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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 […]

Moonshine Sold in Camden, SC

Moonshine!

Bloomsbury Welcomes Dark Water Distillery!!  Moonshine, White-Lightin’, Hooch, and Arkansas Clear Water…these terms all describe high proof distilled spirits that are growing in popularity in the US!   Today, legit Moonshine distributors are popping up in areas never really known for producing the original illicit corn liquor. “People always have a passion for creating something […]

Lavender Poached Pear

Lavender Poached Pear sitting on a white place

5 firm, ripe pears 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup sugar 1 TBS lavender buds water chocolate sauce vanilla bean yogurt or whipped cream lavender-laced strawberry jam fresh mint Peel, cut in 1/2 and core (use melon baller) pears.  Slice a very thin piece off the round bottom of the pear to ensure it will […]

Best Gun Collection in Nation at Camden Archieves

Ross Beard Gun Collection

The Ross E. Beard, Jr. Collection  is now on display at the Camden Archives & Museum.  The rifles, muskets, and pistols that make up this collection reflect the history and lore of our nation.  They bring back images of old black and white television shows.  They trigger memories of the horrors of war and sacrifices made  for our […]

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