Author Archives: The Orange Bee

About The Orange Bee

Food Blogger - Bee Keeper - Mom - Wife - Lover of Life

Friday Fun Facts – You Can Help


  Whole Foods Campaign I shop at a local Whole Foods because: 1. It’s convenient 2. I can buy organic 3. I can find local NC or SC produce 4. Signage tells me where my food comes from 5. They … Continue reading

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Honey & Chile BBQ Sauce


I’ve never made BBQ sauce like this before, but I totally dig making my own sauces, dressings, rubs, mops, etc.  I’d opened a can of diced tomatoes and used just a bit so I needed to use up the remainder … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Killing Bees In Your Own Garden


Do you know that those beautiful, colorful flowers you are bringing home from your local nursery or big box store could be killing bees that might venture into your yard or garden at an alarming rate?  Much research has been done … Continue reading

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Zesty Grapefruit Sugar Scrub


Here is a new one for ya’.  A recipe using honey that is a hand and body scrub.  With summer upon us we need to be sure and wear plenty of sunscreen but also to exfoliate.  I don’t know about … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Bumblebee Stings


Today I was barefoot in the back yard moving around a few potted plants when I stepped on a bumblebee.  I got stung on the bottom of my foot.  I knew right away it was a sting!  Yeeeouch!  The bee … Continue reading

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Go Pupule & Blueberry-Pecan French Toast


  Today I am diverting from posting a “honey” recipe to share my overnight Blueberry-Pecan French Toast recipe.  Blueberries are abundant this time of year and what better way to use them than in an easy crowd pleasing breakfast dish? What … Continue reading

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Miami Culinary Tours


A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking a complimentary tour of some fantastic South Beach restaurants in Miami.  Finding myself with a couple of extra days after the whirlwind BlogHerFood’14 conference in Miami Beach, I decided a culinary tour … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Wholesome Sweeteners


Did you know that for honey to be considered “organic” the hives must be kept miles away from any danger of pollutants?  In order to assure “organic” honey the hives are placed far away from exposure to chemicals, GMO’s or pesticides. … Continue reading

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Peach Upside-Down Cake


Do you remember the first time you made an “upside-down” cake? I recall being apprehensive about flipping the cake onto a platter, worried about a first class kitchen calamity.  I mean, really, holding onto a hot cast iron skillet with … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Fact – Bee Venom Therapy


Most people I know are a bit afraid of bee stings even if not fearful of bees.  As a beekeeper I’ve been stung only 3 times and always while not wearing my beekeeper gear.  I don’t enjoy being stung but am not … Continue reading

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