Yoga Home 500 Review

Some of you might know that once upon a time, before the “food thing”, I used to be an IT consultant. I was an MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Administrator) and CNA (Certified Novell Administrator) and did contract work in Sydney and London for some 7+ years. Back in late 2014, baby Noah broke my » Read More

I’m Not Going Back to Orange Grove Market

This below is a copy of a newsletter I sent out to my subscribers overnight, and it's an update on a previous post - http://jackiem.com.au/2015/12/30/an-important-letter-to-my-customers/  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I'm very sorry to let you know that after having » Read More

An Important Letter to My Customers

(This was originally drafted as a newsletter, but I’ve decided to post it as a blog article to cover constant enquiries about my business) If you could sum up your last 12 months in one word, what would it be and why? Mine would be “tumultuous” - though to be fair, you could probably say that about the last 15 years of my life since leaving » Read More

Malabar South Indian Restaurant, Darlinghurst

I love to hear about other restaurateurs and how they got their start in the food business. When I was invited to check out Malabar South Indian Restaurant recently, I had the opportunity to talk to the owner and head chef, Mohammed Sali. These are some things I found out - Mohammed is a classically trained chef (unlike self-taught yours » Read More

#SummerMyWay Lenovo #Yoga2Pro Laptop Winner Announcement

Well I’m so glad I’d managed to once again coerce my good friend Cyn (http://thefoodpornographer.com) to do the judging for this competition. There were so many stunning entries it would have been near impossible for me to pick one. First up, the winner of the Yoga 2 Pro laptop from Lenovo Australia and New Zealand in answer to the question - What » Read More

Competition – #SummerMyWay with Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

Hey everyone, I've got a brand new Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro laptop to give away! As a tie in with Lenovo's summer campaign, I'm going to give this laptop to one of you (based in Australia) who can answer this question - WHAT DOES SUMMER MEAN TO YOU? You can be as creative as you like - post a photo, short quote, video - anything - on Instagram, » Read More

Wired for Wonder Passes

Every once in a while I get the opportunity to promote causes and events that tie in with my areas of interest, and Wired for Wonder is one of them. Like many solo entrepreneurs, I try to stay ahead of the technological, creative and marketing curves while juggling family and business commitments and I don't need to tell you this can be a tough » Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Boycott Orange Grove Market

A week is a long time in social media. When I received the phonecall a week ago today about the pending complaint about baby Noah, I felt duty-bound to immediately inform my followers that I was going to quit my Saturday market. I posted the announcement across my social media accounts and within an hour or two the mainstream media had caught » Read More

Why I’m Quitting

I get asked all the time why I don’t operate at more markets or do more events and festivals. This is the first time I’m speaking about this in public. My online videos, TV appearances and travel are not so much exercises in vanity as they were a conscious decision made 2 ½ years ago to recalibrate my brand away from physical food production and » Read More

Win Tickets to See Ashton Kutcher

Print PDF   So Ashton Kutcher (AplusK, as I like to call him) and me - we go back a long way (translation: no) - and he's going to be in Sydney to sample some of my world famous CKT (translation: highly doubtful) Friday 13 February. Seeing as he's also product engineer for my beloved Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, I've managed to convince AplusK to » Read More