My Mother’s Day Wish – Please Help Wyatt

If you’ve followed me for any length of time you’ll know about baby Noah and his rough start to life, with 3 lifesaving operations and a 7-month stint in hospital which included a number of late-night callouts for me to go to the ICU to prepare for his demise. I know from the many, many private messages of support, that Noah has inspired you » Read More

Baby Noah and Jackie on a Cruise

A couple of months ago, a group of women from the Inner West Mums Facebook group decided to raise money to pay for Noah and me to go on a cruise. (Story here >> http://jackiem.com.au/2016/10/06/baby-noah-channel-tens-studio-ten/ ) I was hesitant about sending the wrong message if I were to accept these women’s generous offer; I didn’t want » Read More

Video – Baby Noah on Channel Ten’s Studio Ten

This is the interview I did on Studio Ten last Friday regarding baby Noah and the controversy about having him with me at my markets (I haven't watched it; I steer clear of watching myself on TV). Noah was meant to have been in the studio with me but he was unusually unsettled that morning (typical!) so someone had to keep him company out in the » Read More

Déjà Vu All Over Again – Baby Noah Markets Controversy

(I’m tired, sleep-deprived and a bit emotional but I feel compelled to get this out so apologies for the inevitable rambling and incoherence.) How time flies. I just realised it’s been over a year since the debacle at OGM that saw an anonymous member of the public petition to have my Down Syndrome baby, Noah, removed from the market. ** The » Read More

Jackie M and Baby Noah #NeverStandStill

Here's a glimpse into my life as a Malaysian food ambassador and Mom to my Down Syndrome child baby Noah. Thanks to Lenovo Australia & NZ for helping me capture this footage and share with you some of my daily inspiration and what makes me #NeverStandStill. Also, if you missed my social media announcement, I've been nominated for the » Read More

New Idea Magazine Story

Today's New Idea Magazine has what I think is an important albeit non-food story about me. It is about my relationship with reality TV star Robb Demarest from Ghost Hunters International and Haunting:Australia. This is NOT a bad breakup story. My marriage to Noah's dad was a bad breakup and you've never heard me divulge the details nor name him » 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

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

How to Make Nasi Ulam Penang

Print PDF Recipe by Hotel Jen, Penang One of the Hotel Jen recipes that didn't make it into our video series during my recent trip there was Nasi Ulam, a herbed rice salad dish. Nasi Ulam wasn't something I was familiar with growing up in the southern part of the Malaysian peninsula, but it is popular in a variety of forms in Indonesia, » Read More