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Breakfast Tart: Caramelized Onion

Crispy, hot onion tart

Recently on social media, I asked for some ideas for new breakfast entrees to use at Bloomsbury Inn.  A great friend suggested onion tarts.  I began with a basic recipe.  I tried both puff pastry and pie dough.  Once I had decided on puff pastry, I experimented with different cheeses and then jams.  So, here […]

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II. Camden Has the Best Things to Do in South Carolina

The front porch of Bloomsbury welcomes guests to sit and rest.

Part II.  Camden is full of exciting adventures.  From dining to shopping to playing, everyone loves Camden!  Resident or tourist, venture out and enjoy some serious treasures. Find out more about vacationing in Camden by requesting info:  Camden, South Carolina and Bloomsbury Inn!                         […]

Camden Has the Best Things to Do in South Carolina, I

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When we say Camden, South Carolina is the best place to visit, we mean it!   Camden is history and that is true.  Camden is horses and that is true.  Camden is antiques and that is true, also.  But, there is so much more… Find out more about vacationing in Camden by requesting info:  visit Camden, […]

Nanny’s Fried Pies

Closeup of center of a fried apple pie.

Everyone in the county and many outside knew my Grandmother Sallie Rose; some knew her cooking while others knew her quilting.  Most people called her Sallie, but to me she was Nanny.  I was the most fortunate child around as we lived just a mile from Nanny, and I was allowed to be there all […]

Summer Garden

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Growing up, my Mother had an old-fashioned Hydrangea planted under my bedroom window!    I loved that plant.  Plus, living in the South (at that time with no air conditioning), a slight evening breeze would fill my room with the gentle smell of that Hydrangea.   As I sit here…I can smell that gentle breeze. […]

Town or City

February 2016 When seeking the magic of Camden, South Carolina, it matters not if Camden is a town or a city.  But, you will be interested in the answer after you have visited this perfect little place. Speaking of visiting, pack a bag as you cannot possibly enjoy all that Camden offers in just a […]

Bloomsbury Biscuits

Light and Fluffy Biscuits in an iron skillet

We are often times complimented on our biscuits.  They are just Southern biscuits cooked in my Grandmother’s iron skillet.  Maybe it is all the years of love (or the real butter) that makes them so soft and fluffy.   I tell everyone that I use the Pillsbury Southern Biscuit recipe.  2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon […]

Holiday Bug Bites

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It is that time of year, the decorations are going up…you are feeling festive…you want to share a special time with friends.  Well, here is a great idea to consider:  A Champagne and Cookie Reception.  Not a cookie exchange, but a true Holiday Reception. Select your date and design a pretty, seasonal invitation such as […]

Designing Your Entry (the magic of the entry is you)

The entr hall viewed from the staircase.

The magic begins before you ever open the front door, but today we are focusing on what awaits one just inside the door.  The perfect entryway is the window to your home or your business or your life.  As a re result, this first impression should reflect you. The entry or entry hall may be […]

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