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.

Shrimp and White Beans

  Don’t be dissuaded by the bland looking picture. I didn’t have the fresh basil leaves that would have enhanced the visual appeal of the dish. The flavor totally exceeded the monochromatic presentation. This is an adapted version of a … Continue reading

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Not For Everyone

Funny thing about raw oysters. For some, aversion. A queasy sense of unease as they dwell on the thought that these briny creatures pulsed with life only moments before their shells were severed apart. For others, a flash of pure … Continue reading

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Re-visiting Pad Thai

Based on a recipe from Asian Noodles by Nina Simonds. I adapted the recipe to include chicken and tamarind paste. The end result was really close to the Pad Thai that you would order in a restaurant. Ingredients: 1/4 cup canola … Continue reading

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Question of the day. iPad propped on a treadmill. Streaming a segment of America’s Test Kitchen. Exercising to the sights and sounds of a cooking show. Symbiotic or juxtaposed?

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January Beach

Last year on this date, Old Silver was frozen in place. Waves captured in an iron grasp as they rolled towards a snow encrusted beach. Winter had a strangle hold on our shores. Our January beach is peaceful as this … Continue reading

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Fun Fact of Aging

  I  have age related hearing loss. Nothing major. Basically, if something is loud enough, I can hear it. Recheck appointment in two years. I can live with that. One of the fun facts about aging is that you collect … Continue reading

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And the Years Fly By

Added this year’s Christmas card to the collage  on my bulletin board. Children are such a stark indicator of the passage of time. Those chubby babies smiling from early cards are now pre-teens. Photographs can capture a moment in time … Continue reading

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