter will deflate. Very gently turn the batter into an ungreased tube pan and smooth the top lightly. Place immediately in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or till well risen and golden on top.
     As soon as the cake is done baking, invert (if your tube pan doesn’t have “feet”, hang the pan upside down over the neck of a bottle). Allow the pan to hang upside down for several hours until completely cool. (If it cools right side up, gravity will make it sink and become dense.) To remove pan, slide a long thin knife around the edge of the pan and the center tube to loosen it. Top the cake with plate, invert and lift off the pan.
(Source: Courtesy Coffee Science Source.) 
— Cal Orey, M.A.  is an author and journalist. Her books include "The Healing Powers" series (Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Honey, and Coffee) published by Kensington. (The Healing Powers of Honey and Coffee are offered by the Good Cook Book Club and available on Walmart's site to store.)