Author Archives: Katherine Brown


Quaker Cemetery: Joseph Brevard

Joseph Brevard

There are so many things to see and do in Camden while staying at Bloomsbury Inn.  In Quaker cemetery, we continue to highlight some interesting sites. Joseph Brevard has been described as  unostentatious, industrious, and upright.  Born July 19, 1766, Joseph entered the revolutionary service in 1782 at the age of sixteen. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in […]

Allopathic Garden

Allopath Garden

While visiting Washington, Arkansas with our grandchildren, we discovered a historic home of an allopathic doctor. In his back yard was an interesting garden.  I asked what you would find and of course many of the items were herbs that we have today.  I was told cilantro, lemon balm, pepperment, rosemary, thyme, lavender and german […]

Grandmother’s Yeast Rolls

Pan of piping hot yeast rolls

Bloomsbury Inn Yeast Rolls by Sally Rose Stites Chisam 1 cup milk, scalded 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup warm water (pretty warm 105-115) 2 pkgs yeast 2 eggs 5 1/4 cups flour Scald the milk (that makes it a “Grandmother” recipe) and do not let simmer or boil; stir […]

Bloomsbury Meatloaf

Steaming hot Bloomsbury Meatloaf featured in the glass container it was baked in.

1.5 pounds ground lamb 3/4 cup oats (not instant) 1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped 1 egg 1/4 cup of your favorite, thick BBq sauce salt/pepper to taste 4 slices of black forest ham 3/4 cup grated cheese, use your favorite/blend 2 small cans tomato paste Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix the first 6 ingredients […]

Bloomsbury Jam-Off

Beautiful baskets of lemon figs waiting to be processed in to jam.

The second Bloomsbury Jam-Off is scheduled for Sunday, 14 September 2014! Yes, Jam-Off (amateur jam-off). The top three entries will be awarded a Jam-Off Certificate and Prize. Inn guests are always asking for recipes, regional secrets and tips. In fact, many want to learn to can. So, in 2013 the competition was opened for j-petitors to submit […]

Quaker Cemetery – Capt. Benjamin Carter

Captain Benjamin Carter's enclosure at Quaker Cemetery

As I stated, once a month, I plan to make a post concerning the “residents” of Quaker Cemetery.  It is a fascinating location with so much Camden history…I don’t think even the residents realize it is such a gem.  When you come to Bloomsbury, it is a great place to visit.  So, let’s talk about […]

Kershaw County Farmers Market

Farmers Market on Saturday

  Fresh produce!  Come to the Kershaw County Farmers Market on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to get your “farm to table” produce, eggs, meat, honey, dairy products, and baked goods.  With over 25 venders providing a huge selection you will be able to find almost anything you need to make that great […]

July 2014 Recipe of the Month: Fresh Tomatoes Galore

Enjoy fresh tomatoes when you visit Bloomsbury Inn.

Yes, it is tomato season at Bloomsbury.  Yes, it is a wonderful breakfast item.  Yes, breakfast guests love fresh tomatoes.  They are so easy to work with and they are so versatile when cooking. Skinning the tomato.  Most people do not mind the peel and others just love a skinned/peeled tomato: 1 large pot of […]

Menagerie Antiques

One of many antique shops in Camden, SC

Menagerie Antiques Come stay at Bloomsbury Inn and plan a weekend of fun.  If you are into antiques, then Camden, SC is an antique collectors dream!  With nine antique shops and malls, there is something for everyone.  From collectables to fine, upscale antique furniture, downtown Camden is the location for you.  Especially,  if you start […]

Agnes of Glasgow

Agnes of Glascow grave site

Agnes of Glasgow      About once a month, I will be posting a blog on some of our more famous personages to be found in the Quaker Cemetery.  Behind every headstone is a story.  And in the case of Quaker Cemetery, it reflects the history of Camden.      The oldest grave of fame […]

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