Eleventh floor provisions is a food blog based in Arlington, VA and Washington D.C. I write about what I’m cooking, where I’m dining out in the local area, and my travel adventures. I am a non-serious foodie and while I am concerned with some food and wine particulars, I care most of all about the people-gathering aspect of meals.
My husband Chris and I spent our first two years of marriage in a small unit on the 11th floor of an Arlington high rise. While we now live in a little condo on a different numerical floor, I have kept the name for sentimental value — and to continue to capture the high rise nature of Arlington.
I love that the word “provisions” carries with it a sense of simplicity. While I think it’s fun to try complicated dishes sometimes, I also believe in the basics when it comes to food. Quality, real ingredients with high nutritional value. Fresh vegetables. Generous olive oil and spices.
I also love the word “provisions,” because it has to do with the supplying of something–especially food!–and the means for meeting a need. When I think of providing food for those I love, I think about the privilege of creating a venue for sharing life together. Yes, cooking a meal helps to supply food to meet everyone’s physical needs, but eating with others is also a true glimpse of heaven. We are transported away from everyday weights and distractions, just focused together in conversation and in community. I hope you enjoy this little space!