Author : Laura Tucker-DeVries

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Laura Tucker DeVries-----Take another look! I have always loved food. Lucky for me, I have been able to turn this love of food into a career of food and nutrition, and have spent the last 30 years sharing this passion with clients, friends, co-workers, and online visitors here at Blue Water Healthy Living.com As a child, I watched my mom and Aunt run a very successful restaurant inside of a commercial building in downtown Detroit which fed the folks that worked there. I was intrigued from the start, watching them prepare grill items, fabulous soups, and daily “blue plate” specials. I have tons of experience in the food industry—starting with working as a salad girl position in high school, a waitress in college, and later food sales for about 20 years. I serviced many of the top Italian eateries in the tri-county area surrounding Detroit and learned a LOT about preparing delicious food. This was much more than a culinary encounter—it was a passion awakened. It was then I consulted on food trends and helped clients create exciting new menu items—so exciting! Additionally, through the years I have worked in various upscale restaurants in both front and back of the house operations. I have put together cookbooks for volunteer organizations to raise funds for their causes to benefit the community and those less fortunate. These days, I find much enjoyment as a Brand Ambassador/Food Demonstrator proudly representing the Boar’s Head line of premium delicatessen meats, cheeses, and gourmet condiments, and prepackaged specialties. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has temporarily suspended this type of in-store food sampling—I am certain that you will see me and my beautiful products being sampled later this fall. Lots of plans in the future for this girl! I will be critiquing local restaurants and additionally, plans are in the works for the introduction of Blue Water Bars, Restaurants and Eateries, a traveling food segment, going into the kitchens of local restaurants as they prepare one of their specialties, as they tell us their story. Although the pandemic has thwarted these plans temporarily, look forward to these projects in the not so distant future. In the meantime, watch for my featured weekly recipes!! Please visit and join my Facebook food page, Tucker Inn & Friends Tasty Treats! We want to see your fabulous creations and don’t forget the photos! Also, I have been a Realtor in this area since 1989, I am a part of the Frank Real Estate team in Marine City—so I could help with that, too! Looking forward to reaching out to all of you. Thank you, in advance, for following my articles—I appreciate YOU! Laura Tucker DeVries 810-650-6889 tuckerinn24@comcast.net