Daily Bread


Bread is on the rise as I write this.
Our standard wheat bread
that I make at least once a week.
The bread that is so routine
that it requires no recipe.
A process so common that
it requires little thought.
It’s the bread we reach for
for morning toast, or as a healthy snack
with a smear of peanut butter.
No additives or preservatives 
or stabilizers to extend shelf life.
Whole grain flour, yeast,
a little honey, milk and an egg.
Just wanted to celebrate it.
To give it its rightful place
in the sun instead of relegating it
to the routine and mundane.

About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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