I’m Jackie Mack and I love food.  I love walking on a brisk sunny day.  I am a fan of green surrounding me and the sound of rivers running and ocean waves crashing.  I love cooking for family and friends and enjoying the meal around our table.  I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband, daughter and my dog, Oreo.

I studied nutrition with the Nutritional Therapy Association, here in Portland, for 9 months in 2011.  This schooling in nutrition really got me excited about sharing some hearty, tasty recipes.  The best way I know to share my love of food is to blog, and so Lingonberry Lane was born.

The recipes on this site are my own creations, family recipes, or recipes that I’ve adapted from other sources and I always name my source in my post.

The photos on my site are photos taken by me unless otherwise noted.  Note: My friend Sharon Waisanen shared with me the gorgeous photo of lingonberries growing in the Alaskan forest that adorns my site banner.  Thank you Sharon!


20 Responses to About

  1. Michele Proctor says:

    I am so excited for you! I really enjoyed reading your 1st blog! Can’t wait to try the crisp!

  2. Monique Ischi says:

    Thanks Jackie for bringing a bit of Alaska to us here in Austria!! You forgot to mention how good crisp is with ice cream :))) but I guess than the nutritional value starts to get a bit blurry! Cheers to your new blog.

    • Jackie Mack says:

      Hi Monique – glad you enjoyed a little bit of Alaska in Austria. I enjoyed a little bit of Alaska in Oregon, too! Cheers and crisp is yummy with ice cream indeed.

  3. Ruth says:

    Congrats on your blog, Jackie! I love it – will visit regularly to get inspired and to keep that Oregon feel for good, natural food in our lives. Oh how I miss those Oregon berries!

    • Jackie Mack says:

      Hi Ruth! Thanks for checking out the blog:) I need to get the european scale for measuring in the recipes for my friends overseas. It’s on the to-do list!

  4. mary getty says:

    Jackie Mac – I’ve always known you were a stellar chef – now we get to try your recipes out at our own home! I’m thinking now not only are you an amazing cook, but excellent photographer of food too!!

  5. Shannon Meythaler says:

    I love this website! Your photos are beautiful and your commentary makes me want to cook up each and every recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. Your Honey Curry Chicken is a favorite at my house.

  6. Gretchen Quinn says:

    This is great Jackie! I can’t wait to make so many of new things.
    I’ll be sure to share your blog with my sisters and friends.

  7. Jo Schaefers says:

    I love your work here, Jackie, and just shared it via email with a longtime friend (classmate from high school days) who lives in Pasco, WA where I grew up. Also fixed the pork chops recently..but made some substitutes..so thinking next time I will do it just as you presented the recipe. Jo

    • Jackie Mack says:

      Thx, Jo. I appreciate the sharing a lot 🙂 I’m enjoying the cooking and posting….Thx for the comments.

  8. Avi Huelskamp says:

    I look forward to trying out some of your tasty recipes. I can use a little inspiration in the kitchen these days, and this may be part of the answer. I also enjoyed your stories about your mother. Thanks for sharing!

  9. michelle mullan says:

    I went to Copper Valley in the 60’s – glad to find your site. I love food and food loves me !!
    I cooked at an art school for 5 years…

    • Jackie Mack says:

      Thanks for checking out Lingonberry Lane, Michelle! You may not have know my parent from CVS b/c they were in Southcentral AK in the 60s.

  10. Hi Jackie-
    I had your friends Janet and Denny over for dinner the other night, here in PA, and they told be about your wonderful foodie blog. So…while I check out yours, I’d love it if you check out my new blog that I started this past October!

    • Jackie Mack says:

      Hi Susan! Welcome to Lingonberry Lane and the world of blogging! You are so lucky to have Janet and Denny in PA! I’ll check out your site, too.

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