Author Archives: Katherine Brown


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 […]

October: Bloomsbury Red Velvet Cake

Cream cheese icing topped with edible flours.

The first question.  Cream Cheese icing?  Chocolate icing?  The never ending battle, both icings are delicious on this perfect red velvet cake.   Chocolate Icing on Red Velvet Cake and Cream Cheese Icing on Red Velvet Cake Perfect Red Velvet Cake 1 cup butter, softened 2 1/2 cups sugar 6 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1/4 […]

Great-Great Grandfather Brown

Scene of the Perryville KY Civil War Memorial

Augustus Cicero (A.C.) Brown, Sr. (12 May 1832 – 8 October 1862) By Colonel Bruce Alan Brown, PhD, (USAF Ret ) After the Confederate defeats at Forts Henry and Donelson in February of 1862, a call went out for additional volunteers.  Governor Joseph Brown authorized the creation of a brigade-sized unit from thirty-four counties in […]

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 […]

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