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.

The Owl

The tangle of winter treesbehind our house shelters an owl. Resident or visitor remains a mystery. An early morning hoot announces her presence. I smile and nod in a returned greeting. The owl is here. It will be a good … Continue reading

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Contemplation

study in stark simplicityunadorned beautyshrouded and softenedby early morning fog

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Slow Start

I’ve been thinking about a new direction for this blog. This involved reading the blogs I’ve posted since 2014. It’s been an interesting journey. In 2014, I had committed to an entry a day. Subsequent years saw the posts become … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance ( December 27 – December 31 )

Sun sets.A year ends,making way forthe promiseof a new chapteryet to unfold.“Week at a Glance”will set with the sun.All endings provide the opportunityfor new beginnings.

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Week at a Glance ( December 20 – December 26 )

A week that included Christmas weather fitting for a pandemic. Wind driven rain in place of softly falling snow. But inside, ornaments on the tree were springboards to happy memories. Memories of Daisy and Sam stirred by photos of their … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance ( December 13 – December 19 )

A week when the season of light was in evidence on the town common.No crowds this year; no ceremony, but the lights still glow.A week when we celebrated the season at home with cherished ornaments decorating a tree, while an … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance ( December 6 – December 12 )

A week when a puzzle brought back happy memories of our trip to Iceland.A week that included the season’s first snowfall.A dusting appropriate for December that softened the landscape and sparkled in the sunlight. A winter week when soups dominated … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance ( November 28 – December 5 )

A week of chilly walks beneath trees devoid of leaves.But indoors, a lighted wreath provided a warm glow.A week when the bike path mascot sported a mask;his cohort, the wooden reindeer, sprouted holly antlers,and our local swan family showcased their … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance ( November 22 – November 28 )

A week of walks past shuttered seasonal homes and along the shores of quiet beaches.A week of thankfulness expressed by traditional foods.Memories of a good day captured in turkey stockmade from the remains of a very good bird.A week when … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance ( November 15 – November 21 )

A week when outside dining reached a logical end with a blanket of leaves and a chill in the air. A food centric week with a flurry of baking that produced muffins, breads and lemon cake. A week that included … Continue reading

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