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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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

Bloomsbury Meatloaf!!!

Beautiful plate of meatloaf.

When we were growing up, meatloaf was one of the regular meals…regular as in the Tuesday night meal.   The recipe was simple.  A big clump of ground meat, one chopped onion:  mix well and place in baking pan.  Top with catsup.  Bake 425 degrees for 2.5 hours.  OK…it wasn’t that bad, but it was bad […]

Bloomsbury Beef Wellington

Beautifully prepared beef wellington with a side of fresh asparagus

Bloomsbury Beef Wellington First comes the shopping!  For a good beef wellington you must purchase quality items.  We buy trimmed beef tenderloin, 1 ½ inch thick.  The pate is always a duck/goose liver pate…no chicken and no additives such as port wine or peppercorns.  Mushrooms, parsley and scallions:  mixed mushrooms, only fresh, are a good […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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