Century Farmhouse Notes Insider

Flavored butters made with what’s on hand | By Ann Marie Craig

April 12, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – Make a pretty addition to any meal in simple steps that use ingredients already in your kitchen. Welcome to the Century Farmhouse Kitchen. Grab a cup of tea, put your feet up, and get a glimpse of the kitchen in

VIDEO | Stepping out to the Back 40 at Century Farmhouse | By Ann Marie Craig

March 24, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – Here at Century Farmhouse, as all around the globe, we are stepping back from our daily lives into new normal routines that are hopefully both short-lived and healthy.  Our preparations and worry about family and friends both near and far

VIDEO | A little walk in the Century Farmhouse Maple Woods | By Ann Marie Craig

March 15, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – A few weeks ago we tapped the maple trees in the Century Farmhouse Maple Woods. There is something about being out in the woods – walking around, touching trees, listening to the return of the birds, and seeing the sap

Thumbs up for clean hands | By Ann Marie Craig and Century Farmhouse Soap

March 2, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – For years we have been told the best way to avoid getting colds and flu is to thoroughly wash our hands. Now it seems almost daily we are reminded of the quick spread of COVID-19 and influenza, and that one

Watering the Christmas Tree with a Plastic Pipette and Other Christmas Adventures | By Ann Marie Craig

December 29, 2019 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – Life in a vintage log cabin is never dull – especially at Christmas time. Life in this tiny log Farmhouse is never dull, and at Christmastime it can be downright entertaining. Take, for example, the mouse that was indeed stirring

Rosemary Butter Sandwich Cookies with Orange Blossom Water Buttercream Filling | By Ann Marie Craig

Washington Co., WI – Rosemary is the perfect foil for the sweet buttercream. Mmmmm. Wouldn’t you love these on your Holiday cookie plate? Christmas is coming, and at Century Farmhouse that used to mean baking a lot of cookies: gingerbread, sugar cookies, pinwheels, shortbreads, snow-on-the-mountains, and pfeffernuss, but we

Rosemary Butter Sandwich Cookies with Orange Blossom Water Buttercream Filling | By Ann Marie Craig

Washington Co., WI – Rosemary is the perfect foil for the sweet buttercream. Mmmmm. Wouldn’t you love these on your Holiday cookie plate? Christmas is coming, and at Century Farmhouse that used to mean baking a lot of cookies: gingerbread, sugar cookies, pinwheels, shortbreads, snow-on-the-mountains, and pfeffernuss, but we

Rosemary Butter Sandwich Cookies with Orange Blossom Water Buttercream Filling | By Ann Marie Craig

Washington Co., WI – Rosemary is the perfect foil for the sweet buttercream. Mmmmm. Wouldn’t you love these on your Holiday cookie plate? Christmas is coming, and at Century Farmhouse that used to mean baking a lot of cookies: gingerbread, sugar cookies, pinwheels, shortbreads, snow-on-the-mountains, and pfeffernuss, but we

Century Farmhouse Notes: Wrapped in Quilted Love | By Ann Marie Craig

  May 12, 2018 – Big Cedar Lake, WI –  It was another age; another time. Grandma Rosa lived in the house I now call home and created beautiful but useful things of fabrics that caught her eye and fabrics she had stashed – edges of mostly-worn cotton sheets,

VIDEO | Check out who will be at Saturday’s Farmers’ Market

June 30, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Stop in Saturday during the West Bend Farmers’ Market and see what Ann Marie Craig from Century Farmhouse has been up to.  She’s bound to have lots of lavender.   Click HERE for more information and schedule for the Downtown West

VIDEO | Check out who will be at Saturday’s Farmers’ Market

June 28, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Stop in Saturday during the West Bend Farmers’ Market and see what Ann Marie Craig from Century Farmhouse has been up to.  She’s bound to have lots of lavender. The Century Farmhouse booth will be on the north end of Main

VIDEO | Check out who will be at Saturday’s Farmers’ Market

June 26, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Stop in Saturday during the West Bend Farmers’ Market and see what Ann Marie Craig from Century Farmhouse has been up to.  She’s bound to have lots of lavender. The Century Farmhouse booth will be on the north end of Main

Century Farmhouse Notes:  Wild Mint & Maple Syrup Soap Tastes the Best: 16 Years of Farmers’ Market Fun | By Ann Marie Craig

June 17, 2017 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – The door slams behind me as I carry the last load of soap from the house to the waiting van.  Geese honk overhead as the dawn light slowly creeps into the indigo sky, and the very slight chill in the

Century Farmhouse Notes: Lesson No. 1 – Always keep the doors closed when packing your van | By Ann Marie Craig

June 2, 2017 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – The school bus that passed us was strapped to the flat bed of the tow truck that passed us as we hurtled along the 11 p.m. darkness of the Pennsylvania highway, and I was driving. Was I still awake or dreaming?

Century Farmhouse Notes: Great-Grandma Anna’s Hermits – a muffin recipe | By Ann Marie Craig

  May 24, 2017 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – My sister Carol sent what we think is one of our oldest family recipes to the Milwaukee Journal. Let us introduce you to my great-grandmother, and her Hermits muffins recipe. Try them, they are wonderful! When she was making

Century Farmhouse Notes:  Ready to get some soap?? By Ann Marie Craig

May 9, 2017 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – Normally in May at the Farmhouse, I am getting soaps ready, planting early vegetables and herbs, and scoping out which flowers from my mother’s gardens will be ready to snitch in the dark of the early morning to decorate our

Century Farmhouse Notes: My View from the Trolley – A Little Bling is a Very Good Thing. By Ann Marie Craig

    April 28, 2017 – West Bend, WI – When there is chocolate on the trolley, you know it will be a good ride.   Add a little bling and it will be a very good thing. The Diva Group’s Spring Bling on Thursday, April 27 featured a

Century Farmhouse Notes: Springtime on the Farm means Warm Fuzzy Peeps. By Ann Marie Craig

  April 26, 2017 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – Five year old Lillian carefully cradled the tiny fuzzball as Grandma placed one of the farm’s newest residents into her youngest grandchild’s hands.   Flocks of chickens have been a mainstay at this Wisconsin Century Farm since it was

Century Farmhouse Notes: How to care for that stash of Century Farmhouse soaps. By Ann Marie Craig

March 20, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Century Farmhouse Notes: How to care for that stash of Century Farmhouse soaps In which you will get strict instructions about making your stash of Century Farmhouse soaps last and last and last…. You heard that Century Farmhouse was no longer

Century Farmhouse Notes: Looking toward the future also means seeing where we’ve been: the gift of friendship. By Ann Marie Craig

March 12, 2017 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – Looking toward the future also means seeing where we’ve been: the gift of friendship. In which I meet an old friend and look backward just a little as I look ahead. The little black-and-white photo with the old-fashioned dated white
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