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 ( 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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Week at a Glance ( June 7 – June 13 )

A week when summer arrived with her friend, Humidity, in tow.  A week when the harbor took on new life as boats bobbed on their moorings, and the Chart Room erected tents for mandated outdoor dining. A week when beach … Continue reading

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Personal Service

Just a little story of personal service in the impersonal world of ordering online. Yesterday, I ordered a gift from Captain Mowatt’s, a company based in Portland Maine that is justly famous for their various hot sauces. http://www.captainmowatts.com I’ve ordered … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance (May 31 – June 6)

A week when a stump became a rustic planter. A week when Rhodys burst into brilliant boom, and Impatiens filled planters with the promise of a season of lushness and color to come. A week when a broccoli-rabe white pizza … Continue reading

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Rhodyville

Dew kissed color at every turn. It’s early morning in Rhodyville. Neighborhood bushes lush with blossoms. Each home offering its gift to unite us  into one beautiful whole.

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New Yellow

new yellow in town forsythias have faded pollen coats the land

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Week at a Glance (May 24 – May 30)

A week when azaleas bloomed in all their glory. A week when planters were overflowing not only flowers but with the promise of brighter, better times to come. A week when Frank’s sausage and peppers in a cast iron pan … Continue reading

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Incremental Summer

  Spring is a slow crawl on our shores, more tease than actual season. Baby steps instead of strides as we tip-toe our way to summer. An umbrella rises over an outdoor table. Flowers cascade from planters. Basil thrives in newly … Continue reading

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Hamburger Buns

Sharing a bread recipe is tricky. Amounts of flour and liquid, timing of the rise and the bake are all subject to variables of temperature, humidity and peculiarities of one’s oven. Having said that, this recipe is worth sharing. My … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance (May 17 – May 23)

A week when Wendy MacNaughton’s post on Instagram became my screensaver and my mantra. A week when sunrise dispelled the darkness and welcomed the day shortly after 5 AM. A week of buttercups nodding in the fields, and a flat … Continue reading

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