30 August 2011

Century House Nantucket Makes Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Daily News serves Palm Beach. Here is an excerpt of the article:
Gerry’s Cranberry Raisin Cinnamon Bread best served in Nantucket
"If there’s one thing that Gerry Connick knows, it’s breakfast.
Century House — the Nantucket, Mass., inn ... is famous for its morning repast, most of which is prepared by Gerry himself in the predawn hours.
At the top of the delish list is Gerry’s Cranberry Raisin Cinnamon Bread, which author Fran Ruley liked so much, she included it in her latest book about Nantucket cuisine.
So we asked Gerry for the recipe.
Now, we’re all for baking from scratch, but this recipe begins “Harvest the wheat, then go to the nearest bog and gather up a pound of cranberries.”

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The recipe is found in the Good Things from Nantucket's North Shore - A Culinary Memoir by Frances Ruley Karttunen. 

Good Things from Nantucket's North Shore - A Culinary Memoir by Frances Ruley Karttunen. 

Here's what Yesterday's Island has to say about Karttunen and her new book: "Karttunen’s newest book, “Good Things From Nantucket’s North Shore: A Culinary Memoir” is a collection of recipes that have spent the past hundred-odd years journeying through her island lineage.  Not just a cookbook, it encompasses the culinary memories of a Nantucketer who grew up living and breathing local island food.  Written in a conversational style, the recipes are interspersed with the stories that first brought them to life.  Karttunen ushers you into the most treasured food moments of her life with revelations like, “For me, that meal was so perfect that I felt I couldn’t bear to spoil it by ever eating again.  Morning inevitably came and with it breakfast, but the memory remains indelible.”  Karttunen closes her eyes and imagines her grandma’s refrigerator door, saying that the thought of it still makes her mouth water.  “Because behind that door was,” she pauses for effect, “Pickled herring!” she declares with more delight than many people could muster at the thought.  It is certainly intriguing to learn how local availability once shaped the favorite foods of Nantucketers." 

Good Things from Nantucket's North Shore - A Culinary Memoir can be purchased at Mitchell's Book Corner Store on Nantucket.

Century House Nantucket Bed and Breakfast
The historic Century House dates back to the Cliff Road land purchase in 1833. According to research performed by Edouard A. Stackpole, renowned Nantucket historian and former director of the Peter Foulger Museum, a member of an old Nantucket family of Scottish roots, Captain Robert Calder, built the Century House. Over the years, Capt. Calder took part in several long, successful voyages to hunt whale, and eventually completed the construction of the house in the early 1840's. It is said that Capt. Calder chose this site because of the privacy, the ocean breezes, the views, and the genuine serenity the location provided in the 1840's and still exhibits today. According to Mr. Stackpole, Century House is the oldest continuously operating guesthouse on Nantucket Island to date. Visit www.centuryhouse.com for details. Like: facebook.com/CenturyHouseNantucketIsland  Follow @chnantucket read our blog: centuryhouse.com/blog

23 August 2011

Nantucket and Century House by Iphone's Instagram app

Enjoy these Nantucket vintage inspired photos I have taken with the IPhone. Instagram is one app I use all the time.  I post photos from around the island. When I see something that inspires me I photograph and share on our facebook page. As you can see the sun is shining brightly, eager to welcome Fall, which is right around the corner. If you are thinking of a Fall vacation please call us at 508.228.0530. It is a beautiful time of the year to visit Nantucket and our bed and breakfast!

Century House a Sunny Nantucket Veranda

Our Nantucket Wrap-Around Spacious Veranda

Watch the fog roll in on a Fall day, or enjoy the famous breezes

Nantucket bicycle photo

Century House. 10 Cliff Road.

View of our patio and veranda

flowers everywhere.

little gardens.

fresh flowers. Century House. and some sweet candy.

Nantucket roses.
the Famous Cobblestones. These guys can sing.

Steamboat Pizza Nantucket. Late night hours.
nighttime. full moon.
Nantucket bike shop.

Words fail me.

Love the moon.

Cute little shop.

The ferry comes in.

Little Miss Drama.

The Hub, Main Street Nantucket.

One of my favorite Nantucket Summer shot

Children's Beach, Summer Day. Nantucket.


Little quaint sitting area at Century House.

Our mascot. Truckie.

Century House. A Nantucket Bed and Breakfast on a Summer Day.

Check In Information.

Garden on the way home.

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Cheers, Otilia

01 August 2011

Happy August from Nantucket Island!

Can you believe it is August already?  Nantucket is still the same; happy to show everyone a beautiful vacation. The breezes are still here. The skies are still blue. The ocean still sparkles and the beaches still welcome the weary travelers.

I trust your summer is wonderful. 

Century House Welcomes You to Nantucket Island

September, a favorite month for many vacationers is coming up. Please check out the rooms and availability. All our rooms are corner rooms, so if you dislike air conditioning (some do) you can open the windows and enjoy some fabulous Nantucket breeze.  Highly suggested! All rooms have flat screet TV's and of course private baths.  We have expanded our movie and films collection to a couple hundred DVD's, all free.

The bike path to Madaket is perfect and nearby so if you enjoy biking, I highly suggest to add to your to do list while on Nantucket. Ask for our Suggestions List and enjoy. If you haven't stayed at a bed and breakfast I also suggest it. Love seeing first timers coming to Nantucket and to a bed and breakfast. The memory never leaves them, and they return again and again. Whether anniversary, wedding honeymoon, birthday, or any other celebration, Nantucket is the perfect place to celebrate.