Freelance food writing

I did some freelance food writing work recently and contributed to “In Good Taste” magazine for Spring. Check out page 9 for the article: “How to Make Your Life More Fruitful”. It was a fun experience and I hope to do more writing for this local publishing agency that focuses on custom food marketing for many high-end grocery stores and markets.

Are you looking for a food writer? I have quite a few articles that have been published online. I would love to write for you. Ping me! I’ll send you links to the work I have done.

Freelance food writing for In Good Taste Spring 2015


KouZína | Greek Street Food’s 1st Anniversary Party

One year ago, Bobby Laskaris opened KouZina, Greek Street Food, in Royal Oak. Ever since, crowds of people have flocked to see just what Greek street food was and a trend began. This is the real deal.

KouZina | Greek Street Food on Main Street in Royal Oak threw an anniversary party honoring their first year in business. The party was attended by many local Greek food lovers, including the Original Olga (Loizon). Of course, owner Bobby Laskaris and his staff served delicious Greek food and pastries.

Featured artist “Slaw” showed his paintings at the event and the restaurant became an art gallery. You’ll see in the video that one very special painting was created just for Bobby. Slaw described his artistic style as a cross between Hanna-Barbera cartoons and the modern look of the 1950s and ’60s.

I blogged about KouZina in January if you’d like to read my review and recommendation of one of my favorite Greek eateries. Bravo Bobby!

KouZina | Greek Street Food
121 N Main St  Royal Oak, MI 48067

Party on! for Rahbi’s Big Adventure

A beautiful day of family, friends and food to celebrate Rahbi as he prepares to follow his dream and move to NYC. The delicious Greek food was catered by Kouzina.
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Rahbi's graduation party buffet 2

Rahbi's Mama

Rahbi and Dad

Rahbi & Nick

Rahbi's graduation buffet

Rahbi's graduation F.O.Rahbi

Rahbi's graduation Ben

Rahbi's graduation Spanakopita

Rahbi's graduation Alex

Rahbi's graduation Salata

Rahbi's graduation Adam

Rahbi's graduation Skordalia

Rahbi's graduation Tina & Chris

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Rahbi's graduation Emily

A big “mwah” and thank you to all who attended. It was a magical day. xxxoooo


Cousin Chris at Schnitz Ada Grill

Thanksgiving saladsPhyllis' spinach pieThanksgiving turkeyAliki & Phyllis

Thanksgiving stuffingKitoula & YianniThanksgiving gravyThank you Aliki and Jeff for hosting a wonderful Thanksgiving pot luck at Schnitz Ada Grill and for roasting the delicious turkey! Here is the poem, by Helen Steiner Rice, that was recited by cousin Becky.

“Thank You, God, for everything
The big things and the small
For ‘every good gift comes from God’
The Giver of them all.

And all too often we accept
Without any thanks or praise
The gifts You send as blessings
Each day in many ways.


And so at this Thanksgiving time
We offer up a prayer
To thank You, God, for giving us
A lot more than our share.


First, thank You for the little things
That often come our way
The things we take for granted
And don’t mention when we pray.



The unexpected courtesy
The thoughtful, kindly deed
A hand reached out to help us
In the time of sudden need.



Oh, make us more aware, dear God
Of little daily graces
That come to us with ‘sweet surprise’
From never-dreamed-of places.


Then, thank You for the ‘miracles’
We are much too blind to see
And give us new awareness
Of our many gifts from Thee.




And help us to remember
That the ‘key’ to ‘life’ and ‘living’,
Is to make each prayer a ‘prayer of thanks’
And every day THANKSGIVING.Georgia's root veggies

Thanksgiving dessertsNouna Tina's Grandchildren







Becky, Nouna Tina & Tina T



Nouna Tina, Thea Pelly & Theo Danny