Whoa Nellie, here we go!


Oh! There you are, welcome.  I am Linda, mom, wife, daughter, teacher, caterer, bee keeper, food blogger…wait…food blogger?  Yes, I believe that is correct.  Wow, I’m a little overwhelmed that I am writing my first post for my food blog.  Silly excited, pleased as punch, happy as a clam.  Yes sir reeee!

I decided to start writing a food blog because one day I heard about blogs on the news.  Prior to this discovery I’d really paid no attention to blogs or how they worked and I’d never looked at one.  For some reason it peaked my interest and I knew right away a food blog was for me.  Timing was too close to the Christmas holidays so I “thought” about writing a food blog all throughout the holidays.  Imagining all the beautiful photos I should be taking as I prepared meal after meal for our 13 guests.  It had to wait.  Now, here’s what confirmed what I’d only been thinking of.  I recently found out that I will be the recipient of a couple of bee hives.  This is all because one day I told old Mr. Floyd, after he’d rescued a bunch of bees from our defunct camper, that I thought it’d be “fun” to raise bees of my own.  My thoughtful husband sealed the deal when on Christmas, the one just past, he gave me my very own bee keeper suit.  Now, my bees aren’t in my pasture just yet.  They will be arriving soon and I will become their mistress.  I’m sure I will love them so much more than I love this fly that is buzzing around my kitchen window.  Seriously, I am going to pamper my bees and their queen.  I am hoping by doing so they will provide me with some delicious honey that my family and I can eat on tasty baked goods.  On top of that it is my desire that you will enjoy reading about my bee adventures and perusing my delicious recipes.

As a personal caterer to a commercial photography studio I have acquired many recipes I want to share with you.  My love of reading cookbooks and trying new recipes will also fill the pages of my blog. And, when the honey starts to flow you will be the first to learn with me how to put it to good use.

I named my blog “The Orange Bee” for several reasons.  I was born and grew up  in Orange. Orange is my favorite color and one of my favorite flavors and fragrances.  Even the 4 & 5 year olds I teach know Ms. Linda’s favorite color is orange!  I did after all just paint my laundry room with the color, Orange Crush.  Now I am happy to wash, dry and fold.  The “Bee” part – well you can guess why I tacked that on.

Just to let you know, I will be posting about one time a week, at least in the beginning. Usually on Fridays.  That will give you all weekend to read about and try all my favorite recipes.  I welcome all questions and comments.  Direct them to linda@theorangebee.com. Remember all the photos are my own, if you’d like to use them for any reason, please ask!

Spread the love and buzz about “The Orange Bee” to your friends, family, and anyone you know who loves or even likes food!   Thank you and enjoy!

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About The Orange Bee

Food Blogger - Bee Keeper - Mom - Wife - Lover of Life
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3 Responses to Whoa Nellie, here we go!

  1. Kyla says:

    The blog looks great! Can’t wait to try some of these recipes. I’ve gotten away from my love of cooking since my little man has been born. The adult man doesn’t appreciate that much!

  2. Sharon Thomas says:

    Well I just love your blog! Very upbeat, colorful, interesting, I always love getting new recipes,. You Ms Linda are so bright and cheerful from what I read on your blog, the same as I remember you to be so many years ago. Looking forward to the next recipe, and to hear more about your bees! Good Luck & have fun!!!

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