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Enjoy the new and improved Orange Bee!
Tomorrow is the big day – my new and improved blog site will go live! I am so ready to get back to sharing recipes with you! The address will be http://www.theorangebee.com – no more wordpress.com, which simply means I am self-hosted. I am still quite unfamiliar with computer jargon and the building of a website but thank goodness for help with that. I’ll share more about how it happened and who helped me on the new site. I’ll also be sharing quite a bit about “meals for empty nesters”, beekeeping adventures as they unfold, and of course delicious recipes. I’ll be looking for you on the flip side so come visit often. If you experience difficulty with my new site please, please email me at linda@theorangebee and make me aware.
Looking forward to seeing you at the new site Tuesday!
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 apples and pumpkins are filling the stalls at my local farmers markets. I am so excited about my new look and not so excited about learning the ins and outs of operating the new blog but hey I’m up for it!
Today I am testing the site – bloglovin’…anyone reading this familiar with it?
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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 man Dan and I made a trip to the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market. With summer fruits and veggies in abundance we brought home all of our favorites. Continue reading
Posted in Appetizers, Easy, Fruit, Gazpacho, Snacks, Tomato, Uncategorized, Watermelon
Tagged Appetizer, Crimson Sweet, Cucmber, Easy, farmers market, Gazpacho, light lunch, North Carolina, Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, Recipes, Snack, Tomatoes, watermelon, Watermelon Gazpacho
Since I began working at the Savory Spice Shop I’ve heard quite a bit of information from folks eating gluten-free. Some out of necessity, as they have Celiac disease, others “going Paleo” and most as a new style of eating. I have heard many times that since cutting gluten out of ones diet a myriad of interesting health benefits seem to occur. From time to time with no apparent reason I get excruciating pain in my shoulder joints and hands. Now, this could just be an age or arthritis thing, but I started to wonder if taking gluten out of my diet would change anything. So I did! Continue reading
Posted in Berries, Cheesecake, Fruit, Gluten Free, Honey, Sweets, Uncategorized
Tagged Berries, Celiac disease, Cheesecake, gluten free, gluten intolerance, graham cracker crust, Graham like crust, honey, Peaches, Ricotta, WholeFoods
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 carry non GMO corn on the cob ( it is sweet and delicious – I’m hooked)
6. I like their campaigns about helping save bees
3 ways to Help at Home
Plant Flowers. Grow a mix of native flowers with different colors, shapes and bloom times. Blooming herbs, fruits and vegetables are good choices too!
Make Space. Preserve some brush piles and bare patches of soil to help native bees dig nests.
Go Organic. To help promote healthy ecosystems, choose organic foods for your table and organic seeds and seedlings for your garden.
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 of the can. After looking at the left over tomatoes every time I opened the refrigerator for a couple of days, Continue reading
Posted in Ancho, Chicken, Dates, Entrees, Fruit, Grilling, Honey, Peppers
Tagged Apple Cider Vinegar, Bar B Que, barbecue sauce, BBQ Sauce, chiles, homemade, honey, Recipes, sauce
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 lately regarding a class of agricultural pesticide named neonicotinoids and the general consensus is that it is killing our precious bees at a very fast pace. This nasty poison is hiding in seed packets and flowering plants that are readily available for you and me to pick up at our local nursery, garden center or big box store.
I found an interesting article here which will enlighten you to how you can prevent bringing home poison to our very important bees. I urge you to read this bit of news and do your part to help save the bees! Just remember every third bite of food you eat will be pollinated by a bee. Ban neonic pesticides!
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 you, but honestly I love for my body to feel soft and smooth as a baby’s butt. Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged Bath & Body, body scrub, DIY, exfoliation, grapefruit, homemade, honey, Recipes, smooth skin, sugar scrub, Sunkist