Author Archives: Katherine Brown


Bloomsbury Venison Tenderloin

A beautiful tenderloin of venison being sliced.

Venison is a wonderful red meat.  Recently our niece shared a venison back-strap…that is deer code for venison tenderloin.  It was from a hunt enjoyed by our great nephew.  As I was not cooking it on the grill, wrapped in bacon of course, I thought our “1/4 marinade” was a great option. Bloomsbury ¼ Marinade […]

Dillinger’s Machine Gun

display of Dillinger's guns

The best gun collection in the southeast is located in Camden, South Carolina.  The Ross E. Beard Gun Collection has over 1,000 items; currently the Camden Archives and Museum  displays about 400 of the collection.  One of the most popular to see is a John Dillinger machine gun.   Mr. Beard was given this gun by his Godfather, […]

Duel of Honor! Colonel Henry Nixon and Major Thomas Hopkins

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It was a manner of honor.  Colonel Henry G. Nixon (1800-1829) was a darling of the Camden community. Well-liked, polished, and generous, Col. Nixon was a local attorney and politician. With differences to settle, on January 15, 1829, he and Thomas A. Hopkins (1803-1831) met to dual at the Sand Bar Ferry near Augusta, Georgia […]

Bloomsbury Meatloaf!!!

Beautiful plate of meatloaf.

When we were growing up, meatloaf was one of the regular meals…regular as in the Tuesday night meal.   The recipe was simple.  A big clump of ground meat, one chopped onion:  mix well and place in baking pan.  Top with catsup.  Bake 425 degrees for 2.5 hours.  OK…it wasn’t that bad, but it was bad […]

Bloomsbury Beef Wellington

Beautifully prepared beef wellington with a side of fresh asparagus

Bloomsbury Beef Wellington First comes the shopping!  For a good beef wellington you must purchase quality items.  We buy trimmed beef tenderloin, 1 ½ inch thick.  The pate is always a duck/goose liver pate…no chicken and no additives such as port wine or peppercorns.  Mushrooms, parsley and scallions:  mixed mushrooms, only fresh, are a good […]

Bloomsbury Quail and Grits

Beautiful table, set with the perfect plate of quail on top of grits.

Quail and Grits Quail and grits, two of South Carolina’s beloved foods, conjure up a folkloric, mythical presence right before your eyes. All across our great state, every community and ethnic group touts their favorite recipe. Each reflects cultural influences. From Native Americans to post Civil War households to the twenty-first century, quail and grits […]

Famous Faces linked to Bloomsbury Inn

Front Porch at Bloomsbury In Bed and Breakfast in Camden, SC

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Don’t Miss the Candlelight Tour of Homes!!

Christmas at Bloomsbury

The 38th Anniversary Candlelight Tour of Homes will take place on this Saturday, December 6th, in Camden, SC from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. It is a great opportunity to tour some of the most elegant homes of our fair city. It is a wonderful opportunity to visit our great city’s restaurants and shopping. So many […]

Colonial Cup this Weekend!

Before the races begin

If you want an exciting day at the races — come to Camden!!   Saturday, 15, November, is the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup.  This has often been called the Superbowl of Steeplechase.  The first race was in 1970 and it attracts fans from across the country.  What I love about this event is that […]

Bloomsbury Baked Pumpkin French Toast

a white ramekin with hot baked pumpkin fresh milk accompanied by a glass of milk.

4 cups day-old bread (use whatever you have:  biscuits, croissants, muffins, load bread) 3 large eggs 2 cups milk 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (yes, canned is perfect) 1 1/2 TBS pumpkin spice 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup brown sugar butter This is the great part…mix all your ingredients the night before.  It […]

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