Author Archives: The Orange Bee

About The Orange Bee

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

The New Orange Bee


The new Orange Bee is getting so close to going live.  I miss planning, preparing, cooking, photographing and sharing recipes with you.  Fall is around the corner and actually feels like it here in North Carolina.  That means fresh picked mountain … Continue reading

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The Orange Bee


The Orange Bee is undergoing a change – for the better.  January will bring the beginning of my fifth year of blogging.  My time flies!  I continue to enjoy blogging and never tire of trying new recipes in my kitchen.  You … Continue reading

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Watermelon Gazpacho


Please pardon me for not sharing a honey recipe today, I simply had to share one of my favorite summertime recipes. This cool and refreshing watermelon gazpacho takes the heat out of a sweltering summer day or evening. Last weekend my … Continue reading

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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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