on the rise 6

on the rise
After taking a little time off from the blog, I wanted to share today that I’m taking a little more time to revamp Foodie’s Arsenal and do some spring cleaning and streamlining. I’ve been running the blog for over a year now, and have learned a lot of things about a lot of things in that...

updates and excuses 4

Lately I haven’t been updating as frequently here on the blog, which makes me a little sad — but I like my excuses. I’ve been working more at my favorite job ever (various roles at a great local cafe), and actually doing some food/photography on the side for another amazing company I work with. On...

ask the readers #4 – menus for those busy weeks 8

ask the readers #4 – menus for those busy weeks
Hi, friends. Every once in awhile when I’m curious about something, I remember that there are a whole bunch of interesting people reading the blog who probably know more than me about many things. So I take to the internet with my curiosity, and see what people have to say. I’ve gotten some neat answers...

foodies in the wild: crustacean decimation

foodies in the wild: crustacean decimation
Whenever I can, I like to highlight foodies who are using their love/skills/appreciation of good food to impact their community in a fun, interesting or positive way. Part of the reason I do this blog is to celebrate the important role that food has in our lives (whether we realize it or not), and how...

sundried tomato pesto 4

sundried tomato pesto
Over the weekend, we were visited by dear friends who brought some sun dried tomatoes I had asked for from a great produce store in their area. I have a hard time finding them cheap enough to use without a pang of “wasteful foodie” guilt, so it was quite the kitchen blessing to have a...

ask the readers #2 – what are you baking? 15

ask the readers #2 – what are you baking?
One of the benefits of being a Food Person of the Internet is that my circle of culinary friends and mentors gets to be way more crowded and interesting than it otherwise would be. It seems kind of silly to waste all the good advice I could be getting from you all, so every once...

state of the garden, July 2012

state of the garden, July 2012
July is here in Virginia, and with it some bizarre storms and ridiculous heat waves. Nevertheless, our garden marches on in all its splendor, and we’re pretty excited about how far it’s progressed since its humble beginnings. First of all, most of our plants are bigger than the weeds now, which in my mind goes a...

sharing lives

sharing lives
We live in Virginia, and like many of you who live on the East Coast, this past Friday we enjoyed the privilege of experiencing one of the weirdest and most inconvenient storms I’ve ever seen. For those of you who didn’t get to join the party, it was basically an hour or two of ridiculous amounts of...