Author Archives: The Orange Bee

About The Orange Bee

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

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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Berry & Honey Breakfast


Having just returned from the BlogHerFood’14 conference in Miami Beach and having eaten way more food than any one person should in a few short days I’m trying to get back to the norm.  This is not a recipe per-se but … Continue reading

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Mel i Mato


I’ve been into making easy, light and yummy desserts lately.  This may be the easiest of all.  Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia about Mel i Mato:  Mató (Catalan pronunciation: [məˈto]) is a Catalan fresh cheese made from cows’ or goats’ … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Honey Is Not Bee Barf


Did you know that the sweet worker bee has two stomachs?  One for nectar storage and one for her own digestive purposes.  Field bees collect nectar using their proboscis and store it in their “honey stomach”.

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Orange & Honey Pecans


I made these sweet little guys to throw on top of a salad but I’m here to tell you they make a delicious snack too.  Pecans are one of my favorites and I love them toasted and served with salads. … Continue reading

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