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.

Object Lesson

An article in Real Simple magazine posed the following question: “What object in your home have you been surprised to love more and more over the years?” For me, it would definitely be our treadmill. It’s an old model that … Continue reading

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Friday Night Pizza

Frank has elevated Friday night pizza to an art form. New Haven style thin crust. A two day cold fermentation provides the groundworkfor the dough. Homemade sauce with garlic, basil, and oregano.Sliced mozzarella.The proper tools. Wooden peel to slide into … Continue reading

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Hope

When snow clings to bare branches, and icicles hang by the door, and our world is held immobilein February’s tight fist.A splash of green. New life sprouting free in a sunny corner.Hope.

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Not Your Average Quiche

I honestly can’t remember the last time I shared a recipe on this blog. I have definitely been cooking. Just not blogging about it. This pandemic has us all spending quality time in our kitchens. The crustless quiche we had … Continue reading

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The Swan

I’ve been thinking about the swan lately. We saw him alone on the bog last week. Swans are rarely alone, so it did make us pause and wonder. They mate for life, with rare exception, and the young remain with … Continue reading

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Snow Sky

Foreboding stillness. Study in shifting shades of gray. A brooding sky that warns of snow. Temporary pause. An intake of breath. Gathering strength for the tempest to come.

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Winter Beach

Unabashedly disheveledin its winter garb. Gulls huddled under closely tucked wings. Footprints tell a tale of boot clad feet. Barefoot bliss of summer a memory and a hope.Rhythmic tide hums with continuity. Salt air invigoratesa wanderer on these shores. Solitude … Continue reading

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Collective Light

We all leave our lamp posts lit until dawn to break through the inky pall of a moonless night.Alone, these pools of light shine for one driveway, one house, one family. Together, they illuminate a neighborhood. President Biden in his … Continue reading

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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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