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.

Clinging to Summer

Signs of Fall abound. Red berries blink from the holly bush, Mums guard the front door. Pumpkins predominate at farm stands. But tenacious petunias sing a different tune. Not just yet, they trumpet. Soon, but not just yet.

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Eye of the Beholder

For its grower,a zucchini deemed bulbous and well past its peak. Destined for the compost pile. She demurred against my choice when offering zucchini from her garden. But for me, this oversized, lumpy, baseball bat of a squash all but … Continue reading

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Subtle Signs of Change

Local corn piled high on roadside stands.Tomatoes so lush they weigh down their stalks. Basil begging to be gathered to form a perfect triumvirate. Humidity still rules, coaxing us to spend our days in the shade of a tree or … Continue reading

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Phone in Hand

simple yet profounda moment in time capturedmemories preserved

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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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