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Common Earth Farm: Stuffed Dates

Upclose view of a stuffed date.

You cannot even begin to imagine how wonderful this simple stuffed date is.  I promise that they will disappear off the serving dish before all else.  When my friend from Common Earth Farms first introduced me to these, I was totally hooked.  So, of course, I stole the recipe and now claim it as my […]

Bloomsbury Jam-Off 2015

Each year we offer an amuture jam-off at Bloomsbury.

The third Bloomsbury Jam-Off  is scheduled for Sunday, 27 September 2015!  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 […]

Deep Cleaning

Ladies Parlor, Bloomsbury Inn

To really clean a room, be prepared to work!  Every room of your property should be deep cleaned each year.  Grandmother Sally Rose referred to this process as “spring cleaning”.  Surprise!  It does not have to be done in the spring.  But, she did it in the spring because at that time she swapped from […]

Bloomsbury Quiche

Bloomsbury Quiche baked to perfection.

Perfect Butter Pie Crust 1 ¼ cups flour ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter ¼ cup ice cold water Spray oil  In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.  Chop your butter into small chunks, cut the butter in the mixture until it forms small coarse crumbs.  Add the ice cold water, one tablespoon at […]

White Grape Punch

A glass of white grape punch, garnished with fresh mint.

My great niece is co-hosting a Ladies’ Shower for a bride-to-be.  She asked me to suggest a punch recipe.  My go-to non-alcoholic punch is very classy and just as easy as it is classy.  It can be served from an elegant punch bowl or from a fun summer pitcher — it is always a hit! […]

Bloomsbury Egg Nests

Egg nest

Mother’s Day Perfection Bloomsbury Egg Nests A few days ago, I was researching new breakfast ideas to be used at Bloomsbury Inn, Camden SC.  I especially wanted something beautiful for Mother’s Day 2015.   I decided on a menu of: Fresh Fruit Cup, dressed in local honey and fresh lime Biscuits right out of Grandmother’s iron […]

Bloomsbury Offers Unprecedented Mother’s Day Special

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

The Gift of Travel There are probably lots of things that Mom does not want for Mother’s Day, and there is certainly one that she would love to have!  First, what she would love to have: A  visit to Bloomsbury Inn, historic Camden, SC.  She would love to arrive after 3:30 pm, get settled in […]

One of my “go to” hors d’oeuvres!

Plate of Bloomsbury Potato Rounds

We do afternoon social everyday at Bloomsbury, and we often host fun events.  Bruce and I hosted one of our Scavenger Hunts this week.                                                     Join the fun! Everyone loves these! […]

Electric Cars Welcome at Bloomsbury!

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Bloomsbury Inn added two electric car charging stations!! We are constantly looking for amenities that increase the convenience and value of a stay at Bloomsbury Inn in historic Camden, South Carolina. Now, you and all other travelers have the opportunity to stop over in Camden, enjoy our town, relax at Bloomsbury, and recharge your electric […]

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 […]

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