Author Archives: Katherine Brown


Nanny’s Fried Pies

Closeup of center of a fried apple pie.

Everyone in the county and many outside knew my Grandmother Sallie Rose; some knew her cooking while others knew her quilting.  Most people called her Sallie, but to me she was Nanny.  I was the most fortunate child around as we lived just a mile from Nanny, and I was allowed to be there all […]

Our 4th Jam-Off, 11 September 2016

Beautiful jars of blueberry jam

The fourth Bloomsbury Jam-Off  is Sunday, 11 September 2016!  Yes, Jam-Off (amateur jam-off).  A panel of jam-loving judges will be selecting the top three entries in the entire universe.  Well, the top three of those j-petitors(contestants) who make a submission to be judged.  The top three entries will be awarded a Jam-Off Certificate and Prize. Be sure to follow the […]

Buttered Nut Creme Cheesecake

Cheesecake

Buttered Nut Crème Cheesecake is from an ancient Roman recipe.  Yes, Greece was most likely the introducer of cheesecake – but, this Roman one is a keeper. CRUST: 1 & ¼  cups all-purpose flour ½ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, cold and cut into small parts   NUTS: 2 cups dry roasted […]

Summer Garden

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Growing up, my Mother had an old-fashioned Hydrangea planted under my bedroom window!    I loved that plant.  Plus, living in the South (at that time with no air conditioning), a slight evening breeze would fill my room with the gentle smell of that Hydrangea.   As I sit here…I can smell that gentle breeze. […]

The Perfect Bloomsbury Omelet

beautiful omlet served with mushrooms and tomatoe

Lots of chefs believe that they make a perfect omelet.  They will boost of their special pan or only using gas heat or farm fresh eggs.  Well, I learned the perfect omelet method from a friend of mine who owns Common Earth Farms in Bedford NH.  When she first shared this method…I thought “right Gail”.  […]

Town or City

February 2016 When seeking the magic of Camden, South Carolina, it matters not if Camden is a town or a city.  But, you will be interested in the answer after you have visited this perfect little place. Speaking of visiting, pack a bag as you cannot possibly enjoy all that Camden offers in just a […]

Helping a Little Friend with “Snack Day”

Dolphin Snack Bowls and Story

Last Spring, one of my little friends invited me to participate in his school “snack day”.  We decided to have Dolphin Bowls with a Dolphin Story Time.  We prepared them at Bloomsbury Inn.  Remember to ask the teachers if there are any student allergies so you can prepare accordingly. Supplies:  Disposable blue soup bowls, disposable […]

Bloomsbury Biscuits

Light and Fluffy Biscuits in an iron skillet

We are often times complimented on our biscuits.  They are just Southern biscuits cooked in my Grandmother’s iron skillet.  Maybe it is all the years of love (or the real butter) that makes them so soft and fluffy.   I tell everyone that I use the Pillsbury Southern Biscuit recipe.  2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon […]

Holiday Bug Bites

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It is that time of year, the decorations are going up…you are feeling festive…you want to share a special time with friends.  Well, here is a great idea to consider:  A Champagne and Cookie Reception.  Not a cookie exchange, but a true Holiday Reception. Select your date and design a pretty, seasonal invitation such as […]

Designing Your Entry (the magic of the entry is you)

The entr hall viewed from the staircase.

The magic begins before you ever open the front door, but today we are focusing on what awaits one just inside the door.  The perfect entryway is the window to your home or your business or your life.  As a re result, this first impression should reflect you. The entry or entry hall may be […]

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