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.

Nature and Art

Sunlight glinting on glass. Elf-like creatures teetering on balls and skipping over logs. Woven baskets spun by fairy hands, and left to float among lily pads. A towering cube suspended on edge. Capturing, reflecting, spinning sunlight, and color and wonder. … Continue reading

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Plan B

Had an “Aha” moment at the Naples Botanical Gardens. Tucked in the greenery was a sign:  “The key to life is how well you deal with plan B.” The truth behind that statement is almost glaring in its simplicity, but … Continue reading

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Natural Beauty

Life seems to be settling back into its normal steady hum of routine. I’ve been making soup and bread. Two things we missed on our trip. It’s been a smooth transition for the most part, but I did wake up … Continue reading

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Home Again

Back at the nest. Our winter escape to warmer climates has come full cycle. Being away for almost six weeks has certain advantages. In spite of the fact that our trip was, on the whole, pretty special and wonderful, I’m … Continue reading

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Portrait of the cold. Study in gunmetal shades.   Pallid sun,  bereft of warmth, providing but dim light. Solitary footpath forged on a lonely beach.

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Still Dancing

  Mary Oliver died yesterday at the age of 83. I never met her, but I feel as though I knew her. Perhaps that was her greatest gift. Her poetry was intimate and approachable. Her subjects relatable; her language simple, … Continue reading

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Shrimp and White Beans

  Don’t be dissuaded by the bland looking picture. I didn’t have the fresh basil leaves that would have enhanced the visual appeal of the dish. The flavor totally exceeded the monochromatic presentation. This is an adapted version of a … Continue reading

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