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.

Week at a Glance ( July 26 – August 1 )

  A week when our thirsty hydrangeas and parched landscape celebrated the arrival of much needed rain. A week when the bike path reindeer waved a flag. Perhaps in hope that our democracy will survive. A week when the beginning of … Continue reading

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Lipstick

  Yet another casualty of Covid. The lonely tube of lipstick. Application so pointless under a mask.

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Appetizer in the Time of Covid

Adapting to the times. A picture from last year. An appetizer of hummus topped with veggies in a lemon vinaigrette. Toasted pita chips. A communal platter. Flash forward a year. Same inviting recipe following social distancing.

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Week at a Glance ( July 19 – July 25 )

A week when I found myself drawn to symbols of hope. Once a devotee of sunsets, my focus has turned to sunrises. A week that began with petunia plants devoid of flowers, and ended with a glorious new crop. A … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance ( July 12 – July 18 )

A week when joy was found in little things. The simple pleasure of windows thrown wide as the north wind chased humidity away for two perfect days. A week when the purples and blues of Hydrangeas tantalized at every turn. … Continue reading

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July, 2020

Morning breeze making a fleeting but welcome attempt to temper the humidity that envelops our shore. Heavy dew of a sultry night evaporating with the rising sun. An Osprey of almost prehistoric size circles above, eyeing prey for her developing … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance ( July 5 – July 11 )

A week when Hydrangeas reigned in all their glory. A week when the essence of summer was captured by ready access to basil leaves outside our door. A week when a family of swans called our local marsh home. A … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance ( June 28 – July 4 )

A week when Frank’s nemesis, the cute little chipmunk, kept winning the bird feeder challenge.  A week when Cardinals and Bluejays added song and fluttering color to our yard. A week when blooming Dogwood and Daylilies lined the bike path, … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance ( June 21 – June 27 )

  A week when our world bloomed at every turn. When daylillies greeted each morning with a trumpet like burst. A week when the bird feeder became a chipmunk’s snack bar, thwarting all Frank’s efforts to keep him at bay. … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance ( June 14 – June 20 )

  A week when fading Rhodys were replaced by lush impatiens. and parsley and thyme flourished steps from our kitchen door. A week when even a plastic plate practiced social distancing. A week when Linda and Ron’s June garden sang … Continue reading

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