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.

Lettuce Wraps

I like lettuce wraps. Not just because of the reduced carb factor, although that’s a bonus. The best lettuce wraps I’ve had in a restaurant involved Thai spiced ground chicken, so when I saw a recipe in a magazine that … Continue reading

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Nightly Ritual

we gather by the sea awed by the splendor voices hushed into silence caught in the web of wonder splash of waves a seagull’s call nature captivates and holds for these brief moments at the end of day

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New Hit in the Dip Department

Hummus and veggies in a bright lemon vinaigrette. What’s not to love? Add some homemade pita chips, or wedges of soft fresh pita for serving. I was inspired by the gorgeous picture of a dish called “Israeli Vegetable Salad” in … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Poaching Liquid

I made a version of Cioppino yesterday. After doing a bit of research on the origin of the dish and scanning a number of recipes, I found lots of variation on the theme.  Cioppino is basically a thick seafood soup. … Continue reading

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Why I’m Going Back on Facebook (Again!)

Okay, this is the thing. There are people I care about who I never, or all too rarely, see. We are living parallel lives in disparate places. And those lives are zipping by at breakneck speed. Having the ability to … Continue reading

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Points Friendly Salmon and Lentils

The picture doesn’t do justice to this really delicious, points-friendly meal. I adapted the lentils and vegetables base for this dish from a Barefoot Contessa recipe. Serves two. Ingredients: 1/2 cup dried lentils 1 TBS olive oil 2 cups diced … Continue reading

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Summer Salsa

Okay, it’s not really summer, but we did manage to have salsa and chips and a drink on the deck last night while the Big Guy manned the grill. The chilly breeze sent us back inside for dinner, but it … Continue reading

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