Author Archives: Mary Jane

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.

Two Weeks at a Glance

Two weeks in South Carolina.A vaccinated nod to normal.Daily beach walks capped byglorious sunsets over the water.Filtered sun through moss draped branches.Rainbow hewed Charleston single houses.Sweet memory of soaring pelicans,and the sheer delight of countless platesof the world’s best oysters.

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Simple Cajun Shrimp

Sometimes I like to include a recipe on this blog simply because we really liked it, and I want to remember to make it again. This dish requires a pound of shrimp, a medium onion, a red, orange or yellow … Continue reading

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Tentative Steps

Buoyed up by faith in the vaccine. Dipping our toes in the sea of normal. Indoor restaurant meals. Weekend away to spend long anticipated time with family. Hugs held more closely. Walks along familiar trails long out of our home-bound … Continue reading

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Serve at Room Temperature

I’m musing rather than documenting here. It occurs to me that I rarely follow a recipe as written. Baking is different. That’s science and needs to be followed, but a meat or seafood dish, soup or salads are often open … Continue reading

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The Library

The doors to the library are open today.Really open.Not a call ahead and pick up your booksat the front door kind of day, but a climb the stairs and peruse the new books collection and lose oneself in the stacks … Continue reading

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New Hope

First day of Spring.A time of promise. Yes, it’s about traditional signs.Flowers respondingto the warming sun. But this year, it’s all about the vaccine. Hopes pinned to science that will allow us to shed not only winter coats and hats, … Continue reading

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The Angel

For most, a mere paperclip. For one creative soul, an angel. A gift dangling from a pink ribbon on the branch of a tree. Poised to delight a bike path wanderer.

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Daily Bread

Basic need. Creative outlet. Perhaps both. Ability to conjure magic.Some flour. Water. Yeast. Salt.A sprinkle of fairy dust. With time and warmth, inert ingredients take on new life.From little comes much.

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Choosing delight

Morning arrivingin a rosy blaze of glory.Bike path reindeer donning helmets. A February day that hints of Spring. Finding joy in little things.

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Beard’s Bread

Sometimes an old friendly recipe turns out to be the best after all. Beard on Bread was once my bible back in the 1970’s when I first started baking bread. Still in print, it’s now considered a classic. Guess that … Continue reading

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