Category Archives: Fruit

Oatmeal, Pear & Date Cookies


I was in the mood for something sweet yet a bit healthy.  Hmmm…oatmeal cookies seemed like a good place to start.  Once I decided on oatmeal it was a matter of what else to put in them.  No plump golden … Continue reading

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Without Bees


I have a hunch many of you have seen this or a similar list of the foods we would not find available if we didn’t have bees.  I couldn’t help posting it for those of you haven’t seen it or … Continue reading

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Figs Stuffed With Goat Cheese and Fennel Pollen


Having an abundance of honey in The Orange Bee kitchen I’m looking for ways to add it to more recipes.  I don’t know that I’d call this a recipe as it’s just a little something I threw together.  I was … Continue reading

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Coctel de Camarones – Mexican Shrimp Cocktail


This is without a doubt one of my absolute favorite dishes.  Until I recently made this I’ve only ordered it in restaurants.  I was first introduced to this amazing “shrimp cocktail” in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, sometime in the early 80’s. … Continue reading

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Peach Muffins


One of the vendors that supplies Enjoy!, the store I manage is a Texas company called “Wimberly Valley Gourmet.  Of the products they make we carry their avocado oil, pecan oil, Mexican vanilla, and balsamic vinegar.  A few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Spinach & Blueberry Salad With Yogurt & Herb Dressing


It’s hotter than “blue blazes” in Texas, already!  The heat and humidity make me want to eat lighter meals with lots of fruits and veggies.  The blueberries at Saturday’s farmers market looked plump and juicy so I brought home a … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Fare


One of my favorite events that takes place in the summer is the farmers market on the square in downtown Rockwall, Texas.  It’s small but growing each year.  I manage the gourmet kitchen store on the square, so every Saturday … Continue reading

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Glazed Lemon Cookies


I love the flavor of citrus, lemon, lime, and orange.  This will not come as breaking news to those of you who know me personally or have been reading my blog for any length of time.  This recipe is one … Continue reading

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Honey Lemon Bee Cake


This cake is without a doubt the cutest cake I’ve ever made.  I’ve taken my sweet time baking in this adorable pan that Miss T gave me at Christmas.  Time has been eaten up with my job, traveling and general … Continue reading

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A Better Muffin


In the short time I spent in the kitchen these last few days I whipped up these healthy, fruity, tasty muffins.  They are like a ray of sunshine in The Orange Bee kitchen.  Let me share with you why these … Continue reading

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