Tracey Jackson

THAT CHICKEN THOUGH

THAT CHICKEN THOUGH

A few weeks ago I said I would publish the recipe for Richard Olney’s Chicken Gratin. I thought I might be able to cut corners and just put up a link to it. However, while there are Richard Olney recipes to be found online, this is not one of them. I was happy to see… Read More

Jul 20 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE SUMMER

WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE SUMMER

Back in the summer of 2012 I did a blog on things I liked that summer.  Clothes, food, cosmetics, the usual trivial pleasures that occupy far too much space in my brain.  But several people had commented “Do more of these.”  Which I actually never did. So two years later – mid summer 2014, I’m… Read More

Jul 15 2014 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

KENDALL CONRAD

KENDALL CONRAD

  I grew up with a divine girl called Kendall Conrad. Well, let’s reword that… I didn’t actually grow up with her. I grew up in the same town she did and our families were friends. She is  younger than I am. So chronologically I grew up first. We hope.  We’re not sure.  I got… Read More

Jul 9 2014 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

SNIPPETS OF SUMMER

SNIPPETS OF SUMMER

I have been writing this blog for so long now I feel like I must end up repeating myself.   And I am a creature of a certain kind of habit.  I consistently respond to the same things, or perhaps I respond the same things with consistency. Like the things that make up my summer.… Read More

Jul 7 2014 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

HEDWIG A BIG SURPRISE

HEDWIG A BIG SURPRISE

I was not longing to see the current revival of Hedwig The Angry Inch, now on Broadway starring Neil Patrick Harris. I’m not big on revivals to begin with. I have seen so much theatre in the original productions, I seldom feel compelled to see things again. Not that there are not revivals that surpass… Read More

Jun 27 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

SOME DAYS NEW YORK LOOKS LIKE PARIS

SOME DAYS NEW YORK LOOKS LIKE PARIS

  Have you ever noticed how when describing cities people often say, It’s the Paris of…fill in the blank?  Prague is the Paris of Eastern Europe. Saigon is the Paris of Viet Nam. Shanghai is the Paris of China. I don’t think people actually say that about Shanghai; but you know what I mean. People… Read More

Jun 20 2014 | 16 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

FOODIES IN FRANCE LED ME TO THE KITCHEN

FOODIES IN FRANCE LED ME TO THE KITCHEN

  Before there was foam, fusion and The Food Network there was France. Though according to the Italians France was not the birthplace of fine food, it was where it truly sprang to life. France was the original farm to table. It still is. They just don’t announce it. They would find that odd. It… Read More

Jun 15 2014 | 4 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

IS THE GRASS GREENER?

IS THE GRASS GREENER?

I spent much of last week in Southern California, where I am from. I’m not sure the grass is greener there as when things start to bloom in the east the colors are amazing.  But no question, the light in California is different.  And because of the weather they get to enjoy  the green all year… Read More

Jun 8 2014 | 8 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

GLENN HOROWITZ BOOKSELLER + GREY AREA = BARON VON FANCY

GLENN HOROWITZ BOOKSELLER + GREY AREA = BARON VON FANCY

Last Saturday night was the inaugural exhibition of the now joint summer venture of Glenn Horowitz Bookseller of the oh-so- precious and rare book fame with the hipster,  Generation Y-er, girl about town, hard worker, virtual and real gallerist Kyle De Woody and her business Grey Area. While this pairing may seem unlikely at first… Read More

Jun 3 2014 | 1 Comment | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

   WHERE IS OUR JUSTICE? WHERE IS OUR SAFETY?

  WHERE IS OUR JUSTICE? WHERE IS OUR SAFETY?

  I know many people will say, “Here she goes again.”  I’m almost getting tired of the thoughts and emotions that rattle around in my  head when it comes to the subject of gun control. But in fact I’m not tired with my thoughts, I’m fed up that with the fact things are only getting worse.… Read More

May 27 2014 | 7 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~Joseph Campbell

May 25 2014 | No Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

CHANGING TREES

CHANGING TREES

  I started this blog over five years ago with Freshman Mom. For those of you who were not around, for six months FM charted my adjustment to my oldest daughter Taylor’s going off to college and the beginning of her exit from the nest. I also made a film Lucky Ducks; that supposedly dealt… Read More

May 18 2014 | 12 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

IF THEY BUILD IT – WE MUST COME

IF THEY BUILD IT – WE MUST COME

I don’t often suggest films as there are so few I actually like. But this week I want to suggest two films to put on your “go see” list. Last week my pediatrician, well, actually I don’t have a pediatrician, though I wish I did.   Lucy’s doctor, Barbara Landreth, sent out an email saying… Read More

May 15 2014 | 6 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS – THE CORD OF LOVE

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS – THE CORD OF LOVE

This weekend is Mother’s Day and all the moms will hopefully get some TLC and recognition for their work on  what can sometimes be the battlefield known as mothering. “You know mothers and daughters”  is often what you hear when mothers and or daughters are complaining about the other. Because as joyful as it is… Read More

May 8 2014 | 6 Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

BOOK BY BOOK

BOOK BY BOOK

I got this letter today from our beloved bookstore in  Long Island  - Book Hampton. It’s one of the last of its kind.  They are so generous to authors and readers alike. I don’t know what the community would do if it closed. So any of you who are about to buy your next book,… Read More

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