Author Archives: The Orange Bee

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

Friday Fun Facts – Summer Fruits and Pollination


“Unique among all God’s creatures, only the honeybee improves the environment and preys not on any other species.” ~ Royden Brown Did you know that the sweet honey bee is the only insect that produces food consumed by man?  Now … Continue reading

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Honey-Jalapeno Glazed Salmon


Spring has sprung in North Carolina and along with it temps dropping to freezing last night and predicted for tonight as well.  Isn’t this just the way it works?  Mother nature doing what she does.  None the less we are … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Crystallization


As you can see in this photo bees like honey too!  If you look closely you will see their little brown proboscis engaged in retrieving honey from the section of this comb that was popped open. With scarcely any exceptions … Continue reading

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Chinese Five Spice Carrot Cupcakes


Finding my self settled into our new home here in North Carolina I began to think of finding a very part-time job, preferably revolving around food.  I paid a visit to The Savory Spice Shop recently to see what they … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Fact – Beware of Honey Imposters


With the decline of our precious honeybees the availability of pure, unprocessed honey is  becoming limited.  Oh yes, jars of golden nectar are evident on the shelves of our local grocery stores, big box stores and even drug stores; some … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese With Honey-Pepper & Fig Balsamic Drizzle


Since moving to North Carolina I’ve found more time to visit my local farmer’s markets.  One of my favorite booths belongs to the “Goat Lady Dairy“.  I first discovered them when visiting the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market back in the … Continue reading

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Honeyed Pecans


Hello honey!  Pecans might be my favorite nut. I suppose it’s got something to do with growing up in Texas where pecan trees are abundant and spending an afternoon shelling pecans is synonymous with canning tomatoes or pickling okra.  It’s … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Plants For Honeybees


In the natural world honeybees forage wherever they can, taking advantage of local abundances of particular flowers and trees.  Flowering plants produce nectar and pollen and in the wild honeybees visit a vast array of plants, gathering nectar and pollinating … Continue reading

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Orange Bee Lemon Bars


I can not go for long without sharing a dessert recipe.  Using honey in all of my posts this year of course lends itself to lots of recipes for sweets.  One of my goals in publishing honey recipes for twelve … Continue reading

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Smoky Brisket Chili


Did you ever try a recipe only to find the result disappointing?  Such is the case with Smoky Brisket Chili.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s good enough, just not up to Orange Bee standards. If you asked my man, Dan … Continue reading

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